Academy Councillors

Cockshut Hill & Lyndon Academy Council

Our Academy Councils play an important role in supporting the Board of Trustees and providing key elements of local governance for schools. Cockshut Hill School and Lyndon School have a joint council consisting of representatives from both schools.

The Academy Council are responsible for:

– ensuring the academy is operating within the mission and ethos of the trust and contributing to the trust’s key strategic priorities .

– monitoring the quality of teaching and learning, attendance, behaviour and safety, within the academy and progress against the academy improvement plan.

– holding school leaders to account for improvement of standards in the school.

– engaging with wider academy activities as a means of monitoring overall quality.

– ensuring compliance with the Trusts policy for Safeguarding and that the Academy maintains a ‘culture of vigilance in respect of all safeguarding matters.

– appointing all staff except Principals, teaching staff on Leadership Scale and Support Staff on Grade 6 or above.

Please see below the members of the Cockshut Hill & Lyndon Academy Council. For further details on the governance and statutory information of Ninestiles Academy Trust, please click here


Members Title
Richard Beamish Chair
Abid Butt Lyndon  Principal
Jason Bridges Principal, Cockshut Hill
Gaetano Ferrante Director of School Improvement Secondary & 6th Form
Robert Furnell Cockshut Hill Parent
Javid Iqbal Lyndon Parent
Tamera Robinson Lyndon Parent
Karen Sloan Cockshut Hill  Staff
Ranjit Samrai Lyndon  Staff
Steve Moore Cockshut Hill Student Advocate
Carol Martin Lyndon Student Advocate
MCaroline Hick Trustee Appointee