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Leadership and Governance

The Academy Leadership Team is listed below.

Dr Jo Trevenna Headteacher
Jo Daniels Deputy Headteacher
Emma Ruffles Deputy Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead
Andy Johnson Assistant Headteacher -  Data & Outcomes
Hannah Auger  Assistant Headteacher - Teaching & Learning
Charlotte Lavelle Assistant Headteacher - Behaviour & Welfare
Alex Oldham Assistant Headteacher - Primary Lead 
Connor Leason Assistant Headteacher
Cheryl McCanaan Interim SLT
Tony Rodgerson Interim SLT and SENCo


Governing body

If you would like to contact a member of the Governing Body please contact the school on or 01604 212811 for governor contact information.

Our school governors are:

  • Ben Shirley (Chair and lead governor for safeguarding)
  • Lipsa Salt (Vice-Chair)
  • Dr Jo Trevenna (Headteacher)
  • Martin Thompson
  • Bruce McDonald
  • Jon Musgrove
  • Alexis Castillo-Soto

Click here for full details of our Local Advisory Board, including positions, business interests, attendance and vacancies.


Below you can find information about governance across the Trust, including details of our Members and Trustees and our LAB terms of reference.


You can read the minutes from our governor meetings by clicking on the links at the bottom of this page.

Meet our Governors

Ben Shirley (chair of LAB)

Ben is a specialist health and safety inspector for the Office of Rail and Road (ORR). Ben is both NEBOSH and IRM qualified and specialises in risk management. Additionally, Ben acts as the lead inspector for Chiltern Railways and is the ORR lead for multiple, cross-sector Health and Safety governance groups.

Lipsa Sat (vice-chair)

Biography to follow

Martin Thompson

Martin is head of production for the Royal & Derngate in Northampton, one of the country’s major producing venues which was named Regional Theatre of the Year by the inaugural Stage 100 Awards in 2011 and nominated again in 2015. Martin is responsible for the delivery of the Made in Northampton season, including all sound, lighting, set, props, scenic art and wardrobe, on time and on budget.

Martin comes from an engineering background and studied acoustical engineering at university. Martin also works as a freelance theatrical sound designer.

Bruce McDonald

Bruce is a specialist business development manager for a large financial organisation. 

Jon Musgrove

Jon is a lecturer at the University of Northampton, delivering an International Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) course. He was previously a commercial business consultant working in the UK and abroad, largely in the healthcare sector, having started his working life as a hopsital nurse. 

Alexis Castillo-Soto

Alexis is deputy director/digital delivery group manager at Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency working with IT solutions and services.  Alexis delivered one of the first successful programmes delivering transformational government, where the approach became the template for others working to meet the required standards.

He has worked with individual consultants, SMEs and the Tier1 Service Integrators, ensuring clear deliverables and building strong relationships.

Alexis has worked with a diverse range of technologies from Open Source, Appian, Azure, AWS, MuleSoft, Tibco, Documentum to meet business requirements. He has asked to speak at conferences and sit on relevant advisory panels.


Page Downloads Date  
NIA minutes SP 10 January 2019 08th May 2019 Download
NIA minutes LAB 27 November 2018 08th May 2019 Download
NIA minutes SP 15 October 2018 08th May 2019 Download
NIA minutes LAB 11 September 2018 08th May 2019 Download
NIA minutes LAB 04 February 2019 Final 18th Jun 2019 Download
NIA minutes SP 24 April 2019 25th Nov 2019 Download
NIA minutes LAB 28 November 2019 03rd Mar 2020 Download
NIA minutes SP 21 October 2019 03rd Mar 2020 Download
NIA minutes LAB 16 July 2019 03rd Mar 2020 Download
NIA LAB membership and attendance 30th Jun 2020 Download
NIA LAB attendance record 19 20 02nd Sep 2020 Download
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