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The Governing Body

The Governing Body
Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. The Governing Body’s role is a strategic one, and ours consists of a variety of stakeholders with the requisite skills to collectively hold the school to account.

The Governing Body’s core functions are to ensure high standards of achievement for all children by:
  • Setting the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils;
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school , ensuring probity and value for money.
                                                  The Governing Body 2016-2017

                                                                                       Appointed by:         Term of Office:
Parents Governors Katherine Bonner Parents / Carers 15/03/17-14/03/21
  Rachel Donoghue Parents / Carers 02/04/16-01/04/20
Authority Governor Anne Robinson Local Authority 24/07/16-23/07/20
Staff Governor Heidi Elliott Staff 04/05/16-03/05/20
Head of Schools Emma Poad   01/01/17 onwards
Co-opted Governors Kim Gunn Governing Body 14/01/14-13/01/18
  Rebecca Handcock Governing Body 22/02/17-21/03/21
  Kyle Rogers Governing Body 22/03/17-21/03/21
  Lynton Sharp Governing Body 15/12/16-14/12/20
Clerk to the Governors Sylvia Baldwin Governing Body 02/04/12 onwards
Former Governors during the 2016-2017 academic year
Co-opted Governor
Jackie Tickner
(Resigned 13/10/16)
Governing Body
19/04/16 - 13/10/16
Co-opted Governor Kate Broom
(Resigned 07/11/16)
Governing Body 19/04/16 - 07/11/16
Co-opted Governor David Milham
(Resigned 11/11/16)
Governing Body 01/09/16 - 11/11/16
Co-opted Governor Stephanie Crowther
(Resigned 12/11/16)
Governing Body 01/09/16 - 12/11/16
Co-opted Governor Brian Sullivan
(Resigned 27/11/16)
Governing Body 01/09/16 - 27/11/16
Co-opted Governor Robert Saunders
(Resigned 09/12/16)
Governing Body 01/10/14 - 09/12/16
Parent Governor Samantha Russell
(Resigned 11/01/17)
Parents / Carers 01/02/16 - 11/01/17
Co-opted Governor Ruth Ebaretonbofa-Morah
(Resigned 16/06/17)
Governing Body 01/10/14 - 17/06/17
Co-opted Governor Susan Ormes
(Resigned 21/07/17)
Governing Body 01/10/14 - 21/07/17
Co-opted Governor Leanda Arnold
(Resigned 30/08/17)
Governing Body 15/12/16 - 30/08/17
Former Associate Member during the 2016-2017 academic year
Associate Member Anthony Sands
(Resigned 17/01/17)
Governing Body
19/04/16 - 17/01/17

                                          The Governing Body’s committees 2016-2017

Curriculum, Standards & Pupil Welfare    
Rachel Donoghue
Heidi Elliott
Kim Gunn
Anne Robinson
Personnel, Finance & Premises
Anne Robinson
Lynton Sharp
Governors and their roles and responsibilities

Chair of Governors
Anne Robinson

Chair, Curriculum, Standards & Pupil Welfare Committee
Kim Gunn

Early Years Foundation Stage Governor
Rachel Donoghue

Link Governor

Safeguarding Governor
Kim Gunn

Special Educational Needs &
Disability (SEND) / Pupil Premium Governor
Kyle Rogers
                              The following additional documents can be viewed below:
  • Governing Body and committee meeting dates for the 2016-2017 academic year
  • The Governing Body’s Register of Business Interests
  • The Governing Body's Code of Conduct
  • The Governing Body’s Constitution and Terms of Reference
  • The record of Governors’ attendance during the 2016-2017 academic year
Contacting the Governors
If you would like further information about the Governing Body or would like to contact a Governor, please email

Joining a Governing Body
If you are interested in becoming a Governor in Medway, please register your interest online with School Governors One Stop Shop (SGOSS) at
Alternatively, more information can be accessed from Medway Council’s website at .

In This Section...

Documents - please click to open

pdf.gif: Governing Body Code of Conduct January 2017

Governing Body Code of Conduct January 2017

File size: 390KB (PDF File)

pdf.gif: Governors' attendance record 2016-2017

Governors' attendance record 2016-2017

File size: 24KB (PDF File)

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