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EMS has a committee structure for governance and uses link governors to scrutinise key aspects of the School’s functions that are considered by each committee.  The following committees meet four times a year and feed into the full governing body meetings, also four times a year:

  • Curriculum and Student Experience Committee
  • Finance and Resources Committee

A strategy committee meets once a year and feeds back to the full governing body.  An appeals committee will convene when required.  In addition, a governance committee consisting of the Chair, Vice-Chair, Headteacher and Clerk meets three times per year.  Two student representatives work closely with the school governors, attending meetings and ensuring we are accountable to the students we serve.

Further information regarding governance can be found on our page: Policies and Practice.

Our Chair of governors is Anne Oxborough. She can be contacted by writing to her at the main school address.

The Members of the Academy Trust shall comprise:

  • the signatories to the Memorandum
  • up to five persons who may be appointed by the University of Exeter
  • up to five persons who may be appointed by Exeter College
  • the Chairman of the Governors: and
  • any person appointed under Article 16

(Article 16.  The Members may agree by passing a special resolution in writing to appoint such additional Members as they think fit and may agree by passing a special resolution in writing to remove and such additional Members, provided that such appointment or removal is in the interests of the Academy Trust.)

The current members of the Academy Trust are:

  • The University of Exeter – Northcote House, The Queen’s Drive, Exeter EX4 4QJ (01392 661000)
  • Exeter College – Hele Road, Exeter, EX4 4JS (01392 400500)
  • John Laramy (Principal, Exeter College) – contactable at the College address
  • Professor Janice Kay CBE (Provost, University of Exeter) – contactable at the University address
  • Anne Oxborough – contactable at the main school address

The Academy Trust shall have the following Governors:

  • up to 10 Governors, five of which to be appointed by the University of Exeter and five of which to be appointed by Exeter College
  • a minimum of two parent governors
  • the Principal

The Academy Trust may also have any Co-opted Governor appointed.


Chair: Philip Jenkinson

Members: Anne Oxborough, One other Governor (by invitation)

Terms of reference for Appeals Committee

There were no meetings of the Appeals Committee in 2017/18

Curriculum and Student Experience (CSEC)

Chair: Professor Pete Vukusic

Members: Trevor Bailey, Sally Basker, Kerry Burnham (HT), Liam Cantle (staff), Anne Oxborough, Tim Paulden, Anna Ward

Terms of Reference for CSEC

Finance and Resources (F&R)

Chair: Linda Peka

Members: Kerry Burnham (HT), Joanna Davoile (parent), Philip Jenkinson, Jenny Leach, Dave Tarbet.

Terms of Reference for F&R Committee


Chair: Philip Jenkinson

Members: Kerry Burnham (HT), J Leach, A Oxborough, Linda Peka, Pete Vukusic

Terms of Reference for Strategy Committee


Chair: Anne Oxborough

Members: Philip Jenkinson, Kerry Burnham (HT), Jill Williams (Clerk to Governors)

Terms of Reference for Governance Committee


Please view our Governors profiles here

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