The overarching responsibility for Governance of the academy lies with the Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) Board of Trustees.

Follow these links for: the Governance Framework of the Trust,  the Articles of Association, Master Funding Agreement and each academy Supplemental Funding Agreement.

Governance BOARD

Governance is all about holding management to account. Principals are formally held to account by the members of Local Governing Boards who also act as a ‘check and balance’, ensuring that the various aspects of school-support services provided by AET are also held to account.

Legal status of Governing Boards

Governing Boards are subject to company and charity law.  Members of Governing Boards are not legal directors or trustees and are generally protected from personal liability, presuming that they act:

  • diligently, honestly and in good faith,

  • in compliance with prevailing laws and statutory guidance

  • within the parameters established by the AET Trustees

All members of the Governing Board carry equal responsibility for decisions made.

Chair - Robert Turner

Robert is an experienced educationalist, combining many years of teaching with providing senior leadership and advisory support to schools, local authorities and multi-academy trusts. A former adviser on the Department for Children, Schools and Families National Challenge programme, he is well versed in providing support for schools in challenging urban contexts. He is a specialist in developing effective governance and, as an experienced chair of governors.

Vice Chair - David Brockie
David Brockie
David is a former headteacher and currently works for Hounslow Local Authority as its Senior Education Advisor.

Lesley Kirby-Klappholz - Principal
Lesley Kirby
Lesley was Headteacher for eight years at Richmond Park Academy, where the school moved from an Ofsted judgement of 'Notice to Improve' to 'Good'. Prior to this, she was a Deputy Head at Pimlico School, an Assistant Head at Slough Grammar School and a Head of Modern Languages here at our predecessor school. Lesley is also training to be an Ofsted inspector.

Ali Messer
Ali Messer
Ali has 35 years experience in education as a teacher educator and secondary school teacher. She has a particular interest in enabling new teachers to learn fast and fulfil their potential, so their pupils do well. She lives in Hounslow and is keen to see Kingsley Academy make a strong contribution to the local community. Her children went to local state schools and know just how much difference a good school can make to a child.

Bobbie Basra
Bobbie Basra
Bobbie has a wide experience base across a range of organisations. She is currently a partnership director with a telecommunications company. Bobbie is a JP and an active member of the local community including being a radio station broadcaster.

Coralie Evison
Coralie Evison
Coralie was educated at local state schools and currently works as a project manager in the energy industry. She is a chartered accountant and has a background in finance.

Andrew Redmond
Biography to follow.

Charlie Paterson (Master of Classics at Eton College)
Biography to follow.

Nathan Thomas (Winton Academy) (Peer Governor)

Tyrone Myton (Richmond Park Academy) (Peer Governor)

Advisory Boards

A critical component of good academy governance is the representation and contribution from other stakeholders in the academy, notably staff, parents and the wider local community, including business and not-for-profit organizations such as charities and faith institutions.  

Consequently, there will be two further bodies which underpin academy-level governance:

  1. A Joint Consultative Committee (JCC), representing employees. The outcomes ofJCC meetings will be presented to the Governing Board as a standing item on the agenda. The JCC members at Kingsley Academy are:

  • Karen Kemble

  • Gil Turner

  1. A Parent and Community Advisory Board (PCAB) is the representative body for parents and the wider community, and promotes contributions to the academy from any stakeholder. The PCAB members also support panels for admission and staff and pupil disciplinary matters.The membership of this Advisory Board includes a minimum of TWO appointed parents (from unconnected families), plus other key people from the wider community, including local employers and voluntary organisations. Our PCAB members are detailed below:

CHAIRNiina Moliere-Palapa
VICE CHAIRJean Kingshott
MEMBERSPC Julie Dracupp
PC Dave Wallis
Niina Moliere-Palapa
Sahar Dafaa
Sally George
Lovekesh Sharma
Sandeep Vashisht
Suzanne Hamilton
Tania Abrey
Lesley Kirby-Klappholz
Dot hasler
Jean Kingshott
Anisha Sharma
Dan Arsic
Nathan Smith
Max Dhiman