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Meet the Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section.


Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.


Our governing body comprises the following people:




Date of appointment

Trust Governors – appointed by the Multi Academy Trust

Bruce Martin (Chair)

Sarah Verzijl (Vice Chair)

John Roe

Tim Mendes da Costa

Mark Blenkin

1 Jan 2016

1 Jan 2016

1 Jan 2016

27 Sept 2017

27 Sept 2017

Foundation Governors – appointed by the Church of England

Rev Manette Crossman, Kathleen Sewter,

Marie Smith

1 Jan 2016

10 March 2017

10 May 2017

Parent Governors – elected by parents

Zoe Brennan,

Tim Coleman,

Neville Horn,

Juliet Konrath

1 Jan 2016

1 Jan 2016

1 Jan 2016

1 Jan 2016

Staff Governor – elected by the staff

Jane Green

27 Sep 2017


Claire Ratley

1 Sept 2017


Governors are appointed for a term of four years.


Governors supervise the operation of the school, providing strategic challenge and support to the head and staff.



Nominated governors also participate in the running of the MAT board and committees, sharing oversight of the four schools in the Trust.


Mr Horn is the school’s nominated director on the MAT board.


Governors work in MAT committees to address specific issues. Membership of committees is as follows:

· Finance – Bruce Martin, Neville Horn;

· Premises – John Roe, Tim Coleman;

· Quality & Standards – Tim Mendes da Costa, Mark Blenkin;

· HR – Zoe Brennan, Sarah Verzijl.


The scheme of delegation for governance functions between the MAT and the school can be found on the MAT’s website.


Some governors have additional responsibilities within the school, including:

· Headteacher’s performance panel – Zoe Brennan, Sarah Verzijl, Kathleen Sewter;

· Literacy lead – Juliet Konrath;

· Numeracy lead – John Roe;

· Safeguarding lead – Mark Blenkin;

· SEN lead – Juliet Konrath.


The school’s alignment with Church of England values and expectations is supervised by the Foundation governors.


Code of conduct, attendance & pecuniary interests

As required by Ofsted, we have provided the Governors’ Code of Conduct (revised and approved 27th Sept 2017) and an Annual Statement of Attendance for your information, noting date of appointment/resignation and attendance at committee meetings in the 2016/17 academic year.


Governors are obliged to declare any pecuniary or related interests in the school including governance roles in other educational establishments. As at the most recent Governing Body meeting, there are none to report.

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