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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
Zara Thorpe Chair Sept 2021 Employed at Hillcrest Early Years Academy.
Jackie Applebee Local Governor Sept 2021 National Allotments area representative for Love Lane Allotments Gainsborough, Gainsborough and area Active Arts Association.
Mark Commons Local Governor March 2018 Head of BD & Marketing, Linkagg Community Trust; member of Chartered Institute of Marketing; parent of two pupils attending Lincoln Carlton Academy. Wife also Local Governor.
Sam Coy Local Governor December 2021 Employed by Anthem Schools Trust as an Associate Education Director.
Jody Knight Local Governor September 2021 Parent of a pupil attending the school.
Luke Lovelidge Headteacher
ex officio
n/a Member of Infinity Academy Trust. Member of NAHT.
Shayleen Towns Local Governor October 2021 Employed at West Lindsey Local Authority.
How to contact local governors

Local governors can be contacted via the main school address. You can find this on the Contact page of this website. If you wish to contact Miss Zara Thorpe, Chair of the Local Governing Body, please email

A summary table of members' interests and meeting attendance for the last full academic year can be found below.