Governors

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

(Staff)

School Travel Plan   19/11/19

Alison Bell 

(Community)

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 

(Community)

  PSHE/ Citizenship 12/10/20

Don Edwards

(Community)

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

Shirley Foster

(Community)

Curriculum, Teaching Learning and Pastoral Development Governor 31/8/19

Andy Frith

(Community)

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

Andy Gillespie

(Headteacher)

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

Harman Hunjan

(Parent)

    9/1/21

Iffat Khalid

(Staff)

    15/11/22

Lola Owolabi

(Community)

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

Rajesh Poorun

(Parent)

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

Noorian Riaz

(Parent)

Educational Visits, Finance and Lettings   5/5/20

Cecile Searle 

(Parent)

  Maths/Numeracy  18/10/22

Adrian Trehy

(Staff)

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

Nick Walker

(Community)

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

Charlie Whieldon

(Co-opted)

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 
  • 8/1/18 Rosie Khan parent governor term ended

There are currently two parent governor vacancies, 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: ebillingham@burnhamgrammar.org.uk 


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:

 https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/07769232/filing-history?page=1