Governance at Deyes

“Governors are part of the largest volunteer workforce in the country.  The Governing Body is ultimately responsible for the school’s ability to deliver the best quality of education to its students and to ensure value for the significant sum of public money that is necessary to run the school”

Every school has a Board of Governors which often includes parents of children at the school, members co-opted from the community and school staff, including the Headteacher. Together, they are jointly responsible for providing strategic leadership and ensuring accountability.

Dedicated to school development & improvement, they work in partnership with the school management team and make important decisions with regard to the running of the school. This is in relation to curriculum provision, pupil targets, school development plans, budget management, staffing, health and safety and management of premises.

Questions about Governance or Correspondence for the Board of Governors should be directed to Deborah Moss, Senior Clerk to Lydiate Learning Trust on 07853140551 or at

Message to our Governors

The extensive work that you do to support education is invaluable.

With that in mind the NGA is asking you to join them in championing your contribution to the education system and shining a light on the difference that good governance makes to your school/trust?

In early 2020, NGA launched the Visible Governance in Schools campaign to celebrate, champion and raise the profile of the impact of good governance on schools. After a pause to the campaign due to COVID-19, it will relaunch in January 2021.

The NGA are encouraging members to be bold about sharing what you do and why, providing resources and ideas to be visible in your school/ trust and sharing examples of visibility and the impact of good governance.

As part of the campaign, NGA’s Outstanding Governance Awards 2021 will open for nominations on Monday 11 January 2021.

There will be an update you on the plans in January, but it is not too early to get involved.

You can download the logo and other material on our resources page and we encourage you and your Trust/Academies to use the Visible Governance branding wherever you like to promote your participation in the campaign.

Please take a look and consider where you could promote your involvement and the difference it makes..

Thank you for your continuing support

Deyes High School Governors

To view a broad photographic overview of the governance structure at Deyes High School and the Lydiate Learning Trust, please click here.

To contact our Chair of Governors please send correspondence to Deyes High School for the attention of Petrina North.

Petrina North

Board Appointed Chair

Term of Office: 24/09/2019 – 23/09/2023


Suzanne Pountain

Board Appointed Governor

Term of Office: 02/11/2020 – 01/11/2024


Alex Widdeson

Term of Office: 06/01/2020 – 05/01/2024


Jane Gargan

Parent Governor

Term of Office: 01/10/2018 – 30/09/2022


Mrs V Beaney

Ex-Officio, Staff Governor

Head of School, Deyes High


Adele Fozard

Term of Office: 02/12/2019 – 01/02/2023


Key Governance Information

Terms of Office

Declarations of Interest

Register of Attendance

Terms of Reference


Minutes of the meetings are available by contacting Deborah Moss, Senior Clerk to Lydiate Learning Trust on

Please note that minutes may be redacted where appropriate due to confidential or commercially sensitive matters being reflected.

Reference Documents

Document Archive



Deyes Board of Governors Agenda 9th July 2019

Deyes Board of Governors Agenda 19th March 2019

Deyes Board of Governors Agenda 4th December 2018

Deyes Board of Governors Agenda 18th September


Deyes Board of Governors – Agenda 3rd July 2018

Deyes Board of Governors – Agenda 13th March 2018

Deyes Board of Governors Agenda 5th December 2017

Deyes Board of Governors Agenda 19th Sept 17


Deyes Board of Governors Agenda 13th Sept 16

Deyes Board of Governors – Agenda 22 Nov 16

Deyes Board of Governors – Agenda 18th April 17

Deyes Board of Governors – Agenda 6th June 17

2016-17 Board of Governors & Committees Attendance Record

Register of Interests 2016-17


Schedule for Governors Meetings

Board of Governors – Committees Attendance Record

Board of Governors – Committee Membership & Linked Governors from 1st April 2016

Meeting Attendance Record 2015/6

Register of Interests 2015/6


Schedule for Governors Meetings

Terms of Reference

Lydiate Learning Trust Financial Statement 2014-15


Decision Planner

Faculty Presentation Calendar

Value for Money Statement


Terms of Reference

Best Value Statement


Linked Governors 2020-21

Academy Trusts- Governors’ Duties

Articles of Association (2006)

Articles of Association – Lydiate Learning Trust

LLT Deed of Variation and Funding Agreement & DHS Supplementary FA

Glossary for Govenors

LLT Governance Structure