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Governor Information

The Bath And Wells Multi Academy Trust

 

Follow the link below to find more information about our Trust Governance and key documentation.

Meet our LGB

 

DEREK SMART - CHAIR OF THE LGB 

I started my business career in the retail food and catering supply industries throughout the South West and took this experience to the oil industry in London working with an American company.
 

A period of 10 years in this industry saw me working throughout the UK and Europe and was followed by a 10 year spell in the Confectionery industry working in sales, HR and logistics throughout the UK.


I returned to my beloved Somerset in 1995 and opened an .Executive Search recruitment company and have managed this until the present time.


I have worked voluntarily for a number of years with the ‘Princes Trust’ and where most of my time has been spent helping disadvantaged young people to start a business as a sole trader and with the financial support of a trust loan or grant. I also assist with fund raising activities.


My first involvement in education started in 2000 when I was a Mentor to year 10 students through their final 2 year GCSE period in a secondary school and where I also became a governor and then ‘Chair’ of Governors until 2012.


I have been Chair of Governors at St James since the start of the 2013 school year.

 


 

SARAH STABBACK - VICE CHAIR OF THE LGB

I have worked within childcare services for over 15 years in various roles. I am very passionate about inclusion and ensuring every child and young person has the right opportunities to achieve their full potential.   

 

As a parent of St James’s Church School, I’m pleased to have the opportunity to work alongside the school's senior leadership team as a Parent Governor to offer advice, support, and constructive challenge.

 

 

 VACANCY - FOUNDATION GOVERNOR

 

 

 

 

VASHTI SMIT - PARENT GOVERNOR 

I’m Vashti, mother of 4, two of which go to St. James School. I am also married to the vicar of St. James Church.
Since our first visit to the school when we started working here, I knew I wanted to be more involved with the school in some way. Being governor is one of the many ways in which I can support the school’s children and staff.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VACANCY - STAFF GOVERNOR

 

 

 

 

 

DUNCAN MACRAE - FOUNDATION GOVERNOR

Duncan MacRae is Headteacher of Enmore Primary School, just west of Bridgwater.  Enmore was one of the first primary schools to become an academy, opening in September 2011, making the move without a sponsor whilst retaining their Church of England status.  Although Duncan is a former member of the St James Church School LGB, as a Trustee of the Bath & Wells Multi Academy Trust, we are still able to call upon Duncan to offer his expertise at future meetings. 

 

Duncan says: “I am delighted to sit on the Board of the Bath & Wells Multi Academy Trust. I am aware of the issues academy status presents for schools as well as the opportunities it affords.”

 

 

Please select the link below to find out more about the roles of our Governors.
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