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Governance at Hardingstone Academy is led by a federated Local Advisory Board (LAB) which we share with Stimpson Avenue Academy.

The local advisory board consists of 10 people who are the school governors and are responsible for monitoring standards and performance, inclusion, community engagement and safeguarding.

The federated local advisory board has oversight of both schools as this model is the best fit and highly effective under the executive headship structure.



Suzanne Fairey

Suzanne Fairey


Suzanne has more than 20 years global marketing and sales experience working predominantly in financial services and the leisure industry.  She currently runs her own property development/construction business.  

As a local resident and former pupil, she has fond memories of Hardingstone Academy and firmly believes that every child deserves the opportunity to fulfil their full potential in a a safe, fun and nurturing environment.

Contact Suzanne by emailing

Nicky Wilson Everett



Zoe McIntyre

Zoe McIntyre

Executive headteacher

Adrian Letts

Adrian Letts


Adrian started his teaching career in 1994 and has served as part of a school senior management team. In 2002, he was selected to go to South Africa and taught in a school in the Eastern Cape for the summer. Until 2019, he taught in Barrow-in-Furness and enjoyed all aspects of teaching and extra curricula life in an improving primary school. Since September 2019, he has taught at Stimpson Avenue Academy where he has been part of the team ,oving the school forward to successfully meet the needs of the children.  
Paul Wilkinson  

Ruth Cross

Ruth cross

Ruth worked as a chartered accountant and later as a primary school teacher, before she retired.  She is an active member of Hollowell Sailing Club being responsible for the weekly enews letter and helping with children’s sailing.  She enjoys playing the cello.

She has been a governor at Hardingstone Academy for just over a year and is the governor responsible for SEND. 

Jolene King

Jolene King

Jolene is an experienced HR professional with over 15 years international HR and business experience, Consultant of 246 King Consulting and a mental health advocate. Jolene She holds a MA degree in Human Resource Management, a MSc. degree in Industrial/Organisational Psychology and a BSc. degree in Sociology with Psychology. Jolene is a Mental Health First Aider, received ‘how to stop smoking practitioner’ training and is trained in the awareness of mental health problems and personal exercise, health and nutrition. She is an active committee member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s (CIPD) Northamptonshire branch and is an Associate member of the Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology (SIOP). 

Jolene has been a School Governor since 2018 and is the Wellbeing Lead for Hardingstone and Stimpson Primary Academies. Jolene is also a Leader in Training in Girl Guiding. 

Simon Roberts  

Alan Edge

Alan Edge

Alan is a Chartered Building Surveyor and has lived in Northampton for over 20 years, more latterly in the village of Hardingstone. He specialises in commercial building surveying and in particular properties held in large portfolios managed by Institutional Funds.

Alan is relatively new to school governance and took up the position of School Governor at Hardingstone & Stimpson academies in the Autumn of 2019.

Click here for full details of our Local Advisory Board, including positions, business interests, attendance and vacancies.

Below you can find information about governance across the Trust, including details of our Members and Trustees.


Click on the documents below to see the latest minutes from our board meetings.


Page Downloads Date  
Hardingstone SAA LAB attendance record 19 20 02nd Sep 2020 Download
Hardingstone minutes SP 23 April 2019 31st Oct 2019 Download
Hardingstone minutes SP 17 October 2018 08th May 2019 Download
Hardingstone minutes SP 12 February 2019 08th May 2019 Download
Hardingstone minutes LAB 29 November 2018 08th May 2019 Download
Hardingstone minutes LAB 26 February 2019 Final 18th Jun 2019 Download
Hardingstone minutes LAB 17 September 2018 08th May 2019 Download
Hardingstone minutes full board 21st May 2019 29th Aug 2019 Download
Hardingstone SAA minutes LAB 23 Sept 2019 18th Feb 2020 Download
Hardingtonstone SAA minutes SP 24 October 2019 03rd Mar 2020 Download
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