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Governance Information

The Local Governor has responsibility for contributing to the work of the governing body in ensuring high standards of achievement for all children and young people in the school by:

  • Setting the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the Principal to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and
  • Ensuring the school and staff have the correct resources and support to fulfil their function.

For information about our governing body, including membership, attendance and register of business interests, click here.

Kettering Science Academy is part of the Brooke Weston Trust. Brooke Weston Trust is governed by the Board of Directors who are ultimately responsible for holding the Executive Team to account. At Brooke Weston Trust we place great significance of the importance of governance in raising school standards and ensuring effectiveness in the running of our academies.

The Board of Directors delegate responsibilities to specific committees in order to aid them in carrying out their function. For more information about Brooke Weston Trust governance, including information about the Funding Agreement, Articles of Association, Annual Account and Report etc. please click here.

Any parents or carers who wish to contact any of KSA's Governors should email Anna Trott, PA to Dr Andrew Campbell, on , marking whose attention their correspondence is for. Alternatively they can write to any of the Governors c/o the KSA address.

Steve Barton
Chair of Governors

Steve Barton is the Chair of Governors at KSA. He is a Director of Allied Milling and Baking Group, part of the Weston family's business, Associated British Foods PLC. This group comprises of Allied Bakeries, Speedibake and Allied Mills. Allied Bakeries produces the Kingsmill, Allinson and Burgen bread brands, and Speedibake produces frozen products for the grocery retailer's freezer aisle and in-store bakery: garlic bread, American muffins, doughnuts and mince pies.

Steve has specific accountability for Speedibake as Managing Director and also group procurement. Former roles include Managing Director of Allied Mills and General Manager in Spillers Milling and Allied Mills. Steve attained an Open University MBA in 2001. He was born and brought up in Corby, relocated several times within the UK and has now returned to the area.

Marianne Harris-Bridge 
Vice Chair

Marianne is owner of Oysterjam Marketing & Business Development. She is a highly experienced Strategic Director specialising in marketing, sales and communications. She has worked in international and UK markets and in B2C and B2B markets. As a successful Director, she has worked for public, private and not for profit companies, including the Boots Company, Harrison Cowley Advertising, De Montfort University, Ixion Holdings and Exemplas Ltd.

Marianne has set up a Commercial College Company, developed and implemented new corporate brands for several organisations, recruited and led sales and marketing teams and developed successful Employer Engagement and commercial sales strategies. She has extensive knowledge of the HE, FE and training solutions markets including leadership and development and change.

Marianne also undertakes a number of voluntary roles including in Young Enterprise and Business Champions.

Marianne is married with two grown up daughters. She enjoys holidays, dancing and gardening in any spare time she can find.

Peter Tiktin

Prior to his retirement, Peter Tiktin was a Senior Assistant Principal at Brooke Weston Academy, teaching physics and science. He was a teacher for 41 years: the last 13 years were spent at Brooke Weston and prior to that, he worked for 12 years at what is now Lutterworth College.

It was felt that Peter's wealth of experience, particularly in the teaching of science, would be a huge benefit to KSA. In his role as a teaching and learning coach from the Institute of Physics, he has been working with GCSE and A Level physics students to offer extra help and expertise.

Sue Kerley

Sue Kerley has been on the Board of Governors since January 2015.  She was a teacher of Georgraphy for 33 years before she retired and has also worked at the Brooke Weston Teaching School.  Her last teaching role was at the Brooke Weston Academy, where she also had responsibility for quality assurance and data management in a senior management role. 

Sue is keen to use her knowledge and expertise in her new governing post at KSA.

Mrs Martine Boyd

Martine is the Education Welfare Officer for the Brooke Weston Trust and has spent more than 20 years within a social care or education field.  Martine joined the Trust in 2012 improving attendance levels, highlight welfare issues and mediating between schools and families.

Linda Arnold


Mr Paul Jackson

Paul was co-opted as a governor in December 2016.  Having previously served as a Chair of Governors at a school in Corby, Paul is a welcome addition to the governing body of KSA, understanding fully the challenges that faces secondary schools within Northamptonshire.


Ms Yaba Cudjoe

Yaba was appointed Parent Governor in March 2017 and has 2 children at Kettering Science Academy.  As a professional accountant Yaba understands the role and responsibility of a governor and the contribution required to impact towards the strategy, vision and direction of the Academy.

David Grindley

Mr Grindley was elected parent governor in December 2017.


Mark Smith

Parent Governor elected in December 2017.


Rachael Davies

Miss Davies was elected staff governor in April 2018.