We break up for half term on Friday 27th May. There will be an INSET day on Monday 6th June and students return on Tuesday 7th June.

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.

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 1/3 LGB meetings in 2020-21.

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 2020-21.

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 2020-21.

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 October 2020):

  •  Employed by OHCAT (since June 2013).

Present at 2/3 LGB meetings in 2020-21.

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.

Present at 2/3 LGB meetings in 2020-21.

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.

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

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.

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

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 2021):

  • Employed by the School as Safeguarding and Prevention Officer

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

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 2020-21.

Governors who have stepped down in the past 12 months:

 

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

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Parent Support Workshops

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