Welcome to the governance page of Freeman’s website.


Freeman’s Endowed CE Junior Academy joined Peterborough Diocese Educational Trust (PDET) on November 1st 2019 and from this date, governance has come under the responsibility of PDET’s Board of Directors. Like all other academies in the Trust, Freeman’s has an Academy Governance Committee (AGC) with some delegated responsibilities from the Trust Board of Directors.  They do not hold the academy to account but agree the vision and values for the academy with reference to the SIAMS Schedule, in partnership with the academy community, ensuring they are aligned with the Trust's Vision and embracing equality. They monitor that the vision and values are being 'lived out' in all aspects of the life of the academy and engage with the local community. The AGC meets six times each year.

Mrs Nataie Howes

Chair of Govenors


Role of the AGC

Click here to access The Role of the Academy Governance Committee document.

For the Trust’s Scheme of Delegation and for specific details of the AGC’s role click here: https://www.pdet.org.uk/key-documents/policies

More information on the PDET Governance structure can be found at this link: www.pdet.org.uk/governance/pdet-governance-structure


Academy Governance Committee



Term Start

Term End


 Body Appointed By


Mrs Natalie Howes

1st November 2019

October 31st 2023

Church Governor

Peterborough Diocese Education Trust


Mrs Katie Jones

1st February 2020

January 31st 2024

Community Governor

Peterborough Diocese Education Trust


Mrs Fiona Hull

1st November 2019

October 31st 2023


Peterborough Diocese Education Trust


Mr Joseph Healy

1st December 2019

November 30th 2023

Staff Governor

Peterborough Diocese Education Trust


Business / Pecuniary Interests


Nature of Interest

Governance in Other Institutions

Mrs Natalie Howes

  • Director of Centric 4 Ltd.
  • PDET Governance Committee 
  • PDET Director
  • Chair of Governors at St Barnabas

Mrs Katie Jones

  • Governor at St Barnabas

Mrs Fiona Hull

Employed as Headteacher


Mr Joseph Healy

Employed as Deputy Headteacher



Freeman's AGC Members

Natalie Howes

Natalie joined the Academy Governance Committee as Vice Chair in November 2019. She is a Director of a successful consultancy company providing business transformation services including business strategy, change leadership, organisational culture, programme and project deliverance for both private and public sector clients. Natalie has a BSc (Honours) Radiography (Radiotherapy), an MA Applied Health Studies (Research) with over 16 years of experience working in NHS hospitals in England, with her last post being Consultant Therapy Radiographer in oncology. Natalie is also a Director of Peterborough Diocese Education Trust (PDET), Vice Chair of PDET’s Governance Committee and Chair of Governors at another local PDET infant school. She is also an Ofsted Parents Panel member. Natalie is a member of St Barnabas Church in Wellingborough where she leads weekly preschool worship and activities and is the Parish Safeguarding Officer. Natalie is married with three children and enjoys living an active life. Her children are currently in three different key stages of their education and all have/is be attending Freeman’s Endowed Church of England Junior Academy.


PDET Contact Information


Peterborough Diocese Education Trust

If you would like more information about Peterborough Diocese Education Trust, please contact us:

Bouverie Court
6 The Lakes
Bedford Road

Monday-Thursday 08.00 - 16.30 : 07841 032569, Friday 08.00 - 16.00 07841 032564

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Freeman's Endowed CE Junior Academy

Westfield Road



01933 274870

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