Sara Kemsley – A retired secondary school Head Teacher, Sara is a Member with particularly useful skills and an interest in leadership within education. She is also a Trustee for Gravesham Learning Partnership/ Thames Teaching Alliance and enjoys researching educational improvement.
Diane Connell – A long standing and highly successful Chair of Wilmington Grammar School for Girls, Diane brings a great deal of knowledge on compliance and legal frameworks. A retired Legal Advisor, Diane is keen to ensure the work of Governors bring meaningful impact to the schools.
Mark Brown – A management consultant with a financial background and extensive experience in corporate management, Mark led a large banking team for 15 years. As a former Governor at Wilmington Grammar School for Boys, Mark has a long standing interest in ensuring schools improve life chances for students.
Jeffrey Cox – A parent Governor at Wilmington Grammar School for Boys, Jeffrey is also a Chartered Accountant working for a company that specialises in Academy conversions. Jeffrey’s expertise has been extremely useful in the launch phase of Endeavour MAT.
A team of eight Trustees oversee the strategic direction of the schools and ensure that the general control and management of the Trust’s administration is carried out in accordance with the Articles of Association. The Trustees meet monthly and accept reports from two committees, which are charged with reporting on educational outcomes and finance and resources. The Trustees are:
- John Horgan (Chair)
- Sara Kemsley
- David Strachan
- Lydia Burchett (Director of Finance)
- Graeme Maidment
- Donna Lodge (Executive Head Teacher)
- Peter Hammond
- Paul Clarke
Local Governing Bodies (LGB’s) are responsible for ensuring the vision, policies and priorities of the Trust are carried out within the individual schools. Membership of LGB’s consists of:
- The Head Teacher of the school
- A minimum of two elected Parent Governors
- Up to three Staff Governors
- Up to eight Community Governors
For more information on the local governing bodies and details of governors please visit WGSG and WGSB Websites.