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Kings Heath Primary Academy

Everything we do is based on the highest expectations of the children, staff and the parents - as well as behaviour, commitment and endeavour.

Governors

Kings Heath Primary Academy is governed by an Academy Scrutiny Committee.

Our governors are:

  • Sarah Durbin
    Principal
  • Megan Morris
    Trust Senior Link
  • Jolen Grantham
    DRET Appointed Governor (Chair)
  • George Mullan
    DRET Appointed Governor (Vice Chair)
  • Lekan Alli-Balogun
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Stephanie Holley
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Anna Woroniecka
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Alice Ireland
    Staff Governor
  • James Foster
    Staff Governor
  • Bethany Spring
    Parent Governor
  • Mohamed Touati
    Parent Governor
  • Teresa Elkin
    Clerk

Current Governors 

Name Governor Type Appointed By Term of Office  Term From Term To Declarations of Interest and other Governance Roles as at 5 April 2024  Governor Assigned Responsibilities  Attendance 22/23   Attendance 23/24
Lekan Alli-Balogun Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First  03 Jun 2020 02 Jun 2024
  • Nothing to declare 
  • Personal Development Link Governor 
3 of a possible 4 2 of a possible 3
Sarah Durbin Principal Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/
principal
Not applicable  01 Sep 2023 Ex Officio
  • Governor at Cedar Road Primary School 
  4 of a possible 4 (as Staff Governor)  3 of a possible 3
James Foster Staff governor Elected by school staff First  13 Oct 2023 12 Oct 2027
  • Nothing to declare 
  • E-Safety Link Governor
  • Literacy Link Governor
Not applicable, not in post 1 of a possible 1
Jolen Grantham Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust Second 12 Nov 2022 11 Nov 2026
  • Employee of Creative Education Trust
  • Partner is a Senior Manager of a local Secondary School
  • Director of Accelerated Learning LTD.
  • Governor at Cedar Road Primary School
  • Governor at Briar Hill Primary School
  • Governor at Malcolm Arnold Academy and Malcolm Arnold Prep School 
  • Quality of Education, Leadership and Management, Resources Link Governor
  • Pupil Voice and Events Link Governor 
4 of a possible 4   3 of a possible 3
Stephanie Holley Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust Second 30 Apr 2023 29 Apr 2027
  • Nothing to declare 
  • SEND and Inclusion Link Governor 
4 of a possible 4   2 of a possible 3
Alice Ireland Staff governor Elected by school staff First  26 Jul 2022 25 Jul 2026
  • Nothing to declare 
  • Early Years and Early Reading Link Governor 
3 of a possible 4 2 of a possible 3
Megan Morris Trust Governor Appointed by foundation/Trust Not applicable  15 Feb 2022 Ex Officio
  • Son attends Welton Academy (a DRET School)
  • Curriculum Link Governor 
2 of a possible 4 1 of a possible 3
George Mullan Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust Second 06 Dec 2022 05 Dec 2026
  • Employee of Weavers Academy 
  • Effective Safeguarding Link Governor
  • Attendance Link Governor 
4 of a possible 4 3 of a possible 3
Beth Spring Parent governor Elected by parents  First  04 May 2023 03 May 2027
  • Nothing to declare 
  1 of a possible 1  2 of a possible 3
Mohamed Touati Parent governor Elected by parents  First  06 Jun 2023 05 Jun 2027
  • Nothing to declare 
  1 of a possible 1  1 of a possible 3
Anna Woroniecka Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First  10 Nov 2023 09 Nov 2027
  • Governor at Cedar Road Primary School
  • Governor at Hogsthorpe Primary Academy 
  Not applicable, not in post 1 of a possible 1 

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
Grace Gomo Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 3 Jun 2020 30 May 2023
  • Nothing to declare 
0 of a possible 3 Not applicable, not in post 
Kim Duff Principal  Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/
principal
Not applicable  1 Sep 2015 5 Nov 2023
  • Nothing to declare 
3 of a possible 4 1 of a possible 1 
Sarah Durbin Staff governor Elected by school staff 2 5 May 2017 31 Aug 2023 (became Interim Principal) 
  • Governor at Cedar Road Primary School 
4 of a possible 4 3 of possible 3 (as Interim Principal/Principal)

Contacting Us

The Governance Officer for Kings Heath Primary Academy 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 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 

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