Our Governing Body

The governing body has a range of duties and powers and a general responsibility for the conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement. Each member sits on at least one of the following committees:

  • Education & Wellbeing

  • Finance & General Purposes


The Skinners’ Academy governing body consists of members of the Skinners’ Company, local community, parents, staff governors and includes:


Ms Jocelyn Mitchell – Chair of Governors

Associate Governor


Mr James Clark – Vice Chairman

F&GP Committee Chair

Health & Safety Lead

Foundation Governor


Mr Christopher Dearie – Vice Chairman

Education & Wellbeing Committee Chair

Foundation Governor


Ms Christina Bankes – Co-opted Governor

Safeguarding Lead Governor

Education & Wellbeing Committee Vice Chair


Foundation Governors

Mr Tim Haynes

Ms Belinda Hitchins

Mr Billy Whitbread

Professor Mark Wickham-Jones

Mr Evan Price – SEN Lead Governor


Associate Governors

Ms Christina Bankes (Co-opted Governor) – Education & Wellbeing Committee Vice Chair

Ms Sarah Caton


Authority Governor

Mr Anton Francic


Staff Governors

Mr Martin Bienvenu (Support staff governor)

Mr Matt Dunston (Teaching staff governor)