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)
  • Kizzi Matanga
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Richard Widdison
    Trust Senior Link
  • Claire Rollinson
    Staff Governor
  • Donna Stone
    Staff Governor
  • Kimberley Cook
    Parent Governor
  • Joshua Bailey
    Parent Governor
  • Anna Chester

Governor Assigned Responsibilities

Enrichment, Arts and Parent Voice / Social Links - Kimberley Cook

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

EYFS and Attendance - Richard Crompton

Safeguarding - Kizzi Matanga

Artsmark and Sports Premium - Claire Rollinson

Behaviour - Donna Stone

Pupil Premium and LAC - Richard Widdison

Teaching and Learning, Curriculum - English and Maths - Kate Ranner

SEND - Kate Ranner

Contacting a Governor

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

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. 


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.

 Emma Bennett 

Angela Watts 

Stephen Platten 

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