West Drayton Academy

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Governing Body

Our Academy Council 2021-22

Adrian Ingham (Chair)

Term of office October 2019-22


Janet Shearer (Parent Governor)

Term of office October 2019-2022


Michelle Thomas (Parent Governor)

Term of office October 2020-2023


Reema Dada (Parent Governor)

Term of office September 2021-2024


Rebecca Earley (Staff Governor)

Term of office March 2019-2023


Yasmin Imani (Staff Governor)

Term of office September 2021-2024


Richard Yates (Principal)

Jane Steele (Clerk)

Academy Council Meeting Attendance 2020-21

NameStatusElected / AppointedEnd of TermPercentage attendance 
Richard YatesStaff / Principal  100%
Adrian InghamChair01/10/2019Oct-22100%
Emily Allen-MershCo-opted08/09/2020Sep-2386%
Joanne CallananStaff - Teaching06/03/2018Jul-21100%
Rebecca EarleyStaff - Teaching05/03/2019Mar-22100%
William ParsonsParent Governor04/12/2017Jul-2172%
Janet ShearerParent Governor08/10/2019Oct-22100%
Michelle ThomasParent Governor08/10/2020Oct-2367%
Donna NashClerk10/07/2018 Oct-22100%

The governors at West Drayton Academy are a team of hard working people from a variety of backgrounds who volunteer their time to the school.  Our aim is to improve children’s lives ensuring they receive the best possible education. 

The governing body at West Drayton Academy has a strategic role which focuses on three elements:


  • Setting the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the academy
  • Holding the school leaders to account for performance of pupils and the performance management of staff
  • Ensuring finances are well spent


In order to determine clear and ambitious strategic priorities and monitor school performance governors must have a strong understanding of core functions and also:


  • Agree the outcomes from the school’s evaluation and ensure they are used to inform the priorities in the academy development plan
  • Consider all relevant data and feedback provided on request by school leaders and external sources on all aspect of academy performance
  • Ask challenging questions of school leaders


At West Drayton Academy the expectations and standards for governors is high, in both terms of conduct and commitment and mirrors key values held across the school.

For all trustee and member details, please visit The Park Federation website as linked below: