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Meet the Governors

The members of the Local Governing Body are:

LGB Member

Date of joining LGB

Mr Paul Clarke

Chair of LGB and founder member

Mr Steve Mutton

Founder member

Mrs Wendy Ryan

July 2013

Mr Anthony Burrows

July 2013

Mr Andrew Blake

May 2016

Mr Andrew Sawford

May 2016

Mrs Hayley McDonald

May 2016

Ms Eszter Nadhazi

May 2016

Ms Gladstone-Brown

November 2015

Miss Wendy Millsop (Clerk)

July 2009

 

The role of the Local Governing Body (LGB)

The role of the LGB is a strategic one. The LGB is responsible for promoting high standards and educational achievement.  The school is accountable to the Group Board of United Learning and the LGB should ensure that the school meets the requirements of the Group Board. 

Responsibilities

The LGB works in partnership with the Principal, the Senior Leadership Team and Senior Executives from United Learning to:

Set the schools strategic plan
Uphold the values of the school
Monitor the performance and progress of the school, agreeing strategies to achieve continuous improvement, raising standards for all students. 
Ensure budgets are allocated effectively reflecting the priorities as set out in the schools strategic and improvement plans
Promote the school within the local community


Paul Clarke
Chair of LGB and Designated Health and Safety Governor

Paul was a founder member of the LGB.

Paul has spent thirty five years working for the UK based division of a global company which manufactures, sells and provides innovative solutions to the motor trade based in Kettering since 1965 . He has been Human Resources Director for over ten years and also a main UK Board Director for the last two years. Apart from his interests in human capital and planning, his expertise also lies in the field of insurance and general company administration.


 

Steve Mutton

Designated Safeguarding Governor and Chair of Safeguarding Committee

Steve has been a governor since 2001.  He was chair of governors at Avondale Juniors and has been with KBA since its inception. Steve is a chef and works in the hospitality industry. Spare time is devoted to KBA especially in his safeguarding role. Steve is an avid house member of Braveheart and supports the school in every way he can. He is very community focused and passionate about our school.


 

Anthony Burrows
Chair of Curriculum Committee

Anthony has worked in secondary schools for over thirty years.

 

His interests revolve around  science and education, including outdoor education, and he is a keen sportsman. Anthony is from the East Midlands.



 

Wendy Ryan
Parent Governor


Wendy has been a parent governor at KBA since 2013.  Prior to this, she completed a four year term as parent governor at Kettering Park Junior School.


Wendy works part-time for Age UK Northamptonshire and is also a self-employed florist.  She lives close to the school and is married with two children. 


 

Andy Blake
Governor

Andy has taught Economics and Business in state schools for 10 years before retiring in 2014. Before teaching he had a 27 year career in large businesses in the agriculture and food industries . Beginning as a sales person Andy progressed to become Director responsible for Sales, Marketing and Culture and Change Management.

 

Andy is a keen musician and sportsman playing in local jazz and folk bands. He worked as ski instructor in Austria in 2015 and now runs and rides in cycling sportives interspersed with running a small garden design business.

 

Andy is married with 2 grown up children.


 

Eszter Nadhazi
Governor

Eszter Boros came to the UK more than 3years ago from Hungary.


Eszter has a masters degree in Architecture but is currently working for Greencore Northampton as a Commercial Graduate until February 2017, with plans to become a brand manager.


Eszter was married in September 2016, which was the biggest step in her life.


Outside work Eszter likes dancing and painting.


Eszter hopes with the growing number of bilingual students she can give a different way to see things, raise awareness of their needs and support the governor body successfully.

 

Andy Sawford
Governor

Andy is Chief Executive of Connect Communications, a London based public relations agency that specialises in helping organisations to communicate effectively with their stakeholders. He is also a Board Member of the Public Relations Consultants Association. Andy is a former Member of Parliament, representing Corby, and prior to this he was was Chief Executive of the LGIU, an award winning thinktank and membership body for UK local government. Andy’s other past roles include: Vice President of the Local Government Association, trustee of the Centre for Public Scrutiny and Chair of Local Energy Ltd, a social enterprise business. Andy has also served as a councillor and local authority Cabinet Member. Andy lives locally with his wife Jo, a primary school teacher and their children Sam and Poppy. Sam currently attends KBA and is in Year 7. Andy tweets at @andy_sawford


 

Hayley McDonald
Governor

Hayley has worked in the Education sector for 10 years, and is currently a Finance Business Partner within United Learning. Hayley joined United Learning in September 2005, as a University Graduate in Accountancy. Since being with United Learning Hayley has progressed in her career within the Finance department. Hayley started as a Purchase Ledger Assistant, and then progressed facilitating the roles of a Finance Assistant, Regional Accountant, and more recently in June 2014, Finance Business Partner.

Previous to her time with United Learning, Hayley had a one year university placement working with the Metropolitan Police. In this time she gained, the underlying skills required to pursue her career in accountancy.

Hayley has lived in Kettering from birth and grew up in the local catchment area.

Hayley is interested in all sports and is very competitive!

Outside of her career, her time is devoted to her son, ensuring he has the opportunities to fulfil his dreams and succeed in his life. She would like to transfer this energy to the opportunities of other children within her local community.

 

Rachael Gladstone-Brown
Governor

Rachael is a rural chartered surveyor and has worked in estate management for 8 years. For the last 5 years she has worked for the Duke of Buccleuch managing the Boughton Estate which neighbours KBA, prior to this she worked in Shrewsbury for Carter Jonas. Rachael grew up in Hampshire before moving to Reading University and undertaking an BSc and MSc in Rural Land and Business Management. Her spare time is mainly taken up with looking after her horses and dogs and enjoying the countryside.


 

If  you would like to contact the Governors, please do so via Ms Wendy Millsop, Clerk to the LGB, care of Kettering Buccleuch Academy at 

WendyMillsop@kba.uk

To contact the LGB Chair directly you can do so by emailing the following address: LGBChair@kba.uk

LGB Attendance Register

Please find the LGB attendance register here.

Governance Remote Reader

Kettering Buccleuch Academy is a part of United Learning whose Trustees hold the ultimate responsibility for the governance of each United Learning school.

The Department for Education’s governance handbook identifies the essentials of effective governance as follows:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

United Learning’s Trustees delegate certain key roles and responsibilities to the school’s Local Governing Body (LGB) and these are set out clearly in Appendix 4 to the United Learning LGB Members Handbook, which can be seen on the United Learning website.