The David Ross Education Trust

David Ross Education Trust schools create a rich and exciting learning environment that inspires students to become their confident, academic best.

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Eastfield Academy

Eastfield Academy is part of the David Ross Education Trust and is a good and rapidly improving school where everyone has the opportunity to succeed.


Our Governors

Eastfield Academy is governed by an Academy Scrutiny Committee.

Our governors are:

  • Clair Mills
  • Rhys Jones-Penny
    Trust Senior Link
  • Ben Brown
    DRET Appointed Governor (Chair)
  • Vicky Bayley
    DRET Appointed Governor (Vice Chair)
  • Susan Deane
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Theresa Ridoutt
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Alice Mister
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Kelly Dunkley
    Staff Governor
  • Catrina Hall
    Staff Governor
  • Juliet Kotey
    Parent Governor
  • Ismail Sharif
    Parent Governor
  • Teresa Elkin


Governor Assigned Responsibilities

Safeguarding - Ben Brown and Juliet Kotey
SEND - Kelly Dunkley 
Attendance - Vicky Bayley 
Teaching and Learning - Rhys Jones-Penny 
Curriculum - Susan Deane

Contacting a Governor

To contact a governor, please contact the Trust Governance Team by emailing 

Scheme of Delegation

Information about the David Ross Education Trust’s scheme of delegation is available here.

Minutes of the Academy Scrutiny Committee

Should you wish to view a copy of the minutes of the ASC at this academy, please contact the Trust Governance Team, who will be able to provide you with an electronic or paper copy of the minutes.

Are you interested in becoming an academy governor?

We are looking for new governors to support our academies. Our governors work closely with their academies to support the Trust’s goal of broadening the horizons of young people through a world-class education, equipping our students with the skills and experiences to become their confident, academic best, no matter what.

If you have an interest in, and commitment to, improving education and would like to make a difference within your community, please register your interest in becoming a governor by completing our governor application form. If you have any questions about a governor’s role or responsibilities please contact us at or review our information pack below. 


What is it like being a Governor with DRET?

 To understand what it is like to be a governor with us, take a look at our testimonial booklet and videos which contain insights from serving governors.

 Emma Bennett 

Angela Watts 

Stephen Platten 

Garry Allen 

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