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

There are currently 11 Governors at Madginford Primary School with a vacancy for one Co-opted Governor. This can only be filled on the basis of skills which can be brought to the governing board in order to support the school. Formal meetings are held termlyduring the early evening but other monitoring visits take place during the school day.

Current Governors (11 of 12 in post)

Kelly Barnett - Parent Governor elected by parent community
Term of Office: 9 February 2017 to 8 February 2021
Meeting Attendance: 2 of 2 in 2018/19; 6 of 6 in 2017/18
Business interests: Director of local printing company

Toby Butler (Chair of Governors) - Co-opted Governor appointed by Governing Board
Term of Office: 1 September 2018 to 31 August 2022
Meeting Attendance: 2 of 2 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: 2 of 2 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: 2 of 2 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: 2 of 2 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: 2 of 2 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: New in post
Business interests: None declared

Shelley Shrimpton - Staff Governor elected by school staff
Term of Office: 13 November 2018 to 12 November 2022
Meeting Attendance: 1 of 1 in 2018/19
Business interests: None declared

Charles Tanswell - Co-opted Governor appointed by Governing Board
Term of Office: 27 January 2015 to 26 January 2019
Meeting Attendance: 2 of 2 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: 1 of 2 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: 2 of 2 in 2018/19; 5 of 6 in 2017/18
Business interests: None declared

Historic Governors (left within last 12 months)

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

Yvette Best, Assistant Headteacher (Term expired) - Staff Governor elected by school staff
Term of Office: 23 October 2014 to 22 October 2018
Meeting Attendance: 1 of 1 in 2018/19; 6 of 6 in 2017/18
Business interests: None

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

Nikki Williamson, Clerk to the Governing Body - KCC Clerking Service