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Gravenhurst Academy


Gravenhurst Academy is a thriving village school that offers your child an excellent start to their education. Through our ethos of growing together, learning together we achieve good academic standards and our dedicated, hard working staff are committed to ensuring each pupil is given the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Early years learning provides the essential foundations as your child begins their long educational journey and we believe there is no better start than at our school.

The Role of Governors

Governors are the people responsible for overseeing the work of the school acting as a critical friend and working closely with the School Leadership Team to advise and guide the school. Governors are responsible for setting and monitoring budgets, staff recruitment and retention, formulating and reviewing the School Development Plan and ensuring that all legal responsibilities and obligations are met.

Governors are all unpaid volunteers who come from a wide section of community. Elected parents, staff, co-opted members of the local community and political representative of the Local Authority. It is rewarding and worthwhile work and if you feel you have something to offer and are interested in becoming a school governor please contact the school office for more information.


The following governors are appointed to the governing body of Langford Village & Gravenhurst Academy Governing Body:

Mrs Ann Gilbert (appointed Governor)

8 High Street, Upper Gravenhurst, Beds 

Tel: 01462 337846


Appointed for Sept 14 for 4 Years


Whistle-blowing governor



Performance Management


Vicky Phillips

Appointed Sept 18


Clerk to Governors


Helen Beckett  (Staff Governor)

Appointed Jan 17 for 4 years


Religious Education 


Sally Bull (appointed Governor)

Appointed Mar 17 for 4 years


Religious Education

Training Link Advisor


Jillian Davies (Parent Governor)

Appointed Oct 15 for 4 years


Safeguarding/safer recruitment

Pecuniary interest:

Husband Director of Electrassure

Susan Murphy (Staff Governor)

Appointed Sept 16 for 4 years

Health and Safety

PV and Communications


Joanne Thom (Parent Governor)

Appointed Sept 14 for 4 Years 

School Council 



Bob Vidler (Appointed Governor) 

Appointed Sept 18


Religious Education


Debbie Randall

Ex Officio




The Trust Report & Financial Statement can be found here.