Edward Heneage is governed by an Academy Scrutiny Committee.
Our governors are:
Jenny RouthActing Head of School
Alan TregunnoDRET Appointed Governor (Chair)
Alan joined the ASC as a DRET Appointed Governor on 24 December 2020. He is interested in the future of young peoples education and wishes to support them to get ready for the real world of the working life. Alan has the link assigned role for SEND, and has also recently joined the ASC at Fairfield Academy. He has a full-time career in Manufacturing, including teaching / Assessing and training of people from diverse backgrounds within the manufacturing Industries. Alan joined the ASC with an open mind and gives unbiased opinions. Alans interests include DIY, Outdoor pursuits, walking, Cycling and camping. He is also Treasurer of an Allotment association.
Wendy BaxterTrust Senior Link (Vice Chair)
Wendy was appointed a Trust Senior Link on to ASC on 3 September 2018. She has served on other ASCs across the DRET Academies for the past 10 years. Wendy is a Regional Director for DRET and its part of her role to ensure that all aspects of school leadership are exemplary, including governance. She wishes to support ASCs by bringing her knowledge and skill-set to the meetings and there is always something new to learn from other governors. She has previously been a Teacher and also had a 20 year career in NHS management as well as running her own business supporting GP practices. When not at work, she loves to spend time outdoors and is an avid fan of parkrun.
Patrick SalmonDRET Appointed Governor
Kerry DuffieldDRET Appointed Governor
Kerry joined the ASC as a DRET Appointed Governor on 2 June 2021. She has worked within the David Ross Education Trust since 2011 at Havelock Academy as a teacher and on the Senior Leadership Team. Having been involved in Governor meetings at her own school, she was keen to be able to offer her own experience in education and as a parent to that of a neighbouring school within the Trust. Kerry is currently a teacher of maths, and Assistant Principal SENCO at Havelock Academy. She has previously been a Head of Department and a Progress Leader for KS3. Prior to teaching, Kerry was a Retail Manager and has a degree in Business Management. Kerry has strong leadership skills, is organised, committed and works well in a team. She is also creative and good at problem solving. Kerry is very passionate about ensuring that all children receive a good education and have access to a wide range of opportunities regardless of background. She is also an avid reader and interested in arts and crafts, in particular sewing.
Gemma McKiernanParent Governor
Bethany ThompsonStaff Governor
Bethany was elected on to the ASC as a Staff Governor on 3 March 2021. As a teacher at the academy, she always strives for the absolute best for the pupils and being part of the governing body allows her to have a say in the bigger picture of the education of the children in the community. Bethany joined Edward Heneage in 2019. She started as an NQT in Y6 and is now the whole-school Curriculum Lead and Upper Key Stage 2 Phase Lead. As Curriculum Lead, she has a strong understanding of the structure and purpose of the trust curriculum and has been working with staff in 2021 to foster cross-curricular links and connections, supporting the children to become knowledgeable all-rounders. Bethany is also based in Y5/6 and is therefore proficient in data analysis and the subsequent target setting and improvement planning which stems from this. She is passionate about curriculum design and the significance of those subjects classed as non-core. As both a historian and a linguist by trade, she loves the sparks of curiosity which stem from the skills and knowledge these fascinating subjects have to offer. Bethany is currently working on a project revolving around explicit vocabulary teaching which aims to encompass all of these areas.
Anna has been clerking academies within the Trust since September 2020. Prior to that she spent 33 years working for HM Revenue and Customs, specialising in complaints investigation, including Adjudicator and MP cases. Anna is also Chair and DRET Appointed Governor at Humberston Academy. Anna enjoys gardening, walking her dog and visiting museums and other cities around the world.
Governor Assigned Responsibilities
Safeguarding - Wendy Baxter
SEND - Alan Tregunno
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Scheme of Delegation
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Minutes of the Academy Scrutiny Committee
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