One of the ways in which you can support your local community school is by becoming a governor. Governance is a hugely important part of the life of the academy; governors act as critical friends, challenging the leadership and supporting academy life. If you would like to know more about the role of the governor, please don’t hesitate to contact the clerk to governors who can be reached via

Correspondence to the governing body should be directed to the Chair of Governors, Ms Janine Fox and sent to The Clerk to Governors, Mrs Michelle Saddington, The Dean Academy, Church Road, Lydney. GL15 5DZ.

Governance details can be found on the Athelstan Trust website.

Members of the Governing Body

Ms Amanda Deeks
Ms Amanda DeeksChair of Governors
Mrs Kate Evans
Mrs Kate EvansVice Chair of Governors
Ms Janine Fox
Ms Janine FoxGovernor
Mrs Karen Frost
Mrs Karen FrostCo-Opted Governor
Mr Richard Brand
Mr Richard BrandHeadteacher
Mr Dave Child
Mr Dave ChildStaff Governor
Mr Eddie Pearson
Mr Eddie PearsonCo-Opted Governor
Mrs Michelle Saddington
Mrs Michelle SaddingtonClerk To Governors
Mr Thomas DunneParent Governor
Mrs Tracy WoodParent Governor
Mr David FisherGovernor

Message from the Chair

Declaration of Business Interests & Meeting Attendance


Governor Name Governor Category Roles Register of Interest Start Date End Date Attendance 18/19

6 x LGB

2 x Standards Committee

BEVERIDGE Tom Head of School Staff 1/9/16 Ongoing 8/8
BLACK Helen Parent Link Governor Maths None 9/12/15 8/12/19 6/8
CHILD Dave Staff (Teaching) Health & Safety Governor Staff (Partner is staff) 11/10/19 10/10/23 6/8
FOX Janine Parent Chair of Governors

Link Gov World Affairs

Employee of Hartpury College 10/2/16 9/2/20 7/8
PEARSON Eddie Co-Opted None 12/11/13 11/11/21 5/6
ROBINSON Callie Co-opted None 03/12/18 02/12/22 3/4
EVANS Kate Co-opted None 11/02/19 15/02/23 2/3
PALMER Craig Staff Staff 16/02/19 15/02/23 3/3
SPILLER Emma Parent SEN Governor

Safeguarding Governor

None 01/09/16 31/08/20 2/6
DEAR Amanda Co-Opted None 20/03/17 Resigned 21/11/18 1/1
STEPHENS Julie Staff (Support) Staff 2/10/15 Resigned 03/12/18 2/2
HEUSTON Pauline Co-Opted 4/11/15 Resigned 4/8
FROST Karen Co-Opted Vice-Chair of Governors

Vice-Chair Standards Cttee

PP Governor     Link Gov ADP

Governor at John Kyrle High School, National Leader of Governance, Value Based Leadership Ltd, Teach First Mentor 16/9/15 23/9/19 6/8

Clerk to the Local Governors:   Michelle Saddington