Governing Body

The governing body has been reconstituted at a smaller size in line with the new Government guidance to ensure it has the range of skills it needs and can be cohesive and dynamic.  It is a combination of former governors and new governors selected for their skills, knowledge and experience.  It includes governors representative of the parents and staff.

The governing body are charged with driving up academy and student performance and ensuring that resources are used well to give every child the best possible education.  Its prime purpose in law is therefore to conduct the academy with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement at the academy.

Its core functions are defined as:

  • ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the academy and its students, and the performance management of staff
  • overseeing the financial performance of the academy and making sure its money is well spent

The governing body normally meets 6 times a year.

Click here to view our Governor profiles.

Contacting the Governors 

The clerk to the governing body is Ms Sarah Davies.

All correspondence to members of the Governing Body should be addressed to them at:
Duke’s Aldridge Academy, Trulock Road, Tottenham, London, N17 0PG

If you wish to contact a governor by telephone please call Ms Sarah Davies on 020 8275 4807.

If you wish to email the Chair of Governors, email

Governing Body Members

Governor Name
Term of office start date
Term of office end dateRegister of interest
Attendance at 18-19 meetings
Link Governor responsibility
Malcolm Weston
Chair of Governors
1 September 2017
31 August 2022N/A
7 out of 7
Health and Safety
Barbara Firth
Vice-Chair of Governors
1 September 2017
19 July 2019NACE
4 out of 7
Monica Duncan
7 out of 7
Pearl Davis
Parent Governor
1 September 2017
31 August 2019N/A
4 out of 7
Amina Ishaq-Khan
Parent Governor
1 September 2017
19 January 2021N/A
7 out of 7

Governor Training
Sam Bawden
Staff Governor
20 September 2017
31 August 2022N/A
7 out of 7
Miller Hannah
Co-opted Governor
9 January 2018
27 November 2019N/A
5 out of 7
Tony Millard
Co-opted Governor
1 September 2017
31 August 2022N/A
3 out of 7
Stephanie TyrerCo-opted Governor17 January 201916 January 2023Trustee at Achievement for All 3As Limited
Trustee at Achievement for All Education Trust Limited
3 out of 4Safeguarding
Adam WatkinCo-opted Governor8 October 20197 October 2023N/AN/APupil Premium
Hana SaidParent Governor18 October 201917 October 2023N/A
Sandrine PaillasseTrust Governor29 January 202028 January 2024N/A
Tristan RodgersTrust Governor1 April 202028 January 2024Newcore Capital Management - Finance Director - Appointment date: 11/10/2014
The Rhythm Studio Foudation - Trustee - Appointment date: 09/08/2011


As a member of the Aldridge Education family of schools, our Local Governing Committee is part of the overall governance structure of the multi-academy trust.  Please see the Aldridge Education website for further information on Governing Policies and Accountability<>.