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Meet our Academy Committee Governors

Academy committee governors

When Grove Learning Trust was established in December 2019, our Board of Directors chose to combine Eastrop's Academy Committee with that of Southfield Junior School until the end of the academic year, thus creating a Joint Academy Committee (JAC). This decision was made to enable both schools to grow, develop and enhance their local governor's capacity, skills and  knowledge.  Having now reached the start of a new academic year, we are pleased to have developed our skills and knowledge and formed separate Academy Committees. We are glad that Eastrop has a dedicated, focused and driven Academy Committee who not only challenge but support the Senior Leadership Team to drive forward school improvement.  

To find out more about the role of an Academy Committee Governor, click here.

Paul Robertson - Chair of the Academy Committee


Type: Co-Opted


Appointment Date: 08.11.21


Expiry Date: 07.11.25


 Mel James


Type: Head of School


Appointment Date: 01.12.19


Expiry Date: N/A


Iain Mazonowicz


Type: Elected Staff


Appointment Date: 02.11.21


Expiry Date: 01.11.25


 Darren Watts


Type: Elected Parent


Appointment Date: 08.02.21


Expiry Date: 07.02.25


 Martin Mossop


Type: Elected Parent


Appointment Date: 01.01.20


Expiry Date: 31.12.23




Type: Co-opted


Appointment Date: 


Expiry Date: 


 James Oakden


Type: Co-opted


Appointment Date: 05.05.21


Expiry Date: 04.05.25


 Kate Mackenzie - Vice Chair to the Academy Committee


Type: Co-opted


Appointment Date: 05.05.21


Expiry Date: 04.05.25 


Clerk to the Academy Committee

Sarah Rutherford


Type: Clerk


Appointment Date: 01.01.19


Expiry Date: N/A


Governors have a very clear understanding of the progress that pupils make from their starting points and they have ambition and an unwavering desire for pupils to receive the very best education and leave the school ready and willing to tackle the challenges that lie ahead. They have high expectations of, and aspirations for, the children who attend the school. Governors have taken full account of all advice given and challenge senior leaders with rigour about the attainment and progress of pupils in the early years and Key Stage 1. This helps them to secure an external view of the school, making sure they keep abreast of where the areas for improvement are. They have helped to oversee improvements in the vast majority of areas.

Ofsted, 2016