The David Ross Education Trust

David Ross Education Trust schools create a rich and exciting learning environment that inspires students to become their confident, academic best.

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Charnwood College

Charnwood College broadens the horizons of all students through high academic standards and unrivalled enrichment opportunities. Developing respectful, confident, articulate and motivated students.


Our Governors

Charnwood College is governed by an Academy Scrutiny Committee.

Our governors are:

  • Alastair O'Connor
  • Matthew Frost
    Parent Governor (Chair)
  • Steven Corbett
    DRET Appointed Governor (Vice Chair)
  • Dave Foord
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Claire Jagger
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Stuart Thompson
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Pippa Jones
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Jessica Tickell
    Parent Governor
  • Samantha Jackson
    Staff Govenor
  • Sally Gardner
    Staff Governor
  • Victoria Linthwaite

Governor Assigned Responsibilities

SEND and Pupil Premium - Dave Foord and Jessica Tickell
Attendance and Safeguarding - Stuart Thompson
Quality of Education and Standards - Matthew Frost and Steven Corbett
Ethos and Leadership - Alastair O'Connor
Careers and RSE - Claire Jagger
Sixth Form - Matthew Frost and Stuart Thompson

Marketing - Steven Corbett

New Governor Buddies - Claire Jagger, Dave Foord and Steven Corbett

Contacting a Governor

To contact a governor, please contact the Trust Governance Team by emailing

Scheme of Delegation

Information about the David Ross Education Trust's scheme of delegation is available here.

Minutes of the Academy Scrutiny Committee

Should you wish to view a copy of the minutes of the ASC at this academy, please contact the Trust Governance Team, who will be able to provide you with an electronic or paper copy of the minutes.

Are you interested in becoming an academy governor?

We are looking for new governors to support our academies. Our governors work closely with their academies to support the Trust’s goal of broadening the horizons of young people through a world-class education, equipping our students with the skills and experiences to become their confident, academic best, no matter what.

If you have an interest in, and commitment to, improving education and would like to make a difference within your community, please register your interest in becoming a governor by completing our governor application form. If you have any questions about a governor’s role or responsibilities please contact us at or review our information pack below. 

governor recruitment booklet.pdf



What is it like being a Governor with DRET?


To understand what it is like to be a governor with us, take a look at our testimonial booklet and videos which contain insights from serving governors.


governor testimonial booklet.pdf


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Angela Watts 

Stephen Platten 

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