Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

Iceni Academy Governors’ Business Interests

Name of Governor or Associate Member

Category of Governor

Appointing Body e.g Governing Body; Local Authority; Foundation; Diocese

Positions of Responsibility

Relevant Business Interests that could present a conflict of interest including whether a governor at another school

Personal relationship (if any) with members of school staff e.g. spouse, partner, relative

Dave King

Community Governor

Governing Body

Chair of Governors, Community Links Survey, Governor CPD

Governor Templars Academy

None

Major Paul Hopper

Community Governor

Governing Body

H&S, Service Families

None

None

Julie Powell

Community Governor

Governing Body

SEN, CP, G&T, Racial Awareness, Attendance

None

None

Lyn Barton

Community Governor

Governing Body

Pupil Voice, Complaints

Governor Stanway Federation

None

Catherine Graydon

Parent Governor

Governing Body

 

None

None

Jane Bass

Connected Learning Governor

CL MAT

Executive Headteacher, Connected Learning MAT

None

None

Rebecca Newton

Staff Governor

Governing Body

Reporting on Year 6, Foundation Subjects, Mentoring

None

None

 

Governor name: Lyn Barton
Lyn is a respected local Councillor representing Shrub End, passionate about her community and accordingly our lead on community projects. Her statement will follow.



Governor name: Mark Glenister
Role: As a Governor, I have specific responsibilities for monitoring the schools’ finances and the effective use of pupil premium funding, as well as offering support for the schools to ensure the best possible outcomes for pupils.
My background: Following a background in customer service, and then passenger transport, I now work as a contract manager for Essex County Council. I have been an active Governor at Cherry Tree School since 2012.
Hopes for the schools: All pupils realise their full potential, are happy, safe and well equipped for life ahead.


Governor name: Catherine Graydon
Role: Parent and Staff Governor - Safe Guarding and SEN
My background: I am a qualified Art and Design teacher and have worked as a teacher and head of department in mainstream and Special Educational Needs schools in Kent for the past twenty years. I relocated to Colchester last year and have a son in year 5.
Hopes for schools: Inclusivity - I hope to see the varied needs of all members of the school community met through a range of flexible, adaptable and creative approaches.  I am passionate about my subject and enjoy working alongside staff and parents to deliver successful outcomes for our pupils.


Governor name: Paul Hopper
Role: As Vice chair I have the lead for Iceni Academy on the Colchester Governing Body.  I will work closely with the Chair of Governors and the Head of School in order to continue building the best learning environment for our children, to enable them to reach their full potential. 
My Background:  Currently I am a serving Army Officer within Merville Barracks Colchester and as such I provide the liaison and link between military families and the school.  I bring a wide range of experiences and skills that I have honed over 35 years’ service within military in a variety of different appointments/roles and locations.
Hopes for the school:  Working as a collective team together with all staff and parents to give the children an environment that they want to come and learn and feel safe in their surroundings. 


Governor name: David King
Role: As Chair of Governors I lead the Colchester Governing Body.  With the support of fellow governors, I will oversee and work closely with the Executive Heads and Heads of School to secure the best possible learning and outcomes for the children and will lead on liaison with the Connected Learning Trust that includes Cherry Tree and Iceni schools.
My background: Many years in the Civil Service in the Ministry of Defence, at a senior level, and a wide range of experiences, from procurement and project management to corporate and advisory services in the UK and abroad.
Hopes for the schools: working together and with parents we can deliver a safe and happy learning environment and really make progress.


Governor name: Julie Powell
Role: I am the Vice Chair, for Cherry Tree, on the Colchester Governing Body, supporting the Chair, David King. I am also the Safe Guarding and SEN Governor for both Iceni and Cherry Tree schools, working together with Catherine Graydon, a fellow Governor. This role ensures that both schools meet all national and local safeguarding policies and procedures and provides the best possible care and protection for the children whilst in our care.
My background: I have been retired 10 years, previously I worked in the NHS clinically and then in the Public Health Team providing training to health professionals and setting up health promotion programmes across N E Essex.
Hopes for the schools: To work together with the schools to ensure the children enjoy learning, attain their full potential, are safe and grow in confidence. 


Governor name: Kerziah Maison
Role: As a Parent Governor (at Iceni) I am a parent voice. If any have any concerns I will pass it on to the Head of School.  With the help and support of fellow governors I work closely with the Head of School to ensure the best outcome for the children in Iceni.
My background: Effective and experienced mother having a strong sense of discipline I have been a strong team Governor of Iceni Academy.
Hope for the school: To make a wonderful progress if we work alongside parents.

Governors Information

  • Colchester JLGB Governance Structure and Statement

  • Message from the new Chair of Governors Oct 2016


  • LGB Minutes - 1st Dec 2016
  • LGB Minutes - 26th Sept 2016
  • LGB Minutes - 24th Sept 2015

  • Governors Monitoring Policy


  • Governor Resignations

    Karen Chaplin
    Resigned: 16th March 2017

    Sarah Stevenson
    Resigned: 2nd February 2016

    Emma Hall
    Resigned: 2nd February 2016

    Sharron Lawrence
    Resigned: 2nd February 2016

    Bruce Tuxford
    Resigned: 16th November 2016