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Governance/Academy Committee

Governance/Academy Committee and Trustees

Nelson Academy is part of the Eastern Multi-Academy Trust and the Academy and its Governing Body/Academy Committee are responsible to the Trust’s Board of Directors.

The Trust’s Trustees can be found here.

Annual Reports and Accounts

Annual reports and accounts for Nelson Academy and Eastern Multi-Academy Trust can be found here.

Governors/Academy Committee Members

Academy Committee members for Nelson Academy and their attendance records can be found here.

Our register of business and pecuniary interests can be found here.

Local Governing Body

Glen Gates - Chair of Academy Committee

Trust Appointed Academy Committee Member

Responsibilities: Safeguarding and Health and Safety 

Chris Challender - Vice Chair of Academy Committee

Trust Appointed Academy Committee Member

Responsibilities: Writing and Phonics

Mark Cresswell - EMAT Regional Director for Education (West) and Academy Committee Member

EMAT Regional Director for Education West and Academy Committee Member

Jo McAndrews - Trust Appointed Member

Responsibilities: SEND

Vacancy - Parent Appointed Member




Victoria Wolfenden - Parent Appointed Member

Responsibilities: Parent/Carer and Community Engagement

Deborah Hinks - Clerk

Clerk to Academy Committee

If you would like to contact the Chair of the Local Academy Committee this should be done in writing via the academy office at:

Glen Gates

Nelson Academy

Nursery Road

Downham Market


PE38 9PF