Governance

Endeavour MAT

Wilmington Grammar School for Boys is part of Endeavour MAT, which has its own website to explain the overall strategic Trust structure. At local level however, each school has its own Local Governing Body (LGB).

Local Governing Body

David strachanThe Scheme of Delegation for the LGB can be accessed here. The LGB has an important role to play in ensuring the strategic priorities of the MAT are implemented and is keen to ensure that every student should be given the opportunity to achieve the highest standards possible, both educationally and in terms of personal development during their time at the school.  The LGB closely monitors and supports the Head Teacher and the rest of the school’s leadership team to ensure they promote and set high expectations in all aspects of their work.  They test the school’s improvement planning and self-evaluation via termly full LGB meetings. All departments are required to produce their own evaluation of progress and achievement which informs their future planning.   As a responsible LGB the perceived outcomes of the whole school and each department is then cross referenced against external data and other information to ensure that the highest possible education is provided to all of our students.

As Chair of Governors I am proud to say that we have a committed and enthusiastic LGB comprised of people from diverse backgrounds whose concern is to ensure that the school is a safe and supportive environment for all.  We take our responsibility for safeguarding students very seriously and ensure that all the core social beliefs including equality, cultural, spiritual awareness, supporting our families and community are continually monitored.

Our own self-evaluation using data from RAISE online/ ASP, parental and student feedback together with what we observe in the classrooms and around the school supports our belief that Wilmington Grammar School for Boys offers a high quality education focused around the students.

Mr D Strachan

Chair of LGB and Trustee of Endeavour MAT

Governing Body

Term of Office

Appointed by

David Strachan (Chair of LGB and Trustee of Endeavour MAT)

Mr Strachan, an ex-pupil of Wilmington Grammar School for Boys, has been a Governor of WGSB in excess of 20 years and is Chair of the Local Governing Body.  Mr Strachan is also a Trustee of the Endeavour Multi Academy Trust.  Other governor responsibilities include being the Chair at a local primary School, St Paul's CEP, Swanley Village.  Mr Strachan has lived locally for many years and is able to supplement his educational experience with his local knowledge which can be invaluable in the role of Governing a local school.

31.10.19-30.10.22 Trust

Sharon Allsop Kenney

(Vice Chair)

Mrs Allsop Kenney has been a Parent Governor with WGSB since 2017 when her son joined the school, having served on Governing Bodies/Management Committies for over 30 years. Now partially retired following a long career in Banking, Mrs Allsop Kenney has experience of leadership, man-management, programme delivery and risk management. She is particularly concerned that Schools provide education and support that leads each individual to understand their strengths and be prepared to move into the next stage of their education/employment excited by their opportunities.

16.10.20  -15.10.23  Parents
Alice Ogebule

I have a career spanning over 15 years working with children, young people and their families in a range of settings including advice and guidance, gang prevention, education and youth justice. I am extremely passionate and dedicated to ensuring children and young people are given access to the tools they require to reach their individual potential.  Using strength-based trauma informed approaches, I understand the importance of looking at all aspects of children and young peoples lives to gain better understanding of their needs, whilst empowering and enabling families to create sustainable change. I have a long running career in the Youth Justice System, managing a team of specialist staff. My experience working with schools has focused on prevention and early intervention.

I decided to become a school governor as my career has shown me the impact school experience has on shaping children and young people’s lives and I would like to be part of a team of governors that supports positive outcomes for the students at Wilmington Grammar School for Boys.

11.01.20 – 10.01.24 Trust
Keith Powell

Keith Powell is the Head of Year 10 at WGSB where he teaches teaching physical education and science, whilst developing student voice involvement across varied areas such as teaching and learning to the environment.  Keith has taught for 23 years across mixed and single sex schools, where he has held positions ranging from Head of Year to Assistant Head Teacher.  Keith is very family orientated with two boys at university, but his main hobby is health and fitness where he regularly attends the gym before school and continues to coach U18’s every Sunday at Old Colfeians rugby club. 

16.10.20 -15.10.23 Staff
Luke Ellis

After graduating from the University of Greenwich, I worked in student outreach and engagement for two years. I’m experienced in working on equality and diversity, health and safety, strategic planning and business scrutiny. I currently work at Lewisham Council, working on community outreach and engagement, as well as contracts management. I’m excited to work with the other governors to help shape the future of the school to ensure every student has an outstanding experience from start to finish.  

20.05.21-19.05.24 Trust

Robert Reed

Mr Reed joined the Governing Body in 1996 for four years and again in 2001 to date. Mr Reed retired from Westminster City Council as an Assistant Service Manager and brings considerable expertise with regards to business management, licensing, health and safety and acoustics to the governing body. He received a lifetime achievement award from the Noise Abatement Society in 2012 for his work in noise control.

03.04.19-02.04.22 Trust

Rachael Ogunkoya

Ms Ogunkoya has been appointed as a Community Governor on 1st September 2020. 01.09.20-31.08.23 Trust

Jeffrey Cox

Mr Cox was appointed as a Community Governor in 2017 and as an accountant with extensive experience working in academy conversions and MAT start- ups, has been a valuable asset to Endeavour MAT over the past year.  

04.10.20-05.10.23 Trust
Charlie Guthrie Mr Charlie Guthrie joined the school as Head Teacher in September 2017 having previously been Head Teacher of a high school in Kent as well as holding senior leadership positions in a range of schools, including an international school in Italy. 01.09.17 Ex-Officio
Sylvester Ojobo

Mr Ojobo takes great pleasure in helping, inspiring and improving others. Over the years he has pioneered and facilitated several charitable  organisations and has an unwavering belief that 'we are because of others'.

Mr Ojobo is an engineer trained in the design, planning and construction disciplines. He has experience within the rail, civil construction, mechanical & electrical sectors.  Mr Ojobo has strong communication,  leadership, administrative and IT skills which have enhanced his ability to serve in various capacities as a Church leader, and on academic and community board memberships.

In addition to his Governance role at WGSB Mr Ojobo is a Chair of Board of Governors of a Primary School in South East London.  He is an author, motivational speaker and mentor to young people and adult groups.

02.03.21-01.03.24 Parents
Historic Stepped down
Ms O Oluwasola 07.12.19
Mr S Baker 31.08.20
Mr P Riches 03.10.20
Ms T Burleigh 20.11.20
Ms K White 21.01.21
Ms B Rowson 28.05.21

GOVERNOR

RESPONSIBILITY
Alice Ogebule Safeguarding
David Strachan & Robert Reed Student Outcomes
Sharon Allsop Kenney Destinations
Rachel Ogunkoya CPD
Jeffrey Cox Finance
David Strachan Governance
Alice Ogebule SEND
Sharon Allsop Kenney Careers
Sharon Allsop Kenney Training
Robert Reed Health & Safety
David Strachan & Robert Reed Pupil Premium
David Strachan & Robert Reed Covid Catch up Premium

Wilmington Grammar School for Boys is part of Endeavour MAT. For Trust level information please visit:

https://www.endeavour-mat.co.uk/162/key-information/category/10/governance