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Local Advisory Committee

The table below sets out the constitution of the Local Advisory Committee, how each Governor was appointed and the business interests and related party transactions they have declared.

Delce Academy is part of the Castle Trust.  For governance information about the Trust, including the governance structure diagram, please visit the Governance and Finance page on the Trust's website.

The Chair of Governors may be contacted through the school office or

Members & Directors for Castle Trust



Date Appointed Term of Office Declared Interests and Related Party Transaction
Joyce Gundry (Chair; Link for Assessment, statutory grants, and Co-Heads) Board Appointed (formerly Director Appointed) 22/11/18 (formerly 3/12/15) 4 years Employment: Trainer EMMA Education (supplier to Delce Academy); Adviser & Director, 3J School Improvement Specialists Ltd
Jane Baker-Davies (Link for SEN and The Bridge) Parent Governor 28/6/17 3 years Governor and spouse: Social Workers (HCPC Registered) 
Toby Crayden Director 22/11/18 4 years Director of MLM Consulting Engineers Ltd.; Partner of MLM Group; Fellow of the Institute of Directors; Member of the Chartered Institute of Building; Member of the Academy of Urbanism; 
Caroline Dennis (Link for Stakeholder Engagement and Lower School Phase)

Parent Governor


3 years

Employment: London Borough of Bexley

Claire Fletcher (Link for Upper School Phase, extra-curricular, and statutory grants)

Board Appointed

(formerly Director-Appointed)


(formerly 17/05/18 to 22/11/18)

4 years

Employment: Gads Hill School

Joanne Langthorne (Vice Chair, Safeguarding Governor and EYFS Link) Board Appointed (formerly Community)  22/11/18 (formerly 18/5/17) 4 years

Employment: The Westbrook Trust. Membership: NAHT.

Kate Taylor

Head Teacher 20/3/19 Ex-officio Employment: Executive Headteacher,  Delce Academy

Tracey Notley

Staff Governor


4 years Employment: Yr R Teacher, Delce Academy

Former Governor: Steven Mitchell


11/09/16 to 17/10/18 (resigned)

3 years

Director of Design Intelligence Limited