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 email@example.com
|Julian Mace||Chair of Governors||Member of Gildredge House Free School Trust|
|Louise Baxter||Vice Chair of Governors||Chair of Education Committee|
|Julia Jenkins||Clerk to Governors|
|Stuart Reeves||Head Teacher and Governor (Ex. Officio)|
|Alison Allart||Parent Governor||Lead Governor for SEND|
|Paul Amos||Governor||Vice Chair of Enterprise Committee|
|Martyn Ashley Taylor||Governor|
|Marilyn Benzing||Governor||Lead Governor for Careers|
|Selene Edwards||Parent Governor|
|Glyn Freeman||Governor||Lead Governor for Health and Safety|
|Gabrielle Mace||Governor||Member of Gildredge House Free School Trust. Chair of Admissions Committee. Vice Chair of Education Committee|
|Sara McKenna||Staff Governor|
|Trevor Scott||Governor||Chair of Enterprise Committee|
|Joyce Swann||Governor||Lead Governor for Eco-Schools|
|Matt West||Governor||Lead Governor for Safeguarding|
Historic (left within last 12 months):
Fiona Walker, Member: 01/09/2017 – 04/06/2020
Peter Pyemont, Trustee: 01/10/2013 – 07/02/2020
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.
- Register of Governors’ Interests 2019-20 [PDF]
- Board of Governors Meeting Attendance Record 2019-20 [PDF]