In a Free School, the governance structure has two layers: Members of the Gildredge House Free School Trust, with their own specific responsibilities, and the Board of Governors, where each person fulfils the role of Governor, Director and Trustee.
As Governors, we are aware that the specific knowledge, skills and experience that we bring to our roles can contribute significantly to our overall strategic effectiveness. We are also committed to ongoing training and development opportunities. The Governing Board currently includes ten Governors appointed by the Members, two Members of the Trust, two elected parent Governors and a staff Governor, all volunteering their time to support and challenge the school in order to raise standards of achievement for all students.
The Board of Governors meetings are held throughout the year. Governors are linked to specific curriculum areas, undertake regular monitoring visits and aim to attend as many school events and open days as possible.
Should a person wish to make contact with members of the Governing Board they may do so via the Clerk to the Governors, Mrs J Jenkins, on firstname.lastname@example.org
|Julian Mace||Chair of Governing Board||Member of Gildredge House Free School Trust.
Governor of Admissions, Education and Enterprise Committees
|Louise Baxter||Vice Chair of Governors||Chair of Education Committee|
|Julia Jenkins||Clerk to Governing Board|
|Stuart Reeves||Head Teacher and Governor (Ex. Officio)|
|Alison Allart||Governor||Lead Governor for SEND and co-opted Governor of Education Committee|
|Paul Amos||Governor||Vice Chair of Enterprise Committee|
|Martyn Ashley Taylor||Governor||Enterprise Committee|
|Marilyn Benzing||Governor||Lead Governor for Careers
Lead Governor for Safeguarding and Governor for Education and Admissions Committees
|Glyn Freeman||Governor||Lead Governor for Health and Safety and Governor of Enterprise Committee|
|Michael Gietzen||Parent Governor||Education Committee|
|Gabrielle Mace||Governor||Member of Gildredge House Free School Trust. Chair of Admissions Committee. Vice Chair of Education Committee|
|Sara McKenna||Staff Governor||Education Committee|
|Joel Newman||Governor||Enterprise Committee|
|Ollie Newman||Parent Governor||Enterprise Committee|
|Trevor Scott||Governor||Chair of Enterprise Committee|
|Joyce Swann||Governor||Lead Governor for Eco-Schools and Governor for Education Committee|
Historic (left within last 12 months):
Selene Edwards, Member: 01/02/2017 – 31/01/2021
Fiona Walker, Member: 01/09/2017 – 04/06/2020
Matt West, Member: 01/09/2017 – 05/03/2021
To find out more about the remit of the members, please refer to the Governance Structure and Terms of Reference 2020-21 [PDF]
Further information on the Gildredge House trustees and members, including historical Governance information for the past 12 months, can be found on the Gildredge House establishment page of the Get Information About Schools website.