Governors are made up of parents, staff and members of the community.

Deansbrook Junior School became a multi-academy trust in April 2013. The Trust is named AIM Academies Trust and comprises London Academy and Deansbrook Junior School.

As a charity and company limited by guarantee, AIM Academies is governed by a Board of Directors who are responsible for, and oversee, the management and administration of the Company and the academies run by the Company. London Academy is one of the academies.

The Directors are accountable to external government agencies including the Charity Commission and the Department for Education for the quality of the education they provide and they are required to have systems in place through which they can assure themselves of quality, safety and good practice.  

In order to discharge these responsibilities, the Directors appoint people (the “Local Governors”) with appropriate skills and knowledge to serve on a board (the “Local Governing Body”) which has been established to ensure the good governance of the Academy.

The Local Governing Body meets three times a year.

The Local Governing body therefore have delegated responsibilities from the Trust Board.

Their role is to work with the school’s leadership team to formulate the strategic direction of the school; to act as a ‘critical friend’ – a trusted friend who takes time to understand the work of the school; to ask provocative questions whilst striking an appropriate balance between support and challenge and to be an advocate for the work of the school; to hold the school to account for standards and quality.

The governing body meet 3 times a year.

The Chair of Aim Academies Trust is Mr Philip O'Hear.

The Chair of Governors of Deansbrook Junior School is Mr Michael Van Praagh who can be contacted via the school office.

Governors at Deansbrook are:


Area of Responsibility

Meetings Attended 


Of a possible

Michael Van Praagh (Chair)




Selwyn Arnold




Imran Rulia




Angela Trigg




Sian John

Looked After Children, Safeguarding & SEND and Computing



Sosena Goh




Abigail Greig

Pupil Premium



 Should you be interested in becoming a governor, please contact the school office,

The Local Governing Body has delegated responsibility from the Trust Board. To view the AIM Academies Trust scheme of delegation on the Trust website please click here


To view Declaration of Interests information on the Trust website, and Finance information including accounts, please click here

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