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.

Governors

Our Governors

Bringhurst Primary School is governed by an Academy Scrutiny Committee.

Our governors are:

  • Radha Badhan
    Principal
  • 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
  • Joe Bladon
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Moyinoluwa Abudu
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Andy Usher
    Staff Governor
  • Philippa Sturgess
    Staff Governor
  • Sayle Donativo
    Parent Governor
  • Emma Stephens-Dunn
    Clerk

Current Governors 

Name Governor Type Appointed By Term of Office  Term From Term To Declarations of Interest and other Governance Roles as at 3 April 2024  Governor Assigned Responsibilities  Attendance 22/23   Attendance 23/24
Moyinoluwa Abudu Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust  First  17 May 2024 16 May 2028
  • Nothing to declare
Not applicable, not in post  Not applicable, not in post
Radha Badhan Principal Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/
principal
Not applicable  01 Sep 2022 Ex Officio
  • Nothing to declare 
  3 of a possible 6 (consent for absence due to maternity leave) Consent for absence (maternity leave)
Stephen Bishop Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust Third  03 Feb 2023 2 Feb 2027
  • Nothing to declare 
  4 of a possible 6 1 of a possible 4
Joe Bladon Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First  14 Feb 2024 13 Feb 2028
  • Nothing to declare 
  Not applicable, not in post  2 of a possible 2
Sayle Donativo Parent governor Elected by parents First  29 Sep 2022 28 Sep 2026
  • Nothing to declare 
  • Improvement Priority 1 (reducing implementation variability) Link Governor 
5 of a possible 6 4 of a possible 4
James Dunseath Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust Third  03 Feb 2023 2 Feb 2027
  • Trustee of Trustee of Nevill Holt Opera and Nevill Holt Community Arts
  • Friend of Sponsor 
  • Safeguarding Link Governor 
5 of a possible 6 3 of a possible 4
Susan Dyson Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First  30 Jun 2023 29 Jun 2027
  • Nothing to declare 
  0 of a possible 1 4 of a possible 4
Clare Haywood Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust Second 24 Apr 2022 23 Apr 2026
  • Nothing to declare 
  • Improvement Priority 3 (securing core ethical values – to engage well with wider society) Link Governor 
4 of a possible 6 4 of a possible 4
Katie Smith Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust Second 30 Nov 2021 29 Nov 2025
  • Nothing to declare 
  • SEND Link Governor
  • Attendance Link Governor
  • Pupil Premium Link Governor
  • Improvement Priority 2 (becoming experts in SEND provision) Link Governor 
6 of a possible 6 4 of a possible 4
Philippa  Sturgess Staff governor Elected by school staff First  09 Jun 2023 8 Jun 2027
  • Nothing to declare 
  1 of a possible 1 4 of a possible 4
Andy Usher Staff governor Elected by school staff Second 18 Sep 2023 17 Sep 2027
  • Nothing to declare 
  5 of a possible 6 4 of a possible 4

Former Governors 

 Below is a list of Governors that have served in the past 12 months. 

Name Governor Type Appointed By  Terms Served  First Appointed Leaving Date Declarations of Interest and other Governance Roles  Attendance 22/23   Attendance 23/24
William Kendrick Parent governor Elected by parents 1 7 Jan 2022 20 Sep 2023
  • Nothing to declare 
2 of a possible 6 Not applicable, not in post 

Contacting Us

The Governance Officer for Bringhurst Primary School is Victoria Linthwaite. Victoria can be reached at governance@dret.co.uk

To contact a governor, please contact the Trust Governance Team by emailing governance@dret.co.uk.

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 (governance@dret.co.uk), 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 governance@dret.co.uk or review our information pack below. 

march 2024 governor recruitment booklet.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