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Welcome to the Local Governing Body 

The Hinchley Wood Learning Partnership (HWLP) was formed on 1 July 2019, when Hinchley Wood School (formerly a single-academy trust) became a multi-academy trust. HWLP is now a multi-academy trust and a registered company, limited by guarantee. It is an exempt Charity regulated by the Education and Skills Funding Agency on behalf of the Secretary of State for Education. More information about the trust, can be found on their website.

 

The Hinchley Wood Learning Partnership Trust Board has established a Local Governing Body for Thames Ditton Junior School fulfilling an advisory function regarding student learning and welfare. Under the Local Governing Body, a Primary Admissions Sub-Committee has also been established covering both Trust primary schools. 


Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.


We have also provided a Register of Governor Interests for your information.

The Local Governing Body (LGB) comprises a maximum of eleven Local Governors. Local Governors are either elected or appointed: up to five are appointed by the Trustees; two Parent Local Governors are elected from the parent body; two Staff Local Governors are nominated and elected by school staff; the Headteacher and CEO are Ex-Officio Local Governors. The Chair and/or Local Governors can be contacted via the Clerk to the Local Governors:

 

Clerk: Mrs Sherry Secker

c/o Thames Ditton Junior School

Mercer Close

Thames Ditton 

Surrey

KT7 0BS

 

Tel: 020 8398 3039

 

Email address: sherry.secker@hwlp.co.uk

 

The members of the Local Governing Body are as listed below:

 

Trustee Appointed Local Governors

Ms Claudette Atkinson - Chair of LGB

Ms Karen Walker

Mrs Claire Marstin

Mr Jay Bimbrah

 

Parent Local Governors

Mr Craig Oxby

Mr Matt Donkin

 

Staff Local Governors

Mrs Andrea Gordon

Mrs Lyndsey Lough (maternity leave)

 

Ex-Officio Local Governors

Mrs Fionna Starritt (maternity leave), covered by Mrs Emily Fanzo

Mr Ben Bartlett 

To meet ESFA Academy Trust Handbook requirements, the following information is also provided for each of the Local Governors who have been involved in governance during the previous academic year:

 

 

Local Governing Body

Governor Type

Date of

Appointment

Term of Office (end date)

Ms Claudette Atkinson

Trustee Appointed Governor

1 November 2022

31 October 2026

Ms Karen Walker

Trustee Appointed Governor

1 September 2019 (re-elected)

31 August 2023

Ms Claire Marstin

Trustee Appointed Governor

31 March 2020

30 March 2024

Mr Craig Oxby

Parent Governor

16 March 2020

15 March 2024

Mr Matt Donkin

Parent Governor

16 March 2020

15 March 2024

Ms Andrea Gordon

Staff Local Governor

1 November 2022

31 October 2026

Ms Lyndsey Lough

Staff Local Governor

9 July 2021

8 July 2025

(Currently on maternity leave)

Mr Ben Bartlett

CEO

1 November 2022

Ex-Officio

Ms Fionna Starritt/

Ms Emily Fanzo (Interim Head Teacher whilst Ms Starritt is on maternity leave)

 

 

Head Teacher

 

 

 

23 April 2019 

 

Ex-Officio

 

 

 

 

Governors who have stepped down in last 12 months

 

 

 

Mrs Rebecca WalkerTrustee Appointed Governor24 March 201930 November 2022

Ms Bronach Hughes

Co-Opted Governor

Re-elected on 1 September 2019

31 October 2022

Mr Stewart Holt

Parent Governor

1 November 2018

31 October 2022

Mr Jeff Collins

Co-opted Governor

23 March 2022 (reappointment)

30 September 2022

Ms Caroline Williams

Co-opted Governor

23 September 2019

14 December 2021

DATES OF LOCAL GOVERNING BODY MEETINGS FOR 2022/2023

Tuesday 6 December 2022 at 8.00 am

Tuesday 7 February 2023 at 6.00 pm

Tuesday 21 March 2023 at 8.00 am

Tuesday 16 May 2023 at 6.00 pm

Tuesday 29 June 2023 at 8.00 am

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