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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)

Mr Keith Ambrose - Member (Appt 05.07.2011)

Captain Kevin Manson - Member (Appt:  14.03.2018)

Mrs Fran Parish - Member (Appt:  29.11.2018)


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 (Appt:  05.07.2011)

Mrs Sharon Milner - Executive Head Teacher (Appt: 05.07.2011)

Mrs Sarah Bunker - Trustee (Appt: 05.07.2011)

Mr Tim Smith - Trustee (Appt: 01.11.2016)

Mr Richard Haynes - Trustee (Appt: 05.07.2011)

Mr Peter Hawker - Trustee (Appt: 01.09.2017)

Mrs Beth Chesterfield - Trustee (Appt: 12.11.2018)


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


Clerk to the Trust

Mrs Nicola Tyers


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.



Mr Richard Westley (Head of School)

Simon Foulkes (Chair) (31.08.2021)

Parent Governor:  Mrs Liz Byrne (01.01.2021)

Parent Governor:  Mrs Martina Burcombe (01.06.2021)

Parent Governor:  Mr Alex Powers (05.11.2022)

Support Staff Governor:  Vacancy

Teacher Governor:  Mr Ben Walden (31.08.2020)

Appointed Governor:  Mrs Monique Louis (28.06.2021)

Appointed Governor: Mr James Tucker (08.10.2023)



Mrs Louise Marshall (Term as Parent Governor ended 19.12.2019)



Mrs Laura Martin (Head of School)

Mr Richard Haynes (Chair) (01.01.2022)

Parent Governor:  Mrs Helen Shepherd (22.05.2021)

Parent Governor:  Mrs Catherine Marshall (poorly) (01.05.2021)

Support Staff Governor:  Mrs Maria Robinson

Teacher Governor:  Mrs Penny Rawlings (01.03.2021)

Mr Peter Hawker (Vice Chair)

Mr Kevin Manson (Trust appointed)



Dr Sinclair Rogers (Trust appointed) - 29.9.2020



 Mr Ben Eshelby (01.09.2020)

Mrs Denise Bibby (Parent) 4.11.2020)




Mrs Sharon Milner (Headteacher)

Mrs Sarah Bunker (Chair) (31.10.2020)

Parent Governor: Mr Dale Copson (21.04.2024)

Parent Governor: Mr Matt O'Dell (21.04.2024)

Parent Governor:  Mrs Gemma Finlay-Cross (01.11.2020)

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

Staff Governor (Support Staff):  Mrs Victoria Robinson (17.10.2023)

Mr Tim Smith (01.11.2020)

Mr John Murphy (17.10.2023)

Mr Keith Anderson (22.01.2024)

Community Governor: Mr Shaun Mason (21.04.2024)



Mrs Lotty Brown (8.9.2020)

Mrs Natalie Totty (17.9.2020)