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 WestExecutive Principal
Wim BushellDRET Appointed Governor - Chair
Wim is the Deputy Chairman of Gallagher London, a global insurance company. His education at Millfield as a boarder in Walton (1970 - 1973) fuelled his passion for sports and as well as participating in a wide variety of sports (amongst which football, cricket and rugby) he gained first team colours in football. After leaving Millfield, his interest in sports did not dwindle and he continued to play for two seasons for Corinthian Casuals AFC, swapping sports afterwards to play for Richmond RFC, also captaining the infamous Richmond "Heavies". Additionally, he was captain of Lloyd's Gentlemen's Rugby XV. Wim is a keen golfer and is also a member of the MCC.
Wendy Prichard-SmithDRET Appointed Governor - Vice-Chair
Wendy has worked in education for over 30 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology (Open University) and a Masters in Business Administration (Leicester University). During her career she has worked for many types of training providers and government agencies both local and national.
Juliet JaggsTrust Senior Link
Juliet spent twenty years as a teacher and senior leader in secondary schools, where she fulfilled academic and pastoral roles including those associated with inclusion, sixth form and boarding.
Lorimer TuckerDRET Appointed Governor
Larry was born just over 2 miles away from Bobby Moore Academy and spent his entire working life in the Lloyd's Insurance market in the City of London. Educated at Forest School in Snaresbrook, he became a Partner in his firm in 1988 and a Chartered Insurer upon its launch in 1996. During his work career, he specialised in problem solving and innovation, which, before his retirement in 2015, included industry presentations and the mentoring of others.
Ashley KinnairStaff Governor
Ashley has spent fourteen years as a teacher and Head of Department working in high achieving inner-London schools. His musical education started at St Paul's Cathedral where he served as a chorister before acquiring a music scholarship to Forest School. After graduating Ashley went on to complete his GTP at Mossbourne Community Academy.
Kirstie KershawStaff Governor
Kirstie was drawn to Bobby Moore Academy by it's vision and values to empower children to become whatever their dreams desire, starting at reception and reaching beyond. Kirstie has worked at Bobby Moore Academy since 2018, beginning as a 1-1, each year moving onto a larger role, TA, HLTA and more recently as a teacher.
Some of the key attributes Kirstie brings to the table include my enthusiasm for learning and personal growth, a forward thinking, creative approach to crafting long-term relationships with children and adults alike, and a fun approach to boost pupil engagement.
Kirstie is passionate about reading, and her vivid imagination helps her visualise the books she reads.
Joha AbdullaDRET Appointed Governor
Joha decided to become a governor as she is keen to drive change, support in setting the strategic direction and champion diversity.
Joha currently works for HSBC as the UK Head of Secure Access, and outside of work she enjoys attending football games with her family every weekend.
Leonard AlexanderDRET Appointed Governor
Lenny joined the ASC in November 2023. He is an Insurance Consultant for several Global insurance brokers institutions and leads teams negotiating terms and insurance claims values on behalf of International Commercial customers. His passions include Photography, travel, family, reading.,
Zeinab KamalDRET Appointed Governor
Zeinab joined the ASC in January 2024. Zeinab is currently a TEFL teacher in an East London school, and has been involved in education and learning for the past 16 years, mainly as an English language teacher to non speakers. Recently Zeinab was also the Head of English at a secondary school and so understands the effort and obstacles that can develop on a socio- academic level in secondary schools.
Zeinab has an 18 year old, an 11 year old and a 4 year old and so has good experience in dealing with age groups especially in setting expectations and communicating with schools.
Zeinab is very passionate about community integration programs and has worked in refugee resettlement and interpreting for Arabic speakers within education.
Outside of work, Zeinab is an avid reader and writes creatively. Zeinab is also actively involved in charitable works and has been to a few overseas deployments to aid distribution of donations.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or review our information pack below.
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.
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.
- Bobby Moore Academy Funding Agreement
- Current Governors Bobby Moore Academy
- Declarations of Interest Bobby Moore Academy
- DRET Master Funding Agreement
- Former Governors Bobby Moore Academy
- Governor Recruitment Booklet
- Governor Testimonial Booklet
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