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About Consilium

Consilium Academies is a multi-academy Trust working across the North of England. It has nine academy schools located in Yorkshire, the North West, and the North East. Consilium is dedicated to enriching lives and inspiring ambitions for both students and colleagues.

Local Academy Board

Consilium Academies is a Multi-Academy Trust with a family of nine schools across the North of England.  Within each school, a Local Academy Board has been established.  Local Academy Boards (LABs) may also be known at other Trusts as ‘Academy Committees’, ‘Local Governing Boards’ or ‘Local Advisory Committees.'

Local Academy Boards are a formal and important part of the governance of Consilium Academies and the contributions of members are very much valued by the Trust Board.

Each LAB is composed of different members, two of which are elected by parents and carers of children on roll at the school.  Parent members are elected through a process which is defined in a key document called the ‘Articles of Association.’ Two further members of the LAB are elected by staff within the school, and the remaining members (including the Chair) are appointed by the Trust Board.

Parent LAB members play an important role within the board.  The role is to support the Trust itself and provide insight on behalf of other parents of students who attend the school.  A key function of the LAB is to engage meaningfully with all parents and carers as a whole.  

The Trust Board determines the level of delegation or responsibility which is to be passed to the Local Academy Boards.  This is subject to review on a yearly basis and responsibilities can be added or removed dependent on how well the Trust Board feel that the LAB is managing. Some of the typical areas which are covered at local level may be;

  • Support of the efficient and effective operation of the Trust and its policies
  • Support and challenge (where appropriate) to the school leaders, particularly around issues related to school performance, pastoral care, and the safeguarding of pupils
  • Share issues and risks with the Trust Board if necessary
  • Scrutiny of reports which may be supplied by school leaders or members themselves
  • Provide a meaningful link with the community, parents and the students of the school, sharing feedback with the Board, regarding challenges but also to celebrate successes
  • Provide feedback to the Trust Board in relation to policies and practices which are personal to the school, policies which are delegated to the LAB are identified in a document called the Scheme of Delegation.

If you would like more information on the work of the LAB, or you are interested in volunteering to become a member of the LAB, please email FAO Rebeccca Howarth.


Our Local Academy Board Members are:

Name Governor Appointment Type Term from Term to
Vacancy Appointed Member Trust Appointed - -
Gareth Thompson Appointed Member Trust Appointed 08 Mar 2021 7 Mar 2025
Mark Wood Appointed Member Trust Appointed 03 May 2021 Resigned 30 October 2023
Yamam Shalabi Parent Member Elected 20 May 2020 19 May 2024
Vacancy Parent Member  Elected  - -
Jackie Reilly-Romo Staff Member  Elected  7 Dec 2021 6 Dec 2025
Vacant  Staff Member  Elected  - -
      - -


Declarations of Interest 2023-24:

Name Role Business or Other Interests Other Governor Roles
Gareth Thompson Appointed Member None None
Mark Wood Appointed Member None None
Yamam Shalabi Parent Member None None
Jackie Reilly-Romo Staff Member  None None

LAB Attendance 2022 – 2023 

Name 06/10/22          02/03/23
Gareth Thompson Present Present
Mark Wood Present Present
Yamam Shalabi Present Present
Jackie Reilly-Romo Present Present
Richard Reeve  N/A N/A

Telephone - 0161 736 1773
Email -
Post - C/O Clerk to the LAB. Buile Hill Academy, Eccles Old Road, Salford. M6 8RD.