Main Office 01206 303511


How to contact the Governing body

If you have any questions or would like information regarding the governing body please contact:

Karen Willis

Clerk/PA to the CEO of The Thrive Partnership Academy Trust

The Colne Community School and College
Church Road


Governors at both the Colne Community School and College and Philip Morant School and College agreed to further develop the partnership that has existed previously. They agreed to partner the schools though a Multi Academy Trust. From 01 September 2016 this Trust – The Thrive Partnership Academy Trust – came into existence.

The Thrive Partnership Academy Trust is governed by Board Members and Trustees and there are Local Governing Committees in each school.



Ian Gale – Chair

Frank Pomroy – Colne Nominated

Suzanne Farrell – Philip Morant Nominated



Neil Jones (HR/Communication/Change Management) – Philip Morant nominated

Andrew Cooke (Finance) – Philip Morant nominated

Nardeep Sharma – Chief Executive Officer

Catherine Hutley – Executive Principal

Margaret Wilson

Richard Mark Jeffries

Sarah Dignasse

Stephen Munday


Local Governors (Colne Community School and College)

Frank Pomroy – Chair

Michael Pulford – Staff Governor

Paula Mendham – Staff Governor

Ben Wills – Governor – Term ends 7.2.22

Kierran Pearce – Vice Chair – 7.2.22

Fay Wilson – Parent Governor – 7.3.22

Matt Cooke – Parent Governor – 7.3.22

Interim Executive Principal: Mr Neil Gallagher

The Colne Community School and College
Church Road, Brightlingsea, Colchester, CO7 0QL
Telephone: 01206 303511
Fax: 01206 302258

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