St Philip’s will be partially closed on Wednesday 1st February due to Industrial Action

Governors’ Information

Under the terms of the Education & Skills 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.

Peter Way (Chair)

Term of office: 01.07.2022 to 30.06.2025 (3 year term)
Appointed by: Trust
Declaration of Interests/other relevant appointments (as at January 2023):

  • Employed by McMillan William Solicitors (since April 2011)
  • Spouse employed by Ewell Castle School (September 2008)

Present at 3/3 LGB meetings in 2021-22.

Ben Walsh (Principal)

Term of office began: 18.04.2017 (Ex-Officio)
Appointed by: Trust
Declaration of Interests/other relevant appointments (as at November 2022):

  • Spouse works at St Philips School as Speech and Language Therapist.

Present at 3/3 LGB meetings in 2021-22.

Charlotte Evans (Governor)

Term of office: 25.03.2022 to 24.03.2025 (3 year term)
Appointed by: Trust
Declaration of Interests/other relevant appointments (as at November 2022):

  •  Employed by OHCAT (since June 2013).

Present at 1/3 LGB meetings in 2021-22.

Richard Bristow (Governor)

Term of office: 03.07.2020 to 02.07.2023 (3 year term)
Appointed by: Trust
Declaration of Interests/other relevant appointments (as at October 2022):

  • Nil.

Present at 2/3 LGB meetings in 2021-22.

Emma Byrne (Governor)

Term of office: 26.03.2021 to 25.03.2024 (3 year term)
Appointed by: Trust
Declaration of Interests/other relevant appointments (as at October 2022):

  • Nil.

Present at 2/3 LGB meetings in 2021-22.

Rachel Derrick (Parent Governor-Vice Chair)

Term of office: 26.03.2021 to 25.03.2024 (3 year term)
Appointed by: Trust
Declaration of Interests/other relevant appointments (as at November 2022):

  • Nil

Present at 3/3 LGB meetings in 2021-22.

Debbie Battle (Non-teaching Staff Governor)

Term of office: 01.07.2022 to 30.06.2025 (3 year term)
Appointed by: Trust
Declaration of Interests/other relevant appointments (as at November 2022):

  • Nil

Present at 2/3 LGB meetings in 2021-22.

Lara Birkett (Teaching Staff Governor)

Term of office: 01.07.2022 to 30.06.2025 (3 year term)
Appointed by: Trust
Declaration of Interests/other relevant appointments (as at November 2022):

  • Mother employed by the school.

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

Governors who have stepped down in the past 12 months:

Charles Thompson (Vice-Chair) (Parent Governor)

Term of office: 29.06.2019 to 28.06.2022 (3 year term)
Appointed by: Trust
Declaration of Interests/other relevant appointments (as at September 2021):

  • Parent of Pupil at the school.
  • Director, Jam Bajan Grenada Holdings Ltd.

Present at 3/3 LGB meetings in 2021-22.

Students develop very high levels of positive behaviour and feel extremely safe. They are very considerate, very respectful and caring of others and highly positive about learning.

– Ofsted report

Blog

Badminton Champions

Well done to our Key Stage 3 Badminton team for winning the SSSSA KS3 Badminton Team event. The players couldn’t wait to get their hands on the trophy and were rightly proud of their achievements. James, one of the players, …

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Building Careers

On Tuesday 24th January, we had our first special interest careers trip. The concept of the visits is to give our learners experience of real-life working environments, specifically in sectors that they have shown an interest in pursuing. We visited …

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Healthy eating workshops

HENRY is a charitable organisation that promotes a healthy start, brighter future for children by working with families. They organise a number of workshops and programmes for parents to help lead to a better future. They have contacted the school …

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Post-16 Food Bank Donations

Well done to the students in Post-16: they raised £150 from their business enterprise last year. The students decided they would like to use the money to buy food donations to give to the local food bank. They bought products …

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