Academy Governing Body

The Governing Body consists of people from the academy’s community, such as parents, staff and local businesses. Governors are volunteers and most serve for four years. 

What do Governors Do? 

Governors have a strategic overview of the school and are extremely supportive of staff and praise their dedicated efforts. Our positive partnership work ensures that decisions are made in line with our shared vision to provide the best quality education for our pupils. 

Governors regularly support the School outside of scheduled meetings so that they have a thorough understanding of what is happening in school, they provide specialist skills to support monitoring and research. 


The Governing Body meets at least three times each academic year; ie. once per term. 

The Governing Body provides the Headteacher and Academy Staff with support and advice, drawing on their knowledge and experience. The chair of the Governing Body is Julia Vause and a summary of the current Governing Body Members for Waddington All Saints Academy can be seen below: 

Name Governor Status Date Appointed Term of Office
Mr Paul Martin Head Teacher – – – –
Mrs Julia Vause LA Sep 2013 Jul 2018
Mr Matthew Gilbert Co-opted July 2017 May 2019
Mr Andy Canavan Parent July 2017 May 2019
Sqn Ldr Chas Gimenez Co-opted June 2015 May 2019
Mrs Zoe Jepson Staff June 2016 July 2017
Mrs Andrea Smith Parent – – – –
Mr Graham Cavill Parent Jan 2016 Jan 2020
Mrs Sarah Tozer Staff Sept 2019 – –
Wg Cdr Louise HentonCo-opted Sept 2019 – –

*Due to the military commitment of our governing body, attendance figures are misleading. These are however available on request, if you wish to access these figures please contact the Clerk to Governors. 

Pecuniary Interests for Governors

Click Here to view the L.E.A.D. Academy Trust’s terms of reference for further information on how the Local Governing Body operates. 

Click Here to view the L.E.A.D. Academy Trust’s Governance Structure. 

The L.E.A.D Academy Trust Master Funding Agreement can be found here

Contact / Any questions?

If you would like to contact the Chair of Governors – Julia Vause please write to: 

Chair of Governors or Clerk to Governors,
c/o Waddington All Saints Academy,
Mere Road,
Waddington, LN5 9NX