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The Gateway Learning Community

The Gateway Learning Community

All Different: All Equal
Together, Improving Upon Our Best


The GLC Board of Directors has overarching responsibility for governance at each GLC Academies. It has decided that outcomes for children should be monitored through a progress board which acts as a sub-committee of the GLC Board, meeting on a monthly basis and reporting periodically back to the board.

For details of the GLC Board, please click here.

The Governors are responsible for policy and strategy and the Head of School is responsible for the day-to-day running of the school and ensuring that the policy and strategy agreed by the Governors is implemented. The Governing Body has many legal responsibilities and amongst these are ensuring that the National Curriculum is properly delivered, arranging for religious education to be carried out, deciding how to spend the delegated budget and approving the many different school policies, such as those referring to discipline and behaviour and health and safety.

The Clerk to the Governors is Ms Diane Pierson who can be contacted on 01375 489094 or emailed at

In this section of the website you can find out who the governors of our academy are.

Paul Connew, Chair of Governors Community Governor

Chris Coles, Vice Chair      Community Governor

Hilary Hodgson, Community Governor

Sophie Hafez Dennis, Community Governor

Viki Reid, GLC CEO

Grainne McLaughlin, Head of School, Gateway Academy 

Governor Key Information:

Governor Key Information

GA Governors Register of Interests

GA Governors Attendance at Meetings

GLC Governance and Finance