Nova Education Trust Directors

  • Richard Flewitt (Chair)
  • Lucy Burrow
  • Steve Crawford
  • Robert Dowling
  • Emily Fleming
  • Natalie Gasson-McKinley
  • Tony Glover
  • Stuart Howells
  • Joanne Jepson
  • Margaret Monckton
  • Karen Riley
  • Adrian Stephenson
  • Juliet Thondhlana
  • Janice White


Nottingham Free School Local Governing Body

Nottingham Free School has a local governing body whose role is to work with school leaders to monitor progress and ensure all government educational standards are met. The Nova Education Trust directors set the strategic direction for the schools within the trust.

The local governing body consists of currently 5 members plus 1 staff member who meet four times a year (September/December/March/June) for full governor meetings as well as regular governor information evenings. Please click here for their Terms of Office information.

The table below shows their key roles and all governors can be contacted through the school on 0115 896 4949 or email

Name Governor role Governor links
Dr Sally Coulton Chair of Governors Leadership & Management
Quality of Education
Pupil Premium
Mr Frank Horsley Vice-Chair of Governors Careers Education
Ms Mary Powditch Co-opted Governor Personal Development
Ms Hannah Simpson Parent Governor SEND
Mrs Atia Hyde Parent Governor Quality of Education
Dr Jo Simpson Head Teacher
Mrs Bethan Inglis Teaching Staff Governor

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