Welcome to our Governing Body
Meet the Governors
I have been a parent governor since July 2012. I'm currently in my second term and have recently taken on the role of Co-Chair of Governors. I am a Finance Director for a silicon chip design company based in Cambridge and I have lived in the village of Kedington with my wife, Katherine for the past 19 years.
We have three beautiful daughters, one who currently attends Kedington Primary Academy, my other two daughters attend Samuel Ward Academy.
I thoroughly enjoy playing my part within a great team of Governors and ensuring the Academy continues to deliver very high educational standards. My interests include golf (that I don’t have much time for with 3 daughters), cycling, football and snowboarding.
Gideon Kamya-Lukoda CEng MCIHT
I have been a Community Governor since January 2020, and have since taken on a specialist role as the Health & Safety Governor. I am an Associate Director at a London based global management consultancy firm, with a focus on the engineering, technology and construction sector.
I have been a Parent Governor since April 2021. I have two children at Kedington Primary Academy, one who has just started in Reception and one who is about to leave Year 6.
I am an Operations Finance Manager at Cancer Research UK, Cambridge Institute which is a department within the University of Cambridge. My team, along with the grants team, are responsible for the smooth running of the Institute's diverse portfolio of funding held within our scientific research community.
We moved to the area 7 years ago and have always really enjoyed the community feel within Kedington Primary Academy. I am very excited to become part of the team of Governors supporting such a wonderful school.
In my spare time I like to do all things creative, including baking, papercrafts, interior design and upscaling furniture.
I joined the Kedington Primary Academy Governing Body as a Parent Governor in April 2021. Currently, I have a son in year three and a daughter due to start at Kedington in September.
We moved to Kedington in 2014 and absolutely love being in the village and part of the community. One of the reasons why we chose to move to Kedington was because of the school and it’s positive reputation.
I am a year 5/6 class teacher and PHSEE lead at at local village primary school. Having taught for eighteen years, mainly in Haverhill at primary and middle schools, I have seen lots of changes in education and within the town and local area. As a teacher, I have held many roles such as SENCO, Assistant Head and Alternate Designated Safeguarding Lead and have taught children from the age of eight through to thirteen.
I am hoping that some of my own knowledge will help and support during my term as Parent Governor. I am excited and feel privileged to be part of the Kedington team.
I moved, with my husband David, 2 dogs and our cat to Kedington in June 2020. Although originally from Devon I haven’t travelled so far as we have lived in Linton for the best part of the last 20 years. My children, now grown up, live in Haverhill with their partners and I have a 1 year old granddaughter who keeps us all busy!
Moving to Kedington has been amazing and I am delighted to have the opportunity to support our new community. I hope to offer a range of skills and experience and currently head up the Early Years and Childcare Service for Cambridgeshire. I am really looking forward to learning new things and working with the staff and governors at Kedington Primary.
Headteacher and Staff Governor
Teacher and Staff Governor
Headteacher at Samuel Ward Academy
Kedington Primary Academy is part of the Unity Schools Partnership multi-academy trust. Information about the trust’s members and board of directors can be found on the trust’s website.
Kedington Primary Academy Local Governing Board.
Kedington Primary Academy local governing body (LGB) has 9 members. It is appointed by the academy trust board and is a committee of the trust board. The LGB includes:
- 2 elected Parent Governors
- 2 Staff Governors, one of which is the Principal/Headteacher and the other elected,
- 5 Community governors appointed by the trust, 1 of which is identified by the Trust from the wider MAT community.
The Department for Education states that governing bodies have three core strategic functions. For an academy within the trust, these three core functions will be shared with the trust as follows:
- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
The trust is responsible for setting the vision for the whole trust and the academies within it.
Each LGB is responsible for ensuring implementation of the vision and ethos within their own academy. The ethos should reflect the Trust values. The Academy Improvement Plan should reflect impact of the trust strategic direction within the academy.
- Holding the Principal/Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the academy and its pupils;
This is a shared responsibility. The LGB is responsible for assisting with the recruitment and selection of the principal with the employer; the trust board having final approval. The board expects the Chief Executive and her/his team to work with the LGB on appointments.
Similarly, the LGB is responsible for assisting the Chief Executive in the performance management of the principal.
- Overseeing the financial performance of the academy and making sure its money is well spent.
The LGB is responsible for recommendations about the academy’s annual budget and monitoring expenditure against the agreed budget. Some financial decisions will be recommended by the LGB and need board approval. These are set out in the schedule of delegation.
The Trust's scheme of delegation can be found on the Trust's website.