Governance


Baxter College is a member of the Severn Academies Educational Trust and appoints its own local board of Governors. Members of this board hold elections in order to appoint their own Chair and Vice Chair. These appointments are subject to the approval of the Severn Academies Educational Trust Board of Directors. The appointment of Directors to the Severn Academies Educational Trust Board is the responsibility of the SAET Members. Click here to view our Governance Statement.

Our Academy Governance


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Sarah Beadsworth

Chair of the Local Governing & Safeguarding

I first joined the governing board of Baxter College in 2008 and became chairman when we joined the Severn Academies Educational Trust in the new year of 2017. I am also safeguarding link governor.

A journalist by profession, my two sons were educated at the school and I passionately believe in comprehensive education, where all children have the opportunity to thrive.

I was also a governor at St John’s CE Primary School for several years.

Charlotte Bloor

Parent Governor

I’m Charlotte Bloor, and I am a parent governor at Baxter College.  I’m passionate about education and learning, and believe that all students should have access to the best education they can.  Being a parent governor gives me a different insight to the school and helps me understand how the strategic decisions that are made by the governing body impact on the students.  I work in the education sector, and have seen 1st hand the impact a poor secondary education can have on a young person’s aspirations and goals – I became a governor to hopefully make a difference to our local school.  I am also the link governor for English – as part of this role I need to ensure that the plans put in place to improve student progression and attainment are working – I do this through questioning and challenging, and reviewing data to see the impact.  I am always impressed at the range of interventions provided to students to support them to make the best progress they can.

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Jacqui Elwis

Governor

Pen portrait coming soon.

Ray Brookes

Chair of Finance & Premises

Pen portrait coming soon.

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Ian Bletcher

Vice Chair of Governors

Pen portrait coming soon.

Matthew Carpenter

Principal

It is an honour to be the Principal at Baxter College, a fantastic school with a supportive community. The governing board provides the school with excellent strategic direction and challenge, and provides an active voice for our local community. Our Governing board are proud of our school and our students and value success for all our students. 

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