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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Charles Read Academy

We seek to broaden the horizons of each and everyone of our students encouraging academic excellence and transferable life skills enabling all to become effective members of our 21st century society.

Governors

Our Governors

Charles Read Academy is governed by an Academy Scrutiny Committee.

Our governors are:

Governors (ID 1070)

  • Sue Jones
    Executive Principal
  • Charlie King
    Head of School
  • Clare Greenhalgh
    DRET Appointed Governor (Chair)
  • Caroline Sharp
    Staff Governor
  • May Pattinson
    Staff Governor
  • Jessica Beeton
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Rachel Cope
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Rachael Coles
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Louise Smith
    Parent Governor
  • Michelle Rawlings
    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 18 April 2024  Governor Assigned Responsibilities  Attendance 22/23   Attendance 23/24
Jessica Beeton Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First 17 Oct 2023 16 Oct 2027
  • Nothing to declare 
  • Teaching and Learning Link Governor 
Not applicable, not in post  3 of a possible 3 
Rachael Coles Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First 07 Feb 2024 6 Feb 2028
  • Nothing to declare 
  Not applicable, not in post  2 of a possible 3 
Rachel Cope Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First 18 Oct 2023 17 Oct 2027
  • Nothing to declare 
  • Wellbeing and Character Link Governor 
Not applicable, not in post  3 of a possible 3
Clare Greenhalgh Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust Second 13 Sep 2023 4 May 2025
  • Director of MCG (Lincs) Ltd
  • Safeguarding Link Governor
  • Attendance Link Governor 
6 of a possible 6 4 of a possible 4
Sue Jones Executive Principal Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/
principal
Not applicable  01 Sep 2019 Ex Officio
  • Nothing to declare 
  6 of a possible 6 4 of a possible 4
May Pattinson Staff governor Elected by school staff  First 16 Dec 2021 15 Dec 2025
  • Nothing to declare 
  • Careers Link Governor 
5 of a possible 6 2 of a possible 4
Michelle Rawlings Parent governor Elected by parents  First 14 Feb 2024 13 Feb 2028
  • Governor at Greenfields Academy (CIT)
  • Special Educational Needs Link Governor 
Not applicable, not in post  1 of a possible 2 
Caroline  Sharp Staff governor Elected by school staff  First 16 Dec 2021 15 Dec 2025
  • NEU Representative for Charles Read Academy 
  • Pupil Premium Link Governor 
3 of a possible 6 4 of a possible 4
Louise Smith Parent governor Elected by parents  First 05 Dec 2023 4 Dec 2027
  • Nothing to declare 
  • Transition Link Governor 
Not applicable, not in post  2 of a possible 3 

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
Melanie Capes Trust Governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 04 April 2022 14 Nov 2023
  • Nothing to declare 
1 of a possible 6 0 of a possible 1
Lorna Page Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 8 Jun 2021 2 Feb 2024
  • Nothing to declare 
3 of a possible 6 1 of a possible 2
Stephen Buckman Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 2 6 Oct 2016 12 Feb 2024
  • Nothing to declare 
1 of a possible 6 1 of a possible 2

Contacting Us

The Governance Officer for Charles Read Academy is Gemma Yates. Gemma 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 it 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