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 since 2007, 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.
Life is one long journey of learning and this is at the heart of all that I do as a father of two energetic boys and as a teacher. I have been Head of Technology since 2014 and this follows on from experiences in other leadership roles in Suffolk and Essex schools. Through my role I have embraced the schools’ culture of innovation and diverse curriculum delivery which I strongly believe in. My favourite quote is from Albert Einstein – “Everybody is a Genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” Education is undergoing challenging times but it is important that we hold true to our values and give students an excellent learning experience.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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