Trust Governing Boards have three core functions:

1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school;

2. Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils and the performance management of staff;

3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.


James Dixon Local Governing Body, SWALE Academies Trust, is responsible for:

  • Reviewing and monitoring school improvement

  • Monitoring and reviewing progress and attainment

  • Reviewing and monitoring the curriculum

Governors can be contacted  via the school office


Local Governing Body Members:

Mr Len Blomstrand Chair
Mrs Marie Read Joint Vice-Chair
Mrs Michelle Aldred Executive Headteacher
Mr Robin Entwistle  
Mrs Debbie Anderson   Joint Vice-Chair
Mrs Louise Castello  
Mrs Shola Animashaun  
Mrs Valerie Barnes  
Ms Amy Raftopoulos  
Mr Jeremy Luz  
Mr M Wilson Trust shared member
Miss Kathy Lewis Clerk