Board of Governors

The Board of Governors is responsible to the Department of Education and Ofsted for the oversight and strategic management of the school. Any enquiries, issues or concerns relating to The King’s Academy should be raised with the Principal or his staff in the first instance, however, parents are free to write to Mr Nigel Robson, Chair of Governors, if they so wish.

Any letter intended for the Chair of Governors should be addressed to Miss C Taylor, Company Secretary, Trinity House, Sixth Avenue, Blyth, NE24 2SY.

A full list of Governors is shown below:

Name of Governor Status Date of Appointment Responsibility
Mr Nigel Robson Chairman, AIB Member 01.12.07 Key Stage 3&4, AIB Member
Dr David Broughton Local Governor 01.12.08 Pupil Premium & SEN
Mr Kenneth Stone Local Governor, AIB Member 01.04.15 British Values, Behaviour & Discipline
Mr Nicholas Dent Vice Chairman and Parent Governor 01.04.15 Sixth Form & Careers, Behaviour & Discipline, AIB Member
Mr John Rhodes Local Governor 01.09.15 Health and Safety, Key Stage 3&4, Safeguarding
Mr Chris Young Local Governor 02.12.16
Mr Colin Geddes Local Governor 13.02.17
Mr David Branson Local Authority Governor 02.10.17
Name Status
Mr Darren Warburton Finance Director
Mr David Dawes Principal
Mrs Angela Thorpe PA to the Principal
Miss Christine Taylor Company Secretary


The local governing body appoints each governor after the completion of skills audit to ensure a full comprehensive cohort of governors.

The term of office is for a duration of four years after which a governor may be re-elected. All governors have been appointed by the Local Governing Body unless otherwise stated.

Governance functions are delegated to the Local Governing Body (“LGB”) by the ESF Board.  The details of the delegation are contained within a scheme of delegation which can be found in the Governance section of the ESF website.

The declarations of interest for the Local Governing Body can be found in the attached document – Declarations of Interest

Governance attendance at Local Governor Board meetings can be found in the attached document – Governor Attendance

The registered member of The King’s Academy is Emmanuel Schools Foundation. The Board of Directors can be found on the ESF website.

The Board Of Directors

The structure of Emmanuel Schools Foundation can be found in the Governance section of the ESF website and the ESF Academy Articles of Association can be found here.

The ESF Funding Agreement can be found here.

The King’s Academy’s novated Funding Agreement can be found here.

The current members of Emmanuel Schools Foundation are:-

Reverend Professor Dr David Wilkinson
Pastor Kenneth Stone
Dr Beverley Kenny
Nigel Robson