Our Governors

Whilst being part of the Societas Trust, each academy within the Trust has a Local Governing Board (LGB), which oversees the work and outcomes of individual
academies within the Trust.  The Governors are a body of people who represent the community which the school serves.  They are legally responsible for the management of the school and meet as a whole Governing Body at least once per term.  

Our Governing Body is made up of a mix of local people including staff, parents, members of the local community and others appointed by the Trust for their skills and experience. They act as a critical support to the Head Teacher and the academy. A member of the Trust Board also sits on each LGB in an advisory capacity.

The Governors are responsible for ensuring high standards of education and financial effectiveness; they review the overall impact of our academy within the community it serves and are responsible for ensuring the Trust’s ethos and vision are upheld.  

Should you wish to contact one of the Governors, please do so through the School Office.

Summerbank Governing Body Members

Chair:  Mrs Gillian Jenkins

Vice Chairs:  Miss Sarah Oldcorn; Mrs Shugufta Ilyas

Headteacher:  Miss Clare Pearson (Acting)

Trust Representative: Mr Jon Lovatt

Mrs Shabana Mahmud

Miss Clare Pearson

Mrs Shamila Wijesundara

Mr Chris Bentley

Mr Wayne Eardley

Clerk:  Mrs Sally Henderson

 Committee Membership

To support our ongoing work at Summerbank, our Governors sit on two committees which meet to oversee ongoing developments and decision making within the school. 

The membership of these committees is detailed below:

Education Committee

Chair:  Mrs Gillian Jenkins

Members:  Miss Sarah Oldcorn; Mrs Shugufta Ilyas; Mrs Shamila Wijesundara; Mrs Shabana Mahmud; Miss Clare Pearson

 

Resources Committee

Chair: Mrs Shugufta Ilyas

Members:  Mrs Gillian Jenkins; Mr Jon Lovatt; Miss Clare Pearson; Br Chris Bentley; Mr Wayne Eardley

Governors’ attendance at meetings can be viewed here.  

Full details of Governor appointments can be found in the table below:

Governor Date of Appointment Body Appointed by Term of Office End Date Register of Business & Pecuniary Interests
Mrs Gillian Jenkins 25th Sept 2017 Trust 24th Sept 2021 No
Mrs Shugufta Ilyas 25th Sept 2017 Parent 24th Sept 2021 No
Miss Sarah Oldcorn 25th Sept 2017 Trust 24th Sept 2021 No
Mr Jon Lovatt 23rd Jan 2019 Trust Rep 22nd Jan 2023 No
Miss Clare Pearson 25th Sept 2017 Staff 24th Sept 2021 No
Mrs Shabana Mahmud 25th Sept 2017 Parent 24th Sept 2021 Child attends Summerbank Academy
Mrs Shamila Wijesundara 25th Sept 2017 Staff 24th Sept 2021 Child attends Summerbank Academy
Mr Chris Bentley 13th Nov 2018 Trust 12th Nov 2022 Owner of ‘Bentley Creative Designs’
Mr Wayne Eardley 21st March 2019 Trust 20th March 2023 Owner of ‘VPS Solutions’