The David Ross Education Trust

David Ross Education Trust schools create a rich and exciting learning environment that inspires students to become their confident, academic best.

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Edward Heneage Primary Academy

It is our intention to ignite a real love of learning by providing a rich, varied and exciting curriculum that meets the needs of each and every individual.

Governors

Our Governors

Edward Heneage is governed by an Academy Scrutiny Committee.

Our governors are:

  • Dominique Osborne
    Principal
  • Aimee Steedman
    Head of School
  • Ellis Jacklin
    DRET Appointed Governor (Chair)
  • Marc Summersell
    DRET Appointed Governor (Vice Chair)
  • Kerry Duffield
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Sarah Henry
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Marnie McKay
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Kizzi Matanga
    Trust Senior Link
  • Bethany Thomas
    Staff Governor
  • Gemma McKiernan
    Parent Governor
  • Anna Chester
    Clerk

 

Current Governors

Name Governor Type Appointed By Term of Office  Term From Term To Declarations of Interest and other Governance Roles as at 18 April 2024  Governor Assigned Responsibilities  Attendance 22/23   Attendance 23/24
Kerry Duffield Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First 02 Jun 2021 1 Jun 2025
  • Employee of Havelock Academy 
  0 of a possible 4 0 of a possible 3 
Sarah Henry Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First 19 Jan 2024 18 Jan 2028
  • Nothing to declare 
  • SEND Link Governor 
Not applicable, not in post  1 of a possible 1 
Ellis Jacklin Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First 09 Jan 2024 8 Jan 2028
  • Employee of The David Ross Education Trust 
  • Safeguarding Link Governor 
Not applicable, not in post  1 of a possible 1 
Kizzi Matanga Trust Governor Appointed by foundation/Trust Not applicable  03 Oct 2022 Ex Officio 
  • Nothing to declare 
  2 of a possible 4 0 of a possible 3 
Marnie McKay Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First 03 Apr 2024 2 Apr 2028
  • Nothing to declare 
  Not applicable, not in post  Not applicable, not in post 
Gemma McKiernan Parent governor Elected by parents  First 26 May 2021 25 May 2025
  • Nothing to declare 
  • Early Reading Link Governor 
3 of a possible 4  2 of a possible 3
Dominique Osborne Principal Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/
principal
Not applicable  1 Sep 2016 Ex Officio 
  • Nothing to declare 
  4 of a possible 4 2 of a possible 3
Marc Summersell Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First 07 Jun 2023 6 Jun 2027
  • Nothing to declare 
  • Attendance Link Governor
  • Pupil Premium Link Governor 
1 of a possible 1 2 of a possible 3
Bethany Thomas Staff governor Elected by school staff  First 03 Mar 2021 2 Mar 2025
  • Employee of Edward Heneage Primary Academy 
  3 of a possible 4  2 of a possible 3

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
Alan Tregunno Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 24 Dec 2020 9 Jan 2024
  • Nothing to declare 
4 of a possible 4 2 of a possible 2 

Contacting Us

The Governance Officer for Edward Heneage Primary Academy is Gemma Yates. Gemma 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