The Governors have responsibility for the overall effective management of George Abbot School and work in partnership with the Athena-GEP multi academy trust. Governors act within the framework of national legislation. They do not make day to day decisions on the running of the Academy as this is the responsibility of the Headteacher.

Governors meet regularly through the term to give strategic challenge and support. Their aim is to work in partnership with the Headteacher and Senior Leaders of the school to maintain and improve the standards at George Abbot School for every young person.

The Term of Office for any Governor is 4 years, although a Governor may choose to resign prior to the end of their term. The Governing Body appoint Community and Parent Governors, however an election is held for the positions of Staff Governors.

The Committee cycle runs termly, and includes three sub-committees:

  1. Curriculum & Outcomes
  2. Pay Committee (Autumn term only) – Chair for the Pay Committee rotates per meeting
  3. Finance & Resources

There are also evenings set aside for training and planning. Please click on the following to review the duties undertaken by each committee:

Terms of Reference – under review

Code of Conduct 2019-22


George Abbot Governors

To view the information below, please visit the following webpages:

Athena-GEP Documents

To view the documents below, please visit the following pages of the Athena-GEP website:

Athena-GEP Trust Governance

Trustees and Governors

Contact Details

For information on the governance of the trust (members/trustees) please click here.

For each trustee and local governor who has served at any point over the last 12 months please click here.

For further information on governance at the school, please contact Miss Lauren Hughes, via email:

If you wish to contact the Chair of Governors, Nicola Mead, please contact the school office on 01483 888000 or email: in the first instance, for them to redirect your query.