Governors

The Governors of the Academy are responsible for the staffing, finance, premises, curriculum and future planning of the school. The Governors work very closely with the senior leadership team in making decisions about the school.

Ex-Officio Governor

  • Mrs S Roach (Principal)

Appointed Governors

  • Mr K Slater (Chair)

Curriculum Governor

  • Mr K Slater (Chair)

Finance Governor

  • Mr H Foxall
  • Mrs S Ettridge (Community)
  • Mrs Anja Potze
  • Mrs C Clements

Parent Governor

  • Mrs R Fall-Taylor

Staff Governor

  • Mrs T Dodd

Safeguarding Governor

  • Ms J Allen

Clerk to the Governing Board

  • Mrs V A Iles

Governor Profiles

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Keith Slater
BA, BEd, PGCE

I have been running my own business since 2011 after working for over 30 years, much of it at a senior level, in the post-16 education and training sector. I now help community-based organisations flourish, thrive and achieve their goals and aspirations. In 2013 I was delighted to receive a national award for social entrepreneurship. When I became a Governor at Tudor Grange in 2010 I was impressed immediately by the dedication and hard work of the staff who were busy making the Academy one of the finest schools in the county. I had no hesitation in 2015 in accepting the invitation to become Chair of Governors. My target as Chair is to help the school ensure every child is happy, safe and flourishes way beyond their expectations. Speaking as a parent of a musician I can assure every parent that I know how important and enjoyable the arts are for children and that, even in times of austerity, we will do everything we can to ensuring the arts continue to play a huge role in the life of this very successful school.

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Susan Ettridge

BSc, PGCE

As a governor, I am very proud of the progress made by Tudor Grange. My goal is to support the ongoing development of Tudor Grange as an outstanding school, where all pupils are empowered to reach their full potential. I bring my teaching skills to the Governing body as well as my first-hand experience as a parent of pupils currently attending the academy. I aim to bring a pupil and parent centred perspective to the Governing body.

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Rebecca Fall-Taylor
I am a Solicitor and Managing Partner of a law firm in Worcester City centre. I have a background of regulatory compliance and practice management and I bring considerable experience in managing professionals. Outside of work I am a very keen cyclist and fund raiser. I would like to see greater engagement between schools and businesses to give students the best opportunity of employment when they leave education. I hope I bring a useful skill set to assist the senior management of the school develop the academy and its students to their full potential.
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Tina Dodd
MBEI have worked as a support worker within the Academy since day one. My pastoral role is to mentor our students who may be experiencing challenging times as a result of emotional, behavioural, medical or academic issues. I also have responsibility to support children who are in care and as part of the achievement team I also assist with safeguarding. I thoroughly enjoy working with young people, every day is different and extremely satisfying. I get tremendous satisfaction in helping our students to develop cookery skills in SAS and period 6 sessions, hopefully filling them with the same passion and enjoyment I have for creating in the kitchen. My previous career was as a police officer based in Worcester where I had a predominately community role. For a number of years I taught in schools throughout Worcestershire as the schools liaison officer and then was based within a residential area as a local policing officer. I was privileged to receive an MBE in 2003 from The Queen in recognition for my involvement with young people.

Anja PotzeI have been in business in Friar Street in Worcester for 22 years, where I run an award-winning independent jewellery business.I moved to Worcester from my home in Netherlands when I was just 21 with a dream of starting my own business. My big passion is supporting the community of Worcester and I take pride in being one of Worcester’s independent traders. I am a proud sponsor of the Worcester Warriors and Worcestershire County Cricket Club, and I regularly participate in Worcestershire Ambassadors and Young Entrepreneurs. I am a patron of CG5, a Worcestershire non-profit organisation whose aim is to help as many young people or disabled participants as possible reach their full potential through inclusion in sport.I am extremely proud that my work has been recognised this year, when I won the ‘Heart of Gold’ award at the national Small Awards for small businesses, for on-going commitment and generosity to Worcester and Worcestershire causes.I am passionate about the future generation and inspiring the youth of today and believe my skills will assist the board of governors.
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Huw Foxall
MA, FCMAI have worked over many years in a wide variety of consultancy and finance roles in both private and public sector organisations in the UK and overseas. None of these was more interesting or challenging than that of bursar in a large multi academy trust where I was responsible over 12 years for finance and other non-teaching functions. This experience gave me a profound interest in, and appreciation of, the challenges involved in the successful day to day running and development of publicly funded secondary schools. I am also a member of the Tudor Grange Academies Trust Audit Committee.
Jude Allen
Jude Allen
I currently work as an Environmental Crime Officer for Malvern Hills District Council. Previously to this I was Community Safety Manager at Worcester City Council working closely with other agencies to reduce crime and disorder. I have also had roles as a Community Worker, Play Development Officer, Youth Worker and Sports Coach. Through my roles over the years I developed an interest in equality for all and safeguarding the most vulnerable in our community. I’m keen that Tudor Grange Academy is a place where all can thrive, develop and achieve.In my spare time I play tennis and ukulele. I volunteer for the Duckworth Trust and I’m a committee member of the Friends of Gheluvelt Park.
Cherie Clements
Cherie Clements
My background has always been Finance, after leaving school I completed the 1990’s version of an apprenticeship within Finance, I enjoyed it so much I progressed on to a formal accountancy qualification and became a Chartered Management Accountant. After working within the manufacturing and charitable sector my current role is Director of Finance at a local Further Education College where I am a member of the Senior Leadership Team, having over 12 years experience of the education sector I have seen the numerous challenges Schools and Colleges face whilst continuing to make positive longstanding impacts upon students futures.Education had a positive impact upon my career and direction in life, I am eager to support and share the skills I have gained to benefit the school and the young people they support.
Ben Lewing
Ben Lewing
Ben Lewing lives in Worcester and works for the Early Intervention Foundation, a small children’s charity based in London which focuses on using evidence to design support for vulnerable families. He previously worked in local government on children’s services strategy and partnerships, most recently as a strategic joint commissioner for Solihull Council and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group leading on early help in the early years, emotional wellbeing, support for children with disabilities, speech and language therapy and domestic abuse. Ben is social work qualified and started his career working in children’s homes in Birmingham, before he specialised in children’s rights and participation, working for Save the Children UK and the Children and Young People’s Unit. Ben has previous experience as a governor, at Northwick Infant School and Fort Royal Community Primary School, and is particularly interested in how schools care for the emotional wellbeing of their pupils, and support and challenge young people of all academic abilities.

Mr Slater, Chair of Governors, and the Worcester LGB can be contacted via Tudor Grange Academy, Bilford Road, Worcester, WR3 8HN.  KSlater@worcs.tgacademy.org.uk

Governing Body’s register of interests

Name of Governor Category of Governor Date of Appointment Position of Responsibility Relevant Business interests declared Attendance record 2016-2017 Attendance record 2017-2018
Mrs Tina Dodd Staff 02/11/2015 Safeguarding/SEN None 6/7 6/7
Mrs Susan Ettridge Community 02/11/2015   None 7/7 7/7
Mrs Rebecca Fall-Taylor Parent 17/03/2016   None 4/7 5/7
Mr Huw Foxall Governor 17/07/2012 Finance None 4/7 4/7
Mrs Samantha Roach Principal 01/09/2014   None 7/7 7/7
Mr Keith Slater Chair 02/11/2015 Curriculum None 7/7 7/7
Mrs Anja Potze Governor 15/05/2017   None 1 0
Mrs J Allen Governor 07/11/2017   None 2 2/7
Mrs C Clements Governor 24/04/2017   None N/A 2/2
Mr B Lewing Governor 06/08/2018   None N/A 1/1