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Local governing body

Anthem delegates certain responsibilities to a local governing body (LGB) through an agreed scheme of delegation.

The purpose of the LGB is to support Anthem in implementing its core purpose of advancing education for the public benefit and to be a link to the school community while providing challenge and support at a local level.

Local Governors are appointed by Anthem Schools Trust. They serve for a term of four years and can be re-elected for a further four years to serve a maximum of eight years.

The LGB’s delegated responsibilities are sub-divided into three core functions:

  • strategic improvement
  • support and challenge
  • communication and collaboration

The current members of our local governing body are:

Name Position Appointed Interests declared

Rebecca Malam



Staff member

Douglas Drake


October 2021

(Appointed Chair February 2022)

Parent of two pupils at LCA. Teacher of Maths, KSHS facilitator, NCETM Assessor, NPQ online facilitator LEAD TS Hub. Member of strategic board EME Maths Hub. A NASUWT Chartered Mathematician.

Wayne Christian

Local Governor

March 2019

Parent of pupil at LCA.

Dominic Buxton

Local Governor

March 2019

Employed at Sir William Robertson Academy. Member of NASUWT. Parent of a pupil at LCA.

Mark Commons

Local Governor

March 2018

(Reappointed March 2022)

Head of BD & Marketing, Linkagg Community Trust. Member of Chartered Institute of Marketing. Parent of two pupils at LCA. Wife also a local governor.

Marcus Elliott

Local Governor

October 2021

Employed as Organisational Development Consultant (digital/online) at Nottingham Trent University. Director at Vikkas Ltd. Fellow of Advance HE. Member of Association for Learning Technology (ALT). Children attend LCA.

Local governors can be contacted via the main school address. You can find this on the Contact us page of this website. If you wish to contact Mr Douglas Drake, Chair of the Local Governing Body, you can do so by emailing

A summary table of members' interests and meeting attendance for the last full academic year can be found in the page attachment Register of Local Governors 2021-22, below.