The Local Governing Body was appointed on October 1st 2014 as Montgomery became a Sponsored Academy with the Fylde Coast Academy Trust (FCAT)


The members of the Local Governing Body are:

  • Sam Brown (Chair)
  • Nick Harrop (FCAT Governor)
  • Emma Ellison (Parent Governor)
  • Tracy Shard (Parent Governor)
  • Toni Shaw (FCAT Governor)
  • Vacancy (FCAT Governor)
  • Nicola Jones (Staff Governor)
  • Stephen Careless (Headteacher)

The address of the Chair is care of the school - Montgomery Academy, All Hallows Road, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY2 0AZ


The Local Governing Body plays a vital role in the governance and accountability of Montgomery High School; its responsibilities include:


·         Support the vision and direction of FCAT

·         Set and review the vision and direction for Montgomery High School within the framework of FCAT’s vision

·         Approval of Montgomery High School’s budget

·         Oversee the financial monitoring of Montgomery High School.

·         Hold the Montgomery High School Principal to account for standards and report annually to the Directors

·         Act as a critical friend to the Montgomery High School Headteacher

·         Approval of capital programmes before submission to the Board of Directors

The Local Governing Body is not responsible for the operational and day to day management of Montgomery High School, this is the remit of the Principal who reports to the Chief Executive.

FCAT Governance Documents

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The Academy Council Attendance Records can be found in the Register of Business
Interests document below: 


Governance Documents

Updated: 29/01/2024 89 KB


For details surrounding the structure and remit of the governing body across Montgomery and FCAT, please see the FCAT scheme of delegation by following the attached link,

FCAT Scheme of Delegation