The David Ross Education Trust

David Ross Education Trust schools create a rich and exciting learning environment that inspires students to become their confident, academic best.

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Bringhurst Primary School

Bringhurst Primary School is committed to ensuring that all pupils gain maximum benefit from their time with us.


Our Governors

Bringhurst Primary School is governed by an Academy Scrutiny Committee.

Our governors are:

  • Radha Badhan
  • James Dunseath
    DRET Appointed Governor (Chair)
  • Rev Stephen Bishop
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Katie Smith
    DRET Appointed Governor (Vice Chair)
  • Clare Haywood
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Susan Dyson
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Andy Usher
    Staff Governor
  • Philippa Sturgess
    Staff Governor
  • Sayle Donativo
    Parent Governor
  • Emma Stephens-Dunn

Governor Assigned Responsibilities

Safeguarding - James Dunseath

SEND - Katie Smith 

Attendance - Katie Smith 

Pupil Premium - Katie Smith 

Improvement Priority 1 (reducing implementation variability) - Sayle Donativo 

Improvement Priority 2 (becoming experts in SEND provision) - Katie Smith

Improvement Priority 3 (securing core ethical values – to engage well with wider society) - Clare Haywood


Contacting a Governor

To contact a governor, please contact the Trust Governance Team by emailing

If you are looking to contact a Governor to make a complaint or share a concern, please note that as per our Complaints Policy, governors do not investigate complaints at Stage 1 or Stage 2.  This enables them to be impartial should a complaint be escalated to a Stage 3 governor panel. If you wish to make a complaint, please complete this form and your complaint will be investigated accordingly.

Scheme of Delegation

Information about the David Ross Education Trust’s scheme of delegation is available here.

Minutes of the Academy Scrutiny Committee

Should you wish to view a copy of the minutes of the ASC at this academy, please contact the Trust Governance Team, who will be able to provide you with an electronic or paper copy of the minutes.

Are you interested in becoming an academy governor?

We are looking for new governors to support our academies. Our governors work closely with their academies to support the Trust’s goal of broadening the horizons of young people through a world-class education, equipping our students with the skills and experiences to become their confident, academic best, no matter what.

If you have an interest in, and commitment to, improving education and would like to make a difference within your community, please register your interest in becoming a governor by completing our governor application form. If you have any questions about a governor’s role or responsibilities please contact us at or review our information pack below. 

governor recruitment booklet summer 2023.pdf

What is like being a Governor with DRET?

To understand what it is like to be a governor with us, take a look at our testimonial booklet and videos which contain insights from serving governors.

governor testimonial booklet.pdf

 Emma Bennett 

Angela Watts 

Stephen Platten

Garry Allen 

What training do Governors receive? 

We offer an extensive range of training opportunities. Take a look at what is on offer for the current academic year. 

governor and trustee training programme 2023 24.pdf


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