The David Ross Education Trust

David Ross Education Trust schools create a rich and exciting learning environment that inspires students to become their confident, academic best.

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Havelock Academy

Our goal is to provide excellent opportunities in an open, positive and purposeful climate for all to achieve excellence, become lifelong learners and responsible, successful, well rounded citizens.


Our Governors

Havelock Academy is governed by an Academy Scrutiny Committee.

Our governors are:

  • Emma Marshall
  • Maria Maltby
    Trust Senior Link
  • Gary Allen
    DRET Appointed Governor (Chair)
  • Karen Linton
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Nigel Holmes
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • George Selby
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Joanne Woodhouse
    DRET Appointed Governor (Vice Chair)
  • Michael Newman
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Rachel Cross
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Mark Smith
    LA Appointed Governor
  • Alex Hodson-Smith
    Staff Governor
  • Jane Kinnaird
    Staff Governor
  • Michael Howarth
    Parent Governor
  • Anna Chester
  • Alan Tregunno
    DRET Appointed Governor

Governor Assigned Responsibilities

Safeguarding and Attendance - Gary Allen
Careers and Sixth Form - Karen Linton
Music and Artsmark - Michael Howarth

PSHE - Rachel Cross

Pupil Premium - Michael Newman

Bullying - George Selby

The Hive - Nigel Holmes

Years 12 and 13 - Nigel Holmes

Year 11 - Gary Allen

Year 10 - George Selby

Year 9 - Jane Kinnaird

Year 8 - Alex Hodson-Smith

Year 7 - Jo Woodhouse

Contacting a Governor

To contact a governor, please contact the Trust Governance Team by emailing

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 or review our information pack below. 

governor recruitment booklet summer 2023.pdf



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.

governor testimonial booklet.pdf


 Emma Bennett 

Angela Watts 

Stephen Platten 

Garry Allen 

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