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What we do:

The Governors support the Headteacher, staff, children and families who make Chevening School the special place that it is. 

 

We oversee the school’s strategic direction and hold the school to account for its performance, educational and financial. We ensure that the vision and ethos of the school is powerful, relevant and clear and that it is reflected in all the school’s activities. We help the school to communicate effectively.  


You can find us on the playground as parents and carers, at Church as Foundation Governors and at many different school and community activities and events. We welcome all feedback and input from children, parents and staff.

How we work:

Our Governing Board meets three times each year. Between times, our work is progressed through four Committees that meet on a regular basis.

 

Resources Committee meets every seasonal term and oversees the school’s expenditure and income and premises. Members monitor value for money between meetings.

 

Learning and Development Committee meets every seasonal term and focuses on the curriculum and quality of learning and school policies.

 

Strategy Committee meets at least once each seasonal term and reviews school staffing issues and well-being, performance data and implementation of the School Improvement Plan.

 

The Admissions Committee meets once a year to ensure the integrity and implementation of our Admissions Policy.

Who we are:

 

Governor

Role and Committee memberships

Term of office

Rev Hannah Adams

Ex Officio

 

Vice-Chair of Governing Board;
Chair of Strategy

From September 2020. No end date.

Prue Burrlock
Appointed by St Botolph’s Church Council

Chair of Learning and Development;
Strategy.

From September 2020 until September 2024

Cllr Nick Chard
Appointed by Kent County Council

Resources; Admissions

 

From November 2020 until November 2024

Naomi Day

Appointed by the Bishop of Rochester

TBC

From March 2022 until March 2026

Alan Leaman

Appointed by the Diocese of Rochester

 

Chair of Governing Board; Resources; Strategy

From November 2020 until November 2024

Tom Bailey

Appointed by Chevening Parochial Church Council 

TBC

From March 2022 until March 2026

Jenny McCloskey

Parent Governor elected by parents

Learning and Development

From October 2021 until October 2025

Lisa McLean

Staff Governor elected by staff

Learning and Development; Strategy.

From September 2018 until August 2022

Karen Minnis

Ex officio

 

Headteacher: Resources; Learning and Development; Strategy; Admissions

From October 2018. No end date.

Zoe Pemberton

Parent Governor elected by parents

Resources

From October 2019 until October 2023

 

Frank Simon

Appointed by Chevening Parochial Church Council 

Learning and Development 

From July 2021 until July 2025

Nigel Williams 

Appointed by the Diocese of Rochester 

TBC

From March 2022 until March 2026

   

 

Previous members of the Governing Board in the last twelve months:

Melissa De Vere Loots Foundation Governor  22.02.17- 21.02.21

Louise Dod Foundation Governor 01.11.17 - 28.06.21

Paul Thompson Parent Governor 01.11.17-31.10.21

David Lewis St Botolph's Church Council 13.05.2015-06.03.2022

Joseph Devine Appointed by Bishop of Rochester 30.05.2012-06.03.2022

Our priorities for 2021-22:

We have set ourselves these goals for this academic year:

  • review and consult on the school’s Admissions Policy in time for changes to come into force from September 2023; our aim is for the school to be as inclusive as possible while preserving its unique standing and ethos;
  • continue to support the school’s educational advances and the well-being and safety of all children and staff;
  • review and consult on the school's provision for wrap-around care, to ensure these services meet current need and reflect our vision;
  • promote investments in the school’ s facilities that support the educational opportunities we can provide;
  • raise the profile of the school and its achievements.

 

You can contact the Governors via the school’s office.

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