Our Governors

If you have any questions for the Governing Board or wish to find out more about becoming a School Governor please contact Toby Butler, Chair of Governors by email:

tobybutler@mps.kent.sch.uk

Current Governors (10 of 12 in post)
(Two Co-opted Governor vacancies to be filled)

Yvette Best - Co-opted Governor appointed by Governing Board
Term of Office: 25 March 2019 to 24 March 2023
Meeting Attendance: 6 of 6 in 2019/20; 6 of 6 in 2020/21
Business Interests: None declared
Designated Roles: Assistant Headteacher; Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Toby Butler - Co-opted Governor appointed by Governing Board
Term of Office: 1 September 2018 to 31 August 2022
Meeting Attendance: 6 of 6 in 2019/20; 6 of 6 in 2020/21
Business Interests: Traffic & Network Solutions Asset Manager at Kent County Council Highways, Transportation & Waste; Mrs Butler is the Finance & Personnel Officer at Madginford Primary School and a Downswood Parish Councillor
Designated Roles: Chair of Governors; Health & Safety

Tracie Carlsund - Parent Governor elected by parent community
Term of Office: 25 August 2021 to 24 August 2025
Meeting Attendance:
Business Interests:
Designated Roles:

Ian Hayne - Co-opted Governor appointed by Governing Board
Term of Office: 1 September 2018 to 31 August 2022
Meeting Attendance: 4 of 6 in 2019/20; 6 of 6 in 2020/21
Business Interests: Mrs Hayne is a Midday Meals Supervisor at Madginford Primary School
Designated Roles: Training & Development; Curriculum

Shirley Lall - Co-opted Governor appointed by Governing Board
Term of Office: 25 March 2019 to 24 March 2023
Meeting Attendance: 5 of 6 in 2019/20; 6 of 6 in 2020/21
Business Interests: None declared
Designated Roles: Vice-Chair of Governors; Child Protection & Safeguarding; SEN

David Parfitt - Parent Governor elected by parent community
Term of Office: 30 November 2018 to 29 November 2022
Meeting Attendance: 5 of 6 in 2019/20; 6 of 6 in 2020/21
Business Interests: Mrs Parfitt has been teaching private piano lessons at the school since 2007
Designated Roles: Curriculum

Dan Rance - Parent Governor elected by parent community
Term of Office: 25 August 2021 to 24 August 2025
Meeting Attendance: 
Business Interests: 
Designated Roles:

Shelley Shrimpton - Staff Governor elected by school staff
Term of Office: 13 November 2018 to 12 November 2022
Meeting Attendance: 6 of 6 in 2019/20; 6 of 6 in 2020/21
Business interests: FIGS Trustee at Invicta Grammar School
Designated Roles:

Natalie Wensley - Local Authority Governor appointed by KCC
Term of Office: 20 September 2021 to 19 September 2025
Meeting Attendance: 5 of 6 in 2019/20; 5 of 5 in 2020/21
Business Interests: None declared
Designated Roles: Finance Panel

Amanda Woolcombe - Staff Governor (Ex Officio member)
Term of Office: 1 September 2014 ...
Meeting Attendance: 5 of 6 in 2019/20; 6 of 6 in 2020/21
Business Interests: Director of Endurance GB (Safeguarding)
Designated Roles: Headteacher

Sarah Rome, Clerk to the Governing Body - The Education People,KCC Clerking Service

Historic Governors (left within last 12 months)

Kelly Barnett - Parent Governor elected by parent community
Term of Office: 9 February 2017 to 14 September 2020
Meeting Attendance: 6 of 6 in 2019/20; 1 of 1 in 2020/21
Business Interests: Director of local printing company

Carolyn Christie - Local Authority Governor appointed by KCC
Term of Office: 28 June 2017 to 27 June 2021
Meeting Attendance: 5 of 6 in 2019/20; 5 of 5 in 2020/21
Business Interest declaration: None declared

Jo Considine - Co-opted Governor appointed by Governing Board
Term of Office: 19 November 2018 to 18 November 2022
Meeting Attendance: 6 of 6 in 2019/20; 5 of 6 in 2020/21
Business Interests: None declared

Charles Tanswell - Co-opted Governor appointed by Governing Board
Term of Office: 28 January 2019 to 27 January 2023
Meeting Attendance: 5 of 6 in 2019/20; 6 of 6 in 2020/21
Business Interests: None declared

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