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The Board of Governors is made up of representatives from the community, parents and from College staff. They work very closely with the Principal, Jan Atkinson, and her senior leadership team to ensure that students receive a quality education in a safe and welcoming environment.

Whatever course or programme that your daughter/son undertakes at the College, we want to be sure that it is a quality experience with successful outcomes.

The Board of Governors would like to encourage you to take an active part in your child's education by ensuring that attendance is good, there is a commitment to study and that you attend parents evenings and College events.

We are sure that your experience with the College will be a positive one.

Please contact Sue Young, should you wish to get in contact with or require any further information from the Board of Governors.

Governor Documents

Terms of Reference

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Governing Body Structure 2020-21 


Mother A van den Hof (appointed 11 September 2019)  

Barbara Barwick (re-appointed 8 July 2020)          

Karen Hunter (re-appointed 8 July 2020)               

Helen Laker (re-appointed 8 July 2020)  

Tomris Ibrahim (appointed on 9 Dec 2020)


Members who resigned

Simon Trotter (resigned September 2019)

Mike Hage (resigned 11 September 2019)

Jane Warren (resigned 14 May 2019)           



Fred Gichuhi (appointed 9 Dec 2020)

Jacqueline Gray Chair from 8 July 2020

Simon Trotter Chair- (resigned 20 March 2020)             

Janet Atkinson (Accounting officer)         

Valliyappan Balaguru (appointed 5 June 2019)    

Felix Beck (re-appointed 8 July 2020)      

Jacqueline Gray (appointed 1 September 2019) 

Mike Hage (appointed 20 September 2017)         

Ashley Beecham (appointed 5 December 2016)  

Mary Karooma-Brooker (appointed 01 January 2018)      

Susan Hammond (appointed 5 June 2019)            

Neil Jones (appointed 01 December 2019)            

Peter Smyth (appointed 20 September 2017)      

Sarah Wells (appointed 5 December 2016)           

Vacant (Parent Governor x1)              


Trustees who resigned 

Karen Hunter (Resigned 11 September 2019)      

Paul Wiltshire (Resigned 1 September 2019)

Helen Laker (Resigned 11 September 2019)         

Jane Warren (Resigned 14 May 2019)     

Dhiru Suares (Resigned 1 September 2019)          

Mother Ariadne van den Hof (Resigned 11 September 2019)        

Barbara Barwick (Resigned 11 September 2019)

Ashley Beecham (Resigned 8 July 2020) 

Sarah Wells (resigned 9 Dec 2020)


Senior Management Team          

Janet Atkinson  Principal and CEO

Geoff Osborne  - Vice Principal

Sophie Farmer   - Assistant Principal

Alex Rolfe            - Assistant Principal

Natalie Osborne               - Assistant Principal

Andrea Knight   - Assistant Principal

Mary Obemeasor            - Finance Director (Appointed 1 July 2019)

Jacqueline Takpimivbiomo           - Assistant Principal (from 24 August 2020)

Kamalanadan Nagaiah    - Assistant Principal (resigned 21 February 2020


Quality, Standards & Personal, Development, Behaviour & Welfare Committee :
Mike Hage (Chair), Jan Atkinson, Felix Beck, Mary Karooma-Brooker, Peter Smyth, Sarah Wells

Finance, HR & General Purposes Committee:
Neil Jones (Chair), Appan Balaguru, Jan Atkinson, Sarah Wells, Peter Smyth

Audit & Risk Committee:
Sue Hammond (Chair), Mary Karooma-Brooker, Janet Atkinson, Fred Gichuhi




Governors Term Length

Governors are expected to serve a four year term, Governors are to resign before the full four year term if they so choose, Governors are also free to run for another term.

Governor Selection

Governors are selected in accordance with DFE Academy Governance guidance. This includes appointment, peer recommendation, application or appointment via vote. Further information can be found in the terms of reference attachment below.

Governor Secure Area

Governors have access to a secure environment hosted our VLE. 

You can find a copy of the Governance Handbook below as a downloadable attachment or by clicking this link.