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Governance Structure

Whilst Pioneer Academies Community Trust is ultimately accountable for the performance of each of its academies, Parkside Primary Academy has a local governing body that is responsible for monitoring and reviewing the standards of its academy. 


The Academy Trust Board operates the principle of earned autonomy as it believes that best results will be achieved when each academy’s Local Governing Body receives a level of responsibility and autonomy appropriate to its specific circumstances. Where an academy has demonstrated it is a strong, self-improving organisation, it will need minimal day to day supervision from the Board of Trustees and the Local Governing Body will be given the autonomy to run the school within agreed delegated powers. Where an academy is performing below an acceptable standard,  the Trust has the legal and moral  authority to intervene, in order to bring about improvements.


The core business of the Local Governing Body is to:

  • Review and monitor the Academy Improvement Plan
  • Monitor and review Standards of attainment and progress
  • Review and monitor the curriculum and educational provision
  • Ensure sound financial planning, budget monitoring and best value

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.


A written record of meetings are taken in the form of minutes and are available upon request, please contact Mrs A Caswell, 01226 722416.

For more information about the structure of the Academy Trust governance, please follow the link below

Parkside Primary Academy Local Governing Body

NameTypePositions of ResponsibilityAppointment DateTerm of Office End DateBusiness Interests
Rachel WardHeadteacher Ex Officio AET Barnsley Cluster Governor
Rebecca McNallyStaff


Anne O'HaraParent

Key Stage 2


Stacey Parkinson


Key Stage 1

Elizabeth Bellis



Vice Chair of Governors


01/03/202201/03/2026School Improvement and Support - Jerry Clay English Hub
Kirsty RhodesParentEYFS01/03/202201/03/2026None
Lauren EnglandCo-opted

Chair of Governors 


Personal Development

Behaviour and attitudes 

Simon TabbnerCommunityQuality of Education12/07/202112/07/2025Headteacher at Silkstone Common Junior and Infant School
Terrence HendyCommunity






Governing Body Meeting Attendance 2023 - 2024


Rachel WardYes  
Anne O'HaraYes  
Lauren EnglandYes  
Simon TabbnerNo  
Terrence HendyYes  
Elizabeth BellisYes  
Stacey ParkinsonYes  
Kirsty RhodesYes  
Rebecca McNallyYes  


Governing Body Meeting Attendance 2022 - 2023


Rachel WardYY Y
Anne O'HaraYY Y
Gemma ConwayNN  -
Lauren ButterworthYY Y
Kirsty RhodesYY


Elizabeth Bellis   
Stacey Parkinson   
Terrence Hendy   
Simon Tabbner