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Cedar Road Primary School

At Cedar Road we are committed to being an inclusive school, providing the best possible standard of education for every child.

Governors

Our Governors

Cedar Road Primary School is governed by an Academy Scrutiny Committee.

Our governors are:

  • Clair Mills
    Principal
  • Tracey Hudson
    Trust Senior Link
  • Sarah Durbin
    DRET Appointed Governor (Chair)
  • Jolen Grantham
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Anna Woroniecka
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Meena Tobias
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Laura Hancock
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Damian Panton
    Parent Governor (Vice Chair)
  • Alexandra Snell
    Parent Governor
  • Graham Champsey
    Staff Governor
  • Teresa Elkin
    Clerk

 

 

Current Governors

Name Governor Type Appointed By Term of Office  Term From Term To Declarations of Interest and other Governance Roles as at 4 April 2024  Governor Assigned Responsibilities  Attendance 22/23   Attendance 23/24
Graham Champsey Staff governor Elected by school staff First  10 Nov 2023 9 Nov 2027
  • Nothing to declare 
  • Staff and Pupil Voice Link Governor 
Not applicable, not in post  3 of a possible 3
Sarah Durbin Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First  30 Aug 2022 29 Aug 2026
  • Nothing to declare 
  • Curriculum Link Governor
  • Geography and History Link Governor
  • Phonics Link Governor 
6 of a possible 6 4 of a possible 4
Jolen Grantham Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First  26 Aug 2021 25 Aug 2025
  • Employee of Creative Education Trust
  • Partner is a Senior Manager of a local Secondary School
  • Director of Accelerated Learning LTD. 
  • Governor at Malcolm Arnold Academy and Malcolm Arnold Prep School 
  • Governor at Briar Hill Primary School 
  • Governor at Kings Heath Primary Academy 
  • Attendance Link Governor 
4 of a possible 6 3 of a possible 4
Laura Hancock Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First  28 Feb 2024 27 Feb 2028
  • Parent of two pupils that at attend Cedar Road Primary School
  Not applicable, not in post  2 of a possible 2
Tracey Hudson Trust Governor Appointed by foundation/Trust Not applicable 27 Jun 2019 Ex Officio
  • Nothing to declare 
  • Behaviour and Attitudes Link Governor
  • Phonics Link Governor
  • Safeguarding Link Governor 
3 of a possible 6 3 of a possible 4
Clair Mills Principal Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/
principal
Not applicable 01 Sep 2022 Ex Officio
  • Husband works for X Sign
  • Governor at The Arbours Primary Academy 
  6 of a possible 6 4 of a possible 4
Damian Panton Parent governor Elected by parents First  01 Dec 2022 30 Nov 2026
  • Governor at Briar Hill Primary School
  • Early Reading Link Governor 
4 of a possible 5 4 of a possible 4
Alexandra Snell Parent governor Elected by parents First  29 Sep 2023 28 Sep 2027
  • Nothing to declare 
  • Arts/DT and Music Link Governor
  • Parental/Community Development Link Governor 
Not applicable, not in post  3 of a possible 3
Meena Tobias Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust Second 20 Nov 2022 19 Nov 2026
  • Nothing to declare 
  • SMSC and Enrichment Link Governor 
1 of a possible 6  2 of a possible 4 
Anna Woroniecka Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First  19 Jan 2023 18 Jan 2027
  • Governor at Kings Heath Primary Academy
  • Governor at Hogsthorpe Primary Academy 
  • Personal Development  Link Governor 
2 of a possible 4 3 of a possible 4

 Former Governors 

 Below is a list of Governors that have served in the past 12 months. 

Name Governor Type Appointed By  Terms Served  First Appointed Leaving Date Declarations of Interest and other Governance Roles  Attendance 22/23   Attendance 23/24
Madeline Dunckley Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 6 Mar 2023 10 Jan 2024
  • Director of About Consulting Group LTD
1 of a possible 3 2 of a possible 2
Laura Atkinson Staff governor Elected by school staff  10 Nov 2023 14 Apr 2024 Not applicable, not in post 2 of a possible 2
Gwennie Lewis Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 18 Mar 2021 1 May 2024
  • Chair of the Board of Directors at Abington Community Centre
  • Trustee of Northamptonshire Rape Crisis
  • Governance & Compliance Manager of Longhurst Group
  • Governor at Malcolm Arnold Academy and Malcolm Arnold Prep School 

 4 of a possible 6

1 of a possible 3

Contacting Us

The Governance Officer for Cedar Road Primary School is Victoria Linthwaite. Victoria can be reached at governance@dret.co.uk

To contact a governor, please contact the Trust Governance Team by emailing governance@dret.co.uk.

If you are looking to contact a Governor to make a complaint or share a concern, please note that as per our Complaints Policy, governors do not investigate complaints at Stage 1 or Stage 2.  This enables them to be impartial should a complaint be escalated to a Stage 3 governor panel. If you wish to make a complaint, please complete this form and your complaint will be investigated accordingly.

Scheme of Delegation

Information about the David Ross Education Trust’s scheme of delegation is available here.

Minutes of the Academy Scrutiny Committee

Should you wish to view a copy of the minutes of the ASC at this academy, please contact the Trust Governance Team (governance@dret.co.uk), who will be able to provide you with an electronic or paper copy of the minutes.

Are you interested in becoming an academy governor?

We are looking for new governors to support our academies. Our governors work closely with their academies to support the Trust’s goal of broadening the horizons of young people through a world-class education, equipping our students with the skills and experiences to become their confident, academic best, no matter what.

If you have an interest in, and commitment to, improving education and would like to make a difference within your community, please register your interest in becoming a governor by completing our governor application form. If you have any questions about a governor’s role or responsibilities please contact us at governance@dret.co.uk or review our information pack below. 

march 2024 governor recruitment booklet.pdf

 

What is it like being a Governor with DRET?

To understand what it is like to be a governor with us, take a look at our testimonial booklet and videos which contain insights from serving governors.

 

governor testimonial booklet .pdf

 

 Emma Bennett 

Angela Watts 

Stephen Platten 

 

Garry Allen 

What training do Governors receive?

We offer an extensive range of training opportunities. Take a look at what is on offer for the current academic year. 

 

governor and trustee training programme 2023 24.pdf