Policies & Governance
Maurice Hicks (Chair)
c/o St Dunstan’s School, Wells Road, Glastonbury, BA6 9BY
Maurice has had a career in teaching, including 18 years of Headship in two secondary schools. In the past he has also worked as an Ofsted Inspector, and is now working as an Education Consultant supporting the work of over 30 schools. Maurice has been a Governor in several secondary and primary schools.
Maurice is married with two grown-up daughters. He is a keen walker, skier, motorcyclist and a slightly reluctant gardener!
Katherine is actively involved in youth engagement within Glastonbury she is a member of the Town Council Youth Provision, she runs the Youth Club and work experience weeks at the Red Brick Building. Before taking a career break to have her girls she was a Payroll and Human Resources Manager in the NHS and Private sector. More recently she was the Project Manager at the Red Brick Building and Chair of Governors at St John’s infants School.
She is currently the administrator for her husband’s plastering company and runs her own freelance web design and social media promotions company. She has a child at the school.
Amanda has almost 20 years’ experience of working in schools as a Bursar and Business Manager. Her background in the primary, secondary and special education sector gives her an excellent insight into education finance, HR, leadership and safeguarding. Amanda is currently working in HR and is a qualified member of the CIPD. Married with two girls, she believes that every child deserves the right to the very best education.
Helen is currently a Deputy Head at a local primary school and a parent of two children at St Dunstan’s in years 7 and 8. She is passionate about education both at primary and secondary level and wants to help St Dunstan’s become the outstanding school she knows it can be.
Ray has lived in Glastonbury for 20 years, however, his wife was part of the first intake at St Dunstans and her family can be traced in the town back to the 17th century. He is a Chartered Electrical Engineer, is a qualified project manager and has also studied English, Military and Commercial Law, Quality Management and Business. Ray served in the Royal Air Force for 30 years as an Engineering Officer and subsequently worked as a management consultant. Since the early 1990s multiple roles have centred almost exclusively on the management and operation of inter and intra government communication networks and associated estates and building systems. He is also a director and company secretary of a small property company.
Alun has been the Executive Headteacher for the Midsomer Norton Schools Partnership since 2012 and is also substantive Headteacher at Norton Hill School. He is passionate about raising standards in teaching and learning and has the very highest expectations of students and staff across all schools within the partnership. Alun is an Ofsted Inspector and is a member of the South West Head teacher board.
Claire Jackson (Clerk)
Claire has worked in education for nine years, having previously been Head’s PA at Norton Hill School and the original Clerk to the Midsomer Norton Schools Partnership Trust and LGB. Claire is a qualified Chartered Secretary and now runs a freelance Company Secretarial business providing legal compliance and governance services to several clients, both within and outside of the education sector.
Claire lives near Radstock, is married and has two teenage daughters who attend Somervale School.
The Role of Governors
The Role of Governors Click Here
Midsomer Norton Schools Partnership Policies Click Here
Complaints Procedure Click Here
Trustees’ Report and Financial Statements
Annual Report and Financial Statements for period ended 31 May 2016 Click Here
2016 Audit and Regularity Assurance Engagement of St Dunstan’s School Academy Trust Click Here