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Meet the Local Governing Board

Contact: Jim Rushton, Chair
Address: Tapton School, Darwin Lane, Sheffield, S10 5RG
Tel: 0114 267 1414

Tapton School is the sponsor school for Tapton School Academy Trust. The Trust Board is responsible for all of the schools within the Trust and determines the mission, vision and Trust improvement strategy. Local context and community links are provided by our Local Governing Board. 

Our Local Governing Board consists of representatives from staff, parents/carers and the wider community. It provides support and challenge to senior leaders at the school, whilst reviewing and monitoring areas for which it has delegated responsibility from the Trust Board. 

Further information about the Trust governance structure and the role of the Local Governing Board is available on the Trust website. Here you will also find statutory information including appointment details, register of interests and attendance at meetings:

Tapton School Academy Trust - Governance (

tapton school local governing board 



Jim Rushton


Heather Bower

Staff Governor

Dita Bannister

Co-opted Governor

Nick James

Deputy Chair

Rhona Leadbetter

Co-opted Governor

Claire Fowler

Co-opted Governor

Jenna Williams Staff Governor

Amal Hamilton

Community Governor

Becky Stroud

Co-opted Governor

Martin Swift Parent Governor