Governors’ Information

Peter Way (Chair)

Term of office: 29.06.2019 to 28.06.2022 (3 year term)
Appointed by: Trust
Declaration of Interests/other relevant appointments (as at October 2020):

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

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

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 November 2020):

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

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

Ben Walsh (Principal)

Term of office began: 18.04.2017 (Ex-Officio)
Appointed by: Trust
Declaration of Interests/other relevant appointments (as at October 2019):

  • Partner is a teacher at Carew Academy (another OHCAT school) since 2018

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

Charlotte Evans (Governor)

Term of office: 14.12.2018 to 13.12.2021 (3 year term)
Appointed by: Trust
Declaration of Interests/other relevant appointments (as at October 2020):

  •  Employed by OHCAT (since June 2013).

Present at 2/3 LGB meetings in 2019-20.

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 February 2021):

  • Nil.

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 March 2021):

  • Nil.

Rachel Derrick (Parent 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 March 2021):

  • Member, Children and Young People with Disabilities and Learning Difficulties Partnership Forum, Richmond-upon-Thames.

Debbie Battle (Non-teaching Staff 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 October 2019):

  • Employed by the School as Safeguarding and Prevention Officer

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

Lara Birkett (Teaching Staff 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 October 2019):

  • Employed by the school
  • Mother employed by the school.

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

 

Governors who have stepped down in the past 12 months:

Helen Campbell (Parent Governor)

Term of office: 15.12.2017 to 14.12.2020 (3 year term)
Appointed by: Trust
Declaration of Interests/other relevant appointments (as at March 2019):

  • Parent of Pupil at the school.
  • Employee of Save the Children (since 2016).

Present at 3/3 LGB meetings in 2019-20.
Present at 1/1 LGB meetings in 2020-21.

Will Burton (Governor)

Term of office: 05.04.2020 to 16.06.2020 (3 year term)
Appointed by: Trust
Declaration of Interests/other relevant appointments (as at April 2020):

  • Employee, Cognus Ltd.

 

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

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