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The Dukeries Academy is part of the family of Academy Transformation Trust academies.

Our mission is to transform learning, aspirations and opportunities for all our pupils, and the communities in which they live. We believe that every child matters and deserves a first class education. We believe everyone has hidden potential to be uncovered and nurtured. Our extensive family of primary and secondary academies are based in the Midlands, East of England and South East.

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The Dukeries Academy Governors

The Dukeries Academy Governors have the responsibility for raising school standards through their three core strategic functions of:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils.
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
Forename Surname Category of Governor Date of Appointment Term of Office Ends
Clare Leitheiser Ex-officio (Principal) Ex-officio  
Sam Darlington ATT ATT Representative  
Gill Empson Chair 01/01/2013 27/02/2021
Margaret Staples Vice Chair 03/02/2013 03/02/2021
Alistair Littlewood Parent 02/12/2015 01/12/2019
Mark  Coltart Parent 06/11/2014 05/11/2018
Hugh Matheson Community 04/02/2013 23/07/2018
Joy Simpson Community 04/02/2013 03/02/2021
Don Brown Community 04/02/2013 03/02/2021
Tony Spratley Community 04/02/2013


Lindsey Maycock Staff-Teaching 14/03/2017 13/03/2021
Terri Edwards Staff-Support 14/03/2017 13/03/2021

To see the Academy Transformation Trust Scheme of Delegation, please refer to sections 10 and 11 of the Local Governing Body Terms of Reference. As detailed in the Policy below.