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Local Review Board

I would like to welcome you to BBG Academy and its Local Review Board (“LRB”). BBG Academy is in Birkenshaw, Kirklees. It 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.

Chris Newby, Chair of BBG Academy LRB




­Chris Newby

Chris is Chair of the BBG Academy LRB.

­Chris Newby

Chris is Chair of the BBG Academy LRB.

Alan Broughton

Alan is the Premises Manager at Crawshaw Academy and is responsible for the management of staff, services and processes that supports teaching and learning including site security, maintenance, health and safety, cleaning, catering, contracts and lettings. Alan is Vice Chair of the LRB.

Neil Hall

Neil is a parent member of the LRB and lives locally in Birkenshaw. Neil is an IT and Business Consultant and has a keen interest in education including guiding young people into work through careers and STEM activities.

Laura Hey

Laura is currently the Attendance and Welfare Officer and one of the Designated Safeguarding Leads at BBG Academy. She has over 15 years experience of working within Pastoral Roles within Secondary Education.

Helen Inch

Helen is an HR professional with experience in talent acquisition and development, reward and compensation policy, business transformation change management initiatives and other strategic HR support.

Matthew Jordan

Matthew is an experienced sales manager in education technology with skills in strategic planning in the technology sector. His expertise includes employing staff, training and development, client account management and business expansion.

­Clare Sanderson

Clare is Head of Year 7 and teacher of Performing Arts at the academy. She also leads the BBG Community Champions and Aspire Programmes, with links to the local community.