The Local Governing Board (LGB) meets termly to hear the reports from the Principal and to discuss matters of interest or concern. The Governors are responsible for the appointment of staff and for general oversight of the way the academy is working.


The LGB consists of representatives from the Academy Transformation Trust, parents, teaching/ non-teaching staff and the local community.

Academy Transformation Trust

Unit 4 Second Floor
Emmanuel Court
Sutton Coldfield
B73 6AZ

Tel: 0121 354 4000
Email: office@academytransformation.co.uk

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Ms J Burke – Chair of Governors
c/o Mildenhall College Academy

Miss N Hood – Principal
Mildenhall College Academy

Mrs M Eaves
Clerk to the Governors
e: michelle.eaves@attrust.org.uk    t: 07912 442247

Community Governors

Mrs K Finnis
c/o Mildenhall College Academy

Mr R Goodenough
c/o Mildenhall College Academy

Mr P Ngum
c/o Mildenhall College Academy

Miss R Saunders
c/o Mildenhall College Academy

Parent Governors

Mr C Beale
c/o Mildenhall College Academy

Associate Staff (Non-Teaching) Governors

Mrs P Garrad
Mildenhall College Academy


Having lived in the area since I was 11, I attended Mildenhall Upper School gaining my GCSE’s. I left school at 16 and went straight into work on an accountancy apprenticeship, following through with a further 6 years of exams to become a Chartered Accountant. At 23, I set up my first company and have continued to grow my business with hard work and determination.

I now have 3 children that attend MCA and am motivated to ensure that all children receive the best education and understand the core TRAITS values of the school. I believe that every child deserves the opportunity to be the best person they can be.

I became a community governor at MCA in 2017 following 15 years as a primary school governor. In my role as a freelance training consultant, I already had a relationship with MCA supporting Careers within Key Stage 4 and in the Sixth Form. I was pleased therefore to take on the role of Lead Governor for this area of the curriculum and to further support the academy by undergoing training with the Local Enterprise Partnership as an Enterprise Adviser. The other curriculum area that I link with is Humanities.

I am 61 years old and about to retire from my post as a Teaching Assistant at Mildenhall College Academy.  I have many interests outside work from local history to sport. I was part of a small team from Mildenhall Cricket Club that secured a Heritage Lottery Grant to archive, preserve the history of the club for future generations. My son plays cricket for Mildenhall so as often as I can I watch him play.

I have been married to Alan for 40 years and have three children aged between 29 – 35.

I have lived in the Mildenhall area all of my life and have self built two houses one of which we still live in.

I am looking forward to travelling the world in the future, I would like to watch England cricket team play in Australia to win back The Ashes very soon.

I have been a Support Staff Governor at Mildenhall College Academy since 2015. Prior to this I was a Governor at a primary school in Suffolk for eight years whilst working as a School Business Manager.

Although I work at MCA, being part of the strong Governing Body allows me to see how they view the academy from a Governors’ perspective.  There are a wide variety of professions that make up the Governing Body which brings a wealth of experience and fresh, new ideas for pupil progress.

After studying a degree in Sports Therapy at the University of Chichester and flirting with the concept of professional cricket I decided to re-train as a teacher. After a short spell of teaching at King Edward VI School in Bury St. Edmunds I joined Mildenhall College Academy as a teacher of PE in 2008. I  was soon promoted to the role of House Leader and then into the role of Assistant Principal. I joined the Academy Committee in 2013 as a staff governor and more recently converted to a community governor. I am passionate about improving the lives of the young people who live in our community and I am determined to improve their Teamwork, Resilience, Ambition, Inquistiveness, Togetherness and Success.

My career spans over 12 years in the Legal and IT Industries. Whilst studying for a Master’s Degree in International Business Law, I worked as a Senior Paralegal specialising in Corporate and Commercial Law before transitioning to IT.

Currently working as a self-employed Quality Assurance Consultant, I have worked for both the Public and Private sectors and am the co-founder of Opportunity Foundation – a charitable social enterprise designed to facilitate access to the Legal Profession. 

I became a community governor at MCA in 2021, through working in Mildenhall as Group Head of HR I am very much interested in supporting and developing the local community. My experience comprises of strategic leadership and developing leadership teams.