Retired after 37 years as a British Airways 747-400 Captain. As a pilot with BA he was responsible for the training and examination of airline pilots, both in the simulator and on the aircraft. Two of his boys attended Pitsford School. Mr Tait is a Chairman of the Governing Committee and he is a member of the governors’ Education and Personnel Committee. Should you wish to contact the Chair of Governors he can be reached by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
James Brown was one of Pitsford School’s founding pupils. He left Pitsford School in 1996 after completing A-levels in Economics, French, Maths and General Studies. James went on to study International Business with French at Northumbria University and is now a Director at Daro Furniture, a UK brand specialising in Indoor and Outdoor Woven Furniture, based in Northampton.
James Brown is a Member of the governors’ Education & Personnel committee and is Chairman of the Marketing Committee. James has two children in the Junior school.
Martin’s career has been concerned with higher education policy and management, culminating as Rector of the University of Northampton (formerly Nene College).
On retirement from Northampton, he was appointed Director of St George’s House, Windsor Castle. He now serves on a number of boards, and bodies concerned with higher and further education, and undertakes education consultancies. He was Master of the Worshipful Company of Educators in 2016-17. Living in Kettering, he has various commitments in Northamptonshire, including: serving as a Deputy Lieutenant for the County, Vice-President of the Northamptonshire Record Society, Governor of St Andrew’s Healthcare and Chairman of its Pension Fund, Trustee of the Core Theatre Corby, Chairman of CPRE (North Northants), and Ambassador for Tresham College.
My son joined Squirrels in 2002 when my family moved to Northamptonshire from North Yorkshire, and he has since now progressed through the school and has gone onto University. I am a dental surgeon with a background in the care of adults and children with a variety of special needs, and I currently work in a local psychiatric hospital.
I joined the School’s governing body in 2013 and my particular areas of interest are Safeguarding and Health & Safety.
Born and bred in West London, Laura’s career started in the financial services industry where she was based in the City and Canary Wharf. Following a move to work in Formula 1 in 2011 Laura relocated to Northamptonshire.
Laura holds professional qualifications in IT Service Management, Project Management, Programme Management and Health and Safety. Laura is proud of her Anglo-Caribbean heritage and has two young children.
Andrew was Director of Music at Pitsford School from 2000 until his retirement from teaching in 2013. He now works for the Royal School of Church Music as co-ordinator for the south of England and is an organist and choir director at a church in Northampton. He has served as a governor at Pitsford School since 2014 with particular interest in staff liaison and the curriculum.
My daughters came to Pitsford in 1999 as part of the first cohort of girls. Since then I have been actively involved with the school initially through the PTA then as a Governor. I am a Chartered Accountant and MBA, working as an Interim Financial Controller to businesses in the local area.
I retired in 2016 after 38 years at Loughborough Grammar School, the last 13 as Deputy Head and was twice Acting Headmaster. A mathematician I also was heavily involved in coaching rugby, cricket and athletics; producing plays and singing in the choir. I was responsible for the School’s 500th anniversary and the visit of the Queen in 1996.
From 1998 to 2005 I managed England’s U15 Cricket XI and in2019 was awarded the Times Educational Supplement’s award for ‘Special Services’ to Independent Education.
The Reverend Stephen Trott is also School Chaplain for Pitsford School.
Stephen has been involved with the School since its formation and opening in 1989 and his three children all attended the School.
He is a graduate in English (Hull University), Theology (Cambridge University) and Law (Cardiff University) and has been Rector of Pitsford since 1988.
He is one of the Church Commissioners for England (the UK’s second largest charity) and is the Bishop’s Ecumenical Officer for the Diocese of Peterborough.
He is a trustee of several charities and is the Chair of the Richard Humfrey Charity in Boughton.
Pitsford School is governed by Northamptonshire Independent Grammar School Charity Trust Ltd.
Pitsford Hall, Pitsford, Northamptonshire, NN6 9AX Tel: 01604 880306
Registered Charity No: 298910 – Company No: 2281187
To contact the Chair of Governors, please write to Mr A Tait, c/o Pitsford School, Pitsford, Northamptonshire NN6 9AX