Term of Office                        
Manisha Vithani

Director Appointment
Chair of Governors and
Chair of Curriculum Governor

24/1/2021 to 23/1/2025

Rachael Burt

Enterprise & Careers and Personal Development Governor appointed by Trust Directors


Jane Naqshbund Director Appointment

Vice Chair Data Monitoring Governor

21/3/2021 to 20/3/2025
Eve Feilen Co-opted Governor appointed by governors  26/9/2022 to 25/9/2026

Chris Thomas

LHEA Headteacher


Patricia Turner  

Staff Governor

23/11/2020 - 22/11/2024

Melissa Oakley                                              

Staff Governor appointed by Governors         

23/1/2023 to 22/1/2027
Audrey Carty

Parent Governor and Safeguarding Governor

25/9/2023 to 22/9/2027

Types of Governors

Co-opted Local Governors are appointed by the Governing Body. They are recruited from within the community served by the school for the skills and knowledge that they can bring.

Parent Local Governors are elected by all parents at the school. They are representative of the parent body but the views they express at meetings are their own – they need not canvass parental opinion on every issue, or report back to parents on decisions taken: that is the responsibility of the whole of the Governing Body.

Staff Local Governors are elected by all other staff. Anyone who is paid to work at the school is eligible for election. Like parents Governors they are representative of staff but the views they express at meetings are their own – they need not canvas staff opinion on every issue.

The Headteacher is also a Governor.


Queries about the management of Lynch Hill Enterprise Academy and the progress of any individual child should be directed in the first instance to the school. 

Any written communication for the Chair of Governors should be sent to the school Reception marked for the attention of Ms M Vithani.