As Vice Chair of Governors, I am very proud of our school and the strong body of Governors that I lead. The governors are volunteers from all walks of life who want to make a positive contribution to pupil's education by supporting the school.  We work together as a body to ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction and that the school delivers a good quality education in a safe and enriching environment by quality assuring the educational performance of the school.  We ensure and oversee the financial procedures of the school, making sure money is well spent.

Manningtree Governors bring many skills and experiences to their role in supporting, promoting and protecting the interests of the school, its students and its staff and are an important link between the school and its local community.  We are involved in all aspects of school life and regularly visit the school, and help shape the future.

Emma Finney-Hewitson, Vice Chair of Governors


Manningtree High School Governing Body
Dates following governors’ names show the end of their current term of office. Governors can be contacted via the Clerk to the Governors at the school.

Parent Governors
3 (with a minimum of 2)

  • Jo Child  15/11/2019
  • Susan Shipp  15/11/2019

Parent Governors are elected by the parents of the school. Parent governors may stand for re-election at the end of their term if they still have a child on the school roll. “Parent” is defined as anyone with parental responsibility for a child at the school.

Governors Appointed By Members (Community Governors)
Maximum 9

  • Mark Orrin*  09/03/2019 (Chair of Governors)
  • Emma Finney-Hewitson*  01/03/2020
  • Alister Main*   01/03/2020
  • Norman Cox  16/11/2019
  • Brett Acfield    14/11/2020
  • Jennifer Austin*   14/11/2020
  • Laura Harvey    16/10/2021
  • Nickcole Glasgow   21/10/2021
  • 1 x Vacancy

These governors are appointed by members of the Academy Trust.

Sally Morris*

Staff Governors
Maximum 3

  • Brett Colley  02/12/2018
  • Carole Adams  08/12/2019
  • 1 x Vacancy (currently being advertised internally)

Staff governors are elected by and from the staff at the school.

Co-opted Governors
Maximum 3

  • Natalie Perillo*  16/11/2019
  • 2 x Vacancies

Co-opted Governors are appointed by the Governing Body.

*Member of Academy Trust by virtue of office held.

Clerk to Governors

Mrs K. Emerson c/o Manningtree High School

Contacting The Governing Body

The Governing Body may be contacted via Mrs K. Emerson

c/o Manningtree High School
Colchester Road
CO11 2BW

Tel:     01206 392852

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