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Abbey CE Academy is governed by a joint Local Governing Body with Falconer's Hill Academy.

Our joint LGB members are:

Executive Headteacher - Matthew Reetz

DRET Appointed Governor - Nigel Woodcock (Chair)

DRET Appointed Governor - James Woodcock (Vice Chair)

DRET Appointed Governor - Natalie Read

Foundation Governor - Michael Webber

Parent Governor - Yany Rego Menzies

Staff Governor - Gail Coombs

Staff Governor - Manpreet Sandhu

Clerk - Teresa Elkin

Committee membership and assigned responsibilities;

  • Data and Standards Committee - James Woodcock, Manpreet Sandhu, Canon Michael Webber and Yany Rego Menzies 
  • Safeguarding & Young Carers: James Woodcock
  • Health and Safety: Yany Rego Menzies
  • Maths: Nigel Woodcock   
  • English: Canon Michael Webber

Scheme of Delegation

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

Contacting a Governor

To contact a governor, please phone or email the academy directly who will pass on your enquiry to the relevant governor.

Minutes of Local Governing Body meetings

Should you wish to view a copy of the minutes of the Local Governing Body at this academy, please contact the academy directly who will pass on your request to the Clerk who will be able to provide you with an electronic or paper copy of the minutes.

Interested in becoming a Governor at this Academy?

If you’d like to know more about the role of a governor at this academy and are considering joining the Local Governing Body, please contact DRET Governor Services by emailing