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Governors’ Information

Under the terms of the Education Funding Agency’s Academies Financial 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.

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

Ken Cowdery – Chair of Governing Body
Term of Office: 01.01.18 to 31.12.20
Appointed by:  OHCAT Board
Declaration of Interests:

  • Frontline Project Management Limited (trading as Articulate), Property Development Management, Director/Owner, since 2008
  • One Planet Properties Limited, Property Development, Director/Owner, since 2010
  • 47 Charity, charity supporting armed services veterans, Trustee/co-founder, since 2016
  • 47 Royal Marine Commando Association, Association supporting WW2 veterans, Committee member, since 2014
  • RB Kingston upon Thames War Memorial Association, association promoting learning, remembrance and reconciliation, Chair/co-founder, since 2014
  • The Common Good Ltd, Director Shareholder, since 2020
  • Spouse, Ms Gabrielle Flint, Principal of Richmond & Hillcroft Adult Community College, since 2012

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

Andrew Falk– Academy Governor
Term of Office: 01.01.18 to 31.12.20
Appointed by:  OHCAT Board
Declaration of Interests: Nil

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

Liz Simmons – Academy Governor
Term of Office:  01.01.18 to 31.12.20
Appointed by:  OHCAT Board
Declaration of Interests:

  • CFO, Unity Schools Trust since 01/06/17

Present at 0/2 LGB meetings in 2019-20.

Leigh Edser – Academy Governor
Term of Office: 05.04.20 to 04.04.23
Appointed by:  OHCAT Board
Declaration of Interests:

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

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

Michael Wood – Academy Governor
Term of Office: 03.07.2020 to 02.07.2023
Appointed by:  OHCAT Board
Declaration of Interests:

  • Employee, Carew Academy

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

Julian Short – Parent Governor, St Dominic’s School
Term of Office: 16.04.18 to 15.04.21
Appointed by:  OHCAT Board
Declaration of Interests:

  • Accenture, Consultancy, Employee, 24/02/1996 to 18/10/2018
  • KPMG, Consultancy/Accounting, Employee/Partner, since 19/10/2018
  • Parent of Child at St Dominic’s School, since February 2016

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

Catherine Drummond – Parent Governor, Brantridge School
Term of Office: 01.01.18 to 31.12.20
Appointed by:  OHCAT Board
Declaration of Interests:

  • Caterham School, independent school, employed since September 2014
  • Christ’s Hospital School, independent school, husband is employed by this school since September 2017
  • Parent of Child at Brantridge School

Present at 1/2 LGB meetings in 2019-20.

Martin Lowthian – Parent Governor, Grafham Grange School
Term of Office: 16.04.18 to 15.04.21
Appointed by:  OHCAT Board
Declaration of Interests:

  • Employee, The Access Group, since June 2018

Present at 1/2 LGB meetings in 2019-20.

Diana Puica – Staff Governor, Brantridge School
Term of Office:  16.04.18 to 15.04.21
Appointed by:  OHCAT Board
Declaration of Interests:

  • Employee, Brantridge School.

Present at 1/2 LGB meetings in 2019-20.

Sherie Harris – Staff Governor, Grafham Grange School
Term of office: 16.04.18 to 15.04.21
Appointed by: OHCAT Board
Declaration of Interests:

  • Employee, Grafham Grange School

Present at 1/2 LGB meetings in 2019-20.

Amme 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 1/2 LGB meetings in 2019-20.

Angela Drayton – Ex-Officio Governor/Principal of St Dominic’s School
Term of office: 01.01.18
Appointed by: OHCAT Board
Declaration of Interests:

  • Nil

Present at 1/2 LGB meetings in 2019-20.

Dafydd Roberts – Ex-Officio Governor/Principal of Brantridge School
Term of office: 01.01.18
Appointed by: OHCAT Board
Declaration of Interests:

  • Nil.

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

Janet Tremble – Ex-Officio Governor/Principal of Grafham Grange School
Term of office: 01.07.18
Appointed by: OHCAT Board
Declaration of Interests:

  • Nil

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

 

Governors who have stepped down in the last 12 months

Philip Knights – Academy Governor
Term of Office:  01.01.18 to 21.07.2020
Appointed by:  OHCAT Board
Declaration of Interests:

  • Godalming College, 6th Form Academy, Member, since 1 January 2018

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

Alison Livesley – Academy Governor
Term of Office: 01.01.18 to 21.07.2020
Appointed by:  OHCAT Board
Declaration of Interests:

  • St Catherine Hospice, Charity, Trustee, since October 2016

Present at 2/2 LGB meetings in 2019-20

Joanne Yarlett – Academy Governor
Term of Office:  01.01.18 to 28.02.20
Appointed by:  OHCAT Board
Declaration of Interests: Nil.

Present at 0/1 LGB meetings in 2019-20.

 

 

 

The residential special school provides highly effective services that consistently exceed the standards of good. The actions of the school contribute to significantly improved outcomes and positive experiences for children and young people. Ofsted – March 2019

 

 

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