Meet our Governing Board

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.

If you would like access to the academy's governing board meeting minutes, you may request a copy from the Clerk to the governing board.

Kingsley Academy - Governing Board Composition and Key Information

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.

Mr John King - OBE

Chair of Governors

Dr D Moody

Executive Director of LAET - Governor

Mr King was a secondary Headteacher and Executive Headteacher for almost 20 years. All three schools achieved Outstanding Ofsteds with one on 4 consecutive occasions. Mr King has served on a number of Government sponsored working parties. He has been a visiting lecturer to Beijing, Delhi, Holland, Melbourne, the UAE and Uganda. He was awarded an OBE for Services to Education in 2005.

Dr Moody is the Executive Director of London's Academies Enterprise Trust. Dr Moody has significant experience as a successful Headteacher at the world class, 'Outstanding' Harris Academy Battersea. Dr Moody, plays a key role in the development and strategic direction of Kingsley Academy.

Mr David Brockie


Mr Brockie is a an experienced former headteacher and currently works for Hounslow Local Authority as its Senior Education Advisor. Mr Brockie has been a member of the Governing Body at Kingsley Academy for a number of years and is passionate about ensuring that the academy realises it's full potential.

Ms Ali Messer


Ms Messer 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.

Ms B Basra


Ms Basra 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.

Ms C Evison


Ms Evison 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.

Mr A Dougherty


Mr Dougherty currently works as Director of Member Experience and Community at The Chartered College of Teaching. Previously Mr Dougherty worked as Regional Director of Ambition Institute, running their middle leadership and senior leadership programmes. Mr Dougherty has significant experience of Senior Leadership in both London and in his native Newcastle. Mr Dougherty has also previous experience as Chair of Governors in a large secondary school in the North East of England.

Ms K Booth


Ms Booth currently works as Head of Strategic Planning and Projects at The Challenge. Ms Booth has significant experience of both strategy and education, having previously worked as a Management Consultant for PwC and as a Teacher in a Street Children Project in New Delhi.

Mr R Westoby

Peer Principal Governor

Mr Westoby is Headteacher of Kingswood Academy in Hull. Mr Westoby is an experienced Headteacher and Senior Leader and an alumni of the prestigious Future Leaders Headship Programme. Mr Westoby has overseen a remarkable transformation at his current school, playing a key role in leading the school from Ofsted 'Special Measures' to Ofsted 'Good'. Kingswood is now one of the highest performing schools in the UK, with a Progress 8 score +0.76.

Mr J Forbes

Peer Principal Governor

Mr Forbes is Headteacher of the 'Outstanding' Malting Academy in Essex. Mr Forbes is an experienced Headteacher and Senior Leader. Mr Forbes has played a key role in securing an Outstanding judgement at Maltings Academy and is passionate about the transformative power of education.

Ms L Duthart


Ms Duthart is a member of the AET central team, working on strategic development of the academy trust's resources. Ms Duthart has signficiant educational experience as a Regional Operations Director for London and Buckinghamshire for another National Multi-Academy Trust and previously as Business and Human Resources Manager in two challenging urban secondary schools in Lambeth.

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

2. 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:

Chair: Niina Moliere-Palapa

Vice Chair: Jean Kingshott and Dot Hasler


PC Julie Dracupp

PC Dave Wallis

Sahar Dafaa

Sally George

Max Dhiman

Lovekesh Sharma

Sandeep Vashist

Suzanne Hamilton

Tania Abrey

Anisha Sharma

Dan Arsic

Nathan Smith