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Our Governing Body


Tom Preston

Tom Preston joined the Corby Technical School governing body in July 2019. He grew up in the area, and went to school at Brooke Weston Academy. Tom is currently Head of School Partnerships at the education charity Teach First, which trains and develops teachers and school leaders. He has worked as an English teacher in both secondary school and middle school, and holds degrees from Oxford University and Harvard University. In his spare time, Tom is a keen writer: he has published several articles, short stories, and one book. Tom also advises a writing and literacy charity, and sits on the governing body of a primary school.

Demelza Burn

Demelza-Jane Burn joined the Corby Technical School governing body in July 2019. Demelza grew up in Kettering and attended Bishop Stopford. She is currently Head of Marketing at Best 4U, which offers a variety of financial products and services for mortgages and insurance. Demelza has over 20 years strategic marketing experience across charity, healthcare, professional body, industrial and financial services sectors. She was one of the youngest students to obtain an MBA at 25 years. In her spare time, Demelza is a singer in a local community choir and loves karaoke, plays the piano and clarinet, and finds all things sparkly and glittery perfectly splendid.