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We are incredibly lucky to have such a wide variety of professionals within our Governing body. Please take a look below at their many talents!

Meet our Governors.

Nigel Burgoyne

Nigel Burgoyne

Head Teacher

I have been Headteacher for 7 years, although joined the school in 2000 to open a Sixth Form at Kesgrave High School.

Pecuniary Interests
Chair of Governors at Alderwood Pupil Referral Unit.

Kelly Abbott

Kelly Abbott

Staff Governor

Term of Office Started 10/11/16
Term of Office Ends 09/11/20
Premises Committee

I joined KHS in January 2012 as head of the ICT & Computing department, although I have been a qualified teacher since 2006. I have a degree in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from the University of Edinburgh and worked as a Software Engineer for BAe Systems on projects such as the Eurofighter before becoming a teacher.

I decided to become a governor when my son started in Year 7 at KHS.

Jenny Ellis

Jenny Ellis

Staff Governor

Term of Office Started 19/10/15
Term of Office Ends 15/10/19
Admissions & Premises Committees

I became a staff governor in October 2015. I started working for Kesgrave High School in September 2008, having had a career in banking for 20 years. My current role at Kesgrave is as the Teaching School Alliance Coordinator and the Maths Hub Administrator. My role involves communicating with many schools and organisations within Suffolk and East Anglia assisting in the administration and recruitment of teacher training; CPD; leadership development and school to school support.

Beyond school, I am kept busy with the family including 3 sons and 2 Labradors – and overseeing a self-build home project!


Faye Hubbard

Faye Hubbard

Staff Governor

Term of Office Started 04/12/13
Term of Office Ends 03/12/17
Premises Committee

I am a teacher governor having completed two years in this role to date. Having worked at the KHS since 2001 teaching PE and leading year groups I value the KHS approach to education and have a genuine interest in the school’s future direction hence my decision to be a teacher governor.

Beyond KHS I am a proud parent of two young children with a keen interest in health and fitness.

Lauren Hunwicks

Lauren Hunwicks

Staff Governor

Term of Office Started 10/11/16
Term of Office Ends 09/11/20
Committee

After completing my own secondary school and then sixth form education at Kesgrave from 1999-2006 I graduated in Comparative Literature and Slavonic Studies from the University of Glasgow. I returned to Suffolk to complete my English PGCE and came ‘home’ to Kesgrave High School as a teacher in 2012. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Kesgrave as both a student and staff member and value the school’s sense of community. As well as teaching English my current role is Head of Media. Outside of school I am kept busy by my young daughter as well as being club secretary for a local football team Trimley Athletic, but when I find time for myself I enjoy supporting the local independent Riverside cinema in Woodbridge, reading and travelling.

Pecuniary Interests
AQA Examiner for English Literature and English Language

Stuart Tingey

Stuart Tingey

Staff Governor

Term of Office Started 04/12/13
Term of Office Ends 03/12/17
Finance & Wellbeing, Community and Business Committees

Stuart Tingey, Teaching at Kesgrave since 2001. Head of Business and Economics. Staff governor since November 2013.

Pecuniary Interests
OCR Examiner


David Bevan

David Bevan

Community Governor

Term of Office Started 19/03/14
Term of Office Ends 19/03/18
Curriculum, Standards and Staffing & Premises Committees

I taught science in Suffolk and Essex and most recently have worked in teacher training for Canterbury Christ Church University. I am a senior A level chemistry examiner and as well as writing and marking papers, i have worked with teachers in a number of countries to help them prepare their pupils for the A level examination

n my spare time i sing in the community choir "Funky Voices" helping to raise thousands of pounds each year for different charities. This has included recording two singles for "Children in Need" at the BBC studios. I also enjoy dabbling in watercolour painting and enjoy travelling.

KHS subject link is to Science and Psychology.

Eunice Brain

Eunice Brain

Community Governor

Term of Office Started 08/10/13
Term of Office Ends 18/10/17
Finance Committee

I am Eunice Brain. I was born in Bolivia and spent most childhood summers in Framlingham as my Father was Suffolk born. I came to England in 1992 to study European Business Studies in a joint course between Portsmouth and Madrid Universities. I then qualified as a Chartered Accountant in London and have over 18 years experience in Financial Services. I live in Kesgrave with Nick and our two children Alessandra and Federico, both of whom attend Kesgrave High School.

My KHS subject link is to History, Geography, EP & Sociology as well as Work Experience and Careers.

Julia Dessaur

Julia Dessaur

Community Governor

Term of Office Started 10/02/2016
Term of Office Ends 10/02/2020
Admissions; Curriculum, Standards and Staffing & Wellbeing, Community and Business Committees
School Link Governor

I have been a parent governor since May 2012 when my daughters were in Year 7. In recent years I have worked for both Suffolk Constabulary and SCC in the Domestic Abuse Team where I worked on a variety of projects including delivering training to Education, Health and Social Services professionals and working with victims of domestic abuse. It is this experience I bring to my role as Safeguarding Governor, I am also the SEN Governor. I enjoy working with young people and spent a year with Prince’s Trust Volunteers as a Team Leader and worked as a voluntary youth worker at Rochford House in Woodbridge.

My KHS subject link is to History, Geography, EP & Sociology as well as Link Gov, Safeguarding, Child Protection, PREVENT and SEND.


Darren Johnson

Darren Johnston

Community Governor

Term of Office Started 22/07/14
Term of Office Ends 21/07/18
Admissions; Curriculum, Standards and Staffing

My time as governor at Kesgrave started in 2010 as my children started to move up to the high school. I’m a governor at Gorseland Primary school, a post I’ve held since 2004. Between the two schools I’ve held various posts including chair of finance committee, chair of curriculum committee, vice-chair and chair; all roles which have given me a fascinating insight into both schools.

I work full-time in telecommunications, leading a team of 20 professional engineers and mathematicians, using our technical and analytical skills to optimise the design and operation of communication networks. I also manage a capital investment budget of over £200m a year.

When time permits I enjoy photography and reading, I have plans to trek some of the local long distance walking routes, if my knees will let me.

My KHS subject link is to Numeracy & Maths, ICT & Computing and Business Studies as well as Sixth Form .

Pecuniary Interests
BT employee, Governor at Gorseland Primary School

Jason Logan

Jason Logan

Community Governor

Term of Office Started 10/02/2016
Term of Office Ends 10/02/2020
Chairs Steering Group; Finance & Premises Committees
Chair of Premises Committee

Jason has been a Governor since 2013 with all 3 of his children passing through the school in that time. Jason chairs the Premises Committee and is a member of the Finance Committee, with Governor responsibilities for the Modern Foreign Languages department and Work Experience. Jason is the Change Delivery Director for a global insurance broker, and was previously the Adult Secretary for Kesgrave Kestrels FC, a community based football club who play matches at Kesgrave High School on weekends.

My KHS subject link is to MFL as well as Work Experience and Careers

Stephen Shaw

Stephan Shaw

Community Governor

Term of Office Started 01/09/14
Term of Office Ends 31/08/18
Finance Committee
Responsible Officer and Audit Advisor

I have been a Governor at Kesgrave since 2010, helping with the conversion to Academy status. I am currently a Finance Director and use these skills on the Finance and Audit Committees’. I have two young boys at one of the feeder primary schools so have an interest in ensuring Kesgrave High School continues to deliver outstanding teaching.

My KHS subject link is to Numeracy & Maths, ICT & Computing and Business Studies.


Sue White

Sue White

Community Governor

Term of Office Started 01/09/14
Term of Office Ends 31/08/18
Admissions; Head Teachers Pay Review; Pay & Wellbeing, Community and Business Committees

Chair of Governors
I strongly believe that parents and the wider community should work together with schools to provide our children/young adults with the best education and learning experiences possible. To support this view, I therefore volunteered to become a governor at the school with 4 children all hoping to join the school. The role is immensely rewarding and I am keen to ensure that our pupils are always the reason for any decisions. It can involve very difficult decision making including decisions on finances, staff and pupils. Outside the school, I am chairperson and lead coach for Suffolk Coastal Torpedoes Water Polo club and also have 2 of my children very active in the sailing world as well as being Mum to my girls and working fulltime!!

My KHS subject link is to Childcare & Social Care, PE & Dance as well as PSHE, HOYs & Pastoral Support, and I assist the support of Safeguarding, Child Protection and PREVENT.

Pecuniary Interests
Suffolk County Council employee

Mark Bearn

Mark Bearn

Parent Governor

Term of Office Started 01/11/17
Term of Office Ends 31/10/21
Committee TBC

I was born and raised in the north west and moved to Suffolk over 20 years ago. I am married with two daughters, the older of whom left the school in 2017. My younger daughter is still at the school. I went to Leicester University, graduating in English Language and Literature. In my work life I work with senior leaders across the public sector and it is a privilege to provide advice and support to people who make such a big difference to the lives of our children, families and communities.

Outside of work, I enjoy running, music (playing guitar and going to concerts when time allows) and socialising with friends and family.

I became a Governor in November 2017 and am incredibly proud and excited to be making my own contribution to the school that has been a happy and important part of my family’s life this last six years.

My KHS subject link TBC

Catherine Beresford

Catherin Beresford

Parent Governor

Term of Office Started 01/11/17
Term of Office Ends 31/10/21
Committee TBC

My name is Catherine Beresford, I live in Rushmere-St-Andrew and have three daughters, one of which is at Kesgrave High School. I have worked for UK Power Networks for 28 years as an Electrical Engineer.

My hobbies are dancing, running and keeping fit. I also enjoy amdram and have performed with Bealings Youth Action Theatre. I sing with Rushmere Church Choir.

This is my first appointment as a parent governor and I am very much looking forward to the new challenges which go with this position.

My KHS subject link TBC


Warren Rodgers

Warren Rodgers

Parent Governor

Term of Office Started 30/11/15
Term of Office Ends 29/11/19
Finance Committee

I live in Kesgrave and my connection to Kesgrave High School is via my children. I am a proud Dad with one aim in life, “to be able to influence my children’s life chances”. However, I recognise they also need to help themselves and I see schooling as an intrinsic framework to the development of key skills. I have volunteered previously for a pre-school provider acting as Vice Chairman and Bookkeeper, so I am delightfully aware of the environment I am entering into. The values of the school align to my previous role having served in the Army for 22 years, followed by 4 years with the Army Reserve, working around the world. I now work in the magical world of Human Resources and hope that my life experiences can be of some value to the School

My KHS subject link is Design Technology, Art & Photography and Music.

Margaret Rowe

Margaret Rowe

Parent Governor

Term of Office Started 21/10/13
Term of Office Ends 18/10/17
Chairs Steering Group & Curriculum, Standards and Staffing Committees

Vice Chair of Governors, Chair of Curriculum, Standards and Staffing Committee
I joined the High School, having had several years experience as a governor at a local Kesgrave Primary School. I am currently employed as a Data Analyst having worked previously in scientific research and regulatory affairs.

My KHS subject link is to Drama & Expressive Arts, Literacy, English & Media as well as HOYs & Pastoral Support and PSHE.

Pecuniary Interests
Suffolk Council Council Employee

Melanie Warnes

Melanie Warnes

Parent Governor

Term of Office Started 26/02/13
Term of Office Ends 26/02/17
Curriculum, Standards and Staffing Committees

I have lived in Kesgrave since October 2000 as we felt it would be a good move for our then young children (now 19 and 22yrs old) to have more freedom and enjoy the cycle waysto and from school. Both went to Kesgrave High School and completed the Sixth Form and I have always had complete faith in the school and it’s ability to give them a good start in life.

I work in education myself and appreciate the difficulties schools sometime face. I have been a parent governor and now a community governor for the past 15 years also serving Cedarwood Primary School at the same time for a while.

I have been married to Paul for 24 years who is a great support to me

My KHS subject link is to MFL.

Pecuniary Interests
Felixstowe Academy employee