Governing Body

Balmoral Learning Trust schools have local governing bodies made up of 11 Governors.  These Governors are parents, staff and co-opted governors from the local community. Governors have the responsibility to oversee and monitor standards and educational achievement and address the needs of their individual school, either themselves (if within their remit) or with the support of the Trust Board of Directors.

The role of Governors is to ensure the strategic direction and performance of the school continues to reflect the high standards we have set ourselves as a Trust.  All Governors have a responsibility to ensure that EHPA continues to deliver the high educational standards the Head of School and senior leadership team have achieved, supporting the school as it continues to evolve into a leading primary academy in Sunderland.

Visit the Balmoral Learning Trust website to find out more about our governance structure and our scheme of delegation: Balmoral Learning Trust: Governance

East Herrington Primary Academy Governors / Directors (Quorum 3)

Name Appointed By: From To:
Rachel Baxter Elected by school staff 12 Nov 2019 11 Nov 2023
Kelly Bestford Elected by parents 17 Mar 2021 16 Mar 2025
David Bolam (Vice-Chair) Appointed by GB / Trust Board 30 Sep 2020 29 Sep 2024
James Eves Appointed by GB / Trust Board 30 Sep 2019 29 Sep 2023
Helen Feehally Elected by parents 17 Mar 2021 16 Mar 2025
Nicola Hair (Head of School) Ex-officio 01 Sep 2018 N/A
Terence Milner (Chair) Elected by parents 16 Jan 2018 1 Dec 2022
Liz Naile Elected by school staff 30 Sep 2020 30 Sep 2024
Simon Snowdon Elected by parents 17 Mar 2021 16 Mar 2025
Vacancy Appointed by GB / Trust Board


History (previous 12 months)

P Sandersfield (resigned 30.06.2021), L Cowley (term of office ended 31.07.2021), A Wright (resigned 31.03.2022)