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Local Review Board

I would like to welcome you to the Featherstone Academy and its Local Review Board (“LRB”). t is a 11-16 secondary academy which is rated Good by Ofsted.

The LRB is formed from co-opted members who have skills which aids the Governance of the Academy, Parents and members of staff. The purpose of the LRB is to provide oversight, challenge and support of the Academy including reviewing the Academy’s progress against its improvement plan, student attainment and how it engages with students, parents, staff and the wider community.

The LRB formally meets at least 6 times in the academic year and considers Academy standards, the quality of provision, admissions and exclusions, financial and premises management of the Academy including Health & Safety and the use of ICT.

As part of evaluating the academic provision provided, the LRB considers academy targets and performance, leadership and outcome and the Academy’s Curriculum.

In addition to its formal meetings, LRB members come into the Academy and speak with staff and students about their perception of the Academy, meet with Ofsted when they come into the Academy and sit on exclusion and complaints panels.

Hannah Wilson – Chair of The Featherstone Academy LRB



Hannah Wilson

Hannah is the Principal of University Technical College (“UTC”) Leeds as part of a support package provided by the Trust. UTC Leeds is an engineering college aimed at students between 14 and 19. Hannah is Chair of the LRB and works closely with the Academy Principal to provide oversight, challenge and support of the Academy.

Laura Carver

Laura is the Head of Client operations at StepChange Debt Charity providing direction and strategic leadership across the operational teams of the charity. She was previously Chair of the LRB.

Emma Hayward

Emma is a non-teaching staff member of the LRB and is Assistant Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator at the Academy.

Stewart Locker

Stewart has lived in Featherstone for the majority of his life, and has been involved in the local community for a number of years. 

He is currently the Chair and Secretary of Featherstone Academical Football Club which he helped to form in November 2017. We started with three teams back in 2017 and now operate nine teams with over 140 members. 

Stewart has a wealth of knowledge around project management and have been successful in a number of grants based around community projects. He works full time as a civil servant based in Leeds helping people get back into work.