In September 2023, The Keys Academy Trust appointed a Local Governing Board (LGB) of St Cecilia's CE Primary School to act on behalf of the Trustees. 


An Interim Academy Committee (IAC) was previously appointed by the Trust and operated with effect from 1st January 2023.


David Horrocks (Trust Appointed Governor) is the Chair of the Local Governing Board with other Governors as follows;


Mrs Hester Wooller, Executive Headteacher (CEO The Keys Academy Trust)
Rev'd Canon Richard Lamey (Foundation Governor and Vice Chair)
Mrs Louise Cole (Foundation Governor)
Mrs Keran Gill (Staff Governor)
Mrs Yvonne Smith (Trust Appointed Governor)
Rev'd Joel Knight (Trust Appointed Governor)
John McKehon (Parent Governor)
James Kirby (Parent Governor)


The contact email for the Chair of Governors is: 


Governing Board Diversity Data
As a school we recognise that a diversity of thought, voices and perspectives is essential to good governance and the effective running of any organisation. We regularly collect diversity information from our governors and, depending on current data, can use this to:
·        target recruitment to address gaps in experience and diversity
·        develop and adapt board practices to ensure full participation
·        prioritise training and awareness-raising in identified areas
·        address potential ‘blind spots’ through seeking wider advice and perspectives on current and upcoming opportunities, challenges and risks
However, we are unable to publish this information as it would mean that individual members of our governing body are identifiable. 
Other Relevant Interest (As at September 2023)
 David Horrocks  Chair and Trustee of The Keys Academy Trust, Trustee of the PCC of St James' Church Barkham, Director of Horrocks Technology 
Revd Canon Richard Lamey  Vice Chair of Governors at St Paul's CE Junior School, Wokingham, Member of Bishop's Council and Diocesan Synod for the Diocese of Oxford, Chair of the PCC of St Paul's Church Wokingham.  Trustee and chair of the Parish Rooms Trust of St Paul's and The Old Scholars' Fund, both of which make educational grants to pupils in need within the parish Member of the Wokingham Borough Council Children's Services Scrutiny Committee 
Hester Wooller  CEO of The Keys Academy Trust, Executive Headteacher 
Richard Thomas  Head of School 
Julia Mead  Chief Finance Officer of The Keys Academy Trust 
Yvonne Smith  Assistant Headteacher at The Holt School
Alex Powley  Director of Learning of The Keys Academy Trust, Member of Wokingham Borough Council Scrutiny Panel for Children's Services
Keran Gill Class Teacher at St Cecilia's
Joel Knight  
Louise Cole  
John McKehon Parent of child attending the school. Wife is the Chair of the PTA
James Kirby Parent of child attending the school
Safeguarding Governor - Louise Cole
SEND Governor - Yvonne Smith
Pupils Premium Governor - Rev'd Richard Lamey
PE and Sports Premium Governor - Rev'd Joel Knight 
Health and Safety Governor - John McKehon
David Horrocks 1-Sept-23 31-Aug-25
Revd Canon Richard Lamey 1-Sept-23 31-Aug-25
Hester Wooller 1-Jan-23  
Yvonne Smith 1-Sept-23 31-Aug-26
Louise Cole 1-Sept-23 31-Aug-27
Keran Gill 1-Sept-23 31-Aug-27
Joel Knight 21-Sept-23 20-Sept-26
John McKehon 30-Oct-23 29-Oct-27
James Kirby 30-Oct-23 29-Oct-27
The following governors left the LGB/IAC in the last 12 months: 


End Date

Alex Powley

Trust Appointed


Julia Mead

Trust Appointed


Richard Thomas

Head of School


Hester Wooller 100%
Richard Thomas 100%
David Horrocks 100%
Julia Mead 100%
Rev'd Richard Lamey 100%
Alex Powley 25%