The Current Governing Board

The Governing Board  

Name

Date of Appointment

Mrs C Fitzsimmons* (Academy Governor) - Chair 01/08/2023
Mr P Carden* (Parent Governor) - Vice Chair 21/10/2021
Rev T Brown* (Academy Governor) 06/12/2021
Ms D Francis (Academy Governor) 03/12/2022
Mrs N Glover (Parent Governor) 21/10/2021
Mr C Graham* (Parent Governor) 21/10/2021
Mr L Hastings (Academy Governor) 07/01/2022
Mr D Owen (Staff Governor) 06/02/2020
Mr G Roberts (Academy Governor) 18/03/2024
Mr J Robins* (Academy Governor) 20/03/2021
Mrs L Rooney (Parent Governor) 04/03/2022
Mrs C Taylor-Millward (Academy Governor) 05/11/2022
Mr A Weaver (Ex Officio) 01/09/2018
Mrs R Wright (Staff Governor) 07/01/2022
Clerk to the Governors: Miss C Melnick  

 

*Members of The Sandon School Academy Trust


No governors have left the board during the current or previous academic year.

Changes to the Members of The Sandon School Academy Trust during the previous and current academic years are as follows:

Mr P Carden appointed 05/12/2022
Mr C Graham appointed 05/12/2022

Members of The Sandon School Academy Trust are nominated and appointed by the Governors.  Academy Governors are appointed by the Members.  Staff and Parent Governors are elected by the staff and parents respectively, unless otherwise stated, and their appointments are ratified by the Members.  The term of office for all categories is four years, except for the Headteacher who shall remain a Governor for as long as he is Headteacher.

If you wish to contact the Chair of Governors please do so c/o The Clerk to the Governors, The Sandon School, Molrams Lane, Chelmsford, Essex by telephone 01245 473611 or by email cml@sandon.essex.sch.uk.

Diversity statement

As a school we recognise that diversity of thought, voices and perspectives is essential to good governance and the effective running of any organisation. The board is formed of individuals with a range of backgrounds and experience and when recruiting to the board, we strive to target gaps in experience and diversity wherever possible. 

 

Latest Tweets

@TheSandonSchool - May 17
On Monday evening, we celebrated our Year 13 Leavers with a fabulous Summer Ball. On the following day, we enjoyed our final assembly and traditional BBQ lunch. Congratulations Year 13 and Good Luck with your exams. pic.twitter.com/JOGSW90TEC— The Sandon School () May 17, 2024

@TheSandonSchool - May 15

@TheSandonSchool - May 15
The English department launched their famous breakfast revision sessions for the Macbeth and A Christmas Carol exam today. Students left full of knowledge and croissants... pic.twitter.com/lTGmA7M1uj— The Sandon School () May 15, 2024
@TheSandonSchool - May 15
At our weekly book club meetings, our book sharing sessions light up the room with excitement! Each week, we dive into the worlds of different books, sharing our thoughts, discoveries, and favourite moments with one another. pic.twitter.com/34DNLq8jCJ— The Sandon School () May 15, 2024

@TheSandonSchool - May 14

@TheSandonSchool - May 14
This week, year 13 Head Student Team handed over the mantle for their specific areas to the newly elected Year 12 Head Student Team. Our thanks are extended to the outgoing going team and much luck and success to the new. pic.twitter.com/RTgMTCxhdo— The Sandon School () May 14, 2024

@TheSandonSchool - May 14

@TheSandonSchool - May 14
Last week, some members of our new Head Student team took part in the interview process for a new member of staff. They were very professional and asked some excellent questions. pic.twitter.com/M79f3T4KfV— The Sandon School () May 14, 2024

@TheSandonSchool - April 26

@TheSandonSchool - April 26
Year 12 completed the financial education programme with Wize Up &the Jack Petchey Foundation today. All part of their Future Planning lessons & the 6th Form PSHE programme. Thank you to Ed Flack for yesterday's informative talk. pic.twitter.com/ZvkoMmh2CC— The Sandon School () April 26, 2024

@TheSandonSchool - April 22

@TheSandonSchool - April 22
A small group of students & staff had a day Skreens Park Activity Centre. Students had fun building rafts, crate stacking & climbing high ropes. The site aims is to give young people the opportunity to challenge & empower themselves to do something different & exciting. pic.twitter.com/DFuuHOIFl9— The Sandon School () April 22, 2024

@TheSandonSchool - March 26

@TheSandonSchool - March 26
Latest information on virtual work experience opportunities and apprenticeship vacancies pic.twitter.com/uHD2WNG2Pb— The Sandon School () March 26, 2024

@TheSandonSchool - March 26

@TheSandonSchool - March 26
Y9 & Y11 students have been using Unifrog to help them consider career options this half term. It helps students to consider their next education steps to reach a career that will best them, & help them in creating successful applications to support them in this process. pic.twitter.com/LKIYLO9F30— The Sandon School () March 26, 2024

@TheSandonSchool - March 25

@TheSandonSchool - March 25
Today, our Y9 Language Leaders returned to East Hanningfield Primary School. Beforehand, they prepared fantastic resources with French vocabulary related to Easter. All pupils really enjoyed following instructions in French to create wonderful masterpieces! pic.twitter.com/OtQ87EQJKj— The Sandon School () March 25, 2024

@TheSandonSchool - March 19

@TheSandonSchool - March 19
Sandon students have entered the Graduate Fashion Week competition, designing outfits to celebrate their identities.We really struggled to choose our winners, but the following were selected to go further in the competition: Lily, Analicia & Caitlin. pic.twitter.com/D5uVnEfg1f— The Sandon School () March 19, 2024

@TheSandonSchool - March 18

@TheSandonSchool - March 18
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Our superstar running machine, Y11 Jacob, has earned his England vest!This weekend, Jacob ran for Essex at the English Schools XC & has qualified to represent England next weekend at the International Cross Country Championship.We are extremely proud of you Jacob! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 pic.twitter.com/9AipkQuHp1— The Sandon School () March 18, 2024

@TheSandonSchool - March 15

@TheSandonSchool - March 15
Y12 students will begin their video hustings today, as part of the recruitment process for the next Head Student Team. Good luck to all candidates - we know you will be amazing! In the interests of democracy, videos will be shown during form time & then voting can begin. pic.twitter.com/x8fCs0xlJ4— The Sandon School () March 15, 2024

@TheSandonSchool - March 14

@TheSandonSchool - March 14
Mat Smith from the DWP came in to speak to a group of Y12 students about higher level apprenticeships, civil service careers, & potential entry routes. The talk gave the students a lot of information. This is part of the Future Pathways provision in The Sandon Sixth Form. pic.twitter.com/Jyugb9Brbk— The Sandon School () March 14, 2024

@TheSandonSchool - March 14

@TheSandonSchool - March 14
All Y13 students have had the opportunity to attend a workshop on how to manage stress with a focus on exam worries. A huge thanks to Aimee and Claire from NELFT for this invaluable session helping our students to build resilience & prepare for their exams. . pic.twitter.com/gfMWn2oJkS— The Sandon School () March 14, 2024

@TheSandonSchool - March 14

@TheSandonSchool - March 14
Y12 had “Wize Up with Jack Petchey” come in & talk about tax & pensions. The talk was useful & informative, & has certainly given them a lot to think about, especially around being on top of their outgoings! This is part of the Future Pathways provision in The Sandon Sixth Form. pic.twitter.com/ykcjdNTr7A— The Sandon School () March 14, 2024

@TheSandonSchool - March 14

@TheSandonSchool - March 14
Our Technicians came together to celebrate This annual event champions the work of technical support staff, recognising the importance of their essential roles in school and college education. pic.twitter.com/0hfJRoYmlf— The Sandon School () March 14, 2024

@TheSandonSchool - March 13

@TheSandonSchool - March 13
It was with pride that we celebrated 3 of our Y13 students achieving the prestigious Jack Petchey award this term. This is in recognition of their hard work & additional support they offer the school throughout the school day and beyond. pic.twitter.com/pC0AbEx7EA— The Sandon School () March 13, 2024

@TheSandonSchool - March 12

@TheSandonSchool - March 12
Yesterday, 8 Sandon students had the privilege of attending The 75th Celebration Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey. We saw the parade of the commonwealth flags carried by representative from their nations and listened to the King's commonwealth speech pic.twitter.com/xYzbOCCt1J— The Sandon School () March 12, 2024

@TheSandonSchool - March 11

@TheSandonSchool - March 11
In recognition that not all our students want to go to university, Y13 students benefitted from apprenticeship advice from First intuition. They covered CVs, personal statements, covering letters & interview advice. pic.twitter.com/16q1ioSRiS— The Sandon School () March 11, 2024
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