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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 Kayleigh Davis, PA to the Principal and clerk to the Governing Body, 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 has had the role of Chair of Governors at KSA since 2011. He is a Director at Associated British Foods Grocery Group, part of the Weston's family business - Associated British Foods PLC.  ABF Grocery Group is a collection of businesses and well-known brands such as Kingsmill Bread, Jordans Cereals, Ryvita, Silverspoon and Pataks. The role’s focus areas are from energy/ commodity purchase and carbon reduction to food packaging reforms, all of which have a significant impact on the businesses. 


Former roles include Managing Director of Speedibake, 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. 


Link Governor Role: BWT engagement and Health and Safety 




Peter Tiktin
Vice Chair 

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 Academy and prior to that, he worked for 12 years at what is now Lutterworth College.


Peter's wealth of experience, particularly in the teaching of science, is a huge benefit to KSA. In his roles as a physics consultant coach for both the Institute of Physics and STEM Education, he is now working with GCSE and A Level physics teachers to offer extra help and expertise.


Link Governor Role: Science and Sixth Form


Sue Kerley

Sue Kerley has been on the Board of Governors since January 2015.  She was a teacher of Geography 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 governing post at KSA.


Link Governor Role: English and MFL 


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.


Link Governor Role: Maths 


Rachael Davies

Miss Davies was elected staff governor in April 2018. Rachael has also been re-elected as staff governor in June 2022.




Link Governor Role: Humanities


Tina Moring

Ms Moring was elected governor in October 2020 and has a broad range of experience working in both the social care sector and in the education sector.  Over a 25-year period Miss Mooring has managed frontline services, lectured in Health and Social Care, led Quality Assurance teams and provided consultancy services to care employers nationwide; including consultancy on regulated activities and policy drafting.


Link Governor Role: Safeguarding, Pupil Premium and SEND




Richard Brooks-Harley

Mr Brooks-Harley was elected co-opted governor in May 2021.

Richard has spent his career in large organisations and education focusing on the development of their people. In his current role in apprenticeships he is a firm believer that they offer a fantastic opportunity to gain qualifications at work and progress through learning. 


Link Governor Role: Careers, ICT & Business


Elaine Clipstone

Elaine Clipstone was elected parent governor in February 2022, and has a child in Year 8 who attends KSA.
Elaine has had numerous roles on Governing Bodies of schools within Northamptonshire and is more than happy to support KSA moving forward.


Link Governor Role: Design Technology and Art 


Helen Green 

Helen Green was elected parent governor in February 2022.

Helen Green is a qualified Primary School teacher with experience of both mainstream and SEND education. Helen also runs her own business. Helen joined as a Governor to try to make a difference from a parents' perspective, to be involved in making positive decision to influence the future of our young people.


Link Governor Role: PE and Performing Arts