Structure of Governance

The Board of Directors for the Frays Academy Trust has the overall responsibility for Governance across all of the schools in the Trust. information about or Board of Directors and Governance structure can be found here:

The Board have made the decision to appoint 'Local' Governing Bodies to be responsible for overseeing the day to day management of the schools and the strategic development.  St Matthew's C.E. Primary School and Cowley St Laurence Primary School were federated prior to the formation of the Multi-Academy Trust and the Board of Directors have kept this governance structure within the Multi-Academy Trust.

Governing Body Membership 2021/2022

Federated Governing Body of Cowley St Laurence CE Primary and St Matthew's CE Primary Schools:

In accordance with the Scheme of Delegation, the Federated Governing Body (FGB) consists of:

  • Four Foundation members for each school, appointed by the Directors of the Trust;
  • The Parish Priest of St Matthew’s Church (or other clergy as appointed by the Bishop of Willesden);
  • One Parent Governor for each school;
  • One Staff Governor for each school;
  • The Headteacher at each school;
  • The minimum number of Governors is six and the maximum is twenty one.

Chair of Governors 2021/22: David Nanton

Grace Afari-Mensah, Governor, appointed 22/03/2022
Cllr Shehryar Ahmad-Wallana, Governor, appointed 24/09/2018
Revd Ann Clarridge, Governor, appointed 16/07/2018
Saad Rahman, Governor, appointed 22/03/2022
Cllr Janet Duncan, Governor, appointed 13/05/2019
David Davies, Governor (ex-officio – Headteacher, Cowley St Laurence), appointed 16/04/2018
Michael Heyes, Governor, appointed 22/03/2022
Naser Issa, Governor, appointed 12/10/2021
Lisa Maher, Governor (ex-officio – Headteacher, St Matthew’s), appointed 18/06/2019
David Nanton, Governor, appointed 01/09/2020
Helen Pye-Beraet, Governor, appointed 10/07/19
Laura Simpson, elected parent Governor, 27/11/2017
Revd Richard Young, Governor (ex officio – Parish Priest of St Matthew's Church), re-appointed 01/02/2016

Resigned in the last 12 months:
Revd June Hughman, Governor, appointed 20/10/2020 (resigned 11/01/2022)
Linda Ryan, Governor, appointed 09/05/2016 (resigned 07/09/2021)
James Jiang, elected parent Governor, 10/12/2019 (resigned 21/07/2021)