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 Parent 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; 4 of 4 in 2020/21
Business interests: None
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; 4 of 4 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

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; 4 of 4 in 2020/21
Business interest declaration: None declared
Designated Roles: Finance Panel

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; 4 of 4 in 2020/21
Business interests: None declared
Designated Roles: SEN

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; 4 of 4 in 2020/21
Business interests: Employee of Geasons Training based in Glasgow; 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; 4 of 4 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; 4 of 4 in 2020/21
Business interests: Mrs Parfitt has been teaching private piano lessons at the school since 2007
Designated Roles: Curriculum

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; 4 of 4 in 2020/21
Business interests: FIGS Trustee at Invicta Grammar School

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; 4 of 4 in 2020/21
Business interests: None declared
Designated Roles: Finance Panel

Natalie Wensley - Associate Governor appointed by Governing Board for finance skills
Term of Office: 12 February 2020 to 11 February 2021
Meeting Attendance: 5 of 6 in 2019/20; 4 of 4 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; 4 of 4 in 2020/21
Business interests: Director of Endurance GB (Safeguarding)
Designated Roles: Headteacher

Sarah Rome, Clerk to the Governing Body - 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

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