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Local Governing Body

Anthem delegates certain responsibilities to a local governing body (LGB) through an agreed scheme of delegation.

The purpose of the LGB is to support Anthem in implementing its core purpose of advancing education for the public benefit and to be a link to the school community while providing challenge and support at a local level.

Local governors are appointed by Anthem Schools Trust. They serve for a term of four years and can be re-elected for a further four years to serve a maximum of eight years.

The LGB’s delegated responsibilities are sub-divided into three core functions:

  • Strategic improvement
  • Support and challenge
  • Communication and collaboration

The current members of our local governing body are:

Name Postion

Date Appointed

End date for term of office Interests declared Stepped Down (if applicable)

Laura Hanser

Staff Governor

1 Nov 2015. Reappointed for second term on 1 Nov 2019

31 Oct 2023

Staff Member and member of NAHT

Caroline Harvey Chair, Local Governor, Trust appointed 7 Apr 2022.  Appointed chair on 16 Dec 2022. 6 Apr 2026 None Declared  

Melanie Murfin


1 Jan 2013


Staff member and member of NAHT


Maddi Popoola

Local Governor, Trust appointed

30 Jan 2020

29 Jan 2024

None declared


Kim Reeves

Local Governor, Trust appointed 

11 Apr 2016. Reappointed for second term on 11 Apr 2020

10 Jan 2024

Parent of child attending the school

Mandy Webber Staff Governor, Trust appointed 26 Sept 2022 25 Sept 2024 Staff Member  
Resignations (in the last 12 months)  



Dr Frances Maratoes

Local Governor, Trust appointed

1 Sept 2018

31 Aug 2022

None Declared 

28 Feb 2022

Larissa Lee-Favier

Local Governor, Trust appointed

1 Sept 2018

31 Aug 2022

None declared

31 Aug 2022

Local governors can be contacted via the main school address. You can find this on the Get in touch page of this website.  If you wish to contact Caroline Harvey, Chair of the local Governing Body, please send an email to

A summary table of members' meetings attendance for the last full academic year can be found below.