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
    Executive Principal
  • Matthew Frost
    Parent Governor (Chair)
  • Jessica Tickell
    DRET Appointed Governor (Vice Chair)
  • Steven Corbett
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Dave Foord
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Stuart Thompson
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Pippa Jones
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Rev. Tim Day
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Thomas Conway
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Samantha Jackson
    Staff Govenor
  • Sally Gardner
    Staff Governor
  • Jon Staines
    Trust Senior Link
  • Victoria Linthwaite

Governor Assigned Responsibilities

SEND - Jessica Tickell 

Pupil Premium - Dave Foord

Alternative Provision - Jessica Tickell and Tim Day 

Attendance - Stuart Thompson and Tim Day 

Safeguarding  - Stuart Thompson and Tim Day

Marketing - Steven Corbett 

Quality of Education and Data - Matthew Frost and Steven Corbett 

Sixth Form - Matthew Frost and Pippa Jones

Careers - Thomas Conway

New Governor Buddies - Steven Corbett, Dave Foord, Jess Tickell 

Contacting a Governor

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

If you are looking to contact a Governor to make a complaint or share a concern, please note that as per our Complaints Policy, governors do not investigate complaints at Stage 1 or Stage 2.  This enables them to be impartial should a complaint be escalated to a Stage 3 governor panel. If you wish to make a complaint, please complete this form and your complaint will be investigated accordingly.

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. 

march 2024 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



 Emma Bennett 

Angela Watts 

Stephen Platten 


Garry Allen 

What training do Governors receive? 

We offer an extensive range of training opportunities. Take a look at what is on offer for the current academic year. 

governor and trustee training programme 2023 24.pdf


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