The David Ross Education Trust

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Thomas Middlecott Academy

Thomas Middlecott Academy seeks to broaden the horizons of each and every student, helping them to achieve at the highest level both academically and through their talents outside the classroom.

Governors

Our Governors

Thomas Middlecott Academy is governed by an Academy Improvement Board.

Our governors are:

Current Governors

Name Governor Type Appointed By Term of Office  Term From Term To Declarations of Interest and other Governance Roles as at 8 May 2024 Governor Assigned Responsibilities  Attendance 22/23   Attendance 23/24
Donna Brocklesby Parent governor Elected by parents First 14 Jun 2022 13 Jun 2026
  • Nothing to declare
  • Pupil/Student Voice
  • Curriculum
4 of a possible 5 3 of a possible 4
Nicola Hall-Rushton Staff governor Elected by school staff First 04 Apr 2024 3 Apr 2028
  • Nothing to declare
  Not applicable, not in post  1 of a possible 1
Lisa Hawkins Principal Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/
principal
Not applicable  09 Nov 2023 Ex Officio
  • Nothing to declare
  Not applicable, not in post  2 of a possible 2 
Juliet Jaggs Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First 10 May 2023 9 May 2027
  • Employee of the David Ross Education Trust
  • Trustee of Uppingham School
  • Governor at Bobby Moore Academy
  • Academy Improvement Board Member at Lodge Park Academy
  • Safeguarding (incl attendance) Link
1 of a possible 1 4 of a possible 4
Tracey Maloney Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First 10 May 2023 9 May 2027
  • Consultant and ITT Director for eQualitas
  • Director of T Maloney Ltd.
  • Spouse is the Headmaster of Uppingham School
  • Employed by Buckingham University
  • English and Literacy Consultant for London Grid for Learning
  • Trustee and Fellow of the Board of English Association
  • Trustee of the David Ross Education Trust
  • Academy Improvement Board Member at Lodge Park Academy 
  • Chair
1 of a possible 1 4 of a possible 4
Maria Maltby Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First 10 May 2023 9 May 2027
  • Governor at Havelock Academy.  
  • Improvement Board Member at Lodge Park Academy.  
  0 of a possible 1 3 of a possible 4
Mark Neild Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First 10 May 2023 9 May 2027
  • Academy Improvement Board Member at Lodge Park Academy.
  •  Vice Chair
1 of a possible 1 2 of a possible 4
Megan Morris Executive Principal Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/
principal
Not applicable  1 Jun 2024 Ex Officio
  • Son attends Welton CE Academy
  Not applicable, not in post  
Joanne Woodhouse Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First 17 Jun 2024 16 Jun 2028
  • Governor on Havelock ASC
  • Trustee on Stanford Education Trust
Not applicable, not in post

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
Helena Brothwell Appointed governor Appointed by Foundation/Trust  1 10 May 2023 31 Mar 2024
  • Chair of Governors at Advantage Schools
  • Sister is an employee of the David Ross Education Trust
  • Governor at Lodge Park Academy
1 of a possible 1 3 of a possible 3
Kimberley Willmot Executive Principal Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal Not applicable 14 Jun 2022 31 May 2024
  • Nothing to declare
4 of a possible 5 3 of a possible 4

Contacting Us

The Governance Officer for Thomas Middlecott 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 Improvement Board

Should you wish to view a copy of the minutes of the AIB 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.