Governors’ Information

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

St Dominic’s School, Brantridge School and Grafham Grange School share a Local Governing Body and members are listed below.  If you would like further information please contact the clerk to the LGB at KSwire@ohcat.org

Serving Governors

Harry (Christopher) Moss - Chair

Term of office: 22.03.2024 to 21.03.2027
Appointed by: OHCAT Board
Declaration of Interests as at September 2023 :

  • IM3R Limited Director from April 2023.
  • Institute of  Mechanical Engineers since 2007
  • Energy Institute since 2019
  • Safety & Reliability Society Since 2020

Present at 3/3 LGB meetings in 2022-2023

Michael Wood – Local Governor

Term of Office: 03.07.2020 to 02.07.2023
Appointed by:  OHCAT Board
Declaration of Interests:

  • Employee, Carew Academy

Present at 1/3 LGB meetings in 2022-2023.

Dean Else - Parent Governor, St Dominic's School 

Term of Office: 02.07.2021 to 01.07.2024
Appointed by: OHCAT Board
Declaration of Interests:

  • Nil

Present at 0/0 LGB meetings in 2022-2023

Kim Neil - Staff Governor, Brantridge School

Term of office: 24.03.2023-24.03.2026
Appointed by: OHCAT Board
Declaration of Interests as at June 2023:

  • Nil.

Present at 1/1 LGB meetings in 2022-2023.

Kate Greening - Local Governor

Term of office: 08.12.2023-07.12.2026
Appointed by: OHCAT Board
Declaration of Interests as at (To Follow):

Present at 0/0 LGB meetings in 2022-2023.

Kirsty Hallissey - Parent Governor, Brantridge School

Term of office: 08.12.2023-07.12.2026
Appointed by: OHCAT Board
Declaration of Interests as at December 2023:

  • Employed at Chevening Primary School, Sevenoaks, Kent

Present at 0/0 LGB meetings in 2022-2023.

David Clarke - Staff Governor, St Dominic's School

Term of office: 09.12.2022-08.12.2025
Appointed by: OHCAT Board
Declaration of Interests as at June 2023:

  • Spouse is SENCO at St Dominic’s School.

Present at 1/1 LGB meetings in 2022-2023.

John Reilly (Ex-Officio), Executive Principal, Grafham Grange School

Term of office: 01.01.2024
Appointed by: OHCAT Board
Declaration of Interests as of September 2023:

  • Member of NAHT- Secondary Council.

Present at 0/0 LGB meetings in 2022-2023

Dafydd Roberts (Ex-Officio), Principal, Brantridge School

Term of office: 01.01.18
Appointed by: OHCAT Board
Declaration of Interests as of September 2023:

  • Member of NAHT.

Present at 3/3 LGB meetings in 2022-2023

Vicky Perry (Ex-Officio), Principal, St Dominic's School 

Term of office: 19.04.2021
Appointed by: OHCAT Board
Declaration of Interests as of September 2023:

  • Sole Proprietor of A Picture Painted Ltd.

Present at 3/3 LGB meetings in 2022-2023

Governors who have stepped down in the last 12 months

Julian Short – Chair

Term of Office: 01.09.2021 to 14.05.2024
Appointed by:  OHCAT Board
Declaration of Interests as at December 2022:

  • Member of the Income Generation Board
  • Parent of Child at St Dominic’s School, since February 2016

Present at 3/3 LGB meetings in 2022-2023

Martin Lowthian – Vice Chair & Parent Governor, Grafham Grange School

Term of Office: 01.09.2021 to 16.06.2023
Appointed by:  OHCAT Board
Declaration of Interests:

  • Employee, The Access Group, since June 2018

Present at 2/3 LGB meetings in 2022-2023.

Diana Puica – Staff Governor, Brantridge School

Term of Office:  02.07.2021 to 04.10.2022 (Resigned)
Appointed by:  OHCAT Board
Declaration of Interests:

  • Employee, Brantridge School.

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

Tisha Davies

Term of Office: 01.07.2022 to 10.03.2023 (resigned)
Appointed by:  OHCAT Board
Declaration of Interests:

  • Employee, Sussex Maths Hub, since September 2019
  • Child attends Brantridge School.

Present at 1/1 LGB meetings in 2021-22

Lucy McMann - Academy Governor

Term of office: 26.03.21 to 11.01.2023 (Resigned)
Appointed by: OHCAT Board
Declaration of Interests:

  • Director, SENse Learning Ltd.
  • Director, SENse Learning Collective CIC.

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

Leigh Edser- Academy Governor

Term of office: 05.04.20 to 16.12.2022 (Resigned)
Appointed by:  OHCAT Board
Declaration of Interests:

  • Principal, Dysart School, since 01/04/14
  • Servium, IT Sales Company, Spouse is an Account Manager, since 21/07/17

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

Amme (Anne-Marie) Pryor – Staff Governor, St Dominic’s School

Term of office: 29.06.19 to 28.06.22
Appointed by: OHCAT Board
Declaration of Interests:

  • Employee, St Dominic’s School.

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