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

Deyes High School Governors

Trustee & Academy Governors (Voluntary/Unpaid)

Lydiate Learning Trust is seeking a new Director (Trustee) to join the Board along with additional Governors to support the work of the local Academy Governance Committees (AGCs).

Click here to download application pack

Closing date: 4pm Wednesday 23rd Otober

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

Petrina North

Board Appointed Chair

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


Sian King

Co-opted Governor

Term of Office: 01/09/2018 – 31/08/2022


Andrew Jones

Staff Governor

Term of Office: 01/02/2018 – 31/01/2022


Joanne Harris

Co-opted Governor

Term of Office: 01/09/2018 – 31/08/2022


Samantha Williams

Co-opted Governor

Term of Office: 01/12/2018 – 30/11/2022

Jane Gargan

Parent Governor

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


Mr P Duffy

Ex-Officio, Staff Governor

Head of School, Deyes High


John Graham

Associate Member (non-voting)

Term of Office: 01/04/2018 – 31/03/2022


Graham Hewer

Associate Member (non-voting)

Term of Office: 01/09/2018 – 31/08/2022


Key Governance Information

Terms of Office

Register of Interest

Register of Attendance

Linked Governors

Board & Committee 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


  • LLT Governance Structure 2018
  • To view the Lydiate Learning Trust’s Annual Report & Financial Statement, please click here
  • To view the governance of the Lydiate Learning Trust, please click here