Eresby Special School is governed by an Academy Scrutiny Committee.
Our governors are:
Yvonne ClarkeDRET Appointed Governor (Chair)
Rev. Peter CoatesDRET Appointed Governor
Rev. Peter Coates
Edward TongDRET Appointed Governor
Edward was appointed a DRET Appointed Governor on 12 October 2022. Through his role as an enterprise advisor and local employer, Edward was invited into the academy to discuss some work experience for the students. During his visit, he was very impressed with the environment created and the facilities given to the students. After the visit, Edward decided he would like to be more involved in the academy, being a leader in a local business, wishes to help locally. Edward is a Managing Director of Tong Engineering, Spilsby and they employ 175 people in the local area. Â He is also the President of their USA based subsidiary Vegtech Machinery Inc based in Michigan. In his spare time, Edward enjoys sport and spending time with his young family.
Lesley ReesonDRET Appointed Govenoer
Laura CashStaff Governor
An opportunity came up in my work place, and I thought it would be an exciting and new chapter for me to experience and be able to give my view as a teaching assistant. I am a level 2 teaching assistant. I have worked in the school for over 10 years. I am passionate about helping the children achieve their best outcome. I have always wanted to work with children with SEN needs. I love my job and everything it entails. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family, swimming, seeing friends, reading, knitting and crochet.
Wendy BaxterTrust Senior Link
Wendy was appointed a Trust Senior Link on to the ASC on 14 June 2022. She has served on other ASCs across the DRET Academies for the past 10 years. Wendy is a Regional Director for DRET and its part of her role to ensure that all aspects of school leadership are exemplary, including governance. She wishes to support ASCs by bringing her knowledge and skill-set to the meetings and there is always something new to learn from other governors. She has previously been a Teacher and also had a 20 year career in NHS management as well as running her own business supporting GP practices. When not at work, she loves to spend time outdoors and is an avid fan of parkrun.
Kelly BennettParent Governor
Amy TaylorParent Governor
Vicky joined DRET as a clerk in December 2023 and is also a DRET appointed Governor and Vice Chair at Eastfield Academy. Her professional roles have encompassed public service as a midwife, working in a police force control room and as a one-to-one learning support assistant in a primary setting. Vicky enjoys using her leisure time creatively in various crafts, playing her baritone and likes to read.
Governor Assigned Responsibilities
Safeguarding - Yvonne Clarke
Careers - Edward Tong
Pastoral and PSHE - Lesley Reeson
Attendance and Quality Assurance - Wendy Baxter
Data, Curriculum and Pupil Premium - Peter Coates
Pupil Premium - Edward Tong
Early Years and Foundation Stage - Kelly Bennett
Parent Communications - Amy Taylor
Contacting a Governor
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If you are looking to contact a Governor to make a complaint or share a concern, please note that as per our Complaints Policy, governors do not investigate complaints at Stage 1 or Stage 2. This enables them to be impartial should a complaint be escalated to a Stage 3 governor panel. If you wish to make a complaint, please complete this form and your complaint will be investigated accordingly.
Scheme of Delegation
Information about the David Ross Education Trust's scheme of delegation is available here.
Minutes of the Academy Scrutiny Committee
Should you wish to view a copy of the minutes of the ASC at this academy, please contact the Trust Governance Team, who will be able to provide you with an electronic or paper copy of the minutes.
Are you interested in becoming an academy governor?
We are looking for new governors to support our academies. Our governors work closely with their academies to support the Trust’s goal of broadening the horizons of young people through a world-class education, equipping our students with the skills and experiences to become their confident, academic best, no matter what.
If you have an interest in, and commitment to, improving education and would like to make a difference within your community, please register your interest in becoming a governor by completing our governor application form. If you have any questions about a governor’s role or responsibilities please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or review our information pack below.
What is it like being a Governor with DRET?
To understand what it is like to be a governor with us, take a look at our testimonial booklet and videos which contain insights from serving governors.
- Current Governors Eresby School
- Declarations The Eresby School Spilsby
- Eresby School Academy Funding Agreement
- Former Governor Declarations The Eresby School Spilsby
- Former Governors Eresby School
- Governor and Trustee Training Programme 2023 24
- Governor Recruitment Booklet Summer 2023
- Governor Testimonial Booklet
- Meetings Eresby School 2022 23
- Meetings Eresby School 2023 24