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  
Mr Kevin Minnott Head of School
Mr Jeremy Luz  
Mrs Karen Mirams Trust shared member
Miss Kathy Lewis Clerk


Local Governing Body Business/Pecuniary Interests and Attendance