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DPA's Governors

Our Governing Board

Up until 01 February 2023 Derby Pride Academy operated as a Single Academy Trust. On 01 February 2023 DPA joined the Esteem Multi Academy Trust.

Our governors feel privileged to be working closely with DPA and our very committed staff team. We are all proud of our pupils’ achievements and continuously strive for improvement on their behalf. As volunteers, governors come from a variety of backgrounds, and represent a diverse range of local interests and bodies.

Chair of Governors: Stuart Reece

Esteem MAT Accounting Officer: Mr Julian Scholefield

Esteem MAT Allocated Link Trustee: Jackie Bull

Click here to contact the Chair of the DPA local governing board via the clerk to governors.


Governance Within Our Trust

Like all of the schools with the Esteem MAT, the DPA local governing board functions as one of the committees of the Esteem MAT Trust Board. Please click here to access the Esteem Multi Academy Trust central governance and financial information. This includes the Esteem MAT Articles of Association, Funding Agreement, our audited accounts and Annual Report.  Statutory | Esteem MAT

 Please click here for more information on how we structure governance within our Trust, the remit of those in a governance role and our Scheme of Delegation  Governance | Esteem MAT

 Last updated in respect of governors 28.11.23

Stuart Reece


Chair of Governors - Co-opted

Date of appointment 01.02.23          Term of office expires - 31/03/2025

Business or Pecuniary interest - Owner of Derventio Education Ltd & Derventio Solutions Ltd

Link for Health & Safety and SEND

2022/23 Meetings attended = 4/6   

Claire Rigby 


  Local Governor  - Co-opted

Date of appointment 01.02.23                           Term of office expires - 30.01.27

Link Governor for Mental Health & Safeguarding, LAC/PLAC

Business or Pecuniary interest - None

2022/23 Meetings attended = 5/6     

James Batchelor 


 Staff Governor 

 Date of appointment  - 08.05.23                    Term of office expires - 07.05.27

Business or Pecuniary interest - Staff - + Motion Framework Derby Ltd

Link governor for Careers

2022/23 Meetings attended = 2/2

Hannah Burton 


 Parent Governor

 Date of appointment - 11.07.23               Term of office expires - 10.07.27

Business or Pecuniary interest - None

Link governor for Behaviour & Rewards

2022/23 Meetings attended = N/A 

Ryan Holford


 Co-opted Governor & Vice Chair

 Date of appointment - 02.09.23               Term of office expires - 02.09.27

Business or Pecuniary interest - None

Link governor for Curriculum

2023/24 Meetings attended = 1/4


Bene Willis

 Academy Head Teacher


 Date of appointment - 27.10.23 Term of office due to position held 

Business/Pecuniary interest - None 

Meetings attended N/A for 22/23


Aaron White


 Co-opted Governor 

Date of appointment - 27.11.23            Term of office expires - 26.11.27

Link governor for Careers

Business/Pecuniary interest - None

 Meeting - N/A 




Gareth Allen 


Executive Head Teacher 

Date of appointment - 21.02.23 to 27.10.23            

Business or Pecuniary interest - Executive Head at other Esteem school + Governor at Cherry Tree Hill Primary                      2022/23 Meetings attended = 3/3 

Mr Will Ingleby - Governor - resigned wef 27.7.23

Governing body - Parent          Date of appointment - 01.02.23 - 30.1.27

Business/Pecuniary interest - none        22/23 Meetings attended  6/6     A & R 1/1    

Mr Simon Carnall - Governor - resigned wef 26.9.23

Governing body - Trust Sponsor Date of appointment - 01.02.23 - 30.1.27

Business or Pecuniary interest - Head of Community at Derby County Community Trust 

2022/23 Meetings attended = 4/6      A & R 1/1

Mr Duncan Anderson - Governor - resigned wef 27.7.23

Local Governor          Date of appointment - 01.02.23 - 30.01.27

 Business/Pecuniary interest - none         22/23 Meetings attended 6/6   Audit & Risk  1/1