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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

Headteacher: Mrs Helen Roberts
Christopher Woolard
Pippa Taylor
Ben Harrison
Kathryn Nichol
Tracey Balcombe
Simon Antoniou
Joseph Kershaw

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 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 Simon Antoniou

Co-opted

 

Governing 

Body

11.9.19 -10.9.23

 

 

 

1. Mrs Hannah Drennan Co-opted Governing Body 11.9.19 - 10.9.23      
  1.  

Philippa Taylor

Parent

Parent Body

13.12.17 – 12.12.21

 

Parent of Pupil

 

1.

Kathryn Nichol

Parent

Parent Body

22.07.19 - 21.07.23

 

 

Parent of Pupil

 

  Joseph Kershaw Co-opted Governing Body 15.05.19 - 14.05.23      

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

 

  Mr Keith Gristock Co-opted Governing Body 7.7.15 – 6.7.19  F&R, Policies   None
  Mr Paul Cluley Co-opted Governing Body 14.7.15 – 13.7.19 (resigned 11.7.18) L., Data   None
  Mr Carl Roberts Co-opted  Governing Body 19.4.17 – 18.4.21 (resigned 11.7.18) Chair of Finance and Resources, S, Staffing, HTA   None
  Mrs Tula Fitzpatrick Local Authority Governer Kent County Council 19.4.17 – 18.4.21 (resigned 18.9.18) S, F & R   None
  Mr Johan Bjorkland Parent Parent body

2.12.16-1.12.20

(resigned

10.5.19)

L, IT Parent of pupil  
  Rev’d Richard Worssam Co-opted Governing Body 2008 – Aug 2019 L, Safeguarding   None
  Mr Jerry Hansford Co-opted Governing Body 5.12.16 - 4.12.20 (Resigned Dec 2019) F&R, Safeguarding    

 

 

Finance & Resources Committee = F & R

Strategy = S

Headteacher Appraisal = HTA

Special Needs & Disability = SEND

Learning Committee = L

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