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.
I have been Headteacher for 7 years, although joined the school in 2000 to open a Sixth Form at Kesgrave High School.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Stuart Tingey, Teaching at Kesgrave since 2001. Head of Business and Economics. Staff governor since November 2013.
David Bevan has taught science in Suffolk and Essex and most recently has worked in teacher-training for Canterbury Christ Church University. He is a senior A level chemistry examiner and as well as writing and marking papers, has worked with teachers in a number of countries to help prepare their pupils for the A level examination.
In his spare time he sings in the community choir ‘Funky Voices’ helping to raise thousands of pounds each year for different charities. He also dabbles in water colour painting and enjoys travelling.
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.
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.
I am proud to be a Governor at Kesgrave, although now recently retired I worked for 42 years as a Programme Director with BT initially at Martlesham so have a strong affinity with the area.
With some fellow governors we have just started a sponsorship project at Kesgrave for the school and will look forward to helping the school in a practical way over the next few years.
In addition to Kesgrave I am also a founding member of a new multi Academy trust in Ipswich to help students in the towns Pupil referral units (PRU’s) so I’m keen on improving education in the area.
Outside “work” I enjoy walking, travel (recently Australia and New Zealand) and gardening.
With two children at the school I’ve always valued the inclusive approach taken by KHS, and its ethos of equipping students for success in life. Since joining the governors in 2010 I’ve really enjoyed playing just a small part in a great team of staff and governors dedicated to keeping it that way. Although I am frequently very busy working for BT, I find time to enjoy my kids taking full advantage of what KHS has to offer, from termly music concerts to record-breaking paper plane launches!
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.
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 name is Rachel Cooper. I am a working mum with two girls, my eldest attends Kesgrave High School.
I am relatively new to being a Governor at Kesgrave having joined in the Winter of 2014. I do have experience of being a Parent Governor at a feeder Primary School and have found this school to have just as many challenges. For me, becoming a Parent Governor gives me the opportunity to understand and feel a connection to the school. I also want to ensure my child and yours is receiving the best education possible, both academically and pastorally.
A hidden fact about myself? I co-ordinated a medal winning garden at RHS Hampton Court in 2005.
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