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About Consilium

Consilium Academies is a multi-academy Trust working across the North of England. It has nine academy schools located in Yorkshire, the North West, and the North East. Consilium is dedicated to enriching lives and inspiring ambitions for both students and colleagues.

Local Academy Board

Our Local Academy Board Members have a term of service for four years. Co-Opted members are appointed by the Governing body. Local Authority members are appointed by the Governing Body through a Local Authority nomination. Parent and Staff members are elected by parents and staff retrospectively. The Head teacher is ex officio and automatically holds a position due to their position within the school.

Our Local Academy Board Members are:

Mr C Jessup


Mrs E Bennett

Parent Governor

Mrs L Keeling (Safeguarding)

Vice Chair

Mr C Reynolds

Parent Governor

Mrs C Robbins




LAB Meetings 2021-22






5:00 PM



5:00 PM



5:00 PM


30TH MARCH 2022

5:00 PM


18TH MAY 2022

5:00 PM


7TH JULY 2022

5:00 PM

LAB Roles

Role of the Local Academy Board

Consilium is a Multi-Academy Trust with a family of eight schools across the North West, North East and Yorkshire.  Within each school a Local Academy Board has been established.  Local Academy Boards (LAB’s) may also be known at other Trusts as ‘Academy Committees’, ‘Local Governing Boards’ or ‘Local Advisory Committees.

Each LAB is composed of different members, usually two Parent places are within the Board.  Parent members are elected through a process which is defined in a key document called the ‘Articles of Association.’

Parent Trustees and Parent LAB members play an important role within the board.  The role is to support the Trust itself and provide insight on behalf of other parents of students who attend the school.  A key function of the LAB is to engage meaningfully with all parents and carers as a whole.  

The Trust Board determines the level of delegation or responsibility which is to be passed to the Local Academy Boards.  This is subject to review on a yearly basis and responsibilities can be added or removed dependant on how well the Trust Board feel that the LAB is managing.  Local Academy Boards are a formal and important part of the governance of Consilium Academies and the contributions of members are very much valued by the Trust Board.  Some of the typical areas which are covered at local level may be;

  • Support of the efficient and effective operation of the Trust and its policies
  • Support and challenge (where appropriate) to the school leaders
  • Share issues and risks with the Trust Board if necessary
  • Scrutiny of reports which may be supplied by school leaders or members themselves
  • Provide a meaningful link with the community, parents and the students of the school, sharing feedback with the Board, regarding challenges but also to celebrate successes
  • Provide feedback to the Trust Board in relation to policies and practices which are personal to the school, (policies which are delegated to the LAB are identified in a document called the Scheme of Delegation.

Vision Statement

Our vision is founded upon key values – Ambition, Pride, Respect, and Responsibility. These underpin the attitudes, relationships, work and lives of all members of Armthorpe Academy community.

We insist upon a relentless focus upon excellence in learning and achievement, supported by ambitious expectations. Our aim is to maximise individual potential and ensure all students invest in their learning and are well equipped to meet the challenges of education, work, and life.

We believe every member of the school community matters, and we are entirely committed to the provision of a safe, caring, inclusive, and supportive environment. Respect for the individual, parity of esteem, and celebration of success at all levels are given the highest priority.

We expect every academy member to demonstrate a sense of responsibility for his or her own:

  • academic / professional development,
  • personal and social development and progress,
  • attitudes and behaviour,
  • aspirations, performance, and success of the academy

We want our community to see us as a thriving, optimistic, and forward-looking academy to which all members are proud to contribute and belong.