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Governance Arrangements

Nexus Multi-Academy Trust

The Bader Academy Council has delegated powers from the ​Nexus Multi Academy Trust Board of Directors, which are outlined in the Trust’s Scheme of Delegation.

Details of the Trust Board of Directors can be accessed here, and information about the Members can be found here.

The Chief Executive Officer and Officers of the Trust act as advisors to the Academy Council and attend most meetings.

The Scheme of Delegation describes how the Academy Council fits into the governance arrangements for the whole Trust and is summarised below.

Scheme of Delegation


Bader Academy Council was constituted on 01/09/2020 and the following structure of Governance is in place:

As detailed in the Trust Scheme of Delegation, the total membership shall be not less than 7 and not more than 12.

The membership shall comprise:

  • the Chair who is elected by the Trust Board of Directors;
  • the Headteacher;
  • no fewer than 2 elected Parent Governors;
  • two elected Members of Staff, one Teaching, one Non-Teaching;
  • the remaining Governors are appointed by the Academy Council. Governors can be Parents or Members of Staff but the number of Staff Governors (inc Headteacher) must not exceed one-third of the total number of Governors.

How are Governors chosen?

There are different categories of Governors: Parent Governors, Staff Governors and Governors.

Parent Governors are elected by current parents when a vacancy becomes available. Staff Governors, are representatives of the teaching or support staff and are elected by the eligible staff when a vacancy becomes available.  All Governors are appointed by the Academy Council.  ​They are selected to provide skills and experience which Governors feel are required.

The Chair of the Academy Council is appointed by the Nexus Multi Academy Trust Board of Directors.

All Governors initially serve for a period of four years. At the end of the four years, they can stand for re-election or be re-appointed. Governors are free to resign before the end of their four-year term if they so wish.

Members of Bader Academy Council

Bader Academy opened in September 2020 and had transitional governance in place which was led by the Nexus CEO and the school leaders.  Our Academy Council was established, and our first meeting was held on 19th May 2022.

Name Role Appointed Expiry

Claire Garbutt

Executive Assurance Partner, Nexus MAT

 01/09/2023 31/08/2027

Jacky Tattershall

Assistant CEO,
Nexus MAT

01/04/2022 31/03/2026

Viki Drew 

Head Teacher

01/09/2022 Whilst in position

Scott Spence-Hill

Parent Governor

01/04/2022 30/03/2026

Leanne Bradley

Parent Governor

01/04/2022 31/03/2026

Larry Hollando

Community Governor

19/05/2022 18/05/2026

Abi Hirst

Staff Governor

01/04/2022 31/03/2026

Lynn Olsen

Staff Governor

01/04/2022 31/03/2026

















Governor Interests are reviewed at every meeting.  All individual Governor Information with regard to Interests & Attendance can be found within the Individual Governor Profiles which are accessed via the page on the right of this page.

Approved minutes of the Academy Council can be accessed by selecting the year to the right of this page.


The Academy Council meets at least once a term, with additional meetings being arranged as required.

How can I contact the School Governors?

The Chair of Governors can be contacted via the School office.  

You can also contact Clerking Services about any aspect of school governance at this address

Past Governors

Karl O'Reilly Executive Headteacher 31st August 2022
Warren Carratt Chief Executive Officer 31st August 2023

Governor Minutes

Please see the link on the right.

Articles of Association 

For information about articles of association and current memorandum of association, click here.

Useful Information

Further useful governance information can be found on the Nexus Trust website.  Please click here to locate documents such as the Governance Handbook, Glossary of Terms and the Scheme of Delegation.