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Governance and Management

As with any large organisation, AKS has a senior management team. This is led by the Headmaster, Mr Mike Walton. 

The Whole School Leadership Team (WSLT) comprises:

Headmaster Mike Walton

Deputy Head

Allan McKeown
Director of External Relations Paul Crouch
Bursar Audrey Sanderson
Head of AKS Junior School Amanda Ilhan

For more information about the members of the LGB click here.


AKS Lytham is a part of United Learning whose Trustees hold the ultimate responsibility for the governance of each United Learning school.

The Department for Education’s governance handbook identifies the essentials of effective governance as follows:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

United Learning’s Trustees delegate certain key roles and responsibilities to the school’s Local Governing Body (LGB) and these are set out clearly in Click here to view the Scheme of Delegation (Appendix 4 to United Learning LGB Members Handbook), which can be seen on the United Learning website.

The school is part of United Learning. United Learning comprises: UCST (Registered in England No: 2780748. Charity No. 1016538) and ULT (Registered in England No. 4439859. An Exempt Charity). Companies limited by guarantee. VAT number 834 8515 12.
Registered address: United Learning, Worldwide House, Thorpe Wood, Peterborough, PE3 6SB. Tel: 01832 864 444

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