To be an exceptional and responsive academy sponsor providing life changing education, skills and experiences for individuals in our academies and in their communities.


  • We believe that education can transform lives
  • We respect the individual, relishing the contribution that diversity brings
  • We strive to be the best we can be, actively and with pride
  • We look after our environment to keep it safe, healthy and inclusive
  • We lead by example and work as a team 
  • We take responsibility for our own actions and are active in finding solutions to any problems
  • We respond flexibly to the needs of our students and take advantage of opportunities in the City of Leeds and the wider world

Leeds City Academy LAB Members

Richard Chattoe


Richard is the Principal of Leeds City Academy.

Jill Wood - Interim Chair

23/11/2021 - 22/11/2024

Jill was previously a Headteacher at Little London Primary School.


Paula Rego - Parent Governor

23/11/2021 - 22/11/2024



Sophia Din - Parent Governor

18/01/22 - 17/01/2025 

Sophie is a Regional Diversity, Inclusion Participation Manager at Health Education England


Christine Harvey - Staff Governor 

07/03/2023- 09/03/2026

Christine is the Director of ICT & Digital Learning at Leeds City Academy

Phoebe Horsman - Staff Governor 


Phoebe is a Safeguarding Officer at Leeds City Academy

Katie Robertshaw - Board Appointee


Katie is a Year 6 Teacher at Hovingham Primary School.

Samuel Wilson - Board Appointee 


Director of Student Education, Lecturer of Computing at University of Leeds.

Jane Ball 


Jane is a visiting Lecturer and Link Tutor at Leeds Trinity University,  team leader for Criminology BTEC external exams at WJEC, NPQ assessing and QA moderating / lead assessor ar Roehamption University and self employed assessing counselling students and conducting access arrangement assessments for schools/colleges/apprenticeship providers.

 LAB Attendance Register

Click here to view 2022/23 Attendance Register

LAB Member List

Click here to view LCA LAB Member List

White Rose Academies Trust of Board Directors  

 Click here to view the full details of the WRAT Board of Directors

Register of Interests 2023-24

Click here to download Leeds City Academy's LAB Register of Interests 2023-24

White Rose Academies Trust Annual Reports and Accounts

Click here to view the White Rose Academies Trust Annual Reports and Accounts


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