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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.



Claudia Wade

Claudia wade


Contact Claudia by emailing

Nicky Wilson Everett


Vice-chair and governor responsible for safeguarding

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. 

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  
SAAHAR LAB 2020 2021 info 15th Mar 2021 Download
HARSAA LAB attendance record 2019 2020 15th Mar 2021 Download
HS minutes 24th Oct 2019 15th Mar 2021 Download
HS minutes 13th February 2020 15th Mar 2021 Download
HS minutes 16th July 2020 15th Mar 2021 Download
HS minutes 23rd January 2020 15th Mar 2021 Download
HS minutes 23rd Sept 2019 15th Mar 2021 Download
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