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As per the Nexus MAT Articles of Association and Scheme of Delegation, each academy within Nexus MAT has its own local governance forum, which must have a minimum of two parent governors in its membership. 

Local governors have powers and responsibility delegated to them by the Trust Board of Directors via the Chief Executive Officer, so that those people closest to a school have the prerogative to govern effectively. 

We strongly believe that excellent schools have excellent leadership and management from within, and a key component of this is local governance. The Trust has a duty to ensure that it enables excellent leadership in each of our schools through empowerment and support. 

For more information about Local Governance within Nexus MAT, please visit: 


The Kenwood Academy Council is chaired by our Chair of Governors: Richard Webster. 

To contact Mr Webster, please contact our main office on 0114 258 2140. 

You can also contact Clerking Services about any aspect of school governance at this email address: 

The Kenwood Academy Council has two sub-councils, one for our Barnsley Campus and one for our Sheffield Campus: 

Barnsley Campus Sub-Council 

  • Chair: Richard Webster 
  • Parent Governor: Donna Saunders-Wild 
  • Parent Governor: currently vacant 
  • Staff Governor: Kerry James 
  • Staff Governor: Ozlem Mendil 

Sheffield Campus Sub-Council 

  • Chair: Richard Webster 
  • Parent Governor: Martin Grinold 
  • Parent Governor: Sorrel Morris 
  • Community Governor: Ella Dixon 
  • Community Governor: Kathy Esberger 
  • Staff Governor: Kizzy Jaycock 
  • Staff Governor: Bridget Parrott

Please see the Sheffield Campus & West Riding Campus Governor pages for minutes and agendas.