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Quest Academy

MacIntyre Academies

Quest Local Advisory Board 

Quest's Local Advisory Board (LAB) plays a key role in supporting MacIntyre Academies Trust Board to fulfil their regulatory duties by providing local scrutiny.

Particular focus is given to:

  • Implementation of the School Improvement Plan and school curriculum
  • Implementation of MacIntyre Academies’ Safeguarding Policy 
  • Attainment and progress reports, including pupil premium
  • School Budgets 
  • Recruitment, HR and staffing structures
  • Local academy marketing and relationships with all local stakeholders
  • Other locally co-ordinated activities and forums
This is the structure that has been adopted for Quest Academy:




Specialist skills/experience required (in addition to key skills set out in the Terms of Reference)

Chair of LAB

Richard Stephenson

Senior Educational Leadership in a successful establishment. Good curriculum knowledge. 

Principal (ex-officio)

Nicola Wells

Those identified in the Person Specification of the Principal Job Description

2 LAB Member - parent representatives

Nigel Bell and Nicky Skipp

An understanding of the needs of young people with autism/SEMH and their families

LAB Member - staff representative(s)

Anna Stelfox

Curriculum and the needs of young people

LAB Member - community representative Julie Gent Co-opted Governor
LAB Member - community representative Joel Silber Co-opted Governor and Learner Voice

LAB Member - community representative

Guy French

Wellbeing and safeguarding

LAB Member - community representative

Dawn Revess


LAB Member - community representative

Tony Phillips


LAB Member - community representative Cheryl Keen Teaching and Learning



              Nicola Wells  Nigel Bell - LAB Parent Representative  Nicky Skipp  Anna Stelfox   Cheryl Keen 

The LAB also worked with the Principal, during the pre-opening stages of the Academy, to advise on the development of local policy and curriculum, local community links and support in the recruitment of a staff team. The role of the LAB is identified in the Terms of Reference below.


Quest LAB Clerk is Shelley Campos  and she can be contacted via:

Further governance information