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Local Governing Body membership

David Sword (Chair – Trust Appointed Governor )
Wendy Barnes (Governor – Trust Board Member)
James Murray (Governor)
Paul Connew (Governor)
Caroline Hooper (Parent Governor)
Huw Derrick (Principal)

Governor Date of appointment Term of Office
David Sword Chair 1st May 2015 4 Years
Relevant business interests:
Previously (until September 2013) Director of Learning at West Sussex County Council. Currently the Director of Paratus Consultancy Services Ltd, an education and management consultancy business. Undertakes contractual work for the DfE as an academies broker in Hampshire and Medway. Undertakes contractual work for OAT – currently as: Chair of Governors at Cowes Enterprise College, Isle of Wight, and at Ormiston Park Academy. Co-ordinator of regional governance support (and contributing consultant). Has done some contractual work for the University of Chichester – training of overseas educational officials. An Operations Manager (voluntary) of The Sussex Arts Academy, a charity whose purpose is to connect young people in the Sussex area to excellence in arts and cultural education provided in the community. He has just resigned from the position as a governor of Northbrook College Sussex, Worthing.
Wendy Barnes Governor/Trustee of OAT 21st Sep 2014 4 Years
Relevant business interests:
Governor of the Basildon & Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Trust. Member of various Community Safety Partnerships across wider Essex. Member of various 11-19 strategic education partnerships across wider Essex. Recently resigned as a Trustee of the Rochford District Schools Partnership Trust.
James Murray Governor 7th April 2015 4 Years
Relevant business interests:
Family involved in funding to the Ormiston Trust.
Caroline Hooper Governor 1st March 2017 4 Years
Paul Connew Governor 1st Dec 2015 4 Years
Relevant business interests:
Director Gateway Learning Community and Emerson Park
Huw Derrick Principal N/A N/A


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July 20th, 2018|

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Governor’s Attendance 2016/17

Date 13th Oct 2016 1st Dec 2016 2nd Feb 2017 23rd Mar 2017 11th May 2017 13th July 2017
David Sword  ✔  ✔
James Murray  ✔  ✔
Wendy Barnes  ✔  ✔
Paul Connew  ✔  ✔
Huw Derrick  ✔  ✔
Caroline Hooper N/A Observer  ✔  ✔

N/A – Not a Governor at that time

Governor’s Attendance 2017/18

Date 5th Oct 2017 9th Nov 2017 18th Jan 2018 22nd Mar 2018 24th May 2018 12th July 2018
David Sword  ✔  ✔
James Murray  ✖  ✔
Wendy Barnes  ✖  ✔
Caroline Hooper  ✔  ✔
Paul Connew  ✔  ✔
Huw Derrick  ✔  ✔

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