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   19/11/19

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

Simon Daily 


  PSHE/ Citizenship 12/10/20

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 31/8/19

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

Harman Hunjan



Iffat Khalid



Lola Owolabi


Teaching Learning and Pastoral, Personnel, Complaints Equality, Diversity, Community Cohesion, English/Literacy 8/10/22

Rajesh Poorun


Finance and Lettings, Premises Health and Safety   5/5/20

Noorian Riaz


Educational Visits, Finance and Lettings   5/5/20

Cecile Searle 


  Maths/Numeracy  18/10/22

Adrian Trehy


Admissions, Curriculum, Educational Visits, Premises Health and Safety Educational Visits 27/4/20

Nick Walker


Audit, Curriculum, Educational Visits (chair), Finance and Lettings (chair), Pay/Performance, Complaints Careers and Sixth Form 1/3/20

Charlie Whieldon


Audit, Finance and Lettings, Premises Health and Safety, Complaints Health and Safety, Whistleblowing 9/1/21

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

  • 2/9/18 Lynda Hughes staff governor term ended 
  • 5/10/18 Arun Mistry co-opted governor resigned 
  • 19/10/18 Cecile Searle parent governor elected 
  • 24/10/18 Maxwell Omoruyi parent governor resigned 
  • 8/1/19 Rosie Khan parent governor term ended

We currently have a parent governor vacancy, for which nominations are now open. Letters to parents and nomination forms have been sent home via students. If you have not recieved a letter, please contact Miss Billingham: 

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 auditted accounts, please click here: 



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