Governors’ Information

Under the terms of the Education & Skills Funding Agency’s Academy Trust Handbook, we are required to publish information about the local governing body and attendance of the governors from the meetings held on behalf of the Academy Trust.

Members of the Local Governing Body

Janet Sherborne (CHAIR)

Responsible for the Health & Safety, Child Protection and Safeguarding Portfolio.

Term of office from: 24.03.2023 to 23.03.2026

Appointed by: Trust

Declaration of Interests / other relevant appointments as at September 2023:

  • Former Employee, Orchard Hill College Academy Trust
  • Governor, Unified Academy
  • Member of ASCL Union

Present at 3/3 LGB meetings in 2022-2023.

John Reilly, Principal (Ex-Officio)

Term of office from: 01.06.2020-

Appointed by: Trust

Declaration of Interests / other relevant appointments as at September 2023:

  • Member of NAHT- Secondary Council

Present at 3/3 LGB meetings in 2022-2023.

Sarah Goldsmith, Parent Governor

Term of office from: 01.07.2022 to 30.06.2025

Appointed by: Trust

Declaration of Interests / other relevant appointments as at November 2023:

  • Niece is an employee of Addington Valley Academy

Present at 2/3 LGB meetings in 2022-2023.

Amy Wood

Term of office from: 01.07.2022 to 30.06.2025

Appointed by: Trust

Declaration of Interests / other relevant appointments as at June 2022:

  • Employee, Carew Academy (part of OHCAT)
  • Spouse, Employee, Carew Academy (part of OHCAT).

Present at 0/0 LGB meetings in 2022-2023.

Melissa Chami (Staff Governor)

Term of office from: 09.12.2022 to 08.12.2025

Appointed by: Trust

Declaration of Interests / other relevant appointments as at December 2023:

  • Nil

Present at 3/3 LGB meetings in 2022-2023.

Fadia Kabene (Support Staff Governor)

Term of office from: 09.12.2022 to 08.12.2025

Appointed by: Trust

Declaration of Interests / other relevant appointments as at November 2023:

  • Nil

Present at 1/3 LGB meetings in 2022-2023.

Governors who have stepped down in the last 12 months:

Kemi Arogundade, Chair

Responsible for the Finance & Resources Portfolio

Term of office from: 03.07.2020 to 02.07.2023

Appointed by: Trust

Declaration of Interests / other relevant appointments as at November 2022:

  • Employee and Associate Member, Sudbourne Primary School
  • Assistant Principal and CFO, Burntwood School.
  • Director, School Business Limited.
  • COO, Association of BAME Business Leaders in Education.

Present at 3/3 LGB meetings in 2022-23.

Lucy Davey

Responsible for the Ethos, Vision & Strategy Portfolio.

Term of office from: 01.06.2020 to 21.07.2023

Appointed by: Trust

Declaration of Interests / other relevant appointments as at November 2022:

  • Assistant Principal, Carew Academy
  • Husband is Director of Student Support at Carew Academy.

Present at 1/3 LGB meetings in 2022-2023.

Jordana Berk

Responsible for the Teaching & Learning Portfolio

Term of office from: 03.07.2020 to 02.07.2023

Appointed by: Trust

Declaration of Interests / other relevant appointments as at November 2022:

  • Nil.

Present at 1/3 LGB meetings in 2022-2023

Will Scott

Responsible for the HR and Organisation Development portfolio.

Term of office from: 01.06.2020 to 30.11.2022

Appointed by: Trust

Declaration of Interests / other relevant appointments as at June 2020:

  • Nil.

Present at 1/3 LGB meetings in 2021-22.

Contact

You can contact the Chair of Governors at Addington Valley Academy, c/o Orchard Hill College Academy Trust, Quadrant House, 8th Floor – The Quadrant, Sutton SM2 5AS, or via email at enquiries@addingtonvalley.org

Please click here for details of OHCAT’s Trust structure and further Trust governance information.