Governance

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

Kim Archer, Chair of Governors

LDBS

01.01.2008

Sylvia Duthie, Vice Chair of Governors

LDBS

01.01.2008

Mel Adams

LDBS

01.01.2008

Linda Turner

LDBS

01.01.2008

Olivia Ellah

LDBS

01.06.2016

The Revd Gregory Platten

LDBS

01.09.2017

Richard Backhouse

Berkhamsted School

01.09.2016

Peter Nicholls

Berkhamsted School

01.09.2017

Karen O'Connor

Berkhamsted School 01.09.17

Chris Kiernan

Local Authority

02.12.2013

Fran Hargrove

Local Authority

01.09.2017

Karina Parekh

Associate Governor 01.09.2017

Bejal Patel

Staff

01.09.2017

Andrew Noel

Co-opted

07.07.2017

Marc Rawcliffe

Co-opted

01.01.2008

Diana Squires

Co-opted 01.09.2017

Mary Findlow

Co-opted 01.09.2017

Helen Foster

Parent Governor 01.09.2017

Gavin Smith

Principal

31.07.2017

Bejal Patel

Staff Governor 01.09.2017

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