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All our schools share the same governance structure and you can find information about the trust on the REAch2 website at  The Governance page gives details of how the Trust is organised, including the Articles of Association, the Master Funding Agreement and all the documents which relate to how the Trust was founded and how it runs today.  You can also find details of who our trustees are.

Our school, like all the schools in the Trust, has a local governing body (LGB).  There is a scheme of delegation, which details how the LGB should work.  The LGB hold meetings during the year in which they help to support the school, its leadership and pupils whilst challenging to make sure that everyone achieves as much progress as they should.

Our school’s LGB is made up of 4 trust-appointed members, who are volunteers, two parents, two staff and the headteacher.  They can invite other members of staff in to meetings to discuss current issues. They have to declare that they are working for the school in an open and honest way and so fill in a declaration of interests form.

The LGB also works alongside a regional board where region-wide issues are discussed.  The Regional Board is made up of volunteers, just like an LGB, with head teachers and chairs of governors.  There is also a team of regional officers, led by the Regional Director, Tim Culpin.  They provide support to the schools in finance, HR, estates and governance.

We have to share this information with you about our governors and governance:

  • REACh2 Trust website
  • Our governors’ names and roles and responsibilities on the LGB
  • Our governors’ declarations of interests
  • Our governors’ attendance at meetings during the last academic year
  • The local governing body’s terms of reference document

Chair of Governors: Mr Paul Gamble

Name Type of Governor Links and areas of specialism Start of Term End of Term
Paul Gamble Chair

Website Compliance
Health and Safety

23-11-20 22-11-24
Paul Wilkinson Vice-Chair, REAch2 Appointed


7-11-18 6-11-22
Rebecca Payne Headteacher   Ex-Officio  
Amy Wood Parent governor Finance 15-1-21 14-1-25
Laura Davies Staff governor

Staff CPD
Innovative curriculum
Greater depth

19-11-19 18-11-23
Jane Bell REAch2 Appointed

SEND and Inclusion

11-02-20 10-02-24
Shanakay Luckoo-Millington Parent governor

Extra curricular activities
Lunchtime provision
Pupil premium
Statutory grants

5-2-21 4-2-25
Kelvin Rose Co-opted governor   26-09-22 25-09-24


Appointments and Committee Membership
Pay Committee

Paul Wilkinson
Jane Bell

Hearing Panels

Jane Bell
Paul Gamble
Paul Wilkinson

Patch Representatives

Rebecca Payne

Forum Representatives

Paul Gamble

Paul Gamble 

Born in the village, whose family have been associated with the village for over 200 years. I have a deep interest in science and engineering, serving as a Naval Engineer Officer, and currently working in the scientific field. As governor I have take in interest in Greater Depth since my child is fortunate enough to have been part of that programme in KS1. Using my background I hope to enhance the academy, giving assistance in any way I am able. I volunteered to be a governor to give back to the school and community what it has given me and my family over many years we have been associated with the village. My aim is to help make this school an excellent school for the whole community, an asset for our children to thrive and become the very best they can be.

Paul Wilkinson

I have had a close association with Riverside Academy since I became Vicar of Newbold-on-Avon in 1990 and I am very keen to support the Academy in whatever way I can. I hope that my many years living in this community and my regular contact with a wide cross-section of its residents enables me to make a positive contribution to the leadership of the Academy through its Governing Body.

Laura Davies

In September 2012, I joined Riverside Academy as the Year 2 teacher. My teaching role in school has enabled me to have a strong understanding of the National Curriculum requirements as well as the end points for learners across all subjects and year groups. A memorable and engaging curriculum is something I have always been passionate about and during my employment at Riverside Academy I have been fortunate enough to have had an involement in the design of our bespoke curriculum. I am the 11B411 ambassador for Riverside Academy and lead a trust-wide enrichment programme that aims to offer all pupils 11 amazing experiences before they leave primary school.

I became a teaching govenor as I wanted to work as part of the Governing body to provide exceptional learning opportunities for all our children. Included in my role as teaching governor is the monitoring of staff CPD. As a teacher, I am able to see the impact on our staff and learners from the different CPD that has taken place.

In September 2018, I joined the Senior Leadership Team as Curriculum Lead. My passion for providing an exceptional curriculum, which raises aspirations and broadens knowledge, continues and I look forward to the next stage in our journey.

Shanakay Luckoo-Millington

I made the decision to become a Parent Governor as I am extremely passionate about the development of our children at Riverside. I believe in developing and supporting our children not only academically, but also giving them opportunities to excel and thrive physically, emotionally and mentally.

As an Empowerment and Confidence Coach, encouraging a positive mindset amongst our children is paramount, and a key focus for me.  

Having spent over fifteen years working in Hospitality Management, I also possess a wealth of experience in Events Management and Fundraising and believe these skills would be valuable in securing additional funds for the school.

Overall, my intention is to work with the rest of the Governing Body to make Riverside the ultimate institution for our community, our teachers, our parents and our children – helping them to develop in the best versions of themselves that they can be. 


Minutes from meetings are available on request.