The David Ross Education Trust

David Ross Education Trust schools create a rich and exciting learning environment that inspires students to become their confident, academic best.

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Eresby Special School

Eresby Special School maintains a caring and happy atmosphere where pupils can feel safe and are encouraged to achieve their personal best. Enabling them to leave school as confident, happy and independent as possible.

Governors

Our Governors

Eresby Special School is governed by an Academy Scrutiny Committee.

Our governors are:

  • Claire Hutchinson
    Principal
  • Yvonne Clarke
    DRET Appointed Governor (Chair)
  • Rev. Peter Coates
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Edward Tong
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Lesley Reeson
    DRET Appointed Govenoer
  • Laura Cash
    Staff Governor
  • Samantha Mead
    Staff Governor
  • Wendy Baxter
    Trust Senior Link
  • Kelly Bennett
    Parent Governor
  • Amy Taylor
    Parent Governor
  • Vicky Bayley
    Clerk

Current Governors 

Name Governor Type Appointed By Term of Office  Term From Term To Declarations of Interest and other Governance Roles as at 8 May 2024 Governor Assigned Responsibilities  Attendance 22/23   Attendance 23/24
Wendy Baxter Trust Governor Appointed by foundation/Trust Not applicable  14 Jun 2022 Ex Officio
  • Governor at Ainthorpe, Endike, Richmond and Thomas Hinderwell Primary Academies.
  • Attendance
  • Quality Assurance
5 of a possible 6 4 of a possible 6
Kelly Bennett Parent governor Elected by parents First 14 Dec 2023 13 Dec 2027
  • Parent Support Network-Assisting Lincoln University Students with lived in experience of Speech therapy, occupational therapy services.
  • Early Years
Not applicable, not in post  4 of a possible 4 
Laura Cash Staff governor Elected by school staff First 13 Nov 2023 12 Nov 2027
  • Nothing to declare
  Not applicable, not in post  3 of a possible 4 
Yvonne Clarke Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust Second 01 May 2021 30 Apr 2025
  • Nothing to declare
  • Chair
  • Safeguarding
5 of a possible 6 5 of a possible 6
Rev. Canon Peter Coates Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust Second 01 May 2021 30 Apr 2025
  • Nothing to declare
  • Curriculum
  • Data
  • Pupil Premium
4 of a possible 6 4 of a possible 6
Claire Hutchinson Principal Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/
principal
Not applicable  01 Sep 2023 Ex Officio
  • Family member Lucie Hutchinson also employed at Eresby School.
  • Principal
  • Buddy
Not applicable, not in post  6 of a possible 6 
Samantha Mead Staff governor Elected by school staff First 28 Mar 2024 27 Mar 2028
  • Nothing to declare
  Not applicable, not in post  2 of a possible 2 
Lesley Reeson Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust Second 02 Nov 2023 13 Feb 2027
  • Director and Trustee of the Thorpe Camp Preservation Group.
  • Vice Chair
  • Pastoral and PSHE
  • Buddy
6 of a possible 6 6 of a possible 6 
Amy Taylor Parent governor Elected by parents First 19 Dec 2023 18 Dec 2027
  • Nothing to declare
  • Parent Communication
Not applicable, not in post  4 of a possible 4 
Edward Tong

Appointed governor

 

Appointed by foundation/Trust First 12 Oct 2022 11 Oct 2026
  • Nothing to declare
  • Careers
5 of a possible 5

5 of a possible 6 

Former Governors

 Below is a list of Governors that have served in the past 12 months. 

Name Governor Type Appointed By  Terms Served  First Appointed Leaving Date Declarations of Interest and other Governance Roles  Attendance 22/23   Attendance 23/24
James White Staff governor Elected by school staff First 22 Sep 2017 7 Sep 2023
  • Nothing to declare 
5 of a possible 6 Not applicable, not in post 
Adam Barker Staff governor Elected by school staff First 22 Sep 2017 7 Sep 2023
  • Nothing to declare 
5 of a possible 6 Not applicable, not in post 

Contacting Us

The Governance Officer for Eresby School is Gemma Yates. Gemma can be reached at governance@dret.co.uk

To contact a governor, please contact the Trust Governance Team by emailing governance@dret.co.uk.

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 (governance@dret.co.uk), 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 governance@dret.co.uk or review our information pack below. 

march 2024 governor recruitment booklet.pdf

  

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.

governor testimonial booklet .pdf

 

 Emma Bennett 

Angela Watts 

Stephen Platten 

Garry Allen

What training do Governors receive?

We offer an extensive range of training opportunities. Take a look at what is on offer for the current academic year. 

governor and trustee training programme 2023 24.pdf