Academy Council

Mark Gutteridge, Sponsor Governor and Chair of the Academy Council
Derek Yarwood BSc (Hons), PGCE, FCAT Governor
Julie Brotherton, FCAT Governor
John Armfield, FCAT Governor
Julie Gillespie, FCAT Governor
Samantha Beach, Staff Governor
Sandra Lawton, Staff Governor
Oliver Byrne, Parent Governor
Alison McEwan, Parent Governor
Mark Kilmurray, Headteacher
Chris Lickiss BSc (Hons), NPQH, Executive Headteacher


Please note: The address of the chair is care of the school - Armfield Academy, Lytham Road, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY4 1JG


  Armfield Academy Council Register of Business Interests 2019-20


Structure of the Academy Council

The Academy Council shall have the following members:

Type of Member Number Term of Office Selected by
Executive Principal/Designated NLE 1 Indefinite Appointment as Executive Principal by FCAT Board
Head of School 1 Indefinite Appointment as Head of School by FCAT Board
Sponsor Governor Up to 5 4 years Appointment by FCAT Board with reference to the skills matrix following an interview process
Staff Governor 2 2 years Staff election – secret ballot to be organized by Academy in line with the Election Policy
Parent Governor 2 2 years Parent election – secret ballot to be organized by Academy in line with the Election Policy
Clerk to the Academy Council 1 Indefinite – to be reviewed by FCAT Board on an annual basis Appointment by FCAT Board

The Chair and Vice-Chair will be appointed by the FCAT Board.

A Governor shall cease to hold office by resignation, removal or disqualification in line with the Articles of Association. The Academy Council may establish sub-committees as it sees fit, however, the delegated authorities will remain with the Academy Council.