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Trust Governance


Birchwood High School aims for the highest standards of governance. In Members and Trustees, we look to appoint individuals to provide the combined experience, skills and commitment to uphold the values and ethos of our school, and support the progress, achievements and safety of all who learn and work here. It is important to us that our governance represents our community and that its structure and recruitment reflect this.

Gill Turner, Chair of Trustees


Additional information on Birchwood's Trustees and Members, committees structure and governor's profiles can be found in these pages. 

Contact Information

Email Gill Turner


c/o Birchwood High School
Parsonage Lane
Bishop’s Stortford
CM23 5BD


To function properly, our Board collectively needs a wide range of skills, as well as a diverse range of thought and experience. Member appointed Trustees are appointed for a four-year term. Trustees are recruited based on their skills and experience and the Board regularly reviews its membership to identify priorities for Trustee recruitment. If you are interested in becoming a Trustee and would like to find out more about the role and our current vacancies, please contact the Chair. 

Parent Trustees are appointed for a four-year term by election by parents. Parent Trustees are integral to the Trust Board and a significant number of Parent Trustees go on to be reappointed by Members. Information will be posted here when there are elections due to take place.

Meetings and Minutes

Scheduled meeting dates for the Trust Board and its committees for 2023-24

Agendas, minutes and supporting documents for all meetings are available for inspection on request. Please contact

Other Statutory Information