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Bobby Moore Academy

We celebrate the diversity of our community through our aspirational learning culture so that each individual can fulfil their potential.

Governance and Scheme of Delegation

Bobby Moore Academy is governed by an Academy Scrutiny Committee.

In England there are over 300,000 school/academy governors, who form the largest volunteer force in the country. Members of academy governing bodies work collectively to perform a strategic role and carry out various key functions, including:

  • Discussing and setting the aims and objectives for the academy
  • Ratifying the required policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Approving/agreeing the required targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Monitoring and evaluating the progress that the academy is making towards its set aims and objectives.

The role of the academy governor is to provide challenge and support to the Principal, i.e. be a 'critical friend.'

Bobby Moore Academy is part of the David Ross Education Trust (DRET) - a national network of 34 schools. DRET is non-denominational and does not make any profit from running its schools.

The David Ross Education Trust's Articles of Association, Master Funding Agreement and Accountabilities Framework can be found on the DRET website.  There are also supplemental funding agreements for each individual school in the network, including Bobby Moore Academy.

Like every school in the Trust, Bobby Moore Academy is the legal responsibility of the Trust Board and CEO. This board focuses on financial and strategic operations and delegates responsibilities for support and challenge from each school’s local Academy Scrutiny Committee.

Our governors are:


  • Steve West
    Executive Principal
  • Wim Bushell
    DRET Appointed Governor - Chair
  • Wendy Prichard-Smith
    DRET Appointed Governor - Vice-Chair
  • Juliet Jaggs
    Trust Senior Link
  • Lorimer Tucker
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Ashley Kinnair
    Staff Governor
  • Kirstie Kershaw
    Staff Governor
  • Joha Abdulla
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Leonard Alexander
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Zeinab Kamal
    DRET Appointed Governor

Governor Assigned Responsibilities

Safeguarding –  Juliet Jaggs

Attendance - Wendy Prichard-Smith 

SEND - Larry Tucker

Enrichment - Wendy Prichard-Smith 

Careers - Joha Abdulla and Leonard Alexander 

Contacting a Governor

To contact a governor, please contact the Trust Governance Team by emailing

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 Scrutiny Committee

Should you wish to view a copy of the minutes of the ASC at this academy, please contact the Trust Governance Team, who will be able to provide you with an electronic or paper copy of the minutes.

Are you interested in becoming an academy governor?

We are looking for new governors to support our academies. Our governors work closely with their academies to support the Trust’s goal of broadening the horizons of young people through a world-class education, equipping our students with the skills and experiences to become their confident, academic best, no matter what.

If you have an interest in, and commitment to, improving education and would like to make a difference within your community, please register your interest in becoming a governor by completing our governor application form. If you have any questions about a governor’s role or responsibilities please contact us at or review our information pack below. 

governor recruitment booklet summer 2023.pdf



What is it like being a Governor with DRET?

To understand what it is like to be a governor with us, take a look at our testimonial booklet and videos which contain insights from serving governors.

governor testimonial booklet.pdf


Emma Bennett 



Angela Watts 


Stephen Platten 


Garry Allen

What training to Governors receive?  

We offer an extensive range of training opportunities. Take a look at what is on offer for the current academic year. 

governor and trustee training programme 2023 24.pdf

Governor Documents

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  • QEOP
  • Bishop Perowne Church of England College