Welcome from the Chair of Governors

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. I have been a governor at the Academy almost since we opened and Chair of Governors since 2014. I am hugely proud of everything the Academy has achieved over the last four years: certainly in terms of exam results and the performance of our students, but also in terms of the very special community we have built, a community of which I am delighted that both my sons are a part. I believe that every single member of staff has played a critical part in the story of our success and I am very grateful to them all.

Our role as governors is threefold: to decide on the most important strategic priorities for the Academy, to hold the Headteacher and senior leaders to account for making sure these priorities are achieved and to oversee the Academy finances. We are not all expert in all of these areas but between us we have the skills and the experience to make sure that the Academy goes on ‘making our best better’.

Ms Rachel Gilliland