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Falconer's Hill Academy

Falconer's Hill Academy is a co-educational school catering for children between ages 7 & 11.

Governors

Our Governors

Falconer's Hill Academy is governed by an Academy Scrutiny Committee.

Our governors are:

  • Angela Rock
    Principal
  • Nigel Chilton
    DRET Appointed Governor (Chair)
  • Robert Leaper
    DRET Appointed Governor (Vice Chair)
  • Rebekah Kitchell
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Katie Cross
    Trust Senior Link
  • Laura Rogers
    Staff Governor
  • Lyanne Young
    Staff Governor
  • Tracy Homer
    Parent Governor
  • Teresa Elkin
    Clerk

 

Current Governors 

Name Governor Type Appointed By Term of Office  Term From Term To Declarations of Interest and other Governance Roles as at 4 April 2024  Governor Assigned Responsibilities  Attendance 22/23   Attendance 23/24
Nigel Chilton Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First 21 Jan 2021 20 Jan 2025
  • Nothing to declare 
  • SEND Link Governor
  • Attendance Link Governor 
3 of a possible 4 4 of a possible 4 
Katie Cross Trust Governor Appointed by foundation/Trust Not applicable  03 Feb 2022 Ex Officio
  • Partner employed by David Ross Education Trust 
  1 of a possible 3 2 of a possible 4 
Tracy Homer Parent governor Elected by parents  First 23 Oct 2023 22 Oct 2027
  • Nothing to declare 
  Not applicable, not in post  3 of a possible 3 
Rebekah Kitchell Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First 04 Aug 2023 3 Aug 2027
  • Nothing to declare 
  • Safeguarding Link Governor 
4 of a possible 4 (as Staff Governor)  1 of a possible 4 
Robert Leaper Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First 11 Nov 2021 10 Nov 2025
  • Nothing to declare 
  4 of a possible 4   4 of a possible 4
Angela Rock Principal Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/
principal
Not applicable  01 Sep 2019 Ex Officio
  • Nothing to declare 
  4 of a possible 4   4 of a possible 4 
Laura Rogers Staff governor Elected by school staff First 03 Oct 2023 2 Oct 2027
  • Nothing to declare 
  Not applicable, not in post  3 of a possible 3 
 Lyanne Young Staff governor Elected by school staff First 06 Nov 2023 5 Nov 2027
  • Nothing to declare 
  Not applicable, not in post  3 of a possible 3 

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
Charlotte Goodall Staff governor Elected by school staff 1 9 Nov 2020 24 Jul 2023
  • Nothing to declare 
2 of a possible 4 Not applicable, not in post
Rebekah Kitchell Staff Governor  Elected by school staff 1 15 Jun 2021 3 Aug 2023
  • Nothing to declare 
4 of a possible 4 1 of a possible 3 (as DRET Appointed Governor)
Nicola Morton Appointed governor Appointed by Foundation/Trust  1 16 Feb 2022 21 Sep 2023
  • Nothing to declare 
2 of a possible 4 Not applicable, not in post
Ryan English Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 27 Nov 2023 15 May 2024
  • Nothing to declare 
Not applicable, not in post  0 of a possible 3

Contacting Us

The Governance Officer for Falconer's Hill Academy is Victoria Linthwaite. Victoria 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 

 

Garry 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