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Composition of the Local Academy Board of City Academy Whitehawk 


Name and Surname

Term of Office

Chair – appointed by AAT

Janis Taylor

20.09.2021 - 19.09.2025

Headteacher (ex officio)

Thomas McMorrin

20.04.2020 - 

Two Parent members – elected by parents



Mikaela Middleton

07.10.2020 - 06.10.2024

One Staff member – elected by staff

Margaret Mansell

29.09.2021 - 28.09.2025

A minimum of two co-opted members, appointed by the LAB

Richard Benton-Stace

15.09.2018 - 14.09.2022

Laurie Fry23.09.2.21 - 22.09.2025
Richard Merrick23.09.2021 - 22.09.2025
Lorraine Mitchell26.03.2020 - 25.03.2024


The following governors also served on the Governing Body in the last year:


Dave Bailey, 01.09.2017 - 20.03.2021


Register of Interests


Local Academy Board of City Academy Whitehawk 

Register of Interests 2020-2021



Nature of interest

Date interest was registered


Dave Bailey

Parent of one child at the school, grandparent of one child


Parent Member

Richard Benton-Stace

University tutor at Brighton University - School of Education


Co-opted Member

Laurie Fry

Employment:  Semi-retired

Director and Shareholder: Flywheel IT Services

Member of CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants)



Co-opted Member

Margaret Mansell

Employment:  City Academy Whitehawk


Staff Member

Thomas McMorrinEmployment:  City Academy Whitehawk15.09.2020Headteacher
Mikaela Middleton

Employment:  Lloyds Pharmacy

Parent of one child at the school

21.10.2020Parent Member
Lorraine MitchellEmployment:  3BM Education Services Ltd (owned by Strictly Education Ltd)10.03.2020Co-opted Member

Janis Taylor

Independent education consultant



Co-opted Member


Attendance Record 




Autumn 2020Spring 2021

Dave Bailey

10 out of 12

6 out of 74 out of 4

Christa Beesley 

0 out of 3n/an/a

Richard Benton-Stace

11 out of 126 out of 74 out of 4

Mark Church

4 out of 4


Laurie Fry

9 out of 12

7 out of 74 out of 4

Maggie Mansell

5 out of 12

3 out of 72 out of 4
Mikaela Middletonn/a0 out of 42 out of 4
Thomas McMorrin8 out of 87 out of 74 out of 4
Lorraine Mitchell7 out of 96 out of 70 out of 4

Janis Taylor

11 out of 12

7 out of 74 out of 4

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