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The Governors

Kesteven and Sleaford High School has been part of the Robert Carre Trust since September 2015. Each school in the Trust has a Local Governing Body, comprising 4 Community Governors, 2 Parent Governors, 2 Staff Governors and the Head of School. Governors’ Terms of Office are usually 4 years, except for Ex Officio Governors. The LGBs are responsible for school-specific policies, such as Admissions, and report to the Trust Board with assurances on aspects of school management, such as Safeguarding, Curriculum, SEND, Wellbeing and Health & Safety. Click here for more details about the Trust’s Governance Structure please see.

Please address any queries to the Governance Professional - Debbie Scott

Members of the Local Governing Body

Community Governors – Appointed by the Trustees
N Gibbons (Chair) September 2015 - 31 August 2022
Parent Governors - Elected by Parents
J Robinson January 2020 - January 2024
C Nel January 2020 - January 2024
Staff Governors – Elected by Staff
J Pankhurst December 2017 - 31 August 2022
A Ellison November 2020 - November 2024
Head of School, Ex Officio
J Smith September 2015 - Present
Governance Professional
Mrs D Scott, Governance Professional
Kesteven & Sleaford High School, Jermyn Street, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 7RS

Governor Resignations

L Rooke Resigned - September 2015 - November 2020
D Roberts Resigned - February 2020 - November 2021
S Oakden Resigned – September 2015 – March 2022

Local Governor Vacancies

The Robert Carre Trust has recently undertaken a wide-ranging Governance Review and we are delighted to say that as a result of the Board agreeing the plans and making various positive changes to current appointments on the Local Governing Bodies, which will be known as Local Governance Tiers, we have two Parent Governor vacancies at both schools with effect from 1 September. We are currently starting the election process and nomination papers are being sent out to all parents. They are also available under the Downloads section below.

Please note the closing date for the Parent Governor nominations has now passed. The results/next steps will be published shortly.

All parents of, or those with parental responsibilities for, students currently registered at Carre’s Grammar School or Kesteven & Sleaford High School are eligible to be nominated and, if there are more candidates than vacancies, a ballot will be held.  

The re-structure is also creating extra Community Governor positions. If you would like to be considered for this role, please contact the Governance Professional.

Financial Arrangements

As part of the Robert Carre Trust, the school’s financial arrangements are the responsibility of the Trust. Full details of the Trust’s accounting arrangements, annual reports, etc., can be found on the Trust Website.