Christian Head, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, CA17 4HA

017683 71693

Kirkby Stephen Grammar School

A Co-operative Academy

Governors List

All members of the Governing body can be contacted via the school.

The Chair of Governors is Mr Phil Dew who can be contacted at the address below:

Mr P Dew
Chair of Governors
C/O Kirkby Stephen Grammar School
Christian Head
Kirkby Stephen
CA17 4HA


Name Start of Service Date of Reappointment Term /
of Term
Position / Governor Category Business & Pecuniary Interests
Gary Hartley 01/09/2017    

Staff - Ex Officio


Mike Birtles

12/09/2022 20 December 2026 Local Education Authority

Employee - Hall and Birtles Solicitors

Trustee KSGS Foundation Governors Trust 

Elaine Pickersgill 24/04/2019  03/07/2023 4 Years Parent  
Phil Dew 06/12/2021 4 Years Chair Local Councillor Westmorland and Furness
Dan Pearson 12/09/2022 4 Years Co-opted
Cath Thompson 20/05/2019  19/05/2023 4 Years Teacher Staff  
Rosemary Varley 05/12/2022 4 Years Co-opted
Caroline Fancott-Beynon 05/12/2022 4 Years Parent
John O'Doherty 06/02/2023 4 Years Staff
Ruth Steel 11/09/2023 4 Years Parent KSPS
Chrissie Hadfield 11/09/2023 4 Years Community KS Youth Centre
Lisa Handley 11/09/2023 4 Years Community Family Action


Name Start of Service Date of Reappointment Term /
of Term
Business & Pecuniary Interests
Mark Renwick-Smith 02/12/2019 Associate Director - University of Cumbria

Linda Walker


Phil Dew

16/10/2023 Local Councillor Westmorland and Furness