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The Role of a Governor

The Education Fellowship board is the governing body of all TEF schools. TEF retains an Academy Advisory Board (AAB) structure and welcomes the challenge, the support and advice that governing body provides to the Head teacher and the school. TEF appoint the Governors to the AAB.

The role of the AAB is vital for the day to day running of the school and they are local representatives for TEF in the school and the community. Our Governors know the local community, they know the school and they are uniquely placed to give the Head teacher the relevant support and advice.

Governors are responsible for links with the faculties, which they are required to report on at every meeting. This helps to ensure that attainment and progress and the strategies in place to achieve these are successful. Governors also attend Governors In-Days, which give them the opportunity to:

* Recognise and celebrate success
* Develop relationships with staff
* Get to know the students
* Understand the environment in which teachers are working
* See policies and/or schemes of work in action

This also gives teachers the opportunity to:

* Ensure the AAB understands the reality of the classroom
* Understand better the governors’ roles and responsibilities
* Have the opportunity to reflect on practice through discussion
* Highlight the need for particular resources

You may contact the Clerk of the Governors by emailing

Academy Advisory Board – appointed by TEF

  • Mr James Aldridge (Community Governor until 12/2018) – PPI Link
  • Mr Ian Anderson (Community Governor until 06/2019) – Sixth Form Link
  • Steve Elliott (Principal/TEF)
  • Mr William E Mandeville (Community Governor until 09/2021) – Chair – Maths and SEN Link.
  • Mr Matthew Ellson (Community Governor until 09/2021) – English and Performance Link
  • Mr Lino De Almeida (Parent Governor until 09/2021)
  • Mrs Debbie Goodrum (Community Governor until 12/2018) – Extended Studies Link
  • Mr Christopher Tidd (Community Governor until 01/2020)
  • Mr Desmond Watson (Community Governor until 09/2021)
  • Dr Roger Westcott (Community Governor until 09/2021) – Vice Chair -Safeguarding, Health & Safety, and Technology Link
  • Mr Michael Whitworth (Community Governor until 09/2021)
  • Mrs Tina Mayes (Clerk to the Governors)
  • Mr Michael Stevens (Parent Governor until 10/2021)

 Governors attendance at AAB meetings

Governors /Attendance 17/09/2017 10/10/2017 05/12/2017 06/02/2018 27/03/2018 22/05/2018 03/07/2018
James Aldridge YES YES          
Ian Anderson Apologies Accepted YES          
Lino De Almeida xxxxxxx YES          
Steve Elliott (Principal) YES YES          
Matthew Ellson YES YES          
Debbie Goodrum YES YES          
William Mandeville YES YES          
Tina Mayes (Clerk) YES YES          
Christopher Tidd Apologies Accepted YES          
Desmond Watson xxxxxxx YES          
Roger Westcott YES Apologies Accepted          
Michael Whitworth xxxxxxx YES          

Teaching and Learning Committee – appointed by the AAB

Mr Ian Anderson
Mr Lino De Almeida
Mr Steve Elliott (Principal)
Mr Matthew Ellson (Chair)
Mr Bill Mandeville
Mr Des Watson
Mr Michael Whitworth
Mrs Tina Mayes (Clerk)

Teaching and Learning Committee Meeting attendance – 2016-17

Governors /Attendance 08/11/2016 07/03/2017 27/06/2017
Ian Anderson YES YES YES
Steve Elliott (Principal) YES YES YES
Tina Mayes (Clerk) YES YES YES

Health & Safety, Safeguarding and Site Committee – appointed by the AAB

Mr James Aldridge
Mr Steve Elliott (Principal)
Mrs Debbie Goodrum
Mr Christopher Tidd
Dr Roger Westcott (Chair)
Mrs Tina Mayes (Clerk)

 Health & Safety, Safeguarding and Site Committee meeting attendance 2016-17

Governors /Attendance 15/11/2016 21/03/2017 13/06/2017
James Aldridge YES YES YES
Steve Elliott (Principal) YES YES YES
Roger Westcott YES YES YES
Tina Mayes (Clerk) YES YES YES

Register of Interests

Mr James Aldridge – 2 children at Wrenn Academy
Mr Ian Anderson – Business Interest – Web developer
Mr Lino De Almeida – 1 child at Wrenn Academy
Mr Steve Elliott – None
Mr Matthew Ellson – 1 child at Wrenn Academy
Mrs Debbie Goodrum – None
Mr William E Mandeville – None
Mr Christopher Tidd – 1 child at Wrenn Academy
Mr Des Watson – 1 child at Wrenn Academy
Dr Roger Westcott – None
Mr Michael Whitworth – 1 child at Wrenn Academy
Mr Michael Stevens – 1 child at Wrenn Academy
Mrs Tina Mayes – None