Keswick School MAT

Members of Keswick School Multi Academy Trust

Professor Robert Fowler
Mrs Tanis Jepson
Mrs Sarah Peck
Dr Peter Roberts
Mr David Walker

Directors of Keswick School Multi Academy Trust
Mr Steven Throp (Chair)
(also a Governor of Keswick School LGB)
Retired after 37 years teaching Mathematics in secondary education in London and having worked in six schools holding senior management roles with responsibilities for timetabling, finance, data systems, raising achievement and managing PFI.  Served on three governing bodies, a council education committee and was area president of a teachers' union.  I have worked with Kings College, London University and SIM's in developing resources and systems.
Mrs Sarah Peck (Vice Chair) Moved to Cumbria in 1985 from London where I was working having being born and brought up in Suffolk.  I am married and have two children who attended Keswick School.  I am a diagnostic radiographer but for the last 17 years I have been working in primary schools.  I have been a Governor for over 20 years holding the position of Chair for 6 years.  I am a National Leader of Governance, supporting schools throughout Cumbria.
Mr Simon Jackson Executive Principal of Keswick School Multi Academy Trust and Headteacher of Keswick School
Prof Bob Fowler Educated at Queen’s Collage, Oxford (MA) Queen’s University, Belfast, Guildhall School of Music and Drama (LGSM) holding numerous posts including at Royal Belfast Academical Inst, Head of Department Forest Gate E7, several tours of West Africa for the British Council, Warden, Bretton Hall College, Deputy Principle Sittingbourne College, HM Staff Inspector with national responsibility for the Arts, Chief External Examinerships include Trinity College Dublin, Hong Kong Council for Academic Accreditation, Vice President, European League of Institutes of the Arts, Principle and Chief Executive, The Royal Central School, London University.   Awarded an OBE for services to Higher Education.
Mr David Hammond 
(Chair of Keswick School LGB)
We moved to Cumbria in 1998 and have two children.  I have been a Governor of the local primary school for over 13 years and currently chair their Finance Committee.  I have a Mechanical Engineering degree and I am involved with projects through our family consultancy business.  Heavily involved in the local community through role as a Parish Councillor and local fundraising groups for the community.
Mrs Sue Leigh Governor at a primary school for 9 years before becoming governor of Keswick School a post held now for over 20 years. Currently working for the Local Authority as governor support in the Learning Improvement Service and before this, I was a biology teacher for 25 years, mostly in secondary and FE. Has lived in West Cumbria for more than 30 years.
Dr Jan Boniface 
(also a Governor of Keswick School LGB)
Live in Keswick and run a tourism related business. I have been a Governor for almost 14 years with both children attending Keswick School. Particular interests in the sciences, the sixth form and in the interaction of the school with the local community.
Mr Mark Ainsworth
(also a Governor at Bassenthwaite School)
Moved to Keswick in 2009 and I am married with three grown children, one who attended Keswick School.  I am currently Head of Centre at the local residential outdoor activity centre and have spent the previous 20 years years working as a schools outreach worker on behalf of the church.  Over the last 20 years I have been a Governor at various schools, including both primary and secondary age groups. 
Mrs Sara Royle  Headteacher of Bassenthwaite Primary School.
The Directors have three separate committees who look at Audit, Admissions and Pay. 
Keswick School Local Governing Body
Mr Mark Askew
Governor (Chair of Finance & Premises Committee )
A Governors for 3 years and have two children in the lower years of the school. We moved to Keswick in 2004, initially to run a guest house and now I work in Business Improvement at Cumbria County Council, undertaking project work with teams across the council to identify opportunities for improvement and efficiency savings.
Mrs Hayley Blakely (Governor)

I moved to Keswick in 2004 and have two children.  I am a person centered counsellor working for a children's charity.  I offer therapeutic sessions to children and young people experiencing mental health difficulties.

Mrs Linda Boal Governor I moved to West Cumbria in 1975 from Yorkshire and have been involved in education since my daughter started in primary school.  I worked at the village primary school, eventually becoming Chair of Governors.  In 2003, I fulfilled my ambition and trained as a teacher.  My daughter attended Keswick School starting my involvement with the school. 
Dr Jan Boniface
Director of Keswick School MAT

Ms Julia Cater      Governor

I run an HR consultancy and am used to working with senior leadership teams looking at the structure, performance, development and engagement of staffing groups within organisations.  With two daughters at Keswick School I am motivated to play a part in supporting the strategic direction and financial success of this fabulous school.
Mr Matt Derrick  Governor I met my wife, a native Cumbrian and former pupil of Keswick School, in Newcastle and we moved to Cumbria in 2016.  I am an accountant and auditor with extensive experience in governance, finance and risk management across central government, public sector bodies and intergovernmental organisations.  I aim to support Keswick by sharing insight and best practice, providing constructive challenge and accountability for maintaining the high performance of the school.

Mrs Jutta Devenish

After many years living and working internationally in Western and Eastern Europe as well as the Middle East, I now live with my family in Keswick. I have a passion for education and have worked with a number of schools and higher education institutions in Austria and the UK. I head up Zeitgeist Communication Ltd, a PR and Marketing Communications consultancy. I volunteer in children and youth work and have served as a school governor in the past.  Two of our children attend Keswick School and I look forward to contributing to the life of the school as a governor.

Mr David Hammond
(Chair of Local Governing Body)

Director Keswick School MAT
Rev Charles Hope
Parent Governor (and Pupil Premium Governor)
I arrived in Keswick as the new vicar of St John's and Borrowdale in 2016 and have two children at Keswick School in Year 7 and 9.  I have served on previous school governing bodies being involved in areas including school buildings, finance and curriculum.  
Mr Ken Reed
Staff Governor
I have been at teacher at Keswick School for 12 years. I am Head of History and teach both History and Government and Politics.  I have been a staff Governor for the last 5 years.
Mr Keith Rigg     Governor I moved to Keswick from Nottingham in 2018 after retiring from 37 years in the NHS.  I worked as a transplant and general surgeon and also spent time in management, clinical governance and teaching and training roles both locally and regionally.  I was a non-executive director on the boards of the Human Tissue Authority and NHS Blood and Transplant.
Mr Andrew Stephenson        Governor  A born and bred Keswickian, attending the school during the 1980's and a parent of three children.  I have over 20 years experience in packaging and manufacturing, in a variety of roles including operations, procurement, supply chain, planning and commercial management.  I currently work in nuclear decommissioning.
Mr Steven Throp
Chair of Keswick School MAT
Mrs Helen Trott
Governor (Chair of Personnel Committee)
I moved to Cumbria with family in 2014 having previously lived in Manchester, Switzerland and London.  I have two children who attend Keswick School.  I am a banking financial services lawyer, currently working for a newly created mortgage lender.  I have previously held roles as a Board Trustee member for Homestart Trafford and Salford and also PTA roles.
Keswick School Local Governing Body have four separate committees: Curriculum and Pastoral, Finance and Premises, Personnel and Boarding.
Governors can be contacted – c/o Keswick School, Vicarage Hill, Keswick CA12 5QB
Clerk to the Governors: Mrs Annabel Scott, c/o Keswick School. Tel: 017687 72605
Keswick School MAT Member and Director Attendance Record for 2019-2020
 Keswick School Governor Attendance Record for 2019-2020
Member and Director Declaration of Interests for 2019/2020
Keswick School Local Governing Body Declaration of Interests for 2019/2020