All free schools, like Academies, are governed by not-for-profit charitable trusts, which are closely monitored by the Audit Commission to ensure that they provide good value for the public money with which they are entrusted.

In the case of Becket Keys Church of England School the Governing Body is the Board of the Russell Education Trust (RET), a Government-approved academy sponsor. Information about RET's Trustees can be found on the RET Website

In each of its schools, RET formally delegates a range of its responsibilities to a Local Governing Body representing the community.  More information about this structure can be found in the RET Scheme of Delegation and the Becket Keys Standing Orders.

A close, consultative relationship exists between RET and the Local Governing Bodies of its schools and the views of local governors inform all aspects of RET policy.

Becket Keys Church of England School Local Governing Body

The Becket Keys Church of England School Local Governing Body includes the Headteacher, two elected parent governors and up to ten further governors appointed by the Trust.

Local Governors are appointed/elected for a 4 year term, and are currently as follows:




Date stepped down (where applicable)

Jenny Downs (Chair) RET/Sept 2020 Safeguarding  
Ian Gunn (Vice Chair) RET/Sept 2020 Curriculum  
Andy Scott-Evans (Headteacher) RET/Sept 2020    
Father Paul Hamilton RET/Sept 2020 Faith and Worship  
Father Mark North RET/Sept 2020 Faith and Worship  
Mother Jane RET/Sept 2021    
Chris Savage RET/Sept 2020 Inclusion  
Karen Lynch RET/Sept 2020    
David Brook Elected/March 2019 Health and Safety  
Fiona Benson Elected/Jan 2020 Behaviour and Attendance/Careers  
Bishop John     November 2020