Phoenix Local Governing Body

The Fort Pitt Thomas Aveling Academy Trust (FPTA) Board has the overall responsibility for all aspects of the Academy’s schools and delegates specific responsibilities to:

The individual Local Governing Body (LGB). Various members of the Trust Board sit on the LGB of each school. Currently the chair of each LGB is a member of the FPTA Board.

The Trust CEO (who is also the Headteacher of one of the Trust schools). The CEO oversees the challenge and support for each Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team within FPTA Academies
For more information about our Trust and governance structure, please contact

For a list of roles, responsibilities and attendance please download the pdf at the bottom of this page:

Member Role Business Interests From To
Mr Pete Sears Headteacher Trust Headteacher 09/09/18
Mrs Denise Ford Community Governor
Chair of Governors
FPTA Trust – Trustee
Micheal Parkes Surveyors Ltd – Managing Director
01/09/16  31/08/20
Mr Andrew Ost Co-opted FPTA Trust – Governor
Deputy Headteacher – Fort Pitt Grammar School
01/04/14 31/03/22
Mr Roger Brown Community Governor FPTA Trust – Trustee 31/08/16  31/08/19
Mrs Carol Winn Co-opted Governor Westcourt Primary School 09/10/15 08/10/19
Mrs Cheryl Moseley Parent Governor Datashred – Husband 06/02/18  05/02/22
Mrs Nikki Drury Parent Governor Phoenix Junior Academy – Mother is employee 06/02/18  05/02/22
Mrs Rebecca Warrener Staff Governor 06/05/18  05/02/22
Mrs Samantha Wady Staff Governor Medway Council – Local Ward Councillor 06/05/18  05/02/22
Mrs Sarah Phillipson Community Governor FPTA Trust
Gordon Children’s Academy – Parent Governor
Independent Governor Support – Clerical Support
18/07/14  17/07/22
Mr Vince Maple Community Governor Elected Councillor for Chatham Central Ward
Member of the Labour Party
Member of the GMB
Director of Medway Credit Union
Trustee of Chatham Maritime Trust
13/03/18  12/03/22

Former Governors (Resigned or Ended Term in the Past Year)

Mrs M Harris – Staff Governor – 28/02/18
Mrs K Parnell –                          – 17/01/19


TypeFile Name

Declaration of Business Interests

Phx LGB Attendance