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Gravenhurst Academy


Gravenhurst Academy is a thriving village school that offers your child an excellent start to their education. Through our ethos of growing together, learning together we achieve good academic standards and our dedicated, hard working staff are committed to ensuring each pupil is given the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Early years learning provides the essential foundations as your child begins their long educational journey and we believe there is no better start than at our school.

The Role of Governors

Governors are the people responsible for overseeing the work of the school acting as a critical friend and working closely with the School Leadership Team to advise and guide the school. Governors are responsible for setting and monitoring budgets, staff recruitment and retention, formulating and reviewing the School Development Plan and ensuring that all legal responsibilities and obligations are met.

Governors are all unpaid volunteers who come from a wide section of community. Elected parents, staff, co-opted members of the local community and political representative of the Local Authority. It is rewarding and worthwhile work and if you feel you have something to offer and are interested in becoming a school governor please contact the school office for more information.


The following governors were appointed by the full governing body of Langford Village & Gravenhurst Academies:

Mrs Ann Gilbert (appointed Governor)

8 High Street, Upper Gravenhurst, Beds 

Tel: 01462 337846


Appointed by the LGB in Mar 2019 for 4 Years


Whistle-blowing governor



Performance Management


Vicky Phillips

Appointed by the LGB in Sept 2018

Clerk to Governors



Helen Beckett  (Staff Governor)

Appointed by the LGB in Jan 2017 for 4 years


Religious Education 


*Awaiting Appointment


Religious Education

Training Link Advisor


Jillian Davies (Parent Governor)

Appointed by the LGB in Oct 2015 for 4 years


Safeguarding/safer recruitment

Pecuniary interest:

Husband Director of Electrassure

Susan Murphy (Staff Governor)

Appointed by the LGB in Sept 2016 for 4 years

Health and Safety 

PV and Communications


Bob Vidler (Appointed Governor) 

Appointed by the LGB in Sept 2018



Justyna Rooney (Parent Governor)






Debbie Randall

            Ex Officio                     



BEST Representative Alison Wilshaw
BEST Representative Cheryl Johnson



The Trust Report & Financial Statement can be found here.


The documents below can be found  here.

  • Trustee leadership
  • Trustee members
  • Trust Board of Declaration and Terms of Office
  • Memo of association
  • Funding agreement
  • Articles of association
  • Scheme of delegation