Thorpepark Academy governors

Governors play a very important role in the school community. They monitor the progress the school is making, appoint key members of staff, and ensure that both children and staff operate in an appropriate way.

Governors are responsible for the strategic direction of the academy, establishing suitable policies, monitoring standards and ensuring value for money.

GovernorTerm CategoryCommitteeAttendance
Christopher Fenwick11/10/2017 4 yearsAppointedChair, Finance and general Purpose Overall Effectiveness, Leadership and Management, Maths, RE, PHSE, SMSC 3 out of 3 LGB 3 out of 3 F&GP
Caroline KnightDuration of tenureHead of SchoolFinance and general Purpose, Art, Behaviour, [br] Curriculum Standards 3 out of 3 LGB [br] 3 out of 3 F&GP
Paul Lum08/11/2017 4 yearsAppointedFinance and general Purpose, SEND, Attendance, History and Geography, Science 3 out of 3 LGB 1 out of 3 F&GP
Michael Notarantonio17/11/2018 4 yearsAppointedFinance and general Purpose, PE and Enterprise, Health and Safety 1 out of 3 LGB
Sheila Wallace-Marshall15/03/2018 4 yearsAppointedVice Chair, Finance and general Purpose (chair), Safeguarding, Quality, pupil achievement and teaching. Leadership and management, reading and writing. 2 out of 3 LGB
Andrew Ritchie05/11/2019 4 yearsAppointedStaff Governor
Emma Simons09/07/2018 ParentResigned 04/09/2020Parent Governor

* Finance and General Purpose = F&GP
* Local Governing Body = LGB


Additional Venn Academy Trust information

All governors can be contacted via the school office:

Further information: