Governance

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 2020 identifies the essentials of effective governance as follows:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation 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 our Scheme of Delegation which can be seen on the United Learning website.

Click here to view the Scheme of Delegation

Paul Clarke

Chair of LGB and Designated Health and Safety Governor

Paul was a founder member of the LGB.

Paul took early retirement four years ago from an international Manufacturing and Distribution Company where he achieved the status of U.K. main Board Director. He has a primary interest in Human Capital Planning and expertise in the commercial and insurance  world having been on the Board of several captive Insurance Companies both in the U.K. and overseas. Since leaving full time employment he has spent his time not only with his involvement over many years with KBA, but also as a Trustee of several other Charitable Institutions. He has an interest and overwhelming desire and commitment to be assured that education today achieves the best opportunities for our students as they progress through their formative years. 

Andy Sawford

Vice Chair/Interim Safeguarding Governor from Feb 2021

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. Andy tweets at @andy_sawford

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.

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 currently a trustee of two local charities involved providing community support. He also runs, rides bikes and plays a lot of music across a range of genres. 

Andy is married with two grown up children and a grandchild.

Julian Winch

Governor

Julian is a Retired Director and General Manager of the ‘captive’ finance company of a multi-national US corporation supplying hand-tools and equipment to the automotive industry, having served the company for over thirty years. He was President of the Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce from 2010 to 2012, on their board for 10 years and now Chair the activities of the SEMLEP High Performance Technology group. He has many outside interests including sport, music, motorcycling and the Kettering Rotary Club, raising funds to support local, national and international charities.

Julian Winch FCICM, MBA

Jane Wicksteed

Governor

Jane has a wide variety of experience in both the private and public sectors.

She rose through the ranks within Lloyds Bank International, heading the nationwide branch implementation of cutting edge technology and going on to become Regional Sales Manager for a pioneering Electronic Banking System.

Then followed 8 years running the finance department for a small primary school so she is well aware of the challenges faced by the education sector.

Jane has spent the last 20 years as Finance Manager for a large online retailer and kitchen design company based in North London.  Also responsible for HR and Sales training, successfully achieving Investors in People award.

Having retired in autumn 2018 and relocated to the Midlands, Jane spends time supporting The Wicksteed Charitable Trust,  the charity which cares for Wicksteed Park, chaired by her husband.

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

Declaration of Business Interests

Please find the Declaration of Business Interests for the LGB here.

LGB Attendance Register

Please find the LGB attendance register for 2020-21 here.
Please find the LGB attendance register for 2019-20 here.
Please find the LGB attendance register for 2018-19 here.

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.

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