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Meet the Governors

What is the role of the Governors?

The purpose of the Governing Body is:

  • To establish the School’s strategic direction, ethos and vision.

  • To ensure that the School sets high educational standards for all its pupils and maintains oversight to ensure that all pupils achieve the best they possibly can.

  • To maintain financial oversight of the School’s budget.

How is the Governing Body structured?

The Governing Board consists of 12 positions:

  • 6 Co-opted Governors – selected by the governing body
  • 1 Local Authority Governor – nominated by the local authority
  • 3 Parent Governors – voted for by the parents of the school
  • 1 Headteacher Governor
  • 1 Staff Governor  - voted for by the staff of the school

 

The Full Governing Body meets six times per academic year and has created two Committees which also meet regularly throughout the year:

  • Full Governing Body: considers and discusses strategic matters concerning the school and holds the School Leadership Team to account.  The Chair of Governors is Chris Gilbert and the Vice Chair is Chris Woods.
  • Resources Committee: maintains financial oversight of the School.  The Resources Committee is Chaired by Chris Woods.

 

Governors become members of the committees according to which their existing skills and experience are most suited.  The Governing Body has the option of building expertise on Committees by appointing Associate Members; there are 2 Associate Members of the Resources Committee.

Governor Roles

NAME OF GOVERNOR

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP

LEAD GOVERNOR

SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT PLAN - MONITORING GROUP

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES

Kate Allen

Resources

Pay Panel

 

Training and Development

Learning Minds

Chair of Resources Committee

Tracy Dearing

Pay Panel

 

Learning Success

 

Chris Gilbert DL

Resources

Pay Panel

Health and Safety

 

Learning Success

 

Chair of Governors

Holley Hunt

 

Pupil Premium

Learning Success

 

 Ben Martin    

Tracey Scott-Fox

Resources

Pay Panel 

SEND

 

Learning Minds

 

Reverend Brian Senior

 

 

 

Learning Minds

 

 

  Jarrod

  Smith

    
  Karin Tillett    

Chris Woods

Resources

 

Learning Design

Vice Chair of Governors

 

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

Lisa Carter

Resources (no voting rights)

 

 

 

 

Julie Trundle

Resources & Full Governing Body

(No voting rights)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Governor Information

NAME OF GOVERNOR

TYPE OF GOVERNOR

TERM OF OFFICE

PECUNIARY AND BUSINESS INTERESTS

Kate Allen

Parent Governor – elected to the Governing Body by the parents/carers

21.03.18 – 20.03.22

  • Finance Director of University of Kent Academies Trust
  • Husband is an employee of The Westbrook Trust [Education]
  • Medway Teaching Alliance SLE Designation 
  • Husband is a Governor of Snodland C of E Primary School

Tracy Dearing

Co-opted Governor

  appointed by the

  Governing Body

05.12.20 – 04.12.24

None declared

Chris Gilbert DL

  Co-opted Governor

  appointed by the

  Governing Body

05.03.19 – 04.03.23

None declared

Holley Hunt

Local Authority Governor appointed by Medway Council

20.11.19 - 19.11.23

  • Parent of children at the school
  • Head teacher at Snodland Church of England Primary School
 Ben Martin Staff Governor 1.9.21 -   31.8.25
  • Member of school support staff
  • Parent of a child at the school

Tracey Scott-Fox

Co-opted Governor appointed by the Governing Body

20.9.21 - 31.8.22

  • Parent of children at the school
  • Director of Fallow Management

Reverend Brian Senior

  Co-opted Governor

  appointed by the

  Governing Body

 

  Associate

  Governor

  23.01.19 

  22.01.23 

 

 

  24.1.17  

  23.01.19

  • Governor at Bredhurst Church of England Primary School
  • Rector of St Matthew’s Church, Wigmore.

  Jarrod

  Smith

Parent Governor elected by parents 27.5.21 -   26.5.25
  • Parent of children at the school

  Karin

  Tillett

 Headteacher 1.9.21 

Chris Woods

Co-opted Governor appointed by the Governing Body

24.01.21 – 23.01.25

  • Parent of children at the school

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

Lisa Carter

Associate Member of the Resources Committee appointed by the Governing Body

11.09.17 to 10.09.21

  • Proprietor of Fairview Fledglings, Bustle and Holiday Club

Julie Trundle

Associate Member of the Resources Committee appointed by the Governing Body

23.01.18 to 22.01.22

  • School Business Manager

GOVENORS RESIGNED IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS

Robin Halls

Staff Governor

 elected by staff

01.10.18 – 30.09.22

Resigned 

1.9.21

  • Teacher at the school
Lee Mason-Baldwin

Co-opted Governor

  appointed by the

  Governing Body

11.12.18 

  10.12.22

Resigned 21.4.21

  • Employee of Kent Wildlife Trust
Nicola OliverParent Governor elected by parents

22.11.18 - 21.11.22

Resigned 

20.9.21

  • Parent of children at the school

Governing Body Attendance Register: Academic Year 2020-2021

The table below shows how many meetings each governor has attended compared to the total held this academic year while they have been in office.

 Full Governing Body MeetingsResources Committee 
Kate Allen7/73/3
Tracy Dearing6/7n/a
Christopher Gilbert DL5/71/3
Robin Halls6/7n/a
Holley Hunt7/7n/a
Nicola Oliver6/72/3
Lee Mason-Baldwin4/5n/a
Tracey Scott-Fox5/73/3
Rev. Brian Senior5/7n/a
Jarrod Smith0/1n/a
Christopher Woods6/73/3
Lisa Carter (Associate Member)n/an/a
Julie Trundle (Associate Member)7/73/3

"n/a" indicates the Governor is not formally a member of that committee, but the open meeting policy means that they still may have attended meetings.

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