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, the Chair of Governors by email:

tobybutler@mps.kent.sch.uk

Current Governors (12 of 12 in post)

Kelly Barnett - Parent Governor elected by parent community
Term of Office: 9 February 2017 to 8 February 2021
Meeting Attendance: 4 of 6 in 2018/19; 6 of 6 in 2017/18
Business interests: Director of local printing company

Yvette Best, Assistant Headteacher - Co-opted Governor appointed by Governing Board
Term of Office: 25 March 2019 to 24 March 2023
Meeting Attendance: 2 of 2 in 2018/19
Business interests: None

Toby Butler (Chair of Governors) - Co-opted Governor appointed by Governing Board
Term of Office: 1 September 2018 to 31 August 2022
Meeting Attendance: 6 of 6 in 2018/19; 6 of 6 in 2017/18
Business interests: Traffic & Network Solutions Asset Manager at Kent County Council Highways, Transportation & Waste; Spouse is Madginford Primary School Finance & Personnel Officer and Downswood Parish Councillor

Carolyn Christie - Local Authority Governor appointed by KCC
Term of Office: 28 June 2017 to 27 June 2021
Meeting Attendance: 6 of 6 in 2018/19; 5 of 6 in 2017/18
Business interest declaration: None declared

Jo Considine - Co-opted Governor appointed by Governing Board
Term of Office: 19 November 2018 to 18 November 2019
Meeting Attendance: 6 of 6 in 2018/19; 6 of 6 in 2017/18
Business interests: None declared

Ian Hayne (Vice Chair of Governors) - Co-opted Governor appointed by Governing Board
Term of Office: 1 September 2018 to 31 August 2022
Meeting Attendance: 6 of 6 in 2018/19; 5 of 6 in 2017/18
Business interests: Employee of Geasons Training based in Glasgow

Shirley Lall - Co-opted Governor appointed by Governing Board
Term of Office: 17 March 2015 to 16 March 2019
Meeting Attendance: 6 of 6 in 2018/19; 6 of 6 in 2017/18
Business interests: None declared

David Parfitt - Parent Governor elected by parent community
Term of Office: 30 November 2018 to 29 November 2022
Meeting Attendance: 4 of 4 in 2018/19
Business interests: None declared

Shelley Shrimpton - Staff Governor elected by school staff
Term of Office: 13 November 2018 to 12 November 2022
Meeting Attendance: 5 of 5 in 2018/19
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: 6 of 6 in 2018/19; 5 of 6 in 2017/18
Business interests: None declared

Natalie Wensley - Parent Governor elected by parent community
Term of Office: 12 February 2016 to 11 February 2020
Meeting Attendance: 4 of 6 in 2018/19; 5 of 6 in 2017/18
Business interests: None declared

Amanda Woolcombe, Headteacher - Staff Governor (Ex Officio member)
Term of Office: 1 September 2014 ...
Meeting Attendance: 6 of 6 in 2018/19; 5 of 6 in 2017/18
Business interests: None declared

Rose Davies, Clerk to the Governing Body - KCC Clerking Service

Historic Governors (left within last 12 months)

Richard Ash - Co-opted Governor appointed by Governing Body
Term of Office: 1 September 2014 to 31 August 2018 (Term expired)
Meeting Attendance: 3 of 6 in 2017/18
Business interests: Bearsted Parish Councillor and Member of Madginford Hall Committee

Steven Hughes  - Co-opted Governor appointed by Governing Body
Term of Office: 1 September 2014 to 31 August 2018 (Term expired)
Meeting Attendance: 3 of 6 in 2017/18
Business interests: Governor at Leeds & Broomfield C of E Primary

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