Our Governors


The Thomas Alleyne Academy is very fortunate to have an active and knowledgeable team of Governors. They are very involved in the direction and improvements made by the academy. Governors visit the academy regularly and take part in many academy events including a half-termly 'Governors in School' half day which may include tours and lesson observations, meeting with Heads of Department and senior staff, student panel discussions, formal presentations and informal time with staff.

Each staff Governor links with an SLT member to understand more about the work of a specific areas of the academy and to be able to offer advise and further scrutiny where appropriate.

declaration of interests

Governor attendance and declaration of interests 2018-2019

Governor attendance and declaration of interests 2017-2018

minutes of governing body meetings

Hard copies of meeting minutes are available to view in the academy's office.  Please contact the academy via email admin@tas.herts.sch.uk if you wish to view them.  


The scheme of delegation sets out the responsibilities of the Trust Directors, the Managing Director and the school governing bodies.


If you wish to make a formal complaint, please follow the complaints procedure set out on the academy's website, or ask the staff in the academy office to send you a copy.

For all other comments or queries, please write to the academy or email to admin@tas.herts.sch.uk. Please mark your letter or email  "For the attention of Robert Dale, Clerk to the Governors" or “For the attention of Jonathan Ellam, Chair of Governors”

Governors will acknowledge all letters and emails within 5 working days of receiving them, and reply in full within 10 working days.


The Articles of Association and the Memorandum of Association for the Hart Schools Trust is available online here

Governors do an excellent job. They have a detailed knowledge of all aspects of the academy’s work.
— Ofsted 2015

our governors

Jonathan Ellam
Chair of Governors &  Link Governor for Whole School Improvement

Howard Crompton
Vice Chair, Chair of the Audit Committee and Link Governor for Operations and Finance

Mark Lewis
Headteacher and Managing Director of Hart Schools Trust

Roger Luxton OBE
Local Governor and Link Governor for Student Outcome

Caterina Ducati
Local Governor (Trinity College) and Link Governor for Personal Development, Behaviour & Welfare

Jenny White
Local Governor and Link Governor for Personal Development, Behaviour & Welfare

David Gray
Co opted Governor and Link Governor for Safeguarding

Lyndsey Steadman
Staff Governor

Julia Cooke
Staff Governor

Tara McGovern
Parent Governor and Link Governor for Curriculum

Robert Baldock
Parent Governor

Jo Mellett
Parent Governor

Robert Dale
Company Secretary and Clerk to Governors