"It’s been a whirlwind of wonderful experiences for him. I am so grateful that he’s been at a school that has nurtured and enabled him - thank you."


The Academy Trust has a structure for up to 15 governors who are directors of the academy and trustees of the charity. These are made up of up to 4 governors appointed by members, up to 4 parent governors who are elected, up to 3 co-opted governors, 2 staff governors and the headteacher. Governors serve a term of office for 4 years when they can be either re-appointed or re-elected. There are currently 4 members: Mr J Chappelle, Mrs J Barker, Mrs J Thornalley Oliver and Mr J Gatenby.

The governors meet once per term at 6.00 pm (6 meetings in total). At the October meeting a chairperson and vice-chairperson for the forthcoming year are elected. In addition, a Finance Committee meets 6 times per year with delegated power from the governors to exercising the powers and duties of the Governing Body in respect of the financial administration of the Academy.

The governors may have to establish an Admissions Committee to determine the criteria for admitting pupils to the school, a Discipline Committee to decide on pupil exclusions and a Staff Disciplinary Committee to consider any staff disciplinary matters and hear grievances. All of these also require appeals panels of different governors to adjudicate where appeals are made against the decisions of the initial committees. At least one governor usually sits on any appointments panel.

In a Selective Academy the governors are corporately the academy's employers. They are accountable to the government for the good management of the school and have important responsibilities to oversee the school's finances. Governors support the work of headteacher and senior leadership team and offer overall guidance in appropriate areas. They are volunteers who bring to the school a range of individual skills and experience. Their role is one of overseeing the work of the school. From their relatively detached perspective they can weigh up the school's strengths and weaknesses. Thus they can assist the leadership team in developing the broad aims of the school and in strategic planning for future development, as well as in reviewing progress.

The governors like to be acquainted with the work of the school and welcome opportunities to meet staff. We invite them to all major school occasions and often to social events. They are community representatives who are keen to support the school and promote its aims.

Mr B Woodroffe (Chair)
Miss K Ratcliffe (Vice-Chair)
Mr G Thompson
Member Appointed and Co-opted Governors
Mr J Lovelle
Mr R Gargon
Ms G Martin
Miss K Ratcliffe
Parent Governors
Miss C Salway
Mrs Z Samy
Mr B Woodroffe
Staff Governors
Miss L Meakin
Mrs K Reyes
Representatives from Student Leadership
Clerk to Governors
Mrs A Johnson

Accounts 2019
Accounts 2020
Accounts 2021
Accounts 2022
Accounts 2023
Articles of Association
Attendance 2020-21
Attendance 2021-22
Attendance 2022-23
Attendance 2023-2024
Funding Agreement
Governor Pecuniary Interests 2020-2021
Governor Pecuniary Interests 2021-2022
Governor Pecuniary Interests 2022-2023
Governor Pecuniary Interests 2023-2024 Updated March 24
Governor Pecuniary Interests 2023-2024
Link Governors 2023-24
Members & Board of Governors Structure
Memorandum of Association
Terms of Office Current Governors & Members March 2024
Terms of Office FORMER Governors & Members March 2024