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The Hill Primary Academy is part of the Astrea Academy Trust.

The school’s Transition Management Board (TMB) oversees the running of the school and advises the Principal about certain aspects of school policy. Our TMB members are all actively involved in many aspects of school life, and are committed to the development of The Hill Primary Academy.


The TMB consists of:

Jo Leishman (Executive Principal)

Mark Coppel (Chair and National Leader of Governance)

Benedick Ashmore-Short (Astrea Director of Education – Teaching and Learning)

Nicola Law (Astrea Leader of Safeguarding)

Naomi Reed (Astrea Specialist Leader of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities)

Libby Nicholas (CEO, Astrea Academy Trust)


 The Chair  can be contacted via the Academy telephone number (01709 892145) or by email

The TMB’s terms of reference can be found here.

Board members’ declarations of interest matrix is available here. 

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