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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Abbey CE Academy

Abbey CE Academy offers a high quality primary education to children aged 7-11 years with two classes in each year group.

Together, anything is possible
"Everything is possible for one who believes"

Mark 9:23


Our Governors

Abbey CE Academy is governed by an Academy Scrutiny Committee.

Our governors are:

  • Patricia Robertson
  • David Huckin
    DRET Appointed Governor (Chair)
  • Angela Watts
    Trust Senior Link
  • Tobias Bretschneider
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Chris Lonsdale
    Foundation Governor
  • Gail Coombs
    Staff Governor
  • Julianna Hall
    Staff Governor
  • Miroslaw Malinowski
    Parent Governor
  • Jacek Karus
    Parent Governor
  • Teresa Elkin


Governor Assigned Responsibilities

Safeguarding - David Huckin
SEND and ICT - Miroslaw Malinowski
RE - Chris Lonsdale
SLT Mentor - Angela Watts
Geography, History, MFL and PSHE 

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. 


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.


Emma Bennett

Angela Watts


Stephen Platten

Garry Allen

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