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)
  • Louise Hayes
    DRET Appointed Governor (Vice Chair)
  • Karen Linton
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Nigel Holmes
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • George Selby
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Joanne Woodhouse
    Staff Governor
  • James Phillips
    Staff Governor
  • Helen Bell
    Parent Governor
  • Michael Howarth
    Parent Governor
  • Anna Chester

Governor Assigned Responsibilities

Safeguarding - Gary Allen
Student Voice - James Phillips
SEND and Parent Voice - Helen Bell
Careers - Karen Linton
Artsmark - Michael Howarth

Contacting a Governor

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

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. 


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.

 Emma Bennett 

Angela Watts 

Stephen Platten 

Garry Allen 

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