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Leadership and Governance

The Academy Leadership Team is listed below.

Dr Jo Trevenna Headteacher
Jo Daniels Deputy Headteacher: Quality of Education
Emma Ruffles Deputy Headteacher: Pastoral and Designated Safeguarding Lead
Anthony Rogerson Deputy Headteacher: Inclusion and SENCo
Robert Turner

Deputy Headteacher

Alex Oldham Assistant Headteacher - Head of Primary Phase
Hannah Auger Assistant Headteacher - Head of Middle School Phase
Marie Edwards Assistant Headteacher - Head of Key Stage 5
Charlotte Lavelle Assistant Headteacher - Head of Upper School Phase
Andy Johnson Assistant Headteacher - Data & Outcomes
Connor Leason Assistant Headteacher - Behaviour & Attitudes
Matthew Edwards Assistant Headteacher - Teaching & Learning


Governing body

If you would like to contact a member of the Governing Body please contact the school on or 01604 212811 for governor contact information.

Our local advisory board 2021-2022 are the following governors:

name Position
Jo Trevenna Headteacher
Bruce McDonald Parent Governor
Zoe McIntyre Co-Opted Governor
Ben Shirley  Chair / Co-Opted Governor
Kejvi Xhemali Co-Opted Governor
Jennifer Nimmo Co-Opted Governor
Russell Norton Co-Opted Governor
Liz Dormo Co-Opted Governor
Jon Musgrove Co-Opted Governor
Claudia Wade S&P Chair / Co-Opted Governor


Click here for full details of our Local Advisory Board, including positions, business interests, attendance and vacancies.


Declarations of Interest 2020/21


Below you can find information about governance across the Trust, including details of our Members and Trustees and our LAB terms of reference.

NIA LAB attendance 2020-21 


You can read the minutes from our governor meetings by clicking on the links at the bottom of this page.

Meet our Governors

Ben shirleyBen Shirley (Chair of LAB)

Ben is a chartered health and safety practitioner, who specialises in risk management and the rail industry. He currently works as a specialist inspector for the health and safety regulator of railways in Great Britain.

Ben has the following professional qualifications:

  • Level 7 -  Postgraduate Diploma in Health and Safety
  • Level 6  - Bachelors Degree in Medical Biochemistry
  • Level 3 - NEBOSH General Certificate in Health and Safety
  • Level 3 - IRM International Certificate in Risk Management

Ben has been a Governor at NIA since September 2018 and elected Chair of Governors in September 2020. Ben has led on: Safeguarding, Health, Safety and Wellbeing.

Ben currently has no direct connection with the school outside of his role as a Governor, which allows him complete independence in carrying out his role. Ben resides in Northampton has one child, whom he hopes will attend NIA in the secondary phase when they are old enough.

Bruce McDonald

Bruce is a specialist business development manager for a large financial organisation. 

Jon Musgrove

Jon is a lecturer at the University of Northampton, delivering an International Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) course. He was previously a commercial business consultant working in the UK and abroad, largely in the healthcare sector, having started his working life as a hopsital nurse. 

Russell Norton

Biography to follow

Jennifer Nimmo

Jenny is Principal of Cambian Potterspury Lodge School, an Independent specialist ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) provision for Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 5 Day, 38 Week, and 52 Week students.  Jenny has a portfolio of Leadership experience as a Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher, Head of Sixth Form and Teacher across Maintained, Independent, and Special Schools.  Jenny also has experience of working in a Local Authority, and in 2019 was Inclusion Manager at Brent Council in London, which involved working with each of the authorities 75 Ofsted rated Good and Outstanding Schools.

Jenny is a graduate of Ambition Institute’s flagship Future Leaders Scheme which trains School Leaders, has a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sports Studies, and gained her Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Physical Education) from Loughborough University. Jenny holds Qualified Teacher Status and is a Level 3 Designated Safeguarding Lead holder.

While Jenny joins the NIA Governance as a new Governor, she has sat on a number of Governing Bodies as an Assistant Principal, Vice Principal, and Principal.

As a Principal that also serves a student populous from Northampton and West Northamptonshire Jenny is delighted to join the Governing body of NIA, and is an advocate for the vision, values, and high expectations that NIA has established for its students.

Zoe McIntyre

Biography to follow

Liz Dormor

Biography to follow

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