The Local Governing Board (LGB)

The LGB at Sun Academy Bradwell is made up of dedicated members of the local community, staff and parents. Their role is to learn about the work of the academy and provide both challenge and support to ensure that strategies to raise standards and improve performance are delivering the promised impact. Governors also review a range of fundamental areas, including safeguarding, finances, resourcing, community engagement and provisions for health and safety.

Chair – Miss Sue Finney (community)

LGB (Chair), Leadership and Management, Pay Committee and appeals

Safeguarding and Prevent link governor

I have been a member of the Governing Body for 5 years and Chair for a number of years. I worked with Children and Families for Staffs County Council for 30 years so when I retired, I had time to spare to come into school and help out. I feel very fortunate to have been involved with the school changing to Sun Academy. I personally feel very passionate and proud to be part of the school and as a Governor see the amount of hard work and time that is given by each valuable member of staff to help EVERY child reach their own goal. As Chair of Governors I attend meetings with Trust members, the staff and with all members of the Governing body on a regular basis.

Vice Chair – Father Chris Routledge (community)

LGB, Quality of education, Pay committee and appeals

SEND governor

I’m Father Chris Routledge, the vicar of St Barnabas Church. I’m married to Clare, and our son Nathan attends Sun Academy Bradwell. I was previously a governor for two schools, both of which became academies whilst I was on the governing body. I was the link governor for Special Educational Needs (SEN), Early Years, and Religious Education. I’m a community governor for Sun Academy, and for me it’s a role which is exciting, rewarding and a huge privilege. The education of our children is foundational both for each individual child’s future, and also for a strong and healthy community in Bradwell. As a governor, anything I can do to help the school achieve this is time well spent.

Key Governance documents:


SAB declaration of Business Interest 2019-2020

Governors attendance record 2018-2019

For information on our Board of Trustees at ATT:  click here

For Academy Transformation Trust correspondence details: click here