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Meet the Local Governing Board: TWA


Welcome from the Chair of Governors

From all Governors, WELCOME to The Warwickshire Academy Website. We hope that you find all of the information presented clear and comprehensive.

The Academy Vision and Values, which we fully endorse, are detailed here. The Warwickshire Academy Local Governing Board (LGB) is the guardian of the school Vision. We are working with the Academy Senior Leadership Team (SLT) to ensure that everything they do supports these values.

It is also our role to engage with the SLT to understand what is happening in the school in terms of pupil performance, development and wellbeing, the quality of teaching and learning and effective staff management. We will hold the school to account on behalf of the parents and the Trust.

We strongly consider that the voice of our Parents/Guardians is integral to TWA becoming the school that we all want for the children.  We will work with all stakeholders to encourage positive engagement. The website will help us all to keep in touch and stay informed.

The LGB is well represented by committed Co-opted, and Staff Governors. It is a group that has extensive experience and will grow with the Academy. We are a committed group, dedicated to continuously improving skills to be an effective governing body.

The Current Chair of the Local Governing Body is: John Darch
Mail can be sent directly to:
John Darch, The Warwickshire Academy, Wheelwright Lane, Coventry CV7 9RA.
Alternatively, he can be emailed via:

John Darch - Chair of the Local Governing Board

John has spent most of his working life in Industry as a Senior Manager. John has been a Governor for 6 years and has had involvement with young people in the past through sports coaching.  

John is fully committed to working with parents and staff to create a school environment in which everyone feels they belong and provide the very best for the children.

Andriana Terallis - Staff Governor

Andriana has been working as a full-time teacher for nearly 10 years and is excited to be part of the governing body as a staff governor.  Being a part of the school governing body will enable her to support the development of the school and highlight every achievement the children make whilst offering guidance on how we can enhance the learning journey we offer in our school.   Andriana’s passion is to support children and colleagues and encourage them to believe in themselves and to remember, “If you can dream it, you can do it’. 

Emma Watson - Parent Governor

Coming soon

Charlotte Stubbs - Governor

I have been a co-opted Governor at The Warwickshire Academy since Jan 2022. With nearly 20 years experience working with children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities I am committed to ensuring that we provide the best learning and experiences for our students during their time at TWA. I believe that this will give our young people the best opportunity to succeed in adulthood.

Paul Hostead - Ex Officio

Paul has lived in Warwickshire for the last 20 years, remaining in the area after completing postgraduate study at The University of Warwick.

He has been a Headteacher for the last 10 years working across a range of Academies and Independent Schools, and has worked in education for over 20 years.  As well as Headteacher he has also been an Accounting Officer for a Multi Academy Trust and Chair for a federation of schools. Paul has extensive school leadership and Governance experience.

Before working in education, Paul worked for a range of multinational companies as a Business Analyst and Project Manager.

Joanne Bolter - Governor

Coming soon