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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Skegness Grammar School

We produce well-rounded individuals, and take pride in their personal achievements. Our students aspire to high academic success, whilst enjoying a variety of extra curricular opportunities.

Governors

Skegness Grammar School is governed by an Academy Scrutiny Committee.

Our governors are:

Governors (ID 1108)

  • Jude Hunton
    Executive Headmaster
  • Daniel Shoubridge
    Trust Senior Link
  • Cllr Jimmy Brookes
    DRET Appointed Governor (Chair)
  • Michael Burke
    DRET Appointed Governor (Vice Chair)
  • James Dean
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Samuel Sleight
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Alex Green
    Staff Governor
  • David Orton
    Staff Governor
  • Michael Cowley
    Parent Governor

 

Current Governors 

Name Governor Type Appointed By Term of Office  Term From Term To Declarations of Interest and other Governance Roles as at 8 May 2024 Governor Assigned Responsibilities  Attendance 22/23   Attendance 23/24
Jimmy Brookes Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First 12 Jan 2021 11 Jan 2025
  • Self employed at Shoebob.
  • Councillor at Skegness Town Council and East Lindsey District Council.
  • Child attends Skegness Grammar School.
  • TikTok Live Sales Person for The Chuckling Cheese Company.
  • Chair
4 of a possible 4 1 of a possible 4
Michael Burke Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First 11 Feb 2022 10 Feb 2026
  • Nothing to declare
  • Vice Chair
  • SEND
4 of a possible 4 4 of a possible 4
Michael Cowley Parent governor Elected by parents First 20 Feb 2023 19 Feb 2027
  • Nothing to declare
  •  Attendance
1 of a possible 2 2 of a possible 4
James Dean Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust Second 01 Jun 2022 31 May 2026
  • Nothing to declare
  • Safeguarding
4 of a possible 4 3 of a possible 4
Alex Green Staff governor Elected by school staff First 08 Jul 2021 7 Jul 2025
  • Grimsby, Cleethorpes and District Youth Orchestra.
  4 of a possible 4 2 of a possible 4
Jude Hunton Executive Headmaster Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/
principal
Not applicable   20 Apr 2020 Ex Officio
  • Nothing to declare
  • Principal
4 of a possible 4 2 of a possible 3
David Orton Staff governor Elected by school staff First 08 Jul 2021 7 Jul 2025
  • Nothing to declare
  2 of a possible 4 0 of a possible 4
Daniel Shoubridge Trust Governor Appointed by foundation/Trust Not applicable  14 Jan 2019  Ex-Officio
  • Principal at Humberston Academy.
  • Teaching, Learning & Curriculum
3 of a possible 4 4 of a possible 4
Samuel Sleight Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First 22 Sep 2023 21 Sep 2027
  • Employee of Wilkin Chapman Solicitors who undertake work in the Education Sector.
  • Daughter attends Skegness Grammar School.
  Not applicable, not in post  2 of a possible 4

Former Governors

 Below is a list of Governors that have served in the past 12 months. 

Name Governor Type Appointed By  Terms Served  First Appointed Leaving Date Declarations of Interest and other Governance Roles  Attendance 22/23   Attendance 23/24
Jodie Evans Appointed governor Appointed by Foundation/Trust  1 13 Sep 2023 16 Apr 2024
  • Nothing to declare 
Not applicable, not in post  1 of a possible 4
Helen Grunnill Parent governor Elected by parents 1 28 Jun 2023 8 May 2024
  • Nothing to declare
Not applicable, not in post 1 of a possible 4

Contacting Us

The Governance Officer for Skegness Grammar School is Gemma Yates. Gemma can be reached at governance@dret.co.uk

To contact a governor, please contact the Trust Governance Team by emailing governance@dret.co.uk.

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 (governance@Dret.co.uk), 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 governance@dret.co.uk 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 

 Michael Burke

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