The Governing Body
The Governing Body of Eaton Bray Academy exisits to ensure that the school fulfils its aims and objectives and meets statutory requirements. Governors also serve as Trustees of the Academy.
All members of the governing body are firmly committed to state education and also the idea that education should be for children from the whole community. All Governors contribute their time freely.
The Governing Body is made up of the following:
Chair of Governors
Mrs Catherine Wendeler
C/O – Eaton Bray Academy, School Lane, Eaton Bray, LU6 2DT
Name of Governor Type of Governor Appointed by
Dr Richard Bell Community Governor Co-opted by the Governing Body
Mr Andy George Parent Governor Elected by parents
Miss Amanda Loveday Community Governor Co-opted by the Governing Body
Mr Keiron O’Kane Parent Governor Elected by parents
Mrs Lynne Mercer Head Teacher Governor ex-officio
Mrs Lois Matthews Staff Governor Co-opted by the Governing Body
Mrs Sally Siddons Clerk to Governors Appointed by the Governing Body
The Governing Body may be contacted at .
The Governing Body meets 3 times a year, once a term.
In addition to the Main Governing Body meetings we also have two sub-committees.
Finance and Estates – Chair – Andy George – meets three times a year
Personnel and Curriculum – Chair – Dr Richard Bell – meets three times per year
Our Governors have a statutory obligation to list any relevant business and pecuniary interests recorded in the Statutory Register of Business Interests. This includes governance roles in other educational institutions; any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives).
Governor / Appointment Pecuniary / Business Committee Membership
Former Governor Ceases Interest
Dr Richard Bell 31/07/2022 None Personnel and Curriculum
Mr Andy George 31/08/2024 Headteacher Heart Academies Trust Finance and Estates
Miss Amanda Loveday 31/08/2024 None Finance and Estates
Mr Keiron O’Kane 31/08/2024 None Finance and Estates
Mrs Lynne Mercer Headteacher EBA
Mrs Lois Matthews 31/03/2023 Deputy Headteacher EBA Personnel and Curriculum
Mrs Sally Siddons None
Mrs Catherine Wendeler 31/12/2024 None Personnel and Curriculum
Mr Amrish Ganatra 31/08/2020 None Finance
Mr Shaun Haydon 31/08/2020 None Finance
Mr Mark Whall 31/08/2020 Property Maintenance EBA Personnel and Curriculum
Mrs Sue Hounslow 31/08/2020 Headteacher EBA
Mr Paul Fisher 31/03/2020 None Estates