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It is an exciting time for Spires Academy.  After many years of working to improve the quality of provision we provide our students, in May 2017 we were graded as a ‘Good’ School by Ofsted.  This was due to the commitment, hard work and belief from all our community – students, staff and parents.

In January 2018 Spires Academy joined Education for the 21st Century (E21C) a Multi Academy Trust based in south east London. The future is very much about groups of schools working together and supporting each other. It was critical to us to find the right partners that shared our vision and beliefs and who put the students at the centre of what they do.

The Company accounts and Trustee report for year ending 31st August 2017 for the Spires Academy Trust can be found by following the link below:

Spires Academy Trustee Report and Audited Accounts 2016/17

The Local Governing Body from 1st January 2018

The Spires Academy Local Governing Body works as a team and is at the heart of how the school operates.

It is responsible for monitoring that the school provides a good quality education and is continually raising educational standards. The Governing Body also encourages and supports effective ways of teaching and learning when reviewing the school aims and policies. This is done together with the Principal, who is responsible for the day-to-day management of the school.

In addition to the Governing Body’s main role of helping raise pupils’ standards of achievement, we also:

  • support the school in its strategic direction
  • are accountable for monitoring the performance of the school to parents and the wider community
  • monitor that a balanced and broad curriculum is taught
  • review how the school can encourage pupils’ spiritual, moral and cultural development
  • monitor that the school provides for all pupils including those with special needs
  • oversee the implementation of policies on a wide range of school issues and monitor their effectiveness
  • act as a ‘critical friend’, supporting and constructively challenging senior management by gathering views, asking questions and discussing what’s best for the school
  • Advising the E21C Trust Board of local issues.

Who is the Governing Body?

The current Governing Body is made up of:



Date of Appointment



Hugh Robinson

Chair, Co-opted Governor



Finance/Pupil Premium/Grants with Zoe MacKinnon (Business Manager)

Liz Worthington

Co-opted Governor



SEND and Safeguarding with new SENDCO

Charles Miller   

Co-opted Governor



Website & compliance. Attendance with Genette Ellcock (AVP Website) & Wayne Ball (VP attendance)

Carla Spenner

Co-opted Governor



Teaching & Learning with Heloise Clark (AVP)

Kevin Reygate               

Staff Governor



Staff Welfare with Spires staff

Helena Jennings

Parent Governor



Student Personal Development with Wayne Ball (VP)

John Roberts

Parent Governor



Student Behaviour and student voice with Kevin Reygate (AVP)


The Clerk to the Governors is Charmaine Strelitz, any enquiries pertaining to governance should be made via charmaine@clerkingandappeals.co.uk

How does the Governing Body perform its role?

At Spires Academy the Governing Body performs its role by meeting once a term (6 times over the academic year). In addition each Governor is linked to an area of the Academy, it enables them to develop an area of expertise and improves monitoring and evaluation.  As a link governor they will carry our a variety of activities including regular visits to school and reporting back to the full governing body.

Governors Attendance Register 2016/2017

Governors Attendance Register 2017/2018

Governors Attendance Register 2020-2021

Register of Business Interest Terms of Office

Deed of Variation of Funding Agreements 2017

Scheme of Delegation for Governors 2022-2023