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Governing Body

Welcome to the Governors' section.

 

The governing body has general responsibility for the conduct of the school with view to promoting high standards of educational achievement.

 

The purpose of having a governing body is to:-
  • help the school to set high standards by planning for the school's future and setting targets for school improvement
  • keep the pressure up on school improvement
  • be a critical friend to the school, offering support and advice
  • help the school respond to the needs of parents and the community
  • make the school accountable to the public for what it does
  • work with the school on planning, developing policies and keeping the school under review
  • exercise its responsibilities and powers in partnership with the head teacher and staff
  • not intervene in the day-to-day management of the school unless there are weaknesses in the school, when it then has a duty to take action.

 

If you need to contact the Governors then please contact the Chairman in the first instance by email on christopher.woolard@otford.kent.sch.uk

 

Meet our Governors

Meet our Governors 1 Chairman: Mr Christopher Woolard
Meet our Governors 2 Headteacher: Mrs Helen Roberts
Meet our Governors 3 Keith Gristock
Meet our Governors 4 Jerry Hansford
Meet our Governors 5 Mr Ben Harrison
Meet our Governors 6 Rev. Richard Worssam
Meet our Governors 7 Parent Governor: Johan Bjorklund
Meet our Governors 8 Chair Finance/Resources: Carl Roberts
Meet our Governors 9 Tula Fitzpatrick
Meet our Governors 10 Clerk: Angela Stone (Kent Clerking Service)

Also:

Mr Paul Cluley: Co-Opted Governor  awaiting photograph

Otford Primary School Governing Body details for website publication

 

Name

Category

Appointing Body

Term of Office

Positions of Responsibility

Relationship to

School & staff

Relevant Interests

  1.  

Mrs Helen Roberts

Headteacher

Ex Officio

1.4.16

S, L, F&R

Employee

None

  1.  

Ms Tracey Balcombe

Staff

Staff

13.7.17-12.7.21

 

L

Employee

None

  1.  

Mr Christopher Woolard

Co Opted

Governing Body

19.4.17 – 18.4.21

Chair, S, HTA

None

None

  1.  

Mr Colin Parks

 

Co Opted

Governing Body

19.4.17 – 18.4.21

Vice-chair, S, F&R, Py, School Expansion and Health and Safety

 

None

  1.  

Mr Keith Gristock

Co-opted

Governing Body

7.7.15 – 6.7.19

F&R, Policies

 

None

  1.  

Mr Paul Cluley

Co-opted

Governing Body

14.7.15 – 13.7.19

L, Data

 

 

None

  1.  

Mr Ben Harrison

Co-opted

Governing Body

19.4.17 – 18.4.21

Chair of Learning, SEN, Pupil Premium and Sports Funding

 

 

None

  1.  

Mr Carl Roberts

Co opted

Governing Body

19.4.17 – 18.4.21

Chair of Finance and Resources, S, Staffing, HTA

 

None

  1.  

Rev’d Richard Worssam

Co-opted

Governing Body

2008 – ongoing

L, Safeguarding

 

None

  1.  

Jerry Hansford

Co-opted

Governing Body

 

5.12.16 - 4.12.20

F&R

 

 

  1.  

Vacancy

Co-opted

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1.  

Vacancy

Parent

Parent Body

 

 

 

 

  1.  

Johan Bjorklund

Parent

Parent Body

2.12.16-1.12.20

 

L, IT

 

 

  1.  

Mrs Tula Fitzpatrick

Local Authority Governor

Kent County Council

19.4.17 – 18.4.21

S, F&R

 

None

Previous Governors

 

 

Mrs Rachel Philips

Co-opted

Governing Body

12.4.13 – 21.4.15

 

 

 

 

Mr Paul Gaskin

Co-opted

Governing Body

12.4.13 – 7.7.15

 

 

 

 

Mrs Rebecca Wilde

Parent

Parent Body

5.12.14 – 13.4.16

 

 

 

 

 

Mr Rob Wilson

Co-opted

Governing Body

12.4.13 – 13.7.16

 

 

 

 

Mr James Wall

Co-opted

Governing Body

12.4.13 – 26.9.26

 

 

 

 

 

Ms Hannah Chalkley

Staff

Staff

07.13 – 07.17

 

L,

Employee

None

 

Mrs Marie Simms

Parent

Parent Body

2.12.16-1.12.20

 

F&R, Training

 

None

 

Finance & Resources Committee = F & R

Strategy = S

Headteacher Appraisal = HTA

Special Needs & Disability = SEND

Learning Committee = L

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