Whittingham Primary Academy is a part of United Learning whose Trustees hold the ultimate responsibility for the governance of each United Learning school.

The Department for Education’s governance handbook 2019 identifies the essentials of effective governance as follows:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

United Learning’s Trustees delegate certain key roles and responsibilities to the school’s Local Governing Body (LGB) and these are set out clearly in our Scheme of Delegation which can be seen on the United Learning website.

Click here to view the Scheme of Delegation.


LGB Chair

The Chair of our LGB is Sarah Parsons. To write to our Chair of Governors please use the address below:

Mrs Sarah Parsons
Chair of Governors
c/o Whittingham Primary Academy
Higham Hill Road
E17 5QX


Whittingham Primary Academy is currently recruiting a new Local Governing Body.