Headteacher Appointment

As you will now be aware, Mr Rosen is retiring in summer 2019.  In preparation, the Governing Body has established an Appointment Panel, made up of several Governors, who are responsible for recruiting the new Headteacher.  Please see below the letters that the Chair of Governors, Arfan Chaudhry, has sent out to parents/carers, staff and students providing an update on the recruitment process.

Letter dated 13 September 2018

Letter dated 29 October 2018

Staff Vacancies

The Governing Body

The Governing Body itself is comprised of up to 18 Governors, a combination of parents/carers, staff, community and co-opted Governors, who are responsible for the overall strategic direction and performance of the school.  We come from all walks of life and are drawn from the parent/carer body by election, as well as having representatives from the local community and our staff.  Together we aim to bring a breadth of experience and expertise to the development of the school and oversight of the delivery of education to its pupils.  I, and many of my fellow Governors, regularly support the school in a number of ways, by attending the music and dance concerts, school plays, consultation, open and certificate evenings, as well as the year-end Presentations mornings.  We formally meet every half term as a Full Governing Body and are supported by 3 sub-committees:

Teaching & Learning

All Governors aim to support two sub committees with new Governors given the opportunity to join each of the sub committees as observers through the autumn term before making their preference.  Many Governors also volunteer to take on specific tasks such as responsibility for safeguarding, SEND, Pupil Premium and Equalities, but this is very much an individual choice.

As a Governing Body we act for the school as a whole – pupils, parents, carers, teachers and support staff.  Our remit is primarily strategic in nature whilst the operational running of the school is the responsibility of the Headteacher and the senior staff.

Arfan Chaudhry
Chair of Governors

Profiles for members of the Governing Body can be found here: Governor Profiles

The full committee membership for academic year 2018-2019 can be found  here: Committee Membership

Governor meeting attendance for academic year 2017-2018 can be found here: Governor meeting attendance for 2017-2018

The list of pecuniary interests of the Governing Body is currently being updated.

For articles on the Governing Body within the Headteacher’s Newsletters, please click here.

If you wish to contact The Governors, please email the Deputy Chair of Governors, Mr James Chandler at

Members of the Academy Trust

Mr Alan Rosen – Headteacher
Mr Arfan Chaudhry – Chair of Governors
Mr James Chandler – Deputy Chair of Governors
Mrs Cindy Bull


Articles of Association

Funding Agreement

Value For Money Statement

 Audited Accounts 16-17

Full Governing Body meeting dates 18-19

Terms of Reference for the Personnel Committee – Currently being updated, to follow shortly.  Nov 18

Terms of Reference for the Resources Committee – Currently being updated, to follow shortly.  Nov 18

Terms of Reference for the Teaching & Learning Committee