Governors

The Governing Body exists as a sub-committee of the Denbigh Alliance Multi-Academy Trust to support, coach and challenge the leadership of Watling Academy to provide the highest quality of education, care and opportunity for its students in line with the objectives of the Trust. The Governing Body also acts as a champion for the values of Watling Academy and all Governors sign up to uphold the Nolan Principles of Selflessness, Integrity, Objectivity, Accountability, Openness, Honesty and Leadership through role modelling those Watling values of Respect, Responsibility and Kindness.

The Watling Way for Governors can be accessed here.

There are four Governors committees that support the work of the Academy:-

  • Education (Chair – Mr Andy Cox)
  • Care (Chair – Mrs Ruth Edwards)
  • Opportunity (Chair – Mr Karl Digby)
  • Operations (Chair – Dr Andrea Frame)

Each committee meets up to four times a year supported by three meetings of the Full Governing Body.

The Governing Body Membership list can be accessed here.

Enquiries can be emailed to the Clerk to the Governors, Mrs Sharon Gaughan, at [email protected]

The Chair of Governors, Maureen O’Brien can be contacted c/o Watling Academy, Fairfields Primary School, Apollo Avenue, Fairfields, Milton Keynes, MK11 4BA
Chair

Mrs Maureen O’Brien

Chair
Vice-Chair

Mrs Ruth Edwards

Vice-Chair
Head of School

Mr Ian Bacon

Head of School
Parent Governor

Mr Muntazhir Mahdi

Parent Governor
Staff Governor

Mr Geoff Houghton

Staff Governor
Governor

Mr Karl Digby

Governor
Governor

Mrs Priti Gilbert

Governor
Governor

Mr Andy Cox

Governor
Governor

Dr Andrea Frame

Governor
Governor

Mr Bob Thomson-Smith

Governor
CEO, Denbigh Alliance

Mr Andy Squires

CEO, Denbigh Alliance
Governor

Mr Robert Simpson

Governor
Governor

Mrs Marea Stears

Governor