Governing Body

Governance is the process by which any organisation or group organises in order to be able to make decisions. In schools, this includes the governing body, who are responsible for scrutiny of decisions made in school and for driving improvement, and the processes and policies which allows the school to work effectively and appropriately.

As a member school within a multi-academy trust, responsibility for the governance of John Port Spencer Academy ultimately derives to the Board of Trustees appointed to the Spencer Academies Trust. In common with all Spencer schools, John Port Spencer Academy has a Local Governing Body (LGB), which is technically defined as a committee of the Trust Board.

The powers defining the legal relationship between John Port Spencer Academy and The Spencer Academies Trust, together with the delegation of general powers within the trust, are set out in a document called the Scheme of Delegation.

  • The Scheme of Delegation used at John Port Spencer Academy can be found here.
  • The Trust governor handbook can be found here.
  • A copy of other Trust governance documents are available here.


The governors can be contacted by emailing:

Local Governing Body

Attendance for 2019/2020 was affected by COVID-19

Name Roles Appointed End of Term Pecuniary Interests Attendance 2019-20
Rob Tice Chair  May 2018  April 2022  None 100%
Anne Finnocchio


Post 16 Governor

 May 2018  April 2022  None 50%
Emma Twigg Safeguarding Governor  May 2018  April 2022  None 50%
Danny Parker

Parent Governor

Link Subject – Social Sciences

May 2018 April 2022  None 50%
Jonathan Watson

Parent Governor

Link Subject – Science

 May 2018 April 2022 None 100%
Rachel Merrick

Parent Governor

Link Subject – Maths

May 2018 April 2022   None 100%
Amanda Harper

Parent Governor

Link Subject – English

 May 2018 April 2022 None 50%
Karen Squire Principal May 2018   None 100%
Alison Vann

Vice Principal

Staff Governor

May 2018 None 50%
Marie Walker-Endsor Staff Governor October 2018  None 100%
Tracey Bradbury Clerk to Governors May 2018 100%

Meeting Dates

Full LGB 26th September 2019 4:00pm – 5:30pm
H&S Committee Meeting 16th January 2020 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Full LGB 30th January 2020 4:00pm – 5:30pm
H&S Committee Meeting 7th May 2020 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Full LGB 21st May 2020 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Full LGB 24th September 2020 4:00pm – 5:30pm
H&S Committee Meeting TBC 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Full LGB 21st January 2021 4:00pm – 5:30pm
H&S Committee Meeting TBC 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Full LGB 20th May 2021 4:00pm – 5:30pm