Governors’ Information

Under the terms of the Education Funding Agency’s Academy Trust Handbook, we are required to publish information about the local governing body and attendance of the governors from the meetings held on behalf of the Academy Trust.

Barbara McIntosh (Chair)

Term of office from 01.01.2021 to 31.12.2023 (three year term)

Appointed by: Trust

Declaration of Interests / other relevant appointments as at October 2021:

  • Vice-Chair, LB Sutton Health and Wellbeing Board (since 2019)
  • Member, LB Sutton Safeguarding Adults Board (since 2016)
  • Chair, Healthwatch Sutton (since 2020)

Present at 2/2 LGB meetings in 2020-21.

Ian Bowers (Vice-Chair)

Term of office from 29.06.2019 to 28.06.2022 (three year term)

Appointed by: Trust

Declaration of Interests / other relevant appointments as at September 2021:

  • Managing Director and Shareholder of George Weil & Sons Ltd, since 1994.

Present at 3/3 LGB meetings in 2020-21

Annabelle (Belle) Thomas (Principal, Ex-officio)

Term of office from 19.04.2021

Appointed by: Trust

Declaration of Interests / other relevant appointments as at April 2021:

  • Husband employed by mechanic that maintains Young People’s Academy school vehicles.
  • Father owns company that maintains air conditioning on the Young People’s Academy site.

Present at 1/1 LGB meetings in 2020-21.

Liam McGivern

Term of office from 05.04.2020 to 04.04.2023 (three year term)

Appointed by:  Trust

Declaration of Interests / other relevant appointments as at April 2020:

  • Governor, Hillcroft Primary School since November 2019.
  • Governor, Godstone Nursery and Primary School since November 2019.
  • Governor, Thomas More RC Secondary School since February 2020.

Present at 3/3 LGB meetings in 2020-21.

Kelly Phillips 

Term of office from 18.12.2019 to 17.12.2022 (three year term)

Appointed by: Trust

Declaration of Interests / other relevant appointments as at December 2019:

  • Employee, Orchard Hill College.

Present at 3/3 LGB meetings in 2020-21.

Janet Sherborne

Term of office from 01.09.2021 to 31.08.2024 (three year term)

Appointed by: Trust

Declaration of Interests / other relevant appointments as at September 2021:

  • Former employee, Orchard Hill College Academy Trust

Geoff Tanner (Staff Governor)

Term of office from 29.06.2019 to 28.06.2022 (three year term)

Appointed by: Trust

Declaration of Interests / other relevant appointments as at September 2021:

  • Nil.

Present at 1/3 LGB meetings in 2020-21.

Governors who have stepped down in the last 12 months

Shirley Bryant (Parent Governor)

Term of office from 17.05.2019 to 16.05.2022 (three year term)

Appointed by: Trust

Declaration of Interests / other relevant appointments as at May 2019:

  • Nil.

Present at 2/2 LGB meetings in 2021-22.

Bronwyn Jansen van Vuuren (Parent Governor)

Term of office from 03.07.2020 to 12.04.2022

Appointed by: Trust

Declaration of Interests / other relevant appointments as at July 2020:

  • Nil.

Present at 0/2 LGB meetings in 2021-22

Ruth Duggan

Term of office from 05.02.2020 to 29.03.2022 (resigned)

Appointed by: Trust

Declaration of Interests / other relevant appointments as at November 2019:

  • Employee, Carew Academy

Present at 0/2 LGB meetings in 2021-22

Diane Brazier 

Term of office from 22.01.2021 to 03.02.2022 (resigned)

Appointed by: Trust

Declaration of Interests / other relevant appointments as at January 2021:

  • Nil.

Present at 1/1 LGB meetings in 2021-22

 

 

 

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