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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
  • 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)

LAB Chair/ Parent representative

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

Parent representative

Lynn Bayliss

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

Staff representative

Anna Stelfox

Curriculum and the needs of young people

Staff representative John Harrison Curriculum and the needs of young people
Community representative Julie Gent Health and Safety / Personal Development

Community representative

Guy French

Wellbeing and Safeguarding

Community representative

Dawn Revess

Pupil Premium / Teaching and Learning / Finance

Community representative

Tony Phillips


Community representative Cheryl Keen Teaching and Learning
Community representative Joel Silber Resigned 3/11/20
Parent representative Nicola Skip Resigned 9/9/20
Parent representative Nigel Bell Resigned 29/9/20



                Nicola Wells    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