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Meet the Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section.

School Governance

The governing body is an integral part of the school leadership team. It is made up of staff, church, parent and LEA (Local Education Authority) representatives who meet once a term. The governors are responsible for the welfare and pastoral care of the whole school community, the quality and effectiveness of education given to all pupils and embedding a Christian ethos. Their duties also include setting and reviewing policies and objectives, challenging and supporting the senior management staff by being their 'critical friend', developing the learning environment and ensuring the happiness of children, staff and families within the school and its community.


There are three sub-committees: Premises, Health & Safety; Finance & Personnel; Curriculum & SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability). These committees meet separately to maintain the upkeep of school premises, including health and safety issues; manage the school budget; and monitor the delivery of a broad, balanced and inclusive curriculum. Minutes of the sub-committee meetings are freely available from the school office.


Our Governing Body is comprised of both Foundation and Non-Foundation Governors: Foundation Governors are appointed by either the Diocese of Canterbury Board of Education or by St Dunstan's PPC. Non-Foundation Governors are members of the school community: headteacher, teaching staff, support staff, parents and an LEA-appointed governor.

School Governors

Mr John Speller Chair of Governors, Premises, Self-evaluation Committee. Literacy Lead, Modern Foreign Languages Lead
Mrs Nicola Hirst


Headteacher, Designated Child Protection Co-ordinator, Curriculum & SEND (Special Educational Needs & Disability) Committee, Finance Committee, Premises, Health & Safety Committee

Mr David Gillies


RE & Collective Worship Lead, Safeguarding Lead, E-Safety, Finance Committee

Mr Richard Pickles Finance Committe (Chair), ICT Lead
Mrs Emma Russell


Teacher Governor, SEND Lead, Maths Lead, PHSE Lead, E-Safety, Curriculum & SEND Committee

Mrs Catherine Lloyd Premises Committee
Mr Conrad Chant Gov.Training/Development & Visits, Finance Committee
Mr Carl Meewezen Premises, Self-evaluation Committee
Mrs Emma Simmonds

Self-evaluation Committee


Mrs Jaqueline Hewitt

Chair of Self-evaluation Committee

Mrs Sara Brown Support Staff Link Governor
Mrs Julie Keith Associate Governor - Finance & Personnel
Mr Richard Pickles Parent Governor

Mrs Michelle Rumble

Mr Carlos Lloyd

Clerk to Governors

Finance Committee



Governors' Class and Subject Links

Class Links

Class 1 Carl Meewezen
Class 2 TBC
Class 3 TBC
Class 4 Conrad Chant

Subject Links

General Curriculum Carl Meewezen
Literacy/MFL Carl Meewezen
Maths Emma Russell
PHSE & Global Citizenship Emma Russell
RE/CW David Gillies
PE Conrad Chant
ICT Richard Pickles