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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Malcolm Arnold Preparatory School

Malcolm Arnold Prep is committed to ensuring every pupil excels both inside and the classroom and later on in their lives.

Diliges proximum tuum sicut te ipsum
"You shall love your neighbour as yourself"
Mark 12:31


Our Governors

Malcolm Arnold Preparatory Academy is governed by an Academy Scrutiny Committee.

Our governors are:

  • J.D Hives
  • Peter French
    DRET Appointed Governor (Chair)
  • Jolen Grantham
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Simon Toyne
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Genna Whitlock
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Anna Woroniecka
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Chris Ludford-Thomas
    Foundation Governor
  • Kate Adams
    Foundation Governor
  • Lauren Pheasant
    Staff Governor
  • Natalie O'Donnell
    Parent Governor
  • Teresa Elkin


Governor Assigned Responsibilities

Pupil Premium - Genna Whitlock
EYFS & Sixth Form - Chris Ludford-Thomas
English - Peter French
Maths - Lauren Pheasant & Natalie O’Donnell
RE - Chris Newton
Languages and History/Geography - Jolen Grantham
Enrichment - Simon Toyne

Contacting a Governor

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

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. 


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.

 Emma Bennett 

Angela Watts 

Stephen Platten 

Garry Allen 

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