Academy Advisory Body

Education Advisory Board (EAB) at Highfields meet every term

Education Board Members

Helen Wriglesworth - Chair

Vicki Pearson - Vice chair (Principal Kingston Park Academy)

Anne Elliott (Executive Principal Delta)

Lisa Hillyer (Associate Executive Principal)

Nikkie Wright (Head of Academy)

Diana Easley- Parent governor

Eunice Evans - Clerk to the EAB

How to contact

Helen Wrigglesworth - Chair

Helen can be contacted via the academy via Telephone: 01302 722 216 and E-mail: or in writing to:

c/o Highfields Academy
Coppice Road

The Academies Financial Handbook (s2.5.2) requires the publication on the academy website of certain information about governance in academies.  

This must include: 

  • the structure and remit of … local governing bodies, and the full name of the chair
  • for each … local governor who has served at any point over the past 12 months, their full names, date of appointment, term of office, date they stepped down (where applicable), who appointed them, and relevant business and pecuniary interests including governance roles in other educational institutions 
  • for each local governor their attendance records at local governing body meetings over the last academic year

Academy name Education Advisory Body 

 Full NameCommittee  MembershipAppointed by   and Date  TermDeclared   Business and/or   Pecuniary    InterestAttendance   at Meetings in last   academic year (2016/17)Other   EABs/Governors /   educational institutions 
Lucy CarlisleEAB and Finance Head of School N/A   – Ex officio None

3 out of 3 EAB
1 out of 1 Finance

Anne ElliottEAB   Executive Principal June 2016 4   years   None3 out of 3 EAB Crookesbroom, Pheasant Bank
Diana EasleyEAB and Finance

Parent Member
Jan 2017

4    years None

1 out of 3
0 out of 1 Finance

Sarah MorganEABSPTA appointed
Jan 2017
4    years None1 out of 3None
Victoria PearsonEABSPTA appointed
Jan 2017
4    years None1 out of 3None
Helen WigglesworthEAB and Finance SPTA appointed (Chair)
Nov 2015
4    years None3 out of 3 EAB
1 out of 1 Finance 
Gillian WilesEABDelta appointed
Nov 2015 
4    years None2 out of 3 EABThe Parks, Simpsons Lane, Englands Lane, Weelsby, Willow Green, The Vale, Kingston Park.

Delegated Powers of EAB

Delta is a charitable company subject to company law and it is a not for profit organisation. Delta is a Multi Academy Trust (MAT). The Delta Board of Directors is the legal governing body of the MAT.

The Board of Directors (BoD) sets out Delta group strategy and operational policy in key areas which are then applied within and across all its academies through the organisational framework and schemes of delegation to Education Advisory Bodies (EABs).

Each individual Academy within the group will have an Education Advisory Body (EAB), which is a sub–committee of the main Delta Board.

The Education Advisory Body (EAB) plays a key role in the life of each Academy. Our model of governance delegates almost all procedural and statutory powers in relation to the operation of each Academy to its Education Advisory Bodies (EABs) and Academy Principals / Head of Academy. The EAB is responsible for overseeing the broad Academy objectives for their own locality – working with the Academy Senior Leadership Team to improve the whole life of the Academy and its impact on its community. In this respect the EAB’s main functions are to:

1) Act as a key link between the Academy, parents and local community and champion the work of the Academy.

2)  Provide constructive challenge and strategic direction to the Principal and Leadership Team as they plan the future development of the Academy, ensuring that they focus on Academy improvement. In practice, this role is centred on the approval and monitoring of the following in line with Delta ethos and expectations:

  •  o Academy Development Plan;
  •  o its Self-Evaluation processes; and
  •  o any post-Ofsted action plans.

3) Continually review the overall impact of the Academy amongst the people it exists to serve and make plans for improvement. 

4) Ensure that the Academy plays a full role in cooperating and working together with other academies in the group and contributes to the work of the CIT.

5) Oversee the implementation of and ensure compliance with Delta policies locally. 

6) Be responsible for staff appointments, other than Principal and Vice Principal (where they will be fully consulted) following Delta recruitment processes.