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
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:
Chair: Mrs Gillian Jenkins
Members: Miss Sarah Oldcorn; Mrs Shugufta Ilyas; Mrs Shamila Wijesundara; Mrs Shabana Mahmud; Miss Clare Pearson
Chair: Mrs Shugufta Ilyas
Members: Mrs Gillian Jenkins; Mr Jon Lovatt; Miss Clare Pearson; Br Chris Bentley; Mr Wayne Eardley
|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’|