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EMS has a committee structure for governance and uses link governors to scrutinise key aspects of the School’s functions that are considered by each committee.  The following committees have been established and feed into four full governing board meetings per year:

  • Curriculum and Student Experience Committee
  • Resources Committee
  • Remuneration Committee
  • Governance Committee

An appeals committee has been set up and will convene if required.

The Chair and Secretary from the Student Council attend CSEC meetings which helps to ensure a strong link with students and ensure we are accountable to the students we serve.

Further information regarding governance can be found on our page: Policies and Practice.

Our Chair of Governors is Tim Paulden. He can be contacted by writing to him at the main school address or via the clerk, Jane Lucas, email

The Members of the Academy Trust shall comprise:

  • the signatories to the Memorandum
  • up to five persons who may be appointed by the University of Exeter
  • up to five persons who may be appointed by Exeter College
  • the Chairman of the Governors: and
  • any person appointed under Article 16

(Article 16.  The Members may agree by passing a special resolution in writing to appoint such additional Members as they think fit and may agree by passing a special resolution in writing to remove and such additional Members, provided that such appointment or removal is in the interests of the Academy Trust.)

The current members of the Academy Trust are:

  • The University of Exeter – Northcote House, The Queen’s Drive, Exeter EX4 4QJ (01392 661000)
  • Exeter College – Hele Road, Exeter, EX4 4JS (01392 400500)
  • John Laramy (Principal, Exeter College) – contactable at the College address
  • Professor Janice Kay CBE (Provost, University of Exeter) – contactable at the University address
  • Tim Paulden – contactable at the main school address

The Academy Trust shall have the following Governors:

  • up to 10 Governors, five of which to be appointed by the University of Exeter and five of which to be appointed by Exeter College
  • a minimum of two parent governors
  • the Principal

The Academy Trust may also have any Co-opted Governor appointed.


Chair: Nathan Harvey

Members: Tim Paulden, One other Governor (by invitation)

Curriculum and Student Experience (CSEC)

Chair: Ken Evans

Members: Kerry Burnham (HT), Fiona Thomas, Tim Paulden, Jennie Hamilton, Ken Evans, Lewis Day, Gihan Marasingha, Liene Penny, Anne Oxborough

Resources (RC)

Chair: Cathy Durston

Members: Cathy Durston, Kerry Burnham (HT), Nathan Harvey, Gemma Noble, John Dowell, Dave Tarbet


Chair: Cathy Durston

Members: Cathy Durston, Nathan Harvey, Gemma Noble, Ken Evans, Liene Penny


Chair: Tim Paulden

Members: Tim Paulden, Nathan Harvey, Kerry Burnham (HT)


Please view our Governors profiles here

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