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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Eastfield Academy

Eastfield Academy is part of the David Ross Education Trust and is a good and rapidly improving school where everyone has the opportunity to succeed.


Our Governors

Eastfield Academy is governed by an Academy Scrutiny Committee.

Our governors are:

  • Ben Brown
    DRET Appointed Governor (Chair)
  • Vicky Bayley
    DRET Appointed Governor (Vice Chair)
  • Susan Deane
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Theresa Ridoutt
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Alice Mister
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Kelly Dunkley
    Staff Governor
  • Catrina Hall
    Staff Governor
  • Ismail Sharif
    Parent Governor
  • Emma Goodwin
    Trust Senior Link
  • Teresa Elkin
  • Peter Fairbrother


Governor Assigned Responsibilities

Maths - Ben Brown 

Attendance - Vicky Bayley 

Safeguarding - Vicky Bayley 

SEND - Kelly Dunkley 

Pupil Premium - Sue Deane 

English and Reading - Theresa Ridoutt 

PSHE - Alice Mister 

Parental Engagement - Ismail Sharif 

Developing the Curriculum - Emma Goodwin 

Sports Premium - Sue Deane 

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 below. 

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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