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Brooke Hill Academy Trust Governance Structure

If you are interested in becoming a Governor at Brooke Hill Academy Trust, please contact Mr Simon Foulkes, Chair of Trustees and Governing Body, via


Brooke Hill Academy Trust is a Multi Academy Trust with responsibility for three primary academies, Brooke Hill Academy and Edith Weston Academy in Rutland and South Witham Academy in Lincolnshire. The overall aim of the Multi Academy Trust is to ensure all children receive a good quality education through:


  • Provision of a safe and secure learning environment

  • Maintaining standards by challenging and monitoring the performance of the Academies

  • Managing the Academy Trust's finances and property in line with the Funding agreement set out by the Secretary of State for Education

  • Maintain a full complement of teaching and support staff

  • Ensure that the Academies and the Academy Trust comply with both charity and company law


Members and Trustees

The members of the Board are Members and Trustees of the Trust with ultimate responsibility for performance of the academies in particular:


Members of the Trust :

Mr Simon Foulkes - Member (Appt 05.07.2011)

Captain Kevin Manson - Member (Appt:  14.03.2018)

Mrs Fran Parish - Member (Appt:  29.11.2018)

Mr Keith Ambrose - Member (Appt 01.11.2020)


Dr Sinclair Rogers resigned as  a Member 29.9.2020 -  (Appt 05.07.2011)


Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is appointed by the Trust Members and is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the Trust and is directly accountable for the standards and financial management of the Trust and the individual Academies


Trustees of Brooke Hill Academy Trust

Mr Simon Foulkes - Chair of the Trust

Mrs Sharon Milner - Executive Head Teacher 

Mrs Sarah Bunker - Trustee 

Mr Tim Smith - Trustee 

Mr Richard Haynes - Trustee 

Mr Peter Hawker - Trustee 

Mr Richard Gray - Trustee 


Mrs Kath Rowland & Rev. Iain Osbourne both resigned as Trustees from 31.08.2019

Mrs Beth Chesterfield resigned as Trustee from 31.8.2021


Clerk to the Trust

Mrs Nicola Tyers


Date Protection Officer (DPO)

Mr John Walker

JA Walker

Office 7

The Courtyard

Gaulby Lane 




Tel: 03337729763


Local Governing Bodies

Each Academy in the Trust has a Local Governing Body with responsibility for supporting the management and staff in implementing the overall aims of the Trust. Membership of the local governing bodies is to be made up Head of School, Parents, Staff and Trustees and comprises of between 7 and 9 governors.




Simon Foulkes (Chair)

Mrs Rachel Moss, Headteacher

Parent Governor:  Mrs Catherine Thomas (18.1.2026)

Parent Governor:  Mrs Eleanor Claridge (15.6.2025)

Parent Governor:  Mrs Martina Burcombe (3.11.2025)

Parent Governor:  Mr Alex Powers (05.11.2022)

Support Staff Governor:  Mrs Heather Holgate (6.5.2025)

Teacher Governor:  

Appointed Governor:  Mrs Monique Louis (28.06.2025)

Appointed Governor: Mr James Tucker (08.10.2023)

Appointed Governor: Mrs Gill Scott (15.10.2025)



Mrs Louise Marshall (Term as Parent Governor ended 19.12.2019)

Mr Ben Walden (Term as Teacher Governor ended 31.08.2020)

Mr Richard Westley (Resigned on 18.04.2021)

Mrs Liz Byrne (Resigned 31.12.21)

Miss Amy Pick



Mrs Penny Rawlings Head of School 

Mr Richard Haynes (Chair) (19.01.2025)

Appointed Governor:  Mrs Helen Shepherd (26.09.2025)

Appointed Governor:  Mrs Catherine Marshall (26.09.2025)

Parent Governor: Mr James Ekberg (28.3.2026)

Parent Governor: Mr Colin Westerman (8.3.2025)

Support Staff Governor:  VACANCY

Teacher Governor:  Penny Rawlings (1.3.22)

Trust Appointed: Mr Peter Hawker (Vice Chair)

Trust Appointed:  Mr Kevin Manson



Dr Sinclair Rogers - (29.9.2020)

Mr Ben Eshelby (01.09.2020)

Mrs Denise Bibby - (04.11.2020)

Mr Adam Newsome (31.8.2021)

Maria Robinson (January 2020)

Mr Andy Cannadine (30.4.2022)



Mrs Sharon Miner  (Executive Headteacher)

Mrs Sarah Bunker (Chair) (31.10.2024)

Parent Governor: VACANCY

Parent Governor:  VACANCY

Parent Governor: Mrs Kelly Oldfield (15.6.2025)

Staff Governor (Teaching Staff):  Mrs Karen Hosmer (31.08.2022)

Staff Governor (Support Staff):  VACANCY

Trust Appointed:  Mr Tim Smith (01.11.2024)

Appointed:  Mr John Murphy (17.10.2023)

Appointed Governor: Mr Shaun Mason (21.04.2024)



Mrs Lotty Brown (8.9.2020)

Mrs Natalie Totty (17.9.2020)

Mr Dale Copson (22.04.2021)

Mrs Victoria Robinson (31.8.2021)

Mr Matt O'Dell (10.11.2021)

Mrs Gemma Finlay-Cross (10.11.2021)

Mr Keith Sanderson (18.11.2021)

Mr. Andy Canadine ( 30.04.2022)