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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Fairfield Academy

We hope you are able to take some time to explore and learn about the huge range of opportunities and experiences on offer at Fairfield Academy.


Our Governors

Fairfield Academy is governed by an Academy Scrutiny Committee.

Our governors are:

  • Kizzi Matanga
  • Michael Trussell
    Trust Senior Link
  • Alan Tregunno
    DRET Appointed Governor (Chair)
  • Shane Ashford
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Zack Eckley
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Daniel Sutherland
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Marc Summersell
    Staff Governor
  • Emma Kennedy
    Parent Governor
  • Anna Chester
  • Amanda Bavin
    Parent Governor
  • Andrew Clarke
    Executive Principal


Governor Assigned Responsibilities

Attendance, Literacy and English - Marc Summersell
Art and Music - Shane Ashford

SEND - Alan Tregunno

Mathematics and Pupil Premium - Michael Trussell

Safeguarding - Emma Kennedy

Sport - Daniel Sutherland

Maths and Computing - Zack Eckley

Contacting a Governor

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

If you are looking to contact a Governor to make a complaint or share a concern, please note that as per our Complaints Policy, governors do not investigate complaints at Stage 1 or Stage 2.  This enables them to be impartial should a complaint be escalated to a Stage 3 governor panel. If you wish to make a complaint, please complete this form and your complaint will be investigated accordingly.

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. 

march 2024 governor recruitment booklet.pdf


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.

governor testimonial booklet .pdf


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Angela Watts 

Stephen Platten 

Garry Allen 

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