The Governors at Brompton Academy are also Directors and are registered with Companies House.

David Nightingale - Chair of Governors

My name is David Nightingale and I am Chair of Governors at Brompton Academy.  I work at the University of Kent where I am Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor (which, in plain English, means I am the no. 2 at the University!).  I am responsible for the overall academic direction of the University, particularly in teaching and learning, in student recruitment and in the University’s engagement with schools and colleges in Kent and Medway.  My own academic background is in the Classics, particularly ancient history, which I still enjoy teaching.  I am also a Governor of Mid Kent College and of the London Contemporary Dance School.

Jen Wyatt - University of Kent Governor

My name is Jen Wyatt and I currently work at the University of Kent, as Head of the Partnership Development Office, I lead a talented and creative team who are passionate about getting people interested in learning.  My own interest in this area was created when I started working as an educational guidance advisor to adults over twenty-five years ago and found an overwhelming number of people still haunted and sometimes held back by earlier difficult educational experiences.  As a result, I have worked in adult, community, further and higher education settings and more recently with secondary schools with the aim of trying to create positive, challenging and fun opportunities for local people.

Margaret Baker Moss - Support Staff Governor

I have worked at Brompton Academy for five years, currently as Librarian with particular interest in promoting reading through special events and activities.  I meet many of the student throughout all the year groups in the mini-schools, as well as staff from all departments which gives me great opportunities to speak with people throughout the Academy.  I believe this will give me lots of feedback and views to help me as a Governor.

Beverley Bassom - Parent Governor

My name is Beverley Bassom.  I live with my family in Gillingham and I have one daughter at Brompton Academy in Year 7.  Our family relocated to Medway last year so that our child could attend the specialist provision at Brompton Academy.  I am an active member of Brompton Academy Associates and enjoy assisting at events to raise money for the school.  This role helps to fulfil my passion for fundraising. I am committed to my own professional development and educational needs and have enjoyed attending events at the school which form part of the Adult Family learning Programme.  I view my role as a Parent Governor as someone from a non-teaching background with a common sense approach, who can help to scrutinize how the school plans and operates.  I am not afraid to ask questions to challenge where appropriate.

Will Hardman - Teacher Staff Governor

I've been a member of staff here for nearly eight years. My main role at the academy is as Deputy of the Social Sciences faculty and Head of Personal and Professional Development. I teach GCSE Sociology as well. I love teaching Social Sciences and I believe the subject suits my teaching style and innovative resources.  I am also a staff governor - I value this role highly as it gives me the opportunity to represent the students and staff to the best of my abilities.

Georgina Randsley de Moura - University of Kent Governor

I work at the University of Kent, and joined as a Governor of Brompton Academy in 2017. At the University, I am Head of the School of Psychology leading the School’s advancement in reputation for academic excellence in research and education across the UK and internationally. I believe in supporting and developing people to enhance success, and in the best possible integration of principles of equality, diversity and inclusion. Alongside my management role, I am also an active researcher, focusing on what happens when leaders do not meet their group’s expectations, for example by breaking the rules or proposing radical change. I am very much looking forward to serving as a Governor of Brompton Academy and to supporting the School in its provision of a stimulating and engaging learning environment.

Neil Oliver - Governor

My name is Neil Oliver.  I work for the University of Kent as an Assistant Director of Finance.  I am a member of the University Finance Department Senior Management Team and my current responsibilities include management of the Finance Systems team, Payments Office, E-commerce (including an online store), treasury management, investment portfolio, endowments and subsidiary companies.  With respect to my role with Brompton Academy in addition to being a Governor I am also the Academy’s Responsible Officer.

Nigel Ingram - Governor

My name is Nigel Ingram and I am a retired senior Bank Manager, who worked for HSBC Bank for 40+ years, many of which in the Medway Towns.  I have been a Governor for over 12 years and have helped to steer the direction and growth of the organisation through its transformation into the now very successful Brompton Academy.  My role on the board of governors is Chair of Staffing and Finance Committee and Vice Chair of Governors.  I am a local resident and live close by in the town of Sittingbourne.

Paul Clark - Governor

I joined Brompton Academy as a governor in September 2011 and prior to this I spent two years as a Transport Minister and was MP for Gillingham and Rainham from 1997 to 2010.  As MP, I always supported the school and my time in Governance has given me a wealth of experience and skills.  I am also on the Council at the University of Keele, a trustee on the award winning social enterprise ‘The Sunlight Centre’, and I’ve been heavily involved with the development of the very unique shared campus at the Universities at Medway multiversity site.  I recently received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Greenwich and I am also Chair of Medway CAB and run my own political consultancy, Gateway Associates.

Richard Ebanks - Governor

I have been a Governor at Brompton Academy since 2010.  I qualified as a Dentist at Birmingham University and have worked and lived locally since 1988.  I am a partner in a dental clinic which has developed to become one of the largest in the country mainly serving the local population.  I take a great interest in sport have sponsored and coached a variety of local teams.

Rev Rob Ryan - Governor

I have been a Governor at Brompton Academy for eight years and came onboard soon after the arrival of Principal Judy Rider.  My experience in education is that I have taught at various schools across Medway before joining the Behaviour Support Service.  I left teaching to set up Gillingham Youth for Christ which has enabled me to set up various projects with Medway Council and local schools supporting young people in creative ways. In 2009, I was ordained as a Pioneer Minister in Rochester Cathedral and I am now the Priest Missioner for Gillingham working in the High Street as well as St Marks and Gillingham Green churches.  I also spent the summer of 2012 serving as an Olympic Chaplain.


Please click HERE for the Governors – Register of Business Interests.

Please click HERE for the Governors - Structure and Responsibilities and Governance Roles in other school. 

Please click HERE for the Governors - Attendance at Meetings.