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LGB Members

LGB Members

Governor (Chair of LGB)                                                                              Mr Dominic Cullen

Head of Academy (ex-officio)                                                                   Mr Levon Newton

Governor (Local Employer/Community Representative)             Mr Gordon Fensom

Governor (Parent Member)                                                                        Mrs Lorraine Ainscough    

Governor (Parent  Member)                                                                       Mrs Elisabeth Taoudi

Governor (Parent Member)                                                                        Mr Kerry Symmons

Governor (Parent member)                                                                        Miss Kate Beardmore


Clerk to the LGB                                                                                             Mrs Helen Pritchett



Committee Group:

Finance and General Purpose Committee (Effectiveness of Leadership and Management

Quality of teaching, learning and assessment

Personal development, behaviour and welfare

Special Education Needs and

Disability Provision

Outcomes for learners

Pupil Premium and SEN Champion

Academy Disciplinary and Appeals Committee

Governors (Lead in Bold)

Mr D Cullen

Mr K Symmons

Mrs L Ainscough

Mr G Fensom

Mrs E Taoudi

Mr D Cullen


Miss K Beardmore

Mrs L Ainscough

Mr D Cullen

SLT member

Mr L S Newton

Mrs J Torr

Mr J Miller

Mr J Miller and Miss E Frith (SENDCo)

Mr M Oliver

Mr M Oliver

Mr J Miller


Invited Members

Mrs L Mitchell








Mr Dominic Cullen

Dominic is originally from Swindon, Wiltshire but has lived in the Nottingham area since graduating from Nottingham University in 1992. He lives in Bottesford with his wife Colette and his five children. Their daughter went to Belvoir High School from 2010-2015, and their three boys currently attend the academy.

Dominic taught Mathematics for 11 years, including 5 years as Head of Maths at a successful Nottingham Comprehensive. He now teaches on a voluntary basis one day a week at Belvoir Academy.

His business interests include property investment, thoroughbred breeding, insurance underwriting and proprietary derivative trading.  In his spare time, Dominic is a keen sports fan, he plays vets football, and enjoys chess and poker!

Ms Lorraine Ainscough

Lorraine is originally from Oakham in Rutland, and has lived in Bottesford for around 10 years. She has two daughters at the academy. 

Lorraine currently works as a Business Unit Manager for Essity Hygiene Products UK, managing accounts for UK retailers. Alongside this she is studying for an MSc in Psychology & Neuroscience at Kings College London.

Her interests outside of work and study include running and cycling, as well as spending as much time in the kitchen as possible baking and cooking!

Mrs Elisabeth Taoudi 

Liz is originally from France but has lived in the UK for the last 25 years.  She lives in Waltham and currently has one daughter at the Academy, with a younger son due to join the Academy in August 2022.  Having been introduced by a friend to the idea of being a Governor, Liz became a Local Authority Governor at a local primary school.  Liz is enthusiastic about making a difference in both primary and higher education and is particularly looking forward to supporting the Academy. 

Liz is a practicing in-house lawyer specialising in Commercial Law and Data Privacy and has worked with multiple businesses and institutions in both the private and public sector for over 8 years.   

Outside of work, Liz is a keen traveller and a bit of a petrol head, sometimes combining both!  She also enjoys being active outdoors with her children and dogs.  

Mr Kerry Symmons

Kerry is originally from Lincoln, studied at De Montfort University until 1996 graduating with a BSc in Sport, Masters in Leisure Management and a PGCE in Physical Education. He has lived in Bottesford for 12 years with his wife and two daughters. 

Kerry is a current Head of Department and Senior Leadership Team member at his current school. He has undertaken many international school ski trips and taken student-led expeditions around the world.  

He enjoys staying physically active, holidaying in France and walking his dog.