Following the Government’s agenda for schools, Endeavour Learning Trust (ELT) was set up as a multi academy trust (known as a MAT) in 2016. Wellfield Academy joined ELT on 1st December 2023 after working in close partnership with the Trust for a number of Years.

The role of governance is slightly different once a school is a member of a MAT, with Local Academy Councillors overseeing the individual schools through their work in a Local Academy Councils (LACs) and Trustees overseeing all the academies in the MAT.

Trustees are responsible for the strategic direction, broad policy framework and oversight of the Trust and all its academies. They take decisions that are in the best interests of the MAT as a whole and are not representative of any one of the constituent academies. 
The primary function of the Local Academy Councils is to support and critically appraise the quality of the work of the Academy leadership in meeting the overall aims of the MAT, particularly in ensuring that the students and staff in the MAT are given every opportunity to thrive and achieve their best.

For more information about Trust Governance please click here 

Wellfield Academy Local Academy Council

Academy Councillors are selected to cover a variety of stakeholders; there are two elected parent positions, one Headteacher and one staff (nominated by staff body and appointed by the Trust Board).  

Trustees appoint academy councillors based on their skills and nominations.  The current LAC membership is summarised below and applications from the local community are welcomed  - please see the application links via the Trust website (

Training and Support

To keep abreast of new legislation and to maintain and learn new skills, Governors are encouraged to attend the variety of training courses that are available to them. New Governors are supported by a mentor. The Trust sets aside two additional meetings per year to concentrate on joint training objectives for Governors and Trustees.

Following the conversion of Wellfield Academy, on the 1st of December, a new Local Academy Council was established from the 1st of December 2023.

Wellfield Academy Local Academy Council

Local Academy Council Information Pack

Attendance at Local Academy Council Meetings

Attendance for 2023 / 2024 will be uploaded at the end of the academic year.

Business and Pecuniary Interests of Local Academy Councillors


The Chair of the Governing Body is Mrs Hazel Dickenson 

If you wish to contact any governor you can do so by:

Telephone - Call the switchboard on 01772 421303 and ask to leave a message


Wellfield Academy
Yewlands Drive
PR25 2TP

Wellfield Academy Full Governing Board (Until 30th November 2023)

Attendance at Full Governing Board Meetings

Business and Pecuniary Interests of Governors