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A governance structure is in place to ensure the overall aims of the Multi Academy Trust are met.   


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







Brooke Hill Academy Trust


The Chair of the Board of Members is Mr Simon Foulkes.


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, Chair of the Board Members

Mr Keith Ambrose - Member, Trustee

Dr Sinclair Rogers - Member

Captain Kevin Manson - Member

Mrs Fran Parish - Member


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 - Member, Chair of the Trust

Mrs Sharon Milner - Executive Head Teacher

Mrs Kath Rowlands - Trustee

Mrs Sarah Bunker - Trustee

Mr Tim Smith - Trustee / Parent Governor

Mr Richard Haynes - Trustee

Mr Peter Hawker - Trustee

Mrs Beth Chesterfield - Trustee

Rev Iain Osborne - Trustee


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 Directors and comprises of between 7 and 9 governors.


Local Governors (Brooke Hill Academy)

Mrs Kath Rowlands (Chair of Governors & Director) - Term Ends:  28.02.2019

Mrs Louise Marshall - (Parent - Vice Chair) - Term Ends:  01.12.2019

Mr Richard Westley (Head of School - Brooke Hill Academy) Ex-officio

Mrs Michelle Bradford - (Support Staff Governor) - Terms Ends: 01.09.2019

Mrs Liz Byrne - (Parent Governor) - Term Ends:  01.01.2021

Mrs Martina Burcombe (Parent Governor) - Term Ends:  01.06.2021

Monique Louis (Governor) - Term Ends:  28.06.2021

Mr Alex Powers (Parent Governor) - Term Ends: 29.10.2021

Mr Ben Walden (Teacher Governor) - Term Ends:  31.08.2020


Clerk to the Trust & LGB

Mrs Nicola Tyers


Should you wish to contact Mr Simon Foulkes,Trustee and Chair of the Board of Members at Brooke Hill Academy Trust, please address all correspondence to:
Mr Simon Foulkes, c/o Brooke Hill Academy, Brooke Road, Oakham. LE15 6HQ.



Picture 1 Kath Rowlands (Trustee and LGB Chair)
Picture 2 Louise Marshall (Parent Governor)
Picture 3 Liz Byrne (Parent Governor)
Picture 4 Martina Burcombe (Parent Governor)
Picture 5 Richard Westley (Head of School)
Picture 6 Michelle Bradford (Support Staff Governor)
Picture 7 Anna O'Shaughnessy (Deputy Head of School)
Picture 8 Alex Powers (Parent Governor)
Picture 9 Ben Walden (Teacher Governor)
Picture 10 Martina Burcombe