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Insignis Academy Trust

Insignis Academy Trust

Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School (SHFGS) became a multi academy trust in July 2016 and a new organisation Insignis Academy Trust (IAT) was formed. “Insignis” is Latin for “Outstanding”, which is the ambition for all our schools. Princes Risborough School (PRS) joined the Trust in September 2018. We have 2200 students on roll and employ 250 staff.

IAT Vision: To provide an exceptional educational experience for young people locally

Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School Local Governing Body (SHFGS LGB)

SHFGS LGB works with the Trust Board to enhance the educational experience for all SHFGS students and ensure they are well prepared for life in the adult community and make a positive contribution to society.


  • is as an integral part of the school community creating robust governance, systems and structures which facilitate students’ academic success, enjoyment of learning and social, moral and spiritual development where everyone is ‘Working Together to Inspire, Challenge & Achieve’
  • monitors, reviews and evaluates school improvement and directs improvement
  • sets challenging targets for the school.

Governance documents including Articles of Association

Key Governance documents for all IAT schools are available on the IAT website.

Annual Report and Financial Statements

IAT Annual Report and Financial Statements are available on the IAT website.

Information on Executive Pay reporting and financial bench marking is also available.


SHFGS LGB Governance 

Governor name

Governor category

Governor Role

Term Start

Term End

Ms Jeanette Cochrane



01 Sep 2018


Mr Paul Ellis

Appointed governor

LGB Chair, Equalities

01 Jul 2016

31 Aug 2022

Mr Spencer Guy

Parent governor


13 Feb 2019

12 Feb 2023

Mrs Pam Heath

Co-opted governor


01 Jul 2016

31 Aug 2022

Mrs Nicola Pearce

Appointed governor


23 Oct 2020

22 Oct 2024

Mrs Bhagyashri Shah

Co-opted governor


25 Jan 2021

24 Jan 2022

Miss Gaydeliya Talipova

Staff governor


11 Feb 2020

10 Feb 2024

Mr Graham Tomlinson

Parent governor


04 Nov 2020

03 Nov 2024


Percuniary Interests of governors

SHFGS Pecuniary Interests

Chair of Governors: Mr Paul Ellis

Please click the below for further information about the trust. 

Insignis Academy Trust Website

LGB Meeting Attendance

2018-2019 SHFGS Governor Meeting Attendance

2019-2020 SHFGS Governor Meeting Attendance

2020-2021 SHFGS Governor Meeting Attendance