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.
Peter James (Chair, Finance and Sport Premium)
I am a qualified accountant and spent over 30 years in financial and general management roles in industry. I now work as School Business Manager for 3 Primary Schools in Warwickshire. I am married to a retired Primary School Head teacher, have two grown up sons and two grandsons who attend the academy and live in Rugby, Warwickshire.
Shirley Hollyoake (Early Years)
My name is Shirley Hollyoake and I live in nearby Byfield. I am married with two grown up children and two grandchildren. Until a few years ago I was a Reception Class teacher for 25 years in a large multi cultural primary school. When I retired I was the Foundation Stage Coordinator and still have a particular interest in Early Years education.
Zoe Turner (Safeguarding and Pupil Premium)
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.
Rachel Hemelryk (Assessment and Health and Safety)
I run my own head hunting business and work in HR for a London law firm. I am also involved in the community through school and village life, I have two children, both at the academy.
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.
Ian Pagett (Staff Governor)
I am the Year 5/6 Teacher at Chipping Warden Primary Academy, and the lead teacher in school for Science, PE and Computing. I have been teaching for 5 years and before that I had a 25-year career in the Civil Service.