School Governance

What is the Local Tier Board?

Each school in HCAT has a Local Tier Board. This is a small group of people who build strong links with members of the community to increase and deepen the amount of challenge trust schools receive.

The LTB is made up of the following:

  • A professional from within the trust – senior leader or member of the central team.
  • A parent – this post requires nomination and to be voted in.
  • A member of the community.

Members have 3 core functions:

  • Monitor and evaluate the quality of education
  • Monitor and evaluate safeguarding and health & safety within school
  • Report back the local board’s evaluation to the Board of Trustees who hold school leaders to account. Meetings take place termly and are clerked and minuted by a governance professional, with minutes provided to the Board of Trustees.

Our Primary Academy Tier Board members are:

  • Mrs N Wellington
  • Mr P Vince
  • Mrs Z Bhamji

The Board of Trustees of the Hull Collaborative Academy Trust is responsible for all matters relating to governance and the following link to the Trust’s website will provide you with access to information about the Board and individual trustees, as well as documents relating to governance.

Pearson Primary School’s link Trustee is Jo Edwards.

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Pupils’ behaviour and attitudes are excellent. They are respectful, considerate and polite. Pupils are incredibly thoughtful and look after one another


Pearson Primary School has gone above and beyond the realms of every day teaching and learning in this challenging year. Thank you to the wonderful staff for all they do, both seen and unseen. Our child is happy, inspired, challenged, supported and making progress – what more could we ask for?

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I have full faith in Mrs Clarkson and her wonderful team. They have bent over backwards over the past year to make sure my daughter has an education and I know they will continue to do so. They are amazing and I am so great full for their support for my child throughout the lockdowns. They have exceeded my expectations as they always go the extra mile.

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Pupils work hard to be positive role models and give support to others. They are
very proud of the work they do as restorative practitioners, play buddies and wellbeing ambassadors. This is a highly inclusive school.


I have had a lovely afternoon hearing the Year 1 children read so thank you. I was so impressed with the calmness and maturity of the children.

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Thank you so much, our child couldn’t be happier.

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I would like to express my gratitude to the extent the school supports the festival of Eid Ul Adha. Not only by allowing the children a day to celebrate with their families but also by celebrating these events in the school as well.

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We are very happy with the school and our child’s progress.

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The teachers are always looking out for the children and they are nice to the children.

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My child loves the school and enjoys her time here.

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