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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)

*Awaiting photographs for:

Parent Governor: Marie Simms

Deputy Head Teacher / Staff Governor: Hannah Chalkley

Paul Cluley

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OTFORD PRIMARY SCHOOL COMMITTEE STRUCTURE

 

Strategy Committee

Chris Woolard (Chair)

Helen Roberts (Headteacher)

Colin Parks (Vice Chair)

Carl Roberts (Chair, Finance/Resources)

Ben Harrison (Chair, Learning)

Tula Fitzpatrick

Vacancy

 

Clerk: Angela Stone (Kent Clerking Service)

Deputy heads may attend by invitation of the chair of governors

 

Finance/Resources
Carl Roberts (Chair)

Helen Roberts (Headteacher)

Colin Parks (lead for school expansion, health and Safety)

Tula Fitzpatrick

Keith Gristock

Vacancy 


Clerk: Angela Stone (Kent Clerking Service) 
Chair of governors may attend at his discretion

Deputy heads may attend by invitation of the chair of the committee 


Learning
Ben Harrison (Chair)

Helen Roberts (Headteacher)

Jo Ellis (Vice Chair) 

Hannah Chalkley (staff governor) 

Richard Worrsam (KS1)

Jo Ellis (Pupil Premium)

Paul Cluely

Vacancy

 

Clerk: Angela Stone (Kent Clerking Service)  
Chair or vice chair of governors may attend at their discretion

Deputy heads may attend by invitation of the chair of the committee

 

Otford Primary School

Governing Body 2016-2017

 

NAME

GOVERNOR

TYPE

APPOINTING BODY

Term of Office

Helen Roberts

 

Ex Officio

 

 

 

Jo Ellis

Parent

Elected

 

19.12.12 18.12.16
Vacancy Parent      
Tula Fitzpatrick Local Authority Governor Kent County Council 12.4.13 11.4.17

Hannah Chalkley

Staff

Elected

 

07.13

07.17

Keith Gristock

Co-Opted Governor

Governing Body

7.7.15

6.7.19

 

Paul Cluely

Co-Opted Governor

Governing Body

14.7.15

13.7.19

Ben Harrison

Co-Opted Governor

Governing Body

12.4.13

11.4.17

 

Colin Parks

Co-Opted Governor

Governing Body

12.4.13

11.4.17

 

Carl Roberts

Co-Opted Governor

Governing Body

12.4.13

11.4.17

 

         

Chris Woolard

Co-Opted Governor

Governing Body

12.4.13

11.4.17

 

Richard Worssam

Co-Opted Governor

(Local vicar, historical agreement that the local vicar is on the GB)

2008

Ongoing

Vacancy

Co-Opted

Governing Body

 

 

Previous Governors

 

 

 

 

Rachel Philips

Co-Opted Governor

Governing Body

12.4.13

21.4.15

 

Paul Gaskin

Co-Opted Governor

Gov

12.4.13

7.7.15

Rebecca Wilde Parent Elected 5.12.14 13.7.16
Rob Wilson Governor Governing Body 12.4.13 13.7.16
James Wall Co-opted Governor Governing Body 12.4.13 22.09.16

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attendance Register for Otford Primary 2015 - 2016

 

Strategy
Chris Woolard 3 out of a possible 3
Colin Parks 3 out of a possible 3
Rob Wilson 2  out of a possible 3
Ben Harrison 3 out of a possible 3
Tula Fitzpatrick 3 out of a possible 3
Carl Roberts 2 out of a possible 3
Hannah Chalkley 3 out of a possible 3

 

Finance and Resources
Rob Wilson 5 out of a possible 5
Keith Gristock 5 out of a possible 5
Colin Parks 4 out of a possible 5
James Wall 4 out of a possible 5
Tula Fitzpatrick 4 out of a possible 5
Carl Roberts 5 out of a possible 5

 

Learning
Ben Harrison 3 out of a possible 3
Richard Worrsam 1 out of a possible 3
Paul Cluley 2 out of a possible 3
Jo Ellis 2 out of a possible 3
Hannah Chalkley 3 out of a possible 3

 

Full Governing Body
Chris Woolard 5 out of a possible 6
Colin Parks 5 out of a possible 6
Rob Wilson 6 out of a possible 6
Ben Harrison 6 out of a possible 6
Tula Fitzpatrick 6 out of a possible 6
Carl Roberts 6 out of a possible 6
Keith Gristock 5 out of a possible 6
James Wall 5 out of a possible 6
Paul Cluley 6 out of a possible 6
Richard Worrsam 2 out of apossible 6
Jo Ellis 6 out of a possible 6
Hannah Chalkley 6 out of a possible 6
Helen Roberts 2 out of a possible 2

 

 

Attendance Register for Otford Primary 2014 - 2015
             
  A = attended   AP = Apology   NAP = No Apology  
             
             
Strategy 17.9.14 13.1.15 6.5.15      
Chris Woolard A A A      
Colin Parks A A AP      
Rob Wilson A A A      
Ben Harrison A A A      
Tula Fitzpatrick A AP ?      
Carl Roberts A A A      
             
             
Finance and Resources 1.10.14 19.11.14 21.1.15 11.3.15 17.6.15  
Rob Wilson A A A A A  
Paul Gaskin A AP A AP A  
Colin Parks A A AP A A  
James Wall A AP A A A  
Tula Fitzpatrick AP A A AP A  
Carl Roberts AP A AP A A  
             
Learning 23.9.14 26.11.14 25.3.15 24.6.15    
Ben Harrison A A A A    
Rachel Phillips A A A      
Richard Worrsam AP A A AP    
Carl Roberts A AP        
Jo Ellis A A A A    
Hannah Chalkley Maternity Maternity A A    
             
Full Governing Body 9.12.14 21.4.15 17.6.15 7.7.15    
Chris Woolard A A AP A    
Colin Parks A A A A    
Rob Wilson A A A A    
Ben Harrison A A A A    
Tula Fitzpatrick AP A A A    
Carl Roberts A A A A    
Paul Gaskin A A A A    
James Wall A A A A    
Rachel Phillips A A        
Richard Worrsam A A A A    
Jo Ellis A A A A    
Hannah Chalkley AP A A A    
Rebecca Wilde A A A A    
             
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