Our Local Governing Body
Essa Primary Academy is part of the Essa Foundation Academies Trust and the Local Governing Body’s role is to set the direction for the academy, monitor and evaluate its performance, act as a critical friend and hold leaders to account for the pace and rate of improvement and the achievement of all pupils, ensure compliance with all financial, statutory and regulatory requirements, and help the academy respond to, and meet the needs of, parents and the wider local community.
You can find out more about the Essa Foundation Academies Trust and how it operates here.
Nigel John Whittle is a chartered accountant. He is the finance director of two large companies and runs his own chartered accountancy practice providing services to the private sector and to public bodies including Local government. He has been a primary school governor for over 10 years. Nigel is the Chair of the Local Governing Body of Essa Primary Academy.
Joanna Louise Atherton is the Principal. She is also a governor.