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Local governing body

The academy is operated by the Inspiration Trust, with support from the Great Yarmouth Grammar School Foundation.

The members of the local governing body are:

  • Tim Coulson (chair)
  • Iain Macdonald
  • John Mason
  • Dame Rachel de Souza
  • John Stephens
  • Jonathan Taylor
  • Louise Scott

Great Yarmouth Grammar School Foundation have been invited to appoint up to two governors.

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

The local governing body was reconstituted in September 2018 following the merger with Trafalgar College free school.

Name Title Relevant interests Appointed Left
Tim Coulson

Chair

Chief executive, Unity Schools Partnership (formerly Samuel Ward Academy Trust)

Sep 2017 -
Ian Macdonald Trust governor None Sep 2017 -
John Mason Trust governor None Sep 2017 -
Dame Rachel de Souza Trust governor

Chief executive, Inspiration Trust

Member, Education Honours Committee

Director, Parents and Teachers for Excellence

Trustee, Ambition Institute

Sep 2017 -
John Stephens Trust governor

Director, JS Music Services

Director of music, Inspiration Trust

Sep 2017 -
Jonathan Taylor Trust governor Chief executive, Sapientia Education Trust Sep 2017 -
Louise Scott Trust governor Principal, Cobholm Primary Academy Sep 2018 -

Academic year 2017-2018

The local governing body below oversaw the Great Yarmouth Charter Academy converter academy.

Name Title Relevant interests Appointed Left Appointed
Tim Coulson

Chair

Chief executive, Unity Schools Partnership (formerly Samuel Ward Academy Trust)

Sep 2017 - 4 of 4
Ian Macdonald Trust governor None Sep 2017 - 2 of 4
John Mason Trust governor None Sep 2017 - 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

Sep 2017 - 4 of 4
John Stephens Trust governor

Employee, Inspiration Trust

Director, JS Music Services

Sep 2017 - 4 of 4
Jonathan Taylor Trust governor Principal, Wymondham College Sep 2017 - 2 of 4