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Governing Body

West Thurrock Academy have a dedicated and enthusiastic team of governors who support the strategic development of the school.  Representatives come from several groups which include parents and staff. The purpose of the group is to help the school deliver the best possible education, by:

  • Setting the school’s vision, strategic aims and policies
  • Monitoring and evaluating performance
  • Ensuring the school is accountable to all its stakeholders

The Governing Body of the school is responsible for ensuring that the school provides the best possible education for the children and fulfils all the requirements laid down by law. 

The Governing Body is made up of a variety of different types of governors. Parent governors are elected by the parents of the children of the school.  Teaching and non-teaching staff governors are elected by their colleagues.  Elections are held every four years, unless a vacancy arises.

Full Governing Body Members

 Trustee Type of Trustee  Appointed by   Term Finish Responisble for 
 Mrs Shona Stronach Community  FGB  October 2025 Chair of Governors 
 Mrs Victoria Freeman  Community  FGB  July 2026 Vice Chair of Governors 
 Mr Sam Proctor  Head Teacher  FGB  Ex Official  
 Ms Fiona Brierley  Community  FGB  October 2025  Chair of Finance, Audit and Risk Committee
 Mr Shaun Barker  Parent  Parents  January 2027 Health and Safety 
 Miss Sarah M’barki  Parent  Parents  January 2027  

Register of Business Interests

Governor's Attendance Record 2021 - 2022

Governor's Attendance Record 2022 - 2023

 Finance Regulations including Scheme of Delegation

Governor Contact details

Chair of Governors:

Mrs Shona Stronach

c/o West Thurrock Academy

Schoolfield Road



RM20 3HR


Ms Sue Madell

c/o West Thurrock Academy

Schoolfield Road



RM20 3HR

Agendas and minutes of governor meetings are available on request.

Financial Information

Schools are required to publish the following information:

 Articles of Association

Funding Agreement

Executive Pay - Year Ending 31st August 2023

 Remuneration and Pension Contributions  
 Bandings Number of Employees 
 £110,001 - £120,000 1