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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.

Vacancy – Chair 

Kathrine Everett – Vice Chair (Governor)

Term of office: 29.06.2018 to 28.06.2021 (3 year term)

Appointed by: Trust

Declaration of Interests / other relevant appointments as at September 2021:

  • Employee, Surrey County Council, since September 2016.

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

Paul Chambers (Principal, The Skills Hub) 

Date appointed: 01.09.2020 (ex-officio)

Appointed by: Trust

Declaration of Interests / other relevant appointments as at September 2020:

  • Nil.

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

Nicola Stephens (Acting Principal, Young People’s Academy) 

Date appointed: 01.09.2021 (ex-officio)

Appointed by: Trust

Declaration of Interests / other relevant appointments as at September 2021:

  • to follow.

Sarah Brooks (Governor)

Term of office:  05.04.2020 to 04.04.2023 (3 year term)

Appointed by: Trust

Declaration of Interests / other relevant appointments as at November 2020:

  • Vice Principal, Arbour Vale School.

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

Michele Gibbons (Governor)

Term of office: 15.12.2020 to 14.12.2023 (3 year term)

Appointed by: Trust

Declaration of Interests / other relevant appointments as at September 2021:

  • Nil

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

Chike Nnalue (Governor)

Term of office: 15.12.2020 to 14.12.2023 (3 year term)

Appointed by: Trust

Declaration of Interests / other relevant appointments as at October 2020:

  • Employed by Achieving for Children in Kingston
  • Director, SMARTSend Solutions Ltd

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

Isobel Callaby (Staff Governor, The Skills Hub)

Term of office: 26.03.2019 to 25.03.2022 (3 year term)

Appointed by: Trust

Declaration of Interests / other relevant appointments as at October 2020:

  • Staff member / nothing to declare

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

Tom Crowe (Staff Governor, Young People’s Academy)

Term of office: 16.12.2019 to 15.12.2022 (3 year term)

Appointed by: Trust

Declaration of Interests / other relevant appointments as at September 2021:

  • Nil

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

Governors who have stepped down in the last twelve months 

Amy Thoreau – Chair 

Term of office: 03.07.2020 to 22.07.2021 (resigned)

Appointed by: Trust

Declaration of Interests / other relevant appointments :

  • None.

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

Kayser Izard (Principal, Young People’s Academy)

Date appointed: 02.11.2020 (ex-officio).

Appointed by: Trust

Declaration of Interests / other relevant appointments as at November 2020

  • Executive Committee Member, PRUsAP
  • Member, New Headteachers Round Table.

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

Melissa McLean (Governor) 

Term of office:  05.04.2020 to 25.06.2021

Appointed by: Trust

Declaration of Interests / other relevant appointments as at April 2020:

  • Employee, Nursing and Midwifery Council

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

Sunny Kumar (Parent Governor -The Skills Hub)

Term of office: 16.03.2018 to 15.03.2021 (3 year term)

Appointed by: Trust

Declaration of Interests / other relevant appointments as at January 2019:

  • Nil

Present at 0/1 LGB meetings in 2020-21.

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