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Local Governance Committee

Harwich and Dovercourt High School operates a Local Governance Committee of members who have delegated responsibilities assigned to them by The Sigma Trust. Members are appointed by The Sigma Board of Trustees.

The membership of the HDHS Local Governance Committee is:

  • Mr Nick Pavitt – Local Governor (Trustee and Chair) – appointed 1 June 2017
  • Mr Adrian Leggett – Local Governor (Trustee and Vice Chair) – appointed 1 June 2017
  • Mr Edward McCreadie – Local Governor (Parent) – appointed 1 June 2017
  • Mrs Valerie Metcalf – Local Governor – appointed 19 October 2017
  • Mrs Kate Finch – Headteacher – appointed 1 October 2017
  • Mr Steven Scott – Local Governor (Staff, co-opted by the Board of Trustees) – appointed 18 October 2018
  • Mrs Michelle Debath – Local Governor (Parent) – appointed 11 February 2019
  • Mr Clive Bull  – Local Governor (Trustee) – appointed 9 September 2019
  • Mrs Sue Hammond – Local Governor (Trustee) – appointed 12 September 2019
  • Mr Neil Jones – Local Governor – appointed 5 February 2020

If you wish to contact the Chair of Local Governors, please do so by writing to:

Mr Nick Pavitt
C/O Harwich & Dovercourt High School
Hall Lane
Essex CO12 3TG

or by e-mailing

2020/21 meeting dates

Autumn Term

  • Thursday 24th September 2020
  • Thursday 5th November 2020

Spring Term

  • Thursday 21st January 2021
  • Thursday 11th March 2021

Summer Term

  • Thursday 13th May 2021
  • Thursday 17th June 2021



Sigma Scheme of Delegation Local Advisory Board October 2019

HDHS LGC Summary of Business Interests 2019-20

HDHS LGC Membership, Attendance and Terms of Office 2019-2020


Scheme of Delegation for Local Advisory Board – March 2019 v9

HDHS LGB Summary of Register of Business Interests 2018-19

LGB Membership, Attendance and Terms of Office 2018-19

The Sigma Trust Board

To access the policies/legal documents that apply to all schools within the Sigma Trust please click here and you will be directed to The Sigma Trust website. Here you will also be able to access:

  • The Annual Report and Accounts for The Sigma Trust
  • The Funding Agreement
  • The Terms of Reference for all Committees
  • Details of the Members and Trustees
  • Articles of Association
  • The Scheme of Delegation
  • The Governance Structure

Structure and Remit

The structure and remit of the trust’s members, board of trustees, its committees and Local Governing Bodies can be found by clicking on this link: Structure and Remit


The attendance records at board and committee meetings can be found by clicking on this link: Attendance