The Governors have responsibility for the overall effective management of George Abbot School and work in partnership with the 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.
They 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 Governors, however an election is held for the positions of Parent and Staff Governors.
The Committee cycle runs termly, and includes three sub-committees:
Curriculum & Outcomes
Pay Committee (Autumn term only)
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 – Click HERE
Governors at George Abbot School are as follows:
Appointed by self-nomination and parent vote (where necessary):
Nicola Mead*– Office Ends – 16.12.19
*Chair of Governors
Douglas Spinks*– Office Ends – 30.11.20
*Chair of Curriculum & Outcomes
Jackie Thompson* – Office Ends – 30.11.20
*Vice Chair of Curriculum & Outcomes
Simon Nash – Office Ends – 07.02.23
Alison Cann – Office Ends – 07.02.23
Appointed by the Local Governing Body:
Julie Dickson* – Office Ends – 27.11.22
*Vice Chair of Governors
Richard Hubbard*– Office Ends – 04.12.21
*Chair of Finance & Resources
Vivienne Johnson– Office Ends – 13.01.21
Gabrielle Holgate*– Office Ends– 30.04.19
*Vice Chair of Finance & Resources
Appointed by staff self nomination and vote (where necessary):
Kate Carriett*– Office Ends– Ex-officio
Angela Barker-Lewis – Office Ends– 15.01.21
Daniel Warrington – Office Ends – 18.07.22
Rachel Edmeads – Office Ends – 18.07.22
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you wish to contact the Chair of Governors, Nicola Mead, please contact the school office on 01483 888000 or email: Chairga@gepacademies.com in the first instance for them to redirect your query.
To view our GEP Concerns and Complaints Policy please see the following link: