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


The Academy Trust Governing Body – Governors¹

Category of governorName of governorTerm of officeCommittee membership⁸Any position of responsibilityBusiness and personal interests
Parent³Grant Abbott29/09/2015 - 28/09/2019Resources Group⁹
Staff Appraisal and Pay
Chair of Finance and Audit Committee to 19/10/2017Parent
Appointed²Mark Barrett08/06/2015 - 07/06/2019Resources Group⁹
Staff Appraisal and Pay
Chair of Staffing Committee to 19/10/2017
Health and Safety Governor
Director, 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
Director, South East Centre for the Built Environment Ltd
Treasurer, Southern Counties Builders Association
Interest in Dorking Trustees
Interest in Victoria Holdings
Co-opted⁵Jo BroadheadFrom 08/07/2015Resources Group⁹
Teaching and Learning Group¹⁰
HeadteacherFamily member on The Wren School Governing Body
Co-opted⁵Bob Burrowes05/05/2016 - 04/05/2020Teaching and Learning Group¹⁰Chair of Students and Community Committee to 19/10/2017
Safeguarding Governor
Co-opted⁵Ruth Carney05/08/2015 - 04/08/2019Teaching and Learning Group¹⁰
Chair of Achievement and Curriculum Committee to 19/10/2017
Inclusion Governor
Employee of National Youth Advocacy Service
Former COO of Jamie's Farm
Appointed²Julia Cottee08/06/2015 - 07/06/2019Resources Group⁹
Staff Appraisal and Pay
Chair of Governors to 21/09/2017
Development Governor
Governor at Coley Primary School, Reading
Governor at The Willink School, Burghfield Common
Director, Goranth Ltd
Appointed²Jackie John08/06/2015 - 07/06/2019Teaching and Learning Group¹⁰
Vice Chair of Governors to 21/09/2017None
Parent³Damian Hayward06/10/2016 - 05/10/2020Resources Group⁹Chair of buildings, premises and ICT committee to 19/10/2017Parent
Staff⁴David Zell22/09/2016 - 21/09/2020Teaching and Learning Group¹⁰Assistant HeadteacherFamily member on The Wren School Governing Body
Anne Lancaster08/06/2015 - 13/11/2015Family Member Employed by The Wren School
Employee of RYW Community Systems Ltd
Sheila Loy08/06/2015 - 15/07/2016Governor at Trinity Academy, Newbury
Education Consultant WBEA
Stuart McNaught29/09/2015 - 04/05/2016Parent
Matt Thoreau08/06/2015 - 14/09/2015Governor at Meadow Park Academy, Reading
Parent³VacancyGovernors will recruit in Autumn 2016
Appointed²VacancyGovernors will recruit in Autumn 2016
Appointed²VacancyGovernors will recruit in Autumn 2016

The Academy Trust Governing Body – Associate Members⁶

RoleNameTerm of officeCommittee membershipBusiness and personal interests
ClerkJo HackettFrom 06/09/2016N/AEmployee of Micklands Primary School, Reading
Clerk to Governors at Mill Lane School, Chinnor
Clerk to Governors at Sacred Heart School, Henley
Deputy HeadteacherDiana DetterickFrom 08/10/2015Teaching and Learning Group¹⁰
Business ManagerNatasha LeeFrom 10/09/2015Resources Group⁹
Finance OfficerLorraine YearwoodFrom 22/09/2016Resources Group⁹

The Academy Trust – Members⁷

RoleNameTerm of officeAny position of responsibilityBusiness and personal interests
MemberMike WindsorFrom 02/09/2014Chair of the Members from 14/09/2015Headteacher at Abingdon School
Governor at Cranford House School, Moulsford
Governor at St Piran's School, Maidenhead
MemberNils FrankeFrom 02/09/2014Parent
Employee of LAMBA
Trustee of Berkshire Maestros
MemberSia IsraelFrom 02/09/2014None
MemberStephen MarshFrom 19/03/2015Warden of St Marks and All Saints Parish
MemberLisa TellingFrom 02/09/2014Executive Headteacher at Katesgrove and Southcote Primary Schools, Reading
Jessica Clarkson19/03/2015 -
Mischa Tytel02-09-2014 - 30/06/2015



1. Governors are also trustees and directors of the academy trust
2. Appointed governors are appointed by members of The Wren School Academy Trust (SAT)
3. Parent governors are elected by parents
4. Staff governors are elected by staff
5. Co-opted governors are appointed by the governing body
6. Associate members are appointed by the governing body
7. Members of the trust are ultimately accountable to the government for the school and are akin to shareholders
8. The Headteacher, Chair of Governors and Vice-Chair of Governors are ex-officio members of all the committees listed below, and may attend and may vote
9. The Resources Group of committees includes the Buildings, Premises and ICT Committee, the Finance and Audit Committee and the Staffing Committee
10. The Teaching and Learning Group of committees includes the Achievement and Curriculum Committee and the Students and Community Committee


Term Dates

Term 4
Mon 20 Feb – Fri 7 Apr 2017
Term 5
Inset day – Mon 24 Apr 2017
Tue 25 Apr – Fri 26 May 2017
Term 6
Mon 5 Jun – Tue 18 July 2017
Inset days – Wed 19 July + Thur 20 July 2017