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Local governing body

The role of governors is to ensure that the academy provides high standards of teaching and learning, quality support and guidance for learning, and that equal opportunities and full access to every learning experience are available to all our young people. 

Our governors are:

  • Tim O’Shea (chair)
  • Bolton Agnew
  • Kathryn Buscall
  • Dame Rachel de Souza 
  • Mrs Tara Fletcher-Rollison (parent governor)

The local governing body is part of a wider governance structure within the Inspiration Trust. Further details of roles and responsibilities can be found in the Governance section of the Trust website.

Academic year 2018-2019

Name Position held Relevant interests Appointed Left
Mr Bolton Agnew Trust governor Director, Somerton Capital Sept 2014 -
Kathryn Buscall Trust governor None Sept 2015 -
Dame Rachel de Souza

Trust governor

Chief executive, Inspiration Trust

Member, Education Honours Committee

Director, Parents and Teachers for Excellence

Trustee, Ambition Institute

Sept 2014 -
Tara Fletcher Rollison Trust appointed parent governor None June 2016 -
Icarus Hines Trust governor Director, Icarus Hines Oct 2015 Feb 2019
Mr Tim O'Shea

Chair

Trust governor

None Sept 2014 -

Academic year 2017-2018

Name Position held Relevant interests Appointed Left Attended
Mr Bolton Agnew Trust governor Director, Somerton Capital Sept 2014 - 4 of 4
Kathryn Buscall Trust governor None Sept 2015 - 2 of 4
Dame Rachel de Souza

Trust governor

Chief executive, Inspiration Trust

Trustee, Shakespeare's Globe Trust (resigned June 2018)

Member, Education Honours Committee

Member, Headteacher Board, East of England & NE London (resigned, September 2017)

Director, Parents and Teachers for Excellence

Sept 2014 - 2 of 4
Tara Fletcher Rollison Trust appointed parent governor None June 2016 - 0 of 4
Claire Heald Trust governor Executive Principal at Jane Austen College, Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form and Charles Darwin schools Oct 2015 May 2018 1 of 2
Icarus Hines Trust governor Director, Icarus Hines Oct 2015 - 1 of 4
Anna Ground Trust appointed parent governor None Mar 2016 July 2018 4 of 4
Mr Tim O'Shea

Chair

Trust governor

None Sept 2014 - 3 of 4