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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


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)


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

Mr Keith Ambrose resigned as a Member 1.11.2020 (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)

Mr Richard Gray - Trustee (Appt 21.1.2021)




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 Directors and comprises of between 7 and 9 governors.


Local Governors (Brooke Hill Academy)

Mr Simon Foulkes - (Chair of LGB):  31.08.2020

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

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

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

Miss Monique Louis (Governor) - Term Ends:  28.06.2021

Mr Alex Powers (Parent Governor) - Term Ends: 05.11.2022

Mr James Tucker (Trust Appointed Governor) - Term Ends: 08.10.2023

Miss Amy Pick (Staff Governor) - Term ends: 2.3.2025


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.