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Governance of The Wren School 2017-2018


Who we are; roles, terms of office and declarations of interest.

Click here to view the Governor attendance at Governor meetings, for 2017-2018

The Governing Body


Category of governorName of governorTerm of officeAny position of responsibilityBusiness and personal interests
Parent1Grant Abbott29/09/2015 - 28/09/2019Parent
Co-opted3Mark Barrett08/06/2015 - 07/06/2019Health and Safety GovernorDirector, Francis Construction Ltd,
Director Barrett Family Holdings Ltd
Director, Barrett Estate Services Ltd
Director, Entric Holdings Ltd,
Director, Entric Services Ltd
Director, Colthrop Holdings Ltd,
Director, Gables Homes Ltd,
Director, Gables Homes Property Management Ltd
Director, RJ Collins Roofing Contractors Ltd
Director, Burrwood Homes Ltd
Member, South East Centre for the Built Environment Ltd
Treasurer, Southern Counties Builders Association
Interest in Dorking Trustees
Interest in Victoria Holdings
Ex-officio4Jo BroadheadFrom 08/07/2015HeadteacherFamily member on The Wren School Governing Body
Co-opted3Ruth Carney05/08/2015 - 04/08/2019Inclusion GovernorEmployee of National Youth Advocacy Service
Former COO of Jamie's Farm
Co-opted3Julia Cottee08/06/2015 - 07/06/2019Chair of Governors Development Governor Parent
Governor at Coley Primary School, Reading
Governor at The Willink School, Burghfield Common
Co-opted3Jackie John08/06/2015 - 07/06/2019Vice Chair of Governors None
Parent1Cheryl Harper-Duffin17/10/2017-
Careers GovernorParent
Staff2David Zell22/09/2016 - 21/09/2020Assistant HeadteacherFamily member on The Wren School Governing Body
Parent1VacancyGovernors will recruit in 2019
Co-opted3VacancyRecruitment ongoing
Co-opted3VacancyRecruitment ongoing


The Excalibur Academies Trust

Details of the Excalibur Academies Trust board can be found here.




1. Parent governors are elected by parents

2. Staff governors are elected by staff

3. Co-opted governors are appointed by the academy trust

4. Ex-officio governors are appointed as a result of their role




Term Dates


Term 2

Inset day – Fri 11 Nov & Fri 2 Dec 2022

Mon 31 Oct – Tue 20 Dec 2022

Christmas break – Wed 21 Dec – Tue 3 Jan 2023

Term 3

Wed 4 Jan – Fri 10 Feb

Half term – Mon 13 Feb – Fri 17 Feb 2023