LGB Chair

The Chair of our LGB is Kevin Marchand. To write to our Chair of Governors please use the address below:

Mr Kevin Marchand
Chair of Governors
c/o Grange Primary Academy
Jean Road
NN16 0PL

Meet The Governors

Kevin Marchand
Chair Of Governors

I have been a Governor at the Grange for many years.  I am responsible for liaising with our Sponsor United Learning ; recruiting new Governors and co-ordinating the Governing Body. s.

I spent many years working in the rail industry in varying roles.  I then became involved in vocational qualifications – NVQ's and Apprenticeships.  Janet and I share a contented life in South West Kettering.

Kathy Webster

I am relatively new to the governing body. I was brought up in Kettering and live locally. I’ve recently retired from a senior finance role at a charity group that works in the resource management and environment sectors. I have two grown up children.

Lisa Savva

I have been on the governing body for several years now and have worked at the school for many years. It is exciting to watch how the school is growing.

Cindy Wrighting

I have been a on the governing body for a few years now. I am the CEO Headteacher of Youthworks Kettering.

Donna Preedy

I have been a governor at Grange for a short while. I am a parent to a student and a local secondary school maths teacher.

Hannah Hamilton

I am new to the role and excited to get started. I work for the school's trust, United Learning, as the Director of Marketing. 

Charlie Chan

I am new to the role as a governor. I work for United Learning as the Head of Community Development. I know the school very well and have spent a lot of time there.

Grange Primary Academy is a part of United Learning whose Trustees hold the ultimate responsibility for the governance of each United Learning school.

The Department for Education’s governance handbook 2020 identifies the essentials of effective governance as follows:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

United Learning’s Trustees delegate certain key roles and responsibilities to the school’s Local Governing Body (LGB) and these are set out clearly in our Scheme of Delegation which can be seen on the United Learning website.

Click here to view the Scheme of Delegation

United Learning comprises: United Learning Ltd (Registered in England No: 00018582. Charity No. 313999) UCST (Registered in England No: 2780748. Charity No. 1016538) and ULT (Registered in England No. 4439859. An Exempt Charity). Companies limited by guarantee.
Registered address: United Learning, Worldwide House, Thorpe Wood, Peterborough, PE3 6SB.

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