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The Diocese of Bristol Academies Trust (DBAT) is overseen by a Board of Directors who are responsible for the management and administration of DBAT and schools run by DBAT.  DBAT is accountable to external government agencies including the Department for Education, the Education Funding Agency and the Charity Commission, for the quality of the education provided by the schools and its management of public funds and it is required to have systems in place through which it can assure itself of quality, safety and good practice.

In order to assist in the discharge of these responsibilities the Board of Directors of DBAT appoints Local Governing Boards for particular schools.  The Local Governing Board for Lydiard Millicent CE Primary and Ridgeway Farm CE Academy has been established to ensure the good governance of both schools and to ensure that the business of the Academies is conducted in accordance with their purpose and ethos.  The people appointed to the Local Governing Board have connections to the schools and/or communities and churches they serve.  

The Local Governing Board of Lydiard Millicent CE Primary and Ridgeway Farm CE Academy meet six times a year.  It monitors progress, ratifies policies, plans future work and discusses issues relevant to the schools.  Much work is carried out by sub-committees who give feedback at these meetings on the work they have carried out. 

 governor page


Sub-committees and working parties meet frequently to look at matters relevant to Curriculum, Staffing, Finance, Special Educational Needs, Site Management, Target Setting, Travel Planning, etc.  In addition to this, individual governors are also designated a subject responsiblity and they spend itme in class and with teachers learning more about this.


Types of Local Board Members (generally called Governors):

* DBAT Members - appointed directly by the Main Board of Directors;

* Foundation Members - appointed by the approopriate Parochial Church Council in accordance with such Diocesan procedures as may be in place from tiem to time but subject to the prior written consent of hte main Board;

* Ex-officio Foundation Member - the principal officiating minister of the parish in which the relevant Academy is situated or, if he/she declines to act, a person appointed to act in his/her stead by the Archdeacon of the Archdeaconry in which the Academy is situated;

* Community Members - appointed by the Local board with the consent of hte Main Board, provided that the person lives or works in the community served by the Academyor, in the opinion of the Local Board, is committed to the government and success of the Academy;

* Staff member - elected by employees of DBAT working at the relevant schools in accordance with tsuch procedure as the Main Board may direct;

* Parent Members - elected or appointed by parents of registered pupils at the relevant academies in accordance with such procedure as the Local Board may determine;

 * Principal/Head Teacher - the Principal/Head teacher of each Academy shall be an ex-officio Local Board member;

 * Co-opted Governors - appointed by the Local Governing Board these are people with specific skills chosen to help members with their responsibilities or as potential members to ensure succession planning.  Co-opted Governors are not full members of the LGB and do not have a vote.


For further information:

  • Speak to them in school
  • Leave a message at the school office or via the Clerk
  • Meet with the Chair and Vice-Chair before any full governing body meeting
  • Email the governing body team at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Who we are




Governor Type


End of 4 year term

Voting Rights

Pecuniary & Non     

Peuniary Interests  


Mr Richard Coleman

Chair of Governors

Data Governor


DBAT Member



Staff Performance and Leadership (Chair)

1 Apr 2018


Director of Lydiard Consulting Limited from 6 October 2010 

Mr David Cain

Vice Chair of Governors 


Performance (Chair)

Staff Performance and Leadership 

3 May 2019 


Self employment as Management Consultant since 1980.

Director of Ducklet Limited since 2006.

Chairman of Exeter Diocesan Board of Finance since 2010.

Chairman of Exeter Diocesan Property Services Ltd since 2010.

Director and Member and Finance Portfolio Holder of All Saints Church of England Academy since 2011.

Member (Diocesan Synod) of Bristol Diocesan Board of Finance Limtied since 2015.

Chairman of Exeter Diocesan Trust since 2010.  Trustee of All Saints Church of England Academy, Plymouth since 2011.

Custodian Turstee and Hon Treasurer of St Luke's College Foundation since 2011.

Mrs Carly Luce*


Principal/Head teacher



Staff Performance and Leadership 




Rev Tudor Roberts* 


Ethos and Values RE/CW Governor

Ex-Officio Foundation




Vicar of All Saints Church from 2007.

Mustard Seed Christian Bookshop, Marlborough from 2009.  

Mrs Jeanne dos Santos





8 Mar 2019



Mr Andy Buss



 Parent Governor

Accountability (Chair)

Staff Performance and Leadership

14 Nov 2021


Parent of children attending Lydiard Millicent School. 

Miss Joanne Lakin




Staff Performance and Leadership 

5 July 2020 


Parent of children attending Lydiard Millicent School. 

Mrs Victoria Hamidi




7 Oct 2019 


Secretary of Friends of Lydiard Millicent School since July 2015. Parent of child attending Lydiard Millicent School.

Mr Luke Maddison





17 May 2021 


Head, South Marston Primary School. 

Mrs Victoria Burton




01 Feb 2021 



Mr John Blakiston




14 May 2021 


Director of Nameco.


Mr Stuart James

Safeguarding Governor



15 March 2021



Heather Large







*Statutory Positions due to post held

 All Governor roles have a 4 year tenure (date of appointment is 4 years prior to end of term) except the ex officio roles where there is no start or finish.

Statutory Information

Governor Attendance at Meetings 2015 - 2016 - please click HERE

Minutes of the Local Governing Board Meetings:

Wednesday 1st February 2017, please click HERE

Wednesday 15th March 2017, please click HERE


LGB annual Report 2017

19th July 2017, please click HERE







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