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 Russell Ayling – Local Governor (Co-opted by Board of Trustees) – appointed 12 September 2019
  • Mr Neil Jones – Local Governor – appointed 5th 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

2019/20 meeting dates

Autumn Term

  • Thursday 26th September 2019 (Short formal meeting followed by Governor Training)
  • Thursday 7th November 2019 (Formal meeting)

Spring Term

  • Thursday 23rd January 2020 (Short formal meeting)
  • Thursday 12th March 2020 (Formal meeting)

Summer Term

  • Thursday 14th May 2020 (Meeting for Governor Training, meetings with staff and Head Students)
  • Thursday 18th June 2020 (Formal meeting)



Documentation Title Download Link
Sigma-Scheme-of-Delegation-Local-Advisory-Board-October-2019 Scheme-of-Delegation-v10-1.pdf – 893 KB
Register of Business Interests 2019-2020 HDHS-LGC-Summary-of-Business-Interests-2019-20 – 105 KB
LGB Membership, Attendance and Terms of Office 2019-20 HDHS-LGC-Membership-Attendance-and-Terms-of-Office-2019-2020 – 31 KB


Documentation Title Download Link
Sigma-Scheme-of-Delegation-Local-Advisory-Board-March-2019 Scheme-of-Delegation-for-Local-Advisory-Board-March-2019-v9.pdf – 605 KB
Register of Business Interests 2018-2019 HDHS-LGB-Summary-of-Register-of-Business-Interests-2018-19-Sheet1.pdf – 43 KB
LGB Membership, Attendance and Terms of Office 2018-19 LGB-Membership-Attendance-and-Terms-of-Office-2018-19.pdf – 334 KB

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