Accountability is high on the agenda of the Enterprise Learning Alliance. We regard ourselves as a localised service to schools and other stakeholders and work closely with our partner organisations.
Governance is through our Management Committee who undertake regular visits to the sites and are involved in the development of the service as well as robustly challenging our practices in a shared drive to further improve outcomes for young people.
The Chair of the Management Committee is M Tate and Vice Chair is G Parsons. Both of whom can be contacted through the clerk to the committee, Angela Shrimpton. (


Full list of Governors below:

Forename Surname Role Full Management Committee Finance Scrutiny Group (sub Committee)
Micheala Clay Executive Headteacher Yes Yes
Emily Johnson Community Governor Yes No
Lee Kane Community Governor Yes No
Jamie MacLean Community Governor Yes Yes
Robert Page Community Governor Yes Yes
Grainne Parsons Community Governor Yes Vice Chair Yes Chair
Jamie Partridge Community Governor Yes No
Linda  Samson Local Authority Governor Yes No
Tom Sellen Community Governor Yes No
Warren Smith Community Governor Yes No
Matt Tate Community Governor Yes Chair No
Colin Taylor Community Governor Yes No


Governors' Business Interests 

It is important that governors and staff not only act impartially, but are also seen to act impartially. The governing body and school staff have a responsibility to avoid any conflict between their business and personal interests and affairs and those of the school. There is a legal duty on all governors to declare an interest likely to lead to questions of bias when considering any item of business at a meeting and for the governor concerned to withdraw, if necessary, whilst the matter is considered.


To help put this duty into practice, a governing body is required to establish and maintain a register of pecuniary interests indicating, for all governors and the headteacher, any business interests. This should include, if appropriate, the company by whom they are employed, directorships, significant shareholdings or other appointments of influence within a business or other organisation which may have dealings with the school. They should include their own interest and those of any member of their immediate family (including partners) or other individuals known to them who may exert influence. The register sheet should be signed by the governor. The register will enable governors to demonstrate that in spending public money they do not benefit personally from decisions that they make. The register must contain, as a minimum, the elements shown on the attached sheet. 

Governing Bodies should ensure the register is up to date, complete and includes all governors. Dated nil returns are also required. There should be notification of changes from governors, as appropriate, and through an annual review of entries. .

ELA Management Committee 2020-21 Meetings Attendance 



Management Committee Member 


Attendance  2020 


Attendance 2021 










8th December 

12th January 

9th March 

11th May 

22nd June 


Via Teams 

Micheala Clay 

Head ELA 



Helen Cooper 

Salmestone Primary 



Lee Kane 




Gary May 

Dover Christ Church 



Jamie Partridge 


Interim Chair 8.12.20 

Resigned from MC at 22.6.2021 meeting 


Grainne Parsons 

St Edmunds 






Elected on to MC at 22.6.2021 meeting 


Linda Samson 





Andrew Sommers 







MC Chair until 14.10.2020 

Resigned from MC at 14.10.20 meeting 


Warren Smith 

Charles Dickens 



Matt Tate 


MC Chair from 12.1.2021 


Mike Walters 


Resigned from MC at  22.6.2021 meeting 


Vicky Willis 

King Ethelbert’s 














RM 11.2021 




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