Our Local Governing Body

As part of the Samuel Ward Academy Trust the school is ultimately managed by the Board of Directors. Information about the trust governance can be found here. Responsibility for the school is delegated to the Local Governing Body listed below. Responsibility for key areas was previously handled by trust level committees within the old trust. The school is currently reviewing these arrangements as part of the Samuel Ward Academy Trust.

Information about the Samuel Ward Academy Trust’s Scheme of Delegation can be found on their website – SWAT Relationship with academies.

A copy of our academy’s Supplementary Funding Agreement can be found here – Supplementary Funding Agreement. The Master Funding Agreement and other documents can be downloaded from the Samuel Ward Academy Trust website).

Current Governing Body Members

Name Designation Term Started Term Ends Monitoring Role
Mr John Baillie Chair  Jan 2013  Jan 2017 Maths
Mrs Justine Dawkins Vice Chair  May 2013  May 2017 Safeguarding
Mrs Vanessa Whitcombe Headteacher  N/A  N/A  
Mr Roger André Community Governor  Nov 15 Nov 19 Overall Achievement
Mr David Bray Parent Governor  Oct 2014  Oct 2018 Science
Health & Safety
Mrs Janette Godfrey Community Governor Nov 2015  Nov 2019 Teaching, Learning & Curriculum
Mr David Sutton Parent Governor Feb 2014 Feb 2018 English


Recent Governing Body Members

September 2012

Name Designation Term Started Term Ended Monitoring Role
Alison Harris Staff Governor  Sep 2012  Sep 2016

Term extended to Nov 2016

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural
Julie Morse Staff Governor Feb 2012 Feb 2016  

A list of declared pecuniary interests can be found here – Pecuniary Interests

Meeting attendance information can be found here – LGB Attendance.