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.

Governors

Our Governors

Havelock Academy is governed by an Academy Scrutiny Committee.

Our governors are:

  • Emma Marshall
    Principal
  • 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)
  • Rachel Cross
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Alex Hodson-Smith
    Staff Governor
  • Jane Kinnaird
    Staff Governor
  • Michael Howarth
    Parent Governor
  • Anna Chester
    Clerk
  • Alan Tregunno
    DRET Appointed Governor

Current Governors

Name Governor Type Appointed By Term of Office  Term From Term To Declarations of Interest and other Governance Roles as at 8 May 2024 Governor Assigned Responsibilities  Attendance 22/23   Attendance 23/24
Gary Allen Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust Second 26 Jul 2021 25 Jul 2025
  • Nothing to declare
  • Chair
  • Safeguarding
  • Attendance
  • Year 11
5 of a possible 6 5 of a possible 5
Rachel Cross Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First 10 Feb 2023 9 Feb 2027
  • Nothing to declare
  • PSHE
1 of a possible 3 1 of a possible 5
Alex Hodson-Smith Staff governor Elected by school staff Not applicable  21 Apr 2023 20 Apr 2027
  • Nothing to declare
  • Year 8
2 of a possible 2 4 of a possible 5
Nigel Holmes Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First 11 Sep 2020 10 Sep 2024
  • Nothing to declare
  • The Hive
5 of a possible 6 4 of a possible 5
Mike Howarth Parent governor Elected by parents Second 01 Jul 2023 30 Jun 2027
  • Nothing to declare
  • Artsmark
  • Music
6 of a possible 6 4 of a possible 5
Jane Kinnaird Staff governor Elected by school staff First 14 Jun 2022 13 Jun 2026
  • Wife is an employee of St James Infant School. 
  • SEND
  • Year 9
6 of a possible 6 3 of a possible 5
Karen Linton Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust Second 16 Jul 2023 15 Jul 2027
  • Employed at North East Lincolnshire Council.  
  • Careers
  • Sixth Form
4 of a possible 6 3 of a possible 5
Maria Maltby Trust Governor
(Trust Senior Link)
Appointed by foundation/Trust Not applicable  14 Jun 2022 Ex-officio
  • Academy Improvement Board Member at Lodge Park and Thomas Middlecott Academies.
  3 of a possible 6 3 of a possible 5 
Emma Marshall Principal Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/
principal
Not applicable  16 Jul 2023 Ex-officio
  • Married to Assistant Principal Havelock Academy, Ian Cooke.
  • Governor at North Lincolnshire School (but under married name of Cooke). 
  • Son Joseph Cooke, has worked as an Exam Invigilator at Havelock Academy for the last two summer exam seasons (so since June 2022) and is likely to do so in June/July 2024.
  • Son (Joseph Cooke) has carried out work as Sound Technician for the Havelock Academy production of Matilda Jr in July 2022, as extension to exam invigilator work (zero hours contract).
  • Principal
6 of a possible 6 5 of a possible 5
George Selby Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First 29 Oct 2020 28 Oct 2024
  • Wife and Mother-In-Law employed at Havelock Academy.
  • Bullying
  • Year 10
6 of a possible 6 2 of a possible 5
Alan Tregunno Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First 08 Sep 2023 7 Sep 2027
  • Chair of Fairfield ASC.
  • SEND
Not applicable, not in post  4 of a possible 5
Joanne Woodhouse Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust Second 01 Sep 2022 31 Aug 2026
  • Trustee at Stanford Education Trust.
  • Vice Chair
  • Year 7
3 of a possible 6 3 of a possible 5

Former Governors

 Below is a list of Governors that have served in the past 12 months. 

Name Governor Type Appointed By  Terms Served  First Appointed Leaving Date Declarations of Interest and other Governance Roles  Attendance 22/23   Attendance 23/24
Helen Bell Parent governor Elected by parents Second 28 Sep 2018 21 Sep 2023
  • Nothing to declare 
2 of a possible 6 1 of a possible 1
Mark Smith Local Authority Governor Appointed by Foundation/Trust  First 3 Nov 2022 4 Jan 2024
  • Nothing to declare 
5 of a possible 6 2 of a possible 2 
Michael Newman Appointed governor Appointed by Foundation/Trust First 19 Jan 2023 16 May 2024
  • Nothing to declare
3 of a possible 4 3 of a possible 5

Contacting Us

The Governance Officer for Havelock Academy is Gemma Yates. Gemma can be reached at governance@dret.co.uk

To contact a governor, please contact the Trust Governance Team by emailing governance@dret.co.uk.

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 (governance@dret.co.uk), 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 governance@dret.co.uk or review our information pack below. 

march 2024 governor recruitment booklet.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 

What training do Governors receive?

governor and trustee training programme 2023 24.pdf