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The Grange Academy

The Grange Academy

The Grange Academy

Welcome toThe Grange Academy

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Governing Body

Sponsors

The Grange Academy is sponsored by the Future Academies (multi-academy trust), founded by Lord and Lady Nash with the aim of broadening horizons for young people across the country. Core to Future’s vision is the belief that, with the right support, encouragement and opportunities, there are no limits to what students can achieve. Lord and Lady Nash are the Co-Sponsors and Co-Chair of Governors for The Grange Academy. 

A MAT plays a number of roles in the life of an Academy, setting its direction, working with the leadership team to ensure that it provides the best learning environment for the students, and leading the Governing Body. The MAT is responsible for fostering progress in all areas of the school’s operation, promoting value for money and good use of public funds, and championing the Academy in the wider community.

Future Academies is a charity regulated by the Department for Education, and a company limited by guarantee 6543442. Future Academies’ registered address is Pimlico Academy, Lupus Street, London, SW1V 3AT. For more information about the Trust, our Members, Directors and key documents, visit www.futureacademies.org.

For more information on the Governance Structure at Future Academies, click here.

Governing Body

Full profiles of the members of the present governing body at The Grange Academy can be found below.

Paul Smith (Chair)

Mr. Paul Smith is the CEO of Future Academies and a National Leader of Education (NLE). He is greatly experienced in education, and has served as head teacher of several schools as well as working as an Ofsted inspector and as a Regional Schools Commissioner.

  • Role: CEO
  • Date of appointment: 9th June 2020
  • Term of office: 3 years
  • Appointed by: Foundation/Trust
  • Relevant business and pecuniary interests as recorded in the register of interests: None
  • Governance roles in other educational institutions: Chair of Governors on the Future Academies Primary Local Governing Bodies and Barclay Academy; and Governor of Phoenix Academy, Laureate Academy, and Future Academies Watford.
  • Relationships with other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None.
  • Attendance record at LGB meetings 2019/20: N/A

Gordon Mizner

  • Date of appointment: 1st October 2020
  • Term of office: 3 years
  • Appointed by: Foundation/Trust
  • Relevant business and pecuniary interests as recorded in the register of interests: None
  • Governance roles in other educational institutions: None
  • Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None
  • Attendance record at Governing Body meetings over academic year 2019/20: 3/3.

Chad Ranaweera

  • Date of appointment: 1st May 2018
  • Term of office: 4 years
  • Appointed by: Elected by parents
  • Relevant business and pecuniary interests as recorded in the register of interests: None
  • Governance roles in other educational institutions: None
  • Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None
  • Attendance record at Governing Body meetings over academic year 2019/20: 3/3.

Robert Fenton

  • Date of appointment: 10th November 2017
  • Term of office: 4 years
  • Appointed by: Foundation/Trust
  • Relevant business and pecuniary interests as recorded in the register of interests: None
  • Governance roles in other educational institutions: None
  • Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None
  • Attendance record at Governing Body meetings over academic year 2019/20: 3/3.

Would you like to shape the future of one of our thriving Academies as a Governor?

Outstanding local governance is vital to the success of Future Academies. Our local governing bodies carry much of the responsibility for overseeing the performance and educational offer our academies provide. 

At the heart of our ethos is the aspiration that children are enabled to be socially mobile through a knowledge-led approach to curriculum planning and delivery, as well as a broad and wide-ranging educational enrichment programme. 

Being a governor is a voluntary position and we are incredibly grateful to the highly skilled group of people who commit their time and expertise to our academies.

If you want to become a governor and if you share our aspirations for our children and teenagers, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Next Steps

If you are interested in becoming a Future Academies Governor, whether you are ready to apply or if you just want more information, please contact Tracy Simmons.

Future Academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of positions are subject to an Enhanced DBS check and reference checks.