Burnham Grammar School is an academy and part of the Beeches Learning and Development Trust. Each school within Beeches Learning and Development Trust is managed by its local governing body and the Senior Leadership Team of the school.

Working in partnership with the Headteacher and staff, governors ensure high standards of achievement for the young people in the school. We focus on strategy and school improvement; we decide what we want the school to achieve, set priorities and monitor progress to realise these aims.

We have three core strategic functions delegated to us by Beeches Learning and Development Trust Board:

  • Setting the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school, within the context of Beeches Learning and Development Trust
  • Holding the Headteacher and senior staff to account for the educational performance of the school and its students
  • Ensuring the school remains within the budget delegated by Beeches Learning and Development Trust and making sure the money is well spent.


The current committee of Governors for the school is as follows:

Governor Committee Membership Office Held  Term To

Steph Banks


School Travel Plan, Teaching, Learning & Pastoral   26/01/24
Manu Bajaj Curriculum, Educational Visits, Finance, Teaching Learning & Pastoral, Personnel Pupil Premium, Careers/Gatsby 02/05/23

Alison Bell 


Audit (chair), curriculum, Pay and Performance, Personnel (chair), Personnel Pay and Review (chair), Premises Health and Safety, Complaints Data Protection (BLDT) 13/3/23
Amarpreet Dhaliwal Parent Governor    05/03/24
Veninder Dhariwal Parent Governor   05/03/24

Don Edwards


Curriculum (chair), Teaching Learning and Pastoral (chair), Personnel, Personnel Pay and Review, Marketing and CL WG, Complaints Vice Chair 11/11/20

Shirley Foster


Curriculum, Teaching Learning and Pastoral Development Governor 31/08/23

Andy Frith


Admissions, Finance and Lettings, Pay/Performance, Personnel, Personnel Pay Review, Marketing and CL WG Chair, Child Protection/Safeguarding 18/11/20

Andy Gillespie


Admissions, Finance and Lettings, Personnel, Personnel Pay Review, Marketing & CL WG, School Travel Plan WG   ex officio

Wayne Goldsmith

Parent Governor    05/03/24

Iffat Khalid



Lola Owolabi


Teaching Learning and Pastoral, Personnel, Complaints Equality, Diversity, Community Cohesion, English/Literacy 08/10/22

Savita Rana


Teaching Learning & Pastoral, Personnel, Marketing Careers/Gatsby, Equality/Diversity/Community 23/01/23

Noorian Riaz


Educational Visits, Finance and Lettings   31/10/20

Cecile Searle 


Finance, Premises & Health & Safety, Marketing Maths/Numeracy, Travel Plan 16/01/24

Adrian Trehy


Admissions, Curriculum, Educational Visits, Premises Health and Safety Educational Visits 31/10/20

Nick Walker


Audit, Curriculum, Educational Visits (chair), Finance and Lettings (chair), Pay/Performance, Complaints Careers and Sixth Form 01/03/24

Marilyn Goater


Educational Visits, Marketing SEND, LAC 03/07/22

Charlie Whieldon


Audit, Finance and Lettings, Premises Health and Safety (Chair), Complaints Health and Safety, Whistleblowing 09/01/21

Harman Hunjan


  Careers/Gatsby 09/01/21

Please note the below governor election/resignation dates for the past twelve months: 

  • 03/09/19 Simon Daily community governor resigned
  • 03/12/19 Ashley Poorun parent governor resigned


For information regarding Trustees and Members of the Beeches Learning and Development Trust, please view the BLDT section of the website

To view the Confirmation Statement, Articles of Association, Memorandum of Association, Appointment of Directors and current audited accounts, please click here: 



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