Governors

Wren Academy Governing Body

Wren is a sponsor Academy.  Our main sponsor is the London Diocesan Board for Schools (LDBS) and our co-sponsor is Berkhamsted School.  Together, sponsor representatives form a majority of members on the Governing Body.

The Governors are responsible for the strategic leadership of the Academy.  They also monitor our key targets to make sure they are met, offering the Academy Leadership Team challenge and support.  Governors also carry out a range of other duties in the Academy such as serving on panels to consider parental concerns or attending student disciplinary hearings.

As an Academy, Wren has a slightly smaller Governing Body than most local authority schools. Our Governing Body is made up as follows:

  • 6 Governors nominated by the LDBS
  • 2 Governors nominated by Berkhamsted School
  • 3 co-opted Governors (co-opted Governors are selected by the Governing Body itself)
  • 1 Governor nominated by the local authority (this Governor serves a four year term of office)
  • 1 Governor elected by parents (this Governor serves a three year term of office).
  • 1 Governor elected by staff (this Governor serves a three year term of office).

The Principal serves as a Governor.

The Governing Body is also able to appoint Associate Governors according to need.  These colleagues attend Governors' meetings but do not have voting rights.

Please click here to see information on Governors' business interests.

Governors

Structure

Governor Name

Governor Type

Date of Appointment

Ms Kim Archer, Chair of Governors

(LDBS)

01.01.2008

Mrs Sylvia Duthie, Vice Chair of Governors

(LDBS)

01.01.2008

Mrs Mel Adams

(LDBS)

01.01.2008

Mrs Linda Turner

(LDBS)

01.01.2008

Ms Olivia Ellah

(LDBS)

01.06.2016

The Revd Gregory Platten

(LDBS)

01.09.2017

Mr Richard Backhouse

Berkhamsted School

01.09.2016

Mr Peter Nicholls

Berkhamsted School

01.09.2017

Mr Chris Kiernan

Local Authority

02.12.2003

Mrs Helen Foster

Parent

01.03.2017

Miss Bejal Patel

Staff

01.09.2017

Mr Andrew Noel

Co-opted

07.07.2017

Mr Marc Rawcliffe

Co-opted

01.01.2008

Mr Gavin Smith

Principal

31.07.2017

Please click here to see a list of our Governors that have left within the last 12 months.

Contact can be made with the Chair or Parent Governor in writing via the Academy's postal address:

Wren Academy
Hilton Avenue
LONDON
N12 9HB
or attached to an e-mail via susan.hannigan@wrenacademy.org