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Gravenhurst Academy



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)


Tel: 01462 337846


Appointed by the LGB in Nov 2019 for 3 Years


Whistle-blowing Governor



Performance Management


Allison Kite

Appointed by LGB in June 2022 for 3 Years

Clerk to Governors



Alison Kane  (Staff Governor)

Appointed by the LGB in Oct 2021 for 3 years

Health and Safety


Erin Cole (Parent Governor)

Appointed by LGB in Jan 2022 for 3 years


Jillian Davies (Parent Governor)

Appointed by the LGB in Nov 2019 for 3 years


Safeguarding/safer recruitment

Pecuniary interest:

Husband Director of Electrassure

Susan Murphy (Staff Governor)

Appointed by the LGB in Oct 2020 for 3 years

Health and Safety 

PV and Communications


Bob Vidler (Appointed Governor) 

Appointed by the LGB in Sept 2021 for 3 years

Finance, RE



Louise Kite (Parent Governor)

Appointed by the LGB Oct 2021 for 3 years

Foundation subjects

Alison Wilshaw

English, Maths, Science, PE, Pupil Premium


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