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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) 
Caroline Dennis (Link for Stakeholder Engagement and Lower School Phase) Parent Governor 16/5/17 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 at Gads Hill School

Colin Frost (Head Teacher Governor on alternating termly basis)

Co-Head of Delce Academy


Ex officio


Employment: Co-Head of Delce Academy; Membership: National Union of Teachers; Domestic partner: Employee, Delce Academy

Former Governor: Julia Knight Trust Director 3/12/15 to 17/10/18 N/A

Employment: CFO, Castle Trust. Bridge Local Advisory Committee. Treasurer: National Association of Head Teachers - Medway Branch and SE Region. Sister: Teacher, Delce Academy

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.

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; 

Not currently a Governor (Head Teacher Governor on alternating termly basis) Caroline Webb

Co-Head of Delce Academy

3/12/15 to 17/10/18


N/A Employment: Co-Head of Delce Academy

Former Governor: 

Karen White

Principal Ex-officio to 17/10/18



Employment: CEO and Accounting Officer, Castle Trust; Principal, Delce Academy; and Executive Head, Greenway Academy

Trustee: Gads Hill School; Schools Forum

Director: Greenway Academy

Membership: National Association of Head Teachers

Former Governors

Glenn Atkinson (Chair and PP Link)

Kremena Yordanova (Finance and Health & Safety Link)

Steven Mitchell



Parent Governor




11/3/16 (resigned 31/7/18)

28/6/17(resigned 18/10/17)

11/09/16 to 17/10/18

3 years


3 years


3 years

Employment Consultant






Director of Design Intelligence Limited