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:

  • Deborah Godfrey
  • Sol Johnson
    DRET Appointed Governor (Chair)
  • Angela Watts
    Trust Senior Link
  • Ignacio Bas Soria
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Jackie Hibbert
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Julianna Hall
    Staff Governor
  • Miroslaw Malinowski
    Parent Governor (Vice Chair)
  • Jacek Karus
    Parent Governor
  • Emma Cadle
    Staff Governor
  • Nicola Shaw
    Foundation Governor
  • Teresa Elkin


Governor Assigned Responsibilities

Safeguarding - Miroslaw Malinowski

SEND - Miroslaw Malinowski

SLT Mentor - Angela Watts 

ICT - Miroslaw Malinowski

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. 

governor recruitment booklet summer 2023.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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