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Governance

BENENDEN CHURCH OF ENGLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL

 

SUMMARY OF GOVERNOR DETAILS AND BUSINESS INTERESTS: JANUARY 2020

The Governing Board of Benenden CE Primary School comprises11 Governors in total.  The membership is made up as follows:

  • 2 Parent Governors
  • 1 Local Authority Governor
  • 1 Staff Governor
  • 1 Headteacher Governor
  • 4 Co-opted Governors
  • 2 Foundation Governors

 

The Governing Board works to a Committee model of Governance. From September 2018 to May 2019, the Board worked through delegated Finance, Curriculum, performance and Communication Committees.  From September 2019, the Board has been working in collaboration with the Governing Board of Goudhurst & Kilndown CEP School, with a joint Partnership Board, and Business, Quality of Education (QoE), Welfare and Personal Development (WPD) and Vision Ethos & Strategy (VES) Committees. 

 

Details of the current membership, and of all Governors and Associate Members who have been ‘in post’ during the past 12 months are set out below, together with Business Interests for current Governors/Associate Members, and details of Governor/Associate Member attendance at FGB meetings during the year 2018/19..

 

Governor Name

Category and Appointing Body

Term of Office

Positions of

Responsibility/ Committee Membership

Attendance

FGB

Meetings

2018-19

Declaration of

Business Interest

 

Any Other

Educational

Establishments

Governed

Relationship with school staff inc.spouse, partners  and relatives

James Astridge

Parent Governor

Elected by Parents

7/7/15-

6/7/1919

 

7 of 7

 

 

 

Janet Beattie

Foundation Governor

Ex Officio

 

Safeguarding Governor, VES & WPB Committees (Chair WPB Committee)

6 of 7

None declared

None declared

None declared

Peter Brook

Foundation Governor

Diocese

30/10/17-

29/10/21

WPB Committee

5 of 7

Programme Director, NHS

None declared

Spouse is SENCO/teacher at the School

Simon Cullen

Co-opted Governor

FGB

22/2/18-

21/2/22

 

Vice Chair of FGB, VES & QoE Committees

7 of 7

Teacher at Benenden Girls School. Spouse is teacher at Cranbrook School

None declared

None declared

Gillian Knox

Headteacher Governor

Ex Officio

1/9/13-

5/4/19

(resigned)

 

3 of 3

 

 

 

 

Sarah Martin

Co-opted Governor

FGB

 

1/5/17-

30/4/21

Chair of GB,

SEND Governor

,

VES, QoE & WPD Committees

7 of 7

None Declared

None Declared

None Declared

Steph Plewes

Co-opted Governor

FGB

8/1/19-

7/1/23

WPB Committee

4 of 4

Teacher at Goudhurst CEP School

None declared

None declared

Lindsay Roberts

Headteacher Governor

Ex Officio

Appointed 5/4/19

Executive Headteacher, all Committees

3 of 3

Headteacher Goudhurst & Kilndown CEP School

Governor at Bethany School and Goudhurst & Kilndown CEP School

Academy Councillor at High Weald Academy

 

None declared

Oliver Streeten

Parent Governor

Elected by parents

24/4/15-

25/4/19

 

4 of 4

 

 

 

Vanessa Toynbee

Staff Governor

Elected by staff

29/11/19-

28/11/23

QoE & WPB Committee

5 of 5

Member of School Staff

None declared

None declared

James Watkins

Co-Opted Governor

FGB

8/1/19-

7/1/23

QoE Committee

2 of 4

None declared

None declared

None declared

Lucy Whitestone

Co-opted Governor

FGB

7/7/15-

25/4/19

(resigned)

 

4 of 4

 

 

 

Alison Brook

Associate Member

FGB

21/5/19-

20/5/23

School SENCO, VES, QoE & WPB Committees

2 of 2

Member of School Staff

None declared

Spouse is Benenden CEP Governor

Gregory Coleman

Associate Member

FGB

21/5/19-

20/5/23

School SBM, Business Committee

2 of 2

Member of School Staff. SBM & Goudhurst & Kilndown CEP School

None declared

None declared

Jo Hinde

Associate Member

FGB

21/5/19-

20/5/23

VES Committee (Chair), Business Committee

2 of 2

Freelance Governance Consultant

Chair of Governors

Goudhurst & Kilndown CEP School

None declared

Kelly Nolan Lyons

Associate Member

FGB

28/2/19-

27/2/23

VES Committee

3 of 4

No relevant interests declared

None declared

None declared

Corina Rumsey

Associate Member

FGB

28/2/19-

27/2/23

Finance monitoring,

Business Committee

2 of 4

None declared

None declared

None declared

Christine Smith
Associate Member

FGB

21/5/19-

20/5/23

Assistant Headteacher, VWS, QoE & WPB Committees

2 of 3

Member of School Staff, Spouse is Education consultant

None declared

None Declared

Oliver Streeten

Associate Member

FGB

21/5/19-

7/11/19 (resigned)

 

1 of 2