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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 ATrott@brookeweston.org , 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 has had the role of Chair of Governors at KSA since 2011. He is the Managing Director of Speedibake, part of the Weston's family business group - Associated British Foods PLC.  Speedibake is based in Yorkshire and produces frozen products for the grocery retailer's freezer aisle and in-store bakery.  Products include; garlic bread, American muffins, doughnuts, speciality breads and mince pies.

 

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 returned to the area in 2010.

 

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.

Linda Arnold

Linda was co-opted as a governor in January 2015.  She serves as a Vice Principal at a local Brooke Weston Trust school and is link governor for Careers and Maths.

 

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

Mr Smith was elected parent governor in December 2017.

Rachael Davies

Miss Davies was elected staff governor in April 2018.