Governing Body/Directors

Welcome from our Chair of Governors

On behalf of all of the Governors I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to Meadowdale Academy.


The primary role of the Governing Body is to support and challenge the Head Teacher and staff and to work in partnership with them to ensure that all of our students have the opportunity to reach their full potential in all aspects of school life.


As Governors we are involved in many areas of the school such as finance, buildings/grounds maintenance and staff appointments. However, without a doubt, we consider that our most important role is to ensure a safe and secure environment for all of our students and strive to provide the best possible education for them.


The Governors come from all walks of life and therefore bring diverse skills, knowledge and a wealth of experience to their roles. This means that we can support and challenge the school appropriately and effectively when required.


Here at Meadowdale we are committed to an ethos that puts your son or daughter at the centre of everything we do.  We want them to give of their best academically and to develop their potential, in a stimulating and creative learning environment. 

We are justifiably very proud of the children in our school and you, as parents and carers, have played a huge part in this. I would therefore like to thank you all for the encouragement and support that you have given to your children.


We are fortunate at Meadowdale to have a dedicated team of staff, working together with pupils and governors, to take the school forward.


If any parent or carer wishes to speak to me about any matter relating to the school then feel free to contact me via the school office.




Derek Alcraft

Mr Derek Alcraft

Chair of Governors - Chair of Staffing Committee

Mrs Rosie Brimelow

Vice Chair - Chair of Finance Committee

Mrs Andrea Gavaghan

Governor - Finance Committee

Mrs Helene Turner

Governor - Ethos Committee: Staffing Committee

Mr Trevor Scott

Governor - Finance Committee

Mrs Joy Finn

CEO/Accounting Officer

Mrs Amanda Allison


Mrs Rachel Morgan

Deputy Head - Teacher Representative

Mr Steve Richards

Governor - Staffing Committee

Mrs Gail Bradford

Clerk to the Governors

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