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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 ben.harrison@otford.kent.sch.uk

 

Meet our Governors- awaiting photo from Mr Colin Parks

Meet our Governors- awaiting photo from Mr Colin Parks 1 Chairperson: Mr Ben Harrison
Meet our Governors- awaiting photo from Mr Colin Parks 2 Headteacher: Mrs Helen Roberts
Meet our Governors- awaiting photo from Mr Colin Parks 3 Jerry Hansford
Meet our Governors- awaiting photo from Mr Colin Parks 4 Rev. Richard Worssam
Meet our Governors- awaiting photo from Mr Colin Parks 5 Parent Governor: Johan Bjorklund
Meet our Governors- awaiting photo from Mr Colin Parks 6 Clerk: Angela Stone (Kent Clerking Service)
Meet our Governors- awaiting photo from Mr Colin Parks 7 Christopher Woolard
Meet our Governors- awaiting photo from Mr Colin Parks 8 Pippa Taylor

Governing body details for 2017/18

Governing body details for 2017/18 1
Governing body details for 2017/18 2

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, LAC, 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.  

Philippa Taylor

Parent

Parent Body

13.12.17 – 12.12.21

 

Parent of Pupil

 

  1.  

Johan Bjorklund

Parent

Parent Body

2.12.16-1.12.20

 

L, IT

Parent of Pupil

 

  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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