Manningtree High School Governing Body

The Board of Governors are volunteers coming from all walks of life, who want to make a positive contribution to the school and especially the pupil's education.  The board work together to decide on the strategic direction of the school and to ensure clarity of vision, ethos and a good quality education. The board also oversees that the educational performance of the school is maintained and that the financial procedures are adhered to, ensuring that money is well spent.

Individual governors bring skills and experiences to their role in supporting, promoting and protecting the interests of the school, its pupils and its staff. They are an important link between the school and its local community, being involved in many aspects of school life, with regular visits to the school, and joining together in monthly meetings to help shape the futures of the pupils.

We are all very proud of what our students achieve during their time at Mannningtree High School, and what they go on to do!


Governing Body Members:
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
Maximum 3

  • Zoe Howard-Lock  21/05/2023

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

  • John Simpson   16/06/2024 (Chair of Governors)
  • Brett Acfield     14/11/2020 (Chair of Finance)
  • Jennifer Austin   14/11/2020 (Vice Chair of Governors)
  • Laura Harvey    16/10/2021
  • John Knights  25/06/2023

These Governors are appointed by members of the Academy Trust.

Sally Morris

Staff Governors
Maximum 3

  • Brett Colley  04/12/2022
  • Jackie Blackford  14/11/2021

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

Co-opted Governors
Maximum 3

Co-opted Governors are appointed by the Governing Body.

Clerk to Governors

Mr Jack Minto

Contacting The Governing Body

The Governing Body may be contacted via Mr Jack Minto

c/o Manningtree High School
Colchester Road
CO11 2BW

Tel:     01206 392852

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Page last updated 9th September 2020 

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