Local Governing Body

Brian Walker MBE Chair of Governors

Mr Brian Walker MBE is the Chair of Governors of Derby Cathedral School.

Brian has been the Headteacher of West Park School in Spondon, Derby, for 20 years and is wholly committed to improving educational performance across the city of Derby. West Park School is a high-performing mathematics and computing academy and is recognised as one of the best schools in the Country. In March 2017, Nick Gibb MP acknowledged the school as being within the top 5% of schools nationally in terms of the progress made by pupils, using the Progress 8 measure. In addition, the Real Schools Guide 2017 announced West Park as being the ‘best school in Derbyshire’.

Brian is a National Leader in Education and has recently been awarded an MBE for services to the field. His knowledge of the local, regional and national education landscape will provide Derby Cathedral School with firm foundations.

The Local Governing Body will have the following membership:

  • 3 governors appointed by the Cathedral Chapter
  • 3 governors appointed by DDAT
  • 2 elected parent governors (elections to take place in the Autumn Term 2018)
  • 2 elected staff governors (elections to take place in the Autumn Term 2018)
  • Headteacher