Governors’ Information

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 November 2020:

  • Nil.

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 June 2019:

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

Present at 3/3 LGB meetings in 2019-20.

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.

Diane Brazier 

Term of office from 22.01.2021 to 20.01.2024

Appointed by: Trust

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

  • Nil.

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 3/3 LGB meetings in 2019-20.

Bronwyn Jansen van Vuuren (Parent Governor)

Term of office from 03.07.2020 to 02.07.2023 (three year term)

Appointed by: Trust

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

  • Nil.

Ruth Duggan

Term of office from 05.02.2020 to 04.02.2023 (three year term)

Appointed by: Trust

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

  • Employee, Carew Academy

Present at 1/1 LGB meetings in 2019-20.

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 1/1 LGB meetings in 2019-20.

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 1/3 LGB meetings in 2019-20.

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 June 2019:

  • Nil.

Present at 3/3 LGB meetings in 2019-20.

Governors who have stepped down in the last 12 months

Laurie Cornwell (Acting Principal Ex-Officio)

Term of office from 01.01.2021 to 18.04.2021

Appointed by: Trust

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

  • Executive Principal and Deputy CEO, OHCAT

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

Stephanie Hill 

Term of office from 17.05.2019 to 26.03.2021

Appointed by: Trust

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

  • Employee, OHCAT, since January 2016.

Present at 0/2 LGB meetings in 2020-21.

David Thomas (Acting Principal Ex-Officio)

Term of office from 14.03.2020

Appointed by: Trust

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

  • Nil.

Present at 3/3 LGB meetings in 2019-20.

 

My son joined Unified Academy in September 2020 and it is the best educational setting for him.  As a parent, I was apprehensive about my son attending a new place, but the experience for him has been fantastic. Having had a tough time in previous schools, his attitude to attending school has been difficult. Unified Academy has changed his attitude towards school and that is thanks to the positivity of all the staff.  My son finally feels accepted and that is a great weight off my shoulders!

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