School Governors

The Chair of Governors is Mrs Pat Lewis-Badgett (

The members of the Local Governing Body come from a wide range of backgrounds 
and have very varied skills and experience -  from the world of education and outside. 
One of the two vice chairs, Mr Julian Piper, is also currently a Trustee of the Minerva Learning Trust.

Non-staff Governors (click on a photo to enlarge):
Pat Lewis-Badgett Sian German Julian Piper Sarah Sewell Vicky Thomas Jules Handyside Ashley Harrow
Foundation Parent Foundation Parent Foundation Parent Co-opted
Chair Vice Chair Vice Chair        
  • All continue to undergo training, especially in areas of governance in which they have a particular interest.

  • All are linked to particular aspects of the School and monitor progress towards the School's Development Plan. 

  • Some, in addition to their role as a governor, give time to the School to provide support for learning.


The role of the Local Governing Body is defined in the Governance Handbook for the Minerva Learning Trust.

The Scheme of Delegation may be viewed here.

At February 2018, we had a full complement of governors, with the appointment of a new parent governor.  However, the subsequent resignations of a former co-opted governor and the death of the Rector in May 2018 mean that, at the current time, there are two vacancies for co-options should those with appropriate skills be appointed.

Meet the governors (including attendance and business interests)