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Welcome to the Governance pages of Bolder Academy’s website. We’re pleased you’ve stopped by to find out more about the Governing Board.

The Bolder Governing Board is an engaged and welcoming group of nine governors (directors/trustees):

  • Five governors appointed by the Members of Bolder Academy Trust
  • Two elected parent governors
  • One elected staff governor
  • The Headteacher

Governors currently in post:

  • Andrew Dodge (Chair)
  • Wendy Smith (Vice-Chair)
  • Rob Collie
  • Eileen Sheedy
  • Jo Killingley
  • Birinder Tember
  • Francesca Heaphy
  • Heidi Swidenbank (Headteacher), 

Members of Bolder Academy Trust:

  • Victoria Eadie,
  • Euan Ferguson
  • Caroline McKay

Clerk to the Governing Board and Company Secretary:

  • Rebecca Wilson

You can meet the Governors and Trust Members by clicking here.

We aim to be transparent in our governance, accessible to you and all our stakeholders through regular, easy to understand communication, and as inclusive as possible. To this end, we are currently exploring ways of increasing diversity on our Board.

Click here for answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the governing board and what we do. If you have any additional questions, please free to ask!