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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.

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.


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

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.

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.

Steve Hardman

Steve Hardman

Community Governor

Term of Office Started 04/12/13
Term of Office Ends 04/12/17
Curriculum, Standards and Staffing Committee

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.

My KHS subject link is to Science and Psychology.

Pecuniary Interests
Chair of Governors at Ranwali Trust (PRU) Prospective Ipswich Councillor

Darren Johnston

Darren Johnston

Community Governor

Term of Office Started 22/07/14
Term of Office Ends 31/08/18
Admissions; Curriculum, Standards and Staffing

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!

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

Pecuniary Interests
BT employee, minor shareholder


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


Rachel Cooper

Rachel Cooper

Parent Governor

Term of Office Started 09/12/14
Term of Office Ends 03/12/18
Curriculum, Standards and Staffing Committee

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.

My KHS subject link is to Drama & Expressive Arts, Literacy, English & Media as well as SEND.

Alan King

Alan King

Parent Governor

Term of Office Started 09/01/13
Term of Office Ends 08/01/17
Curriculum, Standards and Staffing; Chairs Steering Group; Finance; Head Teachers Pay Review & Pay Committees

Chair of Finance Committee
Alan King is a Parent Governor with a daughter currently attending KHS, and has been a governor since 2013. He is a member of the Curriculum, Staffing and Standards committee and is chair of the finance committee, and also the link governor with the Computing department. Alan works locally for BT as a network security advisor, and is a member of a number engineering and information security institutes. With an interest in technology, Alan is keen to see STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) promoted in schools.

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

Warren Rodgers

Warren Rodgers

Parent Governor

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

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.

Pecuniary Interests


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
joined the High School, having had several years experience as a Governor at a local Kesgrave Primary School. I am currently employed in school administration having worked previously in scientific research and regulatory affairs.

A hidden fact about myself? I co-ordinated a medal winning garden at RHS Hampton Court in 2005.

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

Pecuniary Interests
Chair of Governors at Cedarwood Primary School, Britannia Primary School Employee, BT Shareholder

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