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The Howard Partnership Trust (THPT) is a Surrey based Multi-Academy Trust, comprising four secondary, six primary and two special schools with two further under development. We are proud of our ethos of collaboration and inclusion, "Bringing out the best" in students of all abilities and backgrounds. Visit website

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Eastwick Schools

Eastwick Schools

Local Governance Board

We are made up of staff and parent representation, as well as members of the local community to ensure a broad range of skills and experience is available to the school. The following table shows the members of our 2021 - 2022 Local Governance Board and their roles and responsibilities.

The Local Governance Board formally meets each term. 

Governor Name Category Term of Office - Start Term of Office - End Appointing Body Additional Position of Responsibility Portfolio Area Attendance AY 2020-2021*
Liz McDermid Local Governor 20/05/2020 19/05/2024 THPT Chair Standards & Performance 2/2
Simon Bachelor Local Governor 18/12/2017  17/12/2021 THPT Vice-Chair



Jules Colborne-Baber Local Governor 19/07/2018 18/07/2022 THPT Vice-Chair Finance, Pupil Behaviour & Wellbeing 2/2
Lyne Villette Parent Governor 04/12/2020 03/12/2024 THPT
Stepped down in the past 12 months
Mike Gibb Local Governor 12/10/2018 11/10/2022 THPT 2/2

*Attendance is expressed as attended over expected

Governors also undertake to visit the school at least termly and are encouraged to see for themselves what success looks like and the hard work of both pupils and staff in achieving this, and to recognise challenges that might affect learning outcomes.

If you would like to find out more about becoming a School Governor, please email the Denise Vertigen, Local Governance Co-Ordinator at

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