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Governance in PDET

The Trust Board

The Board of Directors is the overall governance body and is accountable for the Trust.

For further details of our Trust's governance structure see: PDET's Governance Structure 

For the Trust’s memorandum and articles of association, annual accounts, annual report and funding agreement see:  Financial Information 

Our school's Supplemental Funding Agreement can be found here: 

Pytchley Supplemental Funding Agreement

The role of our Academy Governance Committee (AGC) 

Local governing bodies, who are called Academy Governance Committees (AGCs) in our Trust, are  committees to which the Directors have chosen to delegate some specific responsibilities. AGCs engage with their local community and carry out the following very valuable role.

There are 2 key elements to the role of the AGC:

Vision and Values:

  • Help the academy set and review their local, contextual vision and values, aligned with the Trust’s vision.
  • Monitor and support the academy to ensure the vision is being ‘lived out’ in every aspect of academy life.
  • Preserve and further develop relationships with the community, and in particular with the church, in line with the academy’s and Trust’s vision and values. 

Delegated functions:

  • Carry out functions which have been specifically delegated to them as formal committees of the Board. 

For the Trust’s Board Remit and Scheme of Delegation, see: Scheme of Delegation 



The Interim Chair of our AGC is Mr David Sharman who can be contacted via: 

Governors (ID 1148)


Name Role Date of appointment Date stepped down (where applicable) if within last 12 months
David Sharman Interim Chair 13/02/2024
Rev Denise Maud Church 23/03/2023
Samantha Walton Community 05/03/2024
Jules Smith Community 29/01/2024
Stephanie Adam Parent (Elected) 27/03/2024
Josephine Kennedy Parent (Elected) 08/04/2024
Ashley Scott Staff (Ex-Officio) 01/01/2024
Tessa Litchfield Staff (Elected) 18/09/2021
Greg Cracknell Church 09/05/2023 Resigned 14/12/2023
Kate Boniface-Allen Community 09/05/2023 Resigned 08/02/2024
Lisa Carew Parent (Elected) 13/10/2022 Resigned 12/02/2024
Hilde ter Steege Parent (Elected) 13/07/2023 Resigned 22/03/2024
Tania Watts Staff (Ex-Officio) 01/01/2020 31/12/2023

 AGC Records

Governor Attendance 2022/2023

Pecuniary & Business Interests Register


Interested in joining our AGC?

If you are interested in becoming a governor, please contact the school for further information. An application form is available on our Trust's website to apply to become either a Community or Church Governor. 


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