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Richard De Clare Community Academy

With a Nursery for 3 to 4 year olds.

Dream Big, Work Hard, Believe and Achieve.

School Governors


Welcome to our Governors’ section. 

Please find below details of how our Governing Committee is structured.


We are in the process of setting up our Governing Committee. If you are interested in the role or would like further information, please contact the Clerk to The Trust in the first instance:


The Governing Committee works in partnership with the school's leadership team to provide an environment that respects the needs, values, cultures and opinions of others, where children can develop positive attitudes towards learning, discover success and develop self-esteem.


Bridge Academy Trust

Richard de Clare joined the Bridge Academy Trust on 1 April 2021.


To view our Member and Trustee information, please follow this link:  Member and Trustee information.


To view the Bridge Academy Trust Annual Accounts and other information please follow this link: Bridge Academy Trust 


Click here to view Bridge Academy Trust Strategic Plan.


Trust Intervention Board

Sarah Dignasse (Chair)

Non-elected Governor
Appointed: 01/04/2021

Term of Office Ends: 31/07/2023


Malcolm Fincken (Vice Chair)

Non-Elected Governor

Appointed: 25/04/2022

Term of Office Ends:  24/04/2026


Gemma MacAndrews

Non-Elected Governor

Appointed: 28/03/2024

Term of Office Ends:  27/03/2024


Brian Payne

Non-Elected Governor

Appointed: 25/04/2022

Term of Office Ends: 24/04/2026


Piotr Korabel

Parent Governor

Appointed: 01/09/2023

Term of Office Ends: 31/08/2027


Flora Shaw

Staff Governor

Appointed: 12/02/2024

Term of office Ends: 11/02/2028



Louisa Usherwood

Bridge Academy Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 07663795. Registered Office: Community Building, Bridge Academy Trust, Brian Close, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 9DZ.

Tel: 01245 202 937