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:
|Jenny Downs (Chair)||
|Iain Gunn (Vice Chair)||
|Andy Scott-Evans (Headteacher)||RET/Sept 2020|
|Father Mark North||RET/Sept 2020||Faith and Worship|
|Mother Jane Bradbury||RET/Sept 2021||Inclusion|
|Inclusion; Curriculum; Admissions|
|Karen Lynch||RET/Sept 2020|
|Health and Safety|
|Fiona Benson||Elected/Jan 2020||Behaviour and Attendance; Careers|
|Samantha Oxley||Elected/Feb 2023|
|Name||Date stepped down|
|Father Paul Hamilton||September 2022|