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Local Governing Boards (LGBs)

Our LGBs are the champions of our values in each of our schools.  The role of a Local Governor within a Multi-Academy Trust is an important one and sits at the heart of the relationship with school leaders. The Trust Board establishes the LGBs and approves the membership of each board. For the most part, each LGB is made up of individuals drawn from the community, both as elected and appointed members.

The Local Governors are accountable to the Trust Board as well as to the communities they serve. Across all of our LGBs we have a range of expertise that help to support and challenge school leaders to make their school highly effective. Our governor training support programme helps to ensure that new governors are inducted successfully and that existing governors are kept up to date with changes in education practice and procedures.

The following documents are available upon request:

  • approved and signed minutes

  • agendas

  • any papers considered at the meeting

Our Governors 


Zoe Turner (Safeguarding and SEND Governor)

I am an English Teacher at a secondary school for children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs. I have worked at this school for 6 years and enjoy every moment. I have a strong interest in SEND and hope to one day qualify as a SENCo. 






Hamish Gairdner (Parent Governor)

I am the Estate Manager at Edgcote. I have a daughter who enjoyed Chipping Warden  Kindergarten and is now attending the academy. I am passionate about Rural affairs, through my job I am involved with the local community and I am also a member of Chipping Warden Parish Council.




Jim Wintersgill (Health & Safety Governor)

I am a Finance Manager working in the automotive industry. I live in Chipping Warden, and have two daughters currently attending the academy.







Rachel Rankin (Parent Governor)

I am a Medical Writer with a healthcare communications company. I live in Chipping Warden and have two children who attend the academy, having previously attended the Kindergarten.





Samantha Gericke (Co-Opted Governor) 

I work at Chipping Warden Kindergarten with pre school children and I also run Forest school sessions. I have three children who all attend Chipping Warden Primary Academy.