The David Ross Education Trust

David Ross Education Trust schools create a rich and exciting learning environment that inspires students to become their confident academic best.

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Quay Academy

Our school's friendly, communal atmosphere was noted by Ofsted with them describing us as, 'a happy and inclusive school where pupils behave well and develop strong relationships'.

Governors

Our Governors

Quay Academy is governed by an Academy Scrutiny Committee.

Our governors are:

  • Caroline Broadhead
    Principal
  • Kate Ranner
    DRET Appointed Governor (Chair)
  • Richard Crompton
    DRET Appointed Governor (Vice Chair)
  • Emily Gillyon
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Jade Marrow
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Richard Widdison
    Trust Senior Link
  • Tim Wilson
    Staff Governor
  • Donna Stone
    Staff Governor
  • Joshua Bailey
    Parent Governor
  • Sarah-Jane Raven
    Parent Governor
  • Karen Chapman
    Associate Member of ASC
  • Anna Chester
    Clerk

Current Governors 

Name Governor Type Appointed By Term of Office  Term From Term To Declarations of Interest and other Governance Roles as at 8 May 2024 Governor Assigned Responsibilities  Attendance 22/23   Attendance 23/24
Joshua  Bailey Parent governor Elected by parents First 01 Mar 2022 28 Feb 2026
  • Nothing to declare
  • PSHE, Mental Health, Wellbeing and Diversity
2 of a possible 5 2 of a possible 4
Caroline Broadhead Principal Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/
principal
Not applicable  01 Apr 2020 Ex Officio
  • Nothing to declare
  • Principal
5 of a possible 5 4 of a possible 4
Karen Chapman Associate Member Appointed by the ASC Not applicable  05 Dec 2022 4 Dec 2024
  • Nothing to declare
  4 of a possible 4 4 of a possible 4
Richard Crompton Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First 05 Sep 2023 4 Sep 2027
  • Was the Head of Estates, Facilities and Operations.
  • Governor on Ainthorpe Primary and Endike ASCs.
  • Director at Waldorf Learning Foundation Limited. 
  • Director of Operations at Bellevue Place Education Trust.
  • Governor at Whitehall Park School, Islington.
  • Vice Chair
  • Pupil Premium
3 of a possible 5 3 of a possible 4
Emily Gillyon Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First 01 Dec 2022 30 Nov 2026
  • Nothing to declare
  3 of a possible 4 1 of a possible 4
Jade Marrow Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First 24 May 2023 23 May 2027
  • Nothing to declare
  •  Curriculum
1 of a possible 1 1 of a possible 4
Kate Ranner Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First 12 Jul 2023 11 Jul 2027
  • Nothing to declare
  • Chair
  • SEND
  • Behaviour
4 of a possible 5 4 of a possible 4
Sarah-Jane Raven Parent governor Elected by parents First 19 Apr 2024 18 Apr 2028
  • Nothing to declare
  Not applicable, not in post  1 of a possible 1 
Donna Stone Staff governor Elected by school staff First 13 Jan 2022 12 Jan 2026
  • Nothing to declare
  • Enrichment (Arts)
3 of a possible 5 2 of a possible 4
Richard Widdison Trust Senior Link Appointed by foundation/Trust Not applicable   12 Jan 2022 Ex Officio
  • DRET Employee
  • Safeguarding
  • Trust Senior Link
  • CIC
4 of a possible 5 4 of a possible 4
Tim Wilson Staff governor Elected by school staff First 11 Jan 2024 10 Jan 2028
  • Nothing to declare
  Not applicable, not in post  2 of a possible 2

Former Governors

Below is a list of Governors that have served in the past 12 months. 

Name Governor Type Appointed By  Terms Served  First Appointed Leaving Date Declarations of Interest and other Governance Roles  Attendance 22/23   Attendance 23/24
Claire Rollinson Staff governor Elected by school staff 1 17 Oct 2019 16 Oct 2023
  • Nothing to declare
3 of a possible 5 Not applicable, not in post 

Contacting Us

The Governance Officer for Quay Academy is Gemma Yates. Gemma can be reached at governance@dret.co.uk

To contact a governor, please contact the Trust Governance Team by emailing governance@dret.co.uk.

If you are looking to contact a Governor to make a complaint or share a concern, please note that as per our Complaints Policy, governors do not investigate complaints at Stage 1 or Stage 2.  This enables them to be impartial should a complaint be escalated to a Stage 3 governor panel. If you wish to make a complaint, please complete this form and your complaint will be investigated accordingly.

Scheme of Delegation

Information about the David Ross Education Trust’s scheme of delegation is available here.

Minutes of the Academy Scrutiny Committee

Should you wish to view a copy of the minutes of the ASC at this academy, please contact the Trust Governance Team, (governance@dret.co.uk), who will be able to provide you with an electronic or paper copy of the minutes.

Are you interested in becoming an academy governor?

We are looking for new governors to support our academies. Our governors work closely with their academies to support the Trust’s goal of broadening the horizons of young people through a world-class education, equipping our students with the skills and experiences to become their confident, academic best, no matter what.

If you have an interest in, and commitment to, improving education and would like to make a difference within your community, please register your interest in becoming a governor by completing our governor application form. If you have any questions about a governor’s role or responsibilities please contact us at governance@dret.co.uk or review our information pack below. 

march 2024 governor recruitment booklet.pdf

   

What is it like being a governor with DRET?

To understand what it is like to be a governor with us, take a look at our testimonial booklet and videos which contain insights from serving governors.

governor testimonial booklet .pdf

 

 Emma Bennett 

Angela Watts 

Stephen Platten 

Gary Allen


 

What training do Governors receive?

We offer an extensive range of training opportunities. Take a look at what is on offer for the current academic year. 

governor and trustee training programme 2023 24.pdf