Would you like to be a Governor?

Make a positive difference

Our two governing bodies are made up of elected parents, staff, learners, the Headteacher of the School/Principal of the College and co-opted governors. The School Governors and the College Governors each meet four times a year. There are also two governors who attend the trustee meetings.

As a governor, you must hold an enhanced certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service (which we can process for you). You will also be expected to undertake relevant, required training.

If you are interested in joining our Governors, please email Csilla Vekony, Clerk to the Governors here, outlining the skills and experience that you would bring to the role. We would be pleased to show you around the School or College and to discuss further what the role of Governor involves.


For more information about our decision-making and consultative bodies, please click here.

School Governors


Name Role Link role
Karen Nicholls (Chair) Chair of School Governor, Trustee Health and safety
Meryl Cumber Governor Special projects
Kathleen Squince Governor Safeguarding
Margaret Rooms Governor Literacy and numeracy
Sarah Goodey Staff governor Education
Freya Dunn Staff governor Residential
Anne-Marie Ricketts Governor
Julie Hocking Parent governor

*Safeguarding and Prevent governor

College Governors

Name Role Link role
Caroline Bell (Chair) Governor, Trustee Parent and safeguarding governor
Mohit Bajaj Governor Health, safety and welfare
Peter Mullarky Governor
David Rodgers Governor Teaching, learning & assessment
Vai Cheung Governor Recruitment/staffing
Mike Seeney Governor
Zara Preston Staff governor, education
Loki Gray Staff governor, education

*Safeguarding and Prevent governor


Simon Smith (Chair)   Trustee/Trustee finance/Estates sub-committee
Bill Catchpole  Trustee/Trustee finance/Estates sub-committee
Anna Thatcher  Trustee
Linda McMillan  Trustee
Mary Fawcett  Trustee
Peter Redwood  Trustee/Trustee finance
Karen Nicholls  Trustee/Governor
Nadia Cowdrey  Trustee
Caroline Bell  Trustee