Beacon Education is governed by three groups that represent the local community, the Diocese of Bath and Wells and local schools.

Policy is generated by the Academic Board (mainly made up of the headteachers) and then prepared for scrutiny and approval by the Trustees. The members ensure that the work of the Trustees is effective and is responsible for appointing Trustees. Local School Councils’ support and monitor the work of each school and use this information to develop both the School Development Plan and Trust Development plan.

The Academic Board meets every month and is chaired by the CEO. The Trustees meet every term to scrutinise the work of the Academic Board to ensure that we maintain high standards. The Members meet less frequently to receive reports from Trustees and scrutinise their work.


  • Mr Lee Baker – appointed 01/04/2016
  • Mr Ed Gregory (Diocese of Bath and Wells) – appointed 01/09/2019
  • Mrs Kathryn Tucker – appointed 01/04/2016


Appointees of the Diocese of Bath and Wells:

  • Mr Andy Giles – Chair – appointed 07/11/19
  • Mrs Hayley Lake – Vice-Chair – appointed 27/07/22
  • Mrs Kathryn Tucker – appointed 01/09/16
  • Mrs Jane Bellamy – appointed 01/09/19
  • Mrs Alison Appleyard – appointed 16/01/23

Non-Denominational Appointments:

  • Mrs Fiona Miller – appointed 11/12/22
  • Mrs Jill Ewen – appointed 12/7/22

Clerk to the Board of Trustees:

  • Mrs Barbara O’Keefe

Members of the Academic Board

  • Richard Smith
  • Gemma Chapman
  • Laura Mackie
  • David McGrath
  • Emma Murch
  • Maida White
  • Rob Lakin (CEO)
  • Trudy Danby (COO)
  • Sarah Hill (Data Manager)

Scheme of Delegation



Governance Code of Conduct

Governance Code of Conduct Policy

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