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'.


Our Governors

Quay Academy is governed by an Academy Scrutiny Committee.

Our governors are:

  • Caroline Broadhead
  • 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
  • Karen Chapman
    Associate Member of ASC
  • Anna Chester

Governor Assigned Responsibilities

Enrichment and Arts - Donna Stone

PSHE, Mental Health, Well-being and Diversity - Joshua Bailey

Safeguarding and LAC - Richard Widdison

Behaviour and SEND - Kate Ranner

Pupil Premium - Richard Crompton

Contacting a Governor

To contact a governor, please contact the Trust Governance Team by emailing

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, 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 or review our information pack below. 

governor recruitment booklet summer 2023.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 

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