The David Ross Education Trust

David Ross Education Trust schools create a rich and exciting learning environment that inspires students to become their confident, academic best.

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The Arbours Primary Academy

We have over 390 children and we are continually improving and developing what we offer our pupils in our drive to become one of the best primaries in the area.


Our Governors

The Arbours Primary Academy is governed by an Academy Scrutiny Committee.

Our governors are:

  • Angela Watts
  • Clair Mills
    Trust Senior Link
  • Kerrie Purr
    DRET Appointed Governor (Chair)
  • Georgia Williams
    Parent Governor (Vice Chair)
  • Susan Deane
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Tulsi Patel
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Elise Serrell
    Staff Governor
  • Janet Pinnock
    Staff Governor
  • Gifty Beckley
    Parent Governor
  • Teresa Elkin

Governor Assigned Responsibilities

Safeguarding - Kerrie Purr
SEND - Susan Deane
Pupil Premium - Georgia Williams

Contacting a Governor

To contact a governor, please contact the Trust Governance Team by emailing

Scheme of Delegation

Information about the David Ross Education Trust’s scheme of delegation is available here.

Minutes of the Academy Scrutiny Committee

Should you wish to view a copy of the minutes of the ASC at this academy, please contact the Trust Governance Team, who will be able to provide you with an electronic or paper copy of the minutes.

Are you interested in becoming an academy governor?

We are looking for new governors to support our academies. Our governors work closely with their academies to support the Trust’s goal of broadening the horizons of young people through a world-class education, equipping our students with the skills and experiences to become their confident, academic best, no matter what.

If you have an interest in, and commitment to, improving education and would like to make a difference within your community, please register your interest in becoming a governor by completing our governor application form. If you have any questions about a governor’s role or responsibilities please contact us at or review our information pack below. 


What is it like being a governor with DRET?

To understand what it is like to be a governor with us, take a look at our testimonial booklet and videos which contain insights from serving governors.

 Emma Bennett 

Angela Watts 

Stephen Platten 

Garry Allen 

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