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Meet the Local Governing Board: TWA

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’. 

Carl Underhill - Governor

Carl has 15 years’ experience as a Governor, 10 years as chair and vice chair of a Governing Body in the education sector for people with VI, SEND and PMLD.

Carl has been a Director for 3 Years of a Trust also within the education sector specialising in SEND and has experience of working with LA, DFE, RSC, ESFA, and Ofsted.

Carl has experience of schools finance, school performance and multiple Ofsted inspections.

In various leadership roles for a large international organisation across eight countries for over 30 years. Carl enjoys meeting people from all walks of life and learn from them and their experiences.

Carl has also volunteered and worked with other various charities over the past 20 years and is passionate about wanting to make a difference to people’s lives and to be able to make a valuable positive contribution to support this outcome for Warwickshire Academy.

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 is originally from Kent but has lived in Warwickshire for the last 19 years, remaining in the area after completing Post Graduate study at The University of Warwick.

Paul has been a Head Teacher for the last 8 years working across a range of Academies and Independent Schools, and has worked in education for over 18 years.  As well as Head Teacher Paul 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.

Prior to working in education, Paul worked for a range of multi-national companies as a Business Analyst and Project Manager.