GOVERNORS

The work of the school is greatly supported by our governing body. This team of people offer the school a highly diverse skills set and ensure that the school is highly accountable. Some of us offer the school specific professional skills, such as legal or accountancy expertise, but all of us offer life experience and a commitment to the welfare of young people. All are welcomed, all are valued. Governors at the school are also academy trustees and work hard to ensure that the aims of the academy are met.

Governance at the school was graded by Ofsted as ‘Outstanding’ at the last inspection and this is a testimony to the commitment our governors have to the school and its young people. National recognition for the effectiveness of governance at the school was given when it was featured in 2011 Ofsted best practice publication. A previous Chair of Governors, Mrs Glenda Taylor, was awarded an MBE for her services to governance at the school. The governing body is proud of its historical links to Lincoln Cathedral and the Lincoln Justices, both bodies nominate Foundation governors to the school. But everyone connected with the school is represented in our governance arrangements. Unlike many academies we have chosen to ensure that staff and parents continue to be represented in significant numbers, to ensure that our governing body is truly representative. Students are also regularly invited to attend meetings to share with us their experience of school life.

Our current Chair of Governors is Mr. Robert Wilson.  Robert was first elected as a Parent Governor and his children have attended the School.  He brings his strong management and organisational skills as a business owner to the board and is dedicated to improving and promoting the School.

Governance

Name Role
Mr R. Wilson Chair of Governors
Dr G. Killey Vice Chair
Mr S. Porter Head Teacher
Mrs. J. Taylor Clerk to the Governors
Mrs J. Curtis  
Mr I. Davey  
Mrs H Downie  
Mr. J. Matthews  
Mr. A. Neal  
Mr. G. Smith  
Mrs. S. Williams  

If you wish to contact the governing body, you may do so at governors@de-aston.lincs.sch.uk. Please share with us your ideas about what you value about the school or how we might improve it. We are also interested in hearing from you if you think you might be interested in joining us.