The David Ross Education Trust

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Lodge Park Academy

Lodge Park Academy understands the importance of a strong academic foundation. Our academy offers a diverse curriculum and enrichment offering to create well-rounded and confident students.

Governors

Our Governors

Lodge Park Academy is governed by an Academy Improvement Board.

Our governors are:

  • Ruth Roberts
    Head of School
  • Sue Jones
    Executive Principal
  • Tracey Maloney
    DRET Appointed Governor (Chair)
  • Juliet Jaggs
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Maria Maltby
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Mark Neild
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Jessica Cameron
    Parent Governor
  • Tara McCormick
    Staff Governor
  • James Horsley
    Staff Governor
  • Emma Stephens-Dunn
    Clerk

Current Governors 

Name Governor Type Appointed By Term of Office  Term From Term To Declarations of Interest and other Governance Roles as at 5 April 2024  Governor Assigned Responsibilities  Attendance 22/23   Attendance 23/24
Jessica Cameron Parent governor Elected by parents First  07 Jun 2023 06 Jun 2027
  • Nothing to declare 
  • Careers Link Governor 
1 of a possible 1 4 of a possible 5
James Horsley Staff governor Elected by school staff First  05 Jan 2024 04 Jan 2028
  • Nothing to declare 
  Not applicable, not in post  3 of a possible 3 
Juliet Jaggs Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First  31 Jul 2023 30 Jul 2027
  • Employee of the David Ross Education Trust
  • Trustee of Uppingham School
  • Governor at Bobby Moore Academy
  • Academy Improvement Board Member at Thomas Middlecott Academy  
  • Safeguarding Link Governor
  • SEND Link Governor
  • Attendance Link Governor 
Not applicable, not in post  5 of a possible 5
 Sue Jones Executive Principal Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/
principal
Not applicable  01 Sep 2023 Ex Officio
  • Nothing to declare 
  Not applicable, not in post  5 of a possible 5
Tracey Maloney Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust Second (previously part of ASC) 28 Nov 2022 27 Nov 2026
  • Consultant and ITT Director for eQualitas
  • Director of T Maloney Ltd.
  • Spouse is the Headmaster of Uppingham School
  • Employed by Buckingham University
  • English and Literacy Consultant for London Grid for Learning
  • Trustee and Fellow of the Board of English Association
  • Trustee of the David Ross Education Trust
  • Academy Improvement Board Member at Thomas Middlecott Academy 
  5 of a possible 5 5 of a possible 5
Maria Maltby Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First  31 Jul 2023 30 Jul 2027
  • Governor at Havelock Academy
  • Academy Improvement Board Member at Thomas Middlecott Academy 
  Not applicable, not in post  2 of a possible 5
Tara McCormick Staff governor Elected by school staff First  21 Dec 2023 20 Dec 2027
  • Nothing to declare 
  Not applicable, not in post  3 of a possible 3 
Mark Neild Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First  31 Jul 2023 30 Jul 2027
  • Academy Improvement Board Member at Thomas Middlecott Academy  
  Not applicable, not in post  5 of a possible 5
Ruth Roberts Head of School Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/
principal
Not applicable  01 Nov 2022 Ex Officio
  • Spouse is an employee of the David Ross Education Trust 
  5 of a possible 5 5 of a possible 5

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
Catherine Arnold Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 4 Oct 2019 18 Jul 2023
  • Nothing to declare
5 of a possible 5 Not applicable, not in post 
Sarah Blackie Staff governor Elected by school staff 1 13 Jan 2022 18 Jul 2023
  • Nothing to declare
5 of a possible 5 Not applicable, not in post 
Sandra Appleby Trust Governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 2 26 Feb 2018 18 Jul 2023
  • Nothing to declare
4 of a possible 5 Not applicable, not in post 
Helena Brothwell Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 31 Jul 2023 31 Mar 2024
  • Chair of Governors at Advantage Schools
  • Sister is an employee of the David Ross Education Trust
  • Governor at Thomas Middlecott Academy
Not applicable, not in post  4 of a possible 4

Contacting Us

The Governance Officer for Lodge Park Academy is Victoria Linthwaite. Victoria 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 Improvement Board

Should you wish to view a copy of the minutes of the AIB 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.