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There are 9 people (including the Head) on our Governing Body. We are all volunteers who give our time to help the Head and staff achieve the best possible outcomes for all our pupils. We meet regularly and we all visit the School and take an interest in particular aspects of the School’s work.


Governors do not manage the School day-to day – that is the Headteacher’s job. We do set the overall strategy and direction for the School. We set performance targets for the School and we hold the Headteacher to account for delivering that performance. We also set the School’s budget and make sure the money is being spent wisely.


Governors include representatives elected by parents and a representative elected by the staff. Medway Council also appoints 1 Governor and others are appointed because they have a particular skill or knowledge that will be useful. The Headteacher is also a member of the Governing Body.


The governors are:-



Governor Type

Elected by

Term From

Term To


Liam Bonthrone

Local Authority Governor



Local Authority

06 Dec 2017

5 Dec 2021

Chair of the Governing Body

Vice Chair of Resources
Human Resources
Leadership & Management


Mrs Samantha Cooper

Staff governor




01 Jan 2019

30 Dec 2023


Linda Driscoll

Co-opted governor



Governing Body

01 Jan 2019

30 Dec 2022

Co-Vice Chair 1
Chair of Standards

GDPR/Data Protection


Mrs Nicola Forrest








Mrs Claire Fuller

Co-opted governor


Governing Body

01 Jan 2015

30 Dec 2019




Claire Nicholls

Parent governor




01 Jan 2019

31 Dec 2023

Early Years

Miss Vanessa Thompson

Co-opted governor



Governing Body

05 Dec 2018

4 Nov 2022


Mrs Priti Varney

Parent governor




01 Jan 2015

31 Dec 2019


Miss Angela Wearne

Co-opted governor



Governing Body

07 Dec 2016

6 Dec 2020

Co-Vice Chair 2
Chair of Resources

Health & Safety


Co-opted Governor






If you would like to contact a Governor please contact The Clerk to The Governors, Jane French, c/o the school: but please raise any concerns about your child with the class teacher or Head initially.