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Academy Governance

Longsands Academy is supported by a Local Governance Committee (LGC). The role of the committee within Astrea Academy Trust is to provide support, challenge and guidance to the Academy at a local level, with a focus on driving improvement in educational outcomes.

The members of the committee are:

  • Mark Young, LGC Lead Link for Assessment and Moderation
  • Lee Larcombe, LGC Lead Link for Leadership and Management, Sixth Form and Safeguarding and Behaviour
  • Dawn Milne, LGC Lead Link for Personal Development
  • Barbara Hughes, LGC Lead Link for SEND and Pupil Premium
  • Richard Slade, LGC Lead Link for Teaching and Learning, Curriculum and Professional Development
  • Nathaniel Stephenson
  • Mark Neesam

For more information on governance within the Astrea Academy Trust and to see the terms of reference for the committee, please visit

Statutory governance information can be found here:

Local Committee Terms of Reference (August 2019)

Longsands TMB DOI and Attendance 2019-20 published

Longsands TMB DOI and Attendance 2020-21 published

Longsands TMB DOI and Attendance 2021-22 published