Meet the Governing Board

At Yew Tree Primary we have a Local Governing Board (LGB) who work closely with the Co-Headteachers along with other Senior Leaders at the Academy.

Yew Tree Primary is a proud part of Victorious Academies Trust. You can find out more about our Trust on their website click here.  The Trust has delegated the role of making many key decisions that affect the education and well-being of our pupils to the LGB.

The Governors are involved in;

Setting the Academy's vison, ethos an strategic direction; Holding the Principal to account for the educational performance of the Academy and its pupils; and overseeing the financial performance of the Academy and making sure money is well spent.

The LGB is vital to the successful running of the Academy. Governors from our local community bring a wide range of skills and experience to the LGB. Parent Governors are elected by the parents of pupils at our Academy and have an important role in LGB decision making.

You can find more details about our Governor’s, Term of Office, Register of Interests and Attendance on our Trust website click here

You can contact the Chair of Governors, Mr Paul Swinyard through the Academy office on 0161 338 3452 or via

If you would like to help the Academy and share your expertise by becoming a Governor, please contact one of our Co-Headteachers via the Academy office who can tell you more about what the roles involves.