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School trustees are essential in the effective running of a school.  Trustees provide strategic leadership and accountability for the school.  Their three key functions are:

  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent;
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its students;
  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.

Further information about the role of a school trustee can be found on the National Governance Association website.

The Knights Templar School - Articles of Association (March 2011)

Our School's Trustees

Trustees are elected or co-opted for a four year term.  The chair, vice-chair and chairs of committees are elected by the trustees, from amongst their membership, annually.

Role Term of Office
Chair Mrs S Welch
Vice Chair Mrs P Poole
Acting Headteacher Mr A Sills

Parent Trustees

(elected by parents and carers)

Ms B Morris November 2019-23
Mr D Summer November 2019-23
Community Trustees Mr D Wardrop December 2017-21
Mrs P Poole December 2013-21
Mrs S Welch August 2008-24
Ms H Moore November 2020-24
Mrs J Millett March 2021-25
Mr M Lynam July 2021-25
Ex-Officio Trustees Mr A Sills
Acting Headteacher
Associate Member Mr P Barnett
Clerk  Mrs E Battarbee

Governor Attendance, Pecuniary Interests and Commitee Membership 2021 - 20221

 Committees of the Governing Board

The trust has three committees.  These are:

  • Finance & Strategy - Chaired by Mrs S Welch
  • Teaching, Learning & Students - Chaired by Mr D Wardrop
  • Curriculum, Assessment & Achievement - Chaired by Ms B Morris

Financial Information

Schools Financial Benchmarking

You can view the school's financial data via the Schools Financial Benchmarking service on the Department for Education website.  You can also use this site to compare our financial data with similar establishments in England.

Schools Financial Benchmarking Data 

Financial Statements

Financial statements for the school can be viewed by clicking on the links below: