Governance is an integral part of the leadership and management of all of the Academy Transformation Trust (ATT) academies. Good governance has a huge impact on our staff and students and overall this leads to good and outstanding outcomes.

Pool Hayes Academy benefits from personalised support for the Local Governing Body from the ATT in order to support us in achieving outstanding governance which includes:

  • extensive guidance for Governors on their role, including high quality online training, bespoke training and a Governors’ Handbook for reference
  • an online Governors’ Portal providing access to all relevant minutes and documents
  • an annual Governors’ Conference to share the latest updates and training
  • a regular review of Governor’s contribution to each academy’s progress
  • access to legal advice on all governance issues

Governors Portal

Parent View

Governor Attendance

The Local Governing Body:

Meet The Governors

The Local Governing Body at Pool Hayes Academy consists of the following governors:

GovernorsResponsibilities & LinksTerm of Office
Mrs Jacqueline ThompsonChair of Governors – Leadership & Management (Health & Safety), Literacy01/08/2020 – 31/07/2024
Mrs Lynn WilliamsVice Chair & Community Governor – Behaviour & Attitudes, Safeguarding, Mental Health & Wellbeing12/09/2017 – 11/09/2021
Rebecca HollingtonCommunity Governor – Marketing & Community01/02/2020 – 31/01/2024
Melanie TaylorCommunity Governor – Quality of Education, Sixth Form14/03/2020 – 13/03/2024
Stephanie TaffyCommunity Governor – Personal Development30/09/2020 – 29/09/2024
Jake HinksCommunity Governor – SEND30/09/2020 – 29/09/2024
James BrattonCommunity Governor – Careers30/09/2020 – 29/09/2024
Rebecca TalbotStaff Governor – SEND30/09/2020 – 29/09/2024
Lisa HarrisonParent Governor – Pupil Premium04/01/2021 - 03/01/2025

*Mrs Lynn Williams parent of Assistant Principal Abbi Williams

*Student Disciplinary Panel – Governors Jacqueline Thompson

*Policy and Procedures Committee – TBC

 Local Governing Body Meetings:

The governors meet on a half term basis and all governors have full voting rights.

There are additional governor committees which take place through the year including the Policy & Procedures Committee (termly) and the Student Disciplinary Panel (half-termly).

Further sessions are arranged on a case-by-case basis.

Further Information:

The relevant documentation pertaining to the Governor Meetings is available on request from the Academy by emailing

Also, the Instrument of Government for the Governing Body is in place and is available on request from the academy by emailing

Furthermore, the Register of Interests of the Principal and Governors is available on request from the academy by emailing

The Governing Body has gone through formal reconstitution and membership is currently full.

No governors have any business interests which represent a conflict of interest with their duties as a governor at the academy.

The Local Governing Body can be contacted  via email on

Contact address for Academy Transformation Trust, Second Floor, Emmanuel Court, Unit 4, Reddicroft, Sutton Coldfield B73 6AZ  Telephone number 0121 794 7275

Equality Objectives

Complaints Procedure

Governors Portal 

Academy Transformation Trust – Trustees 

Academy Transformation Trust – Board Members

Academy Transformation Trust – Annual Accounts

Scheme of Delegation

Business Interest