Pennine View School

Local Governing Body

As an academy, the Local Governing Body of Pennine View School has delegated powers from the ​Nexus Multi Academy Trust Board of Directors, which are outlined in the Trust’s Scheme of Delegation

The Chief Executive Officer and Officers of the Trust act as advisors to the Local Governing Body and attend most meetings

The Governing Body was constituted on 1st September 2018 and the following structure of Governance is now in place:

Local Governing Body

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 Local Governing Body. 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.



Governor Interests are reviewed at every meeting and the Nexus MAT Registers of Interest can be found on the Pennine View School Finance page

All individual Governor information with regard to Interests & Attendance can be found with the Individual Governor Profiles as you Meet the Governors

The Local Governing Body meets at least once a half term, with additional meetings being arranged as required.

Approved minutes of the Local Governing Body can be accessed at the bottom of this page

How can I contact the School Governors?
The Chair of Governors can be contacted on

or via the Executive Support to the Trust c/o Hilltop School, Larch Road, Maltby, Rotherham, S66 8AZ, or email

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

Governors are appointed by the Local Governing Body.
​They are selected to provide skills and experience which Governors feel are required.

The Chair of the Local Governing Body 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.

Meet the Governors:

Carol Lawrie

Carol Lawrie Interests & Attendance Data

My name is Carol I am a parent governor I have one child at Pennine View. I have worked, fostered and have children with varying learning disabilities. However I am passionate about education and believe all children and young adults have a right to expect a high quality of education regardless of their disability. As a governor I feel that I can represent parents as I understand how difficult and at times challenging it is to have a child with complex needs.

Chris Rowse

Chris Rowse Interests & Attendance Data

I was a teacher for 38 years working in a number of large Comprehensive Schools teaching Ceramics. I was Head of Department for many years before leaving Mainstream Education  and moving to Special Education. I have experience of working with young people with Severe Learning Difficulties and Autism. I have recently retired and I am very pleased  to be a part of Pennine View School.

Elise Bowen

Elise Bowen Interests & Attendance Data

My name is Elise Bowen and I am currently a teacher at Pennine view School and have been for the past 3 years. I originally worked at Pennine View as a teaching assistant from 2009-2011 and I was inspired to pursue a career in teaching. I worked in main stream education for 3 years but found myself longing to work back in a special educational needs setting. So… here I am back where I belong with my passion as fuelled as ever fulfilling my new role as a Teacher Governor.

Kerry Martin

Kerry Martin Interests & Attendance Data

Kerry is married with three sons. Her two youngest boys have special needs and have attended Pennine View since 2010. Now the boys are settled, their confidence has grown immensely, and it has made a huge difference to family life. The school has had such an impact on both boys lives that she wants to give something back.

Kerry was previously a governor and vice chair for DMBC. This has given her experience and knowledge about governance on many levels.
Kerry is pragmatic in her approach, and is looking forward to new challenges.

Naveen Judah

Naveen Judah Interests & Attendance Data

I am Naveen Judah and I am the father of a 17-year-old with SLD at Hilltop school. I have extensive experience in senior mgt. especially finance in the private, public and 3rd sectors.  My aim is to help Nexus academies achieve their vision without diluting their core values.

Sarah Mulhall

Sarah Mullhall Interests & Attendance Data

Sarah became the headteacher of Pennine View School on the 1st September 2017. Sarah was previously the Senior Deputy Headteacher of Kelford School and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the work of the Local Governing Body.

Sally Macdonald

Sally Macdonald Interests & Attendance Data

Sally has worked with young people with SEN in Further Education for over 25 years. She has worked in many parts of the country.  Her experiences have given her an understanding of the challenges that children, young people and their families face as they grow up and make their transition into adult life.  She has a commitment to young people with SEN reaching their potential and living fulfilling lives.

Past Governors:

Alan Jones

Alan Jones Interests & Attendance Data

Arron Ducker

Arron Ducker Interests & Attendance Data

Julianne Duffy

Julianne Duffy Interests & Attendance Data

Governor Minutes

01 Pennine View LGB 29th September 2017
02 Pennine View LGB 27th October 2017
03 Pennine View LGB 7th December 2017
04 Pennine View LGB 1st February 2018
05 Pennine View LGB 15th March 2018
06 Pennine View LGB 26th April 2018
07 Pennine View LGB 17th May 2018