Who are we and what do we do?
We are a team of volunteers (comprised of staff, parents and community representatives) who work closely with the Headteacher to make key strategic decisions to ensure the successful running of the school, that standards of achievement are raised to make decisions on the school budget and staffing. Our most important job, of course, is to make sure that pupils are getting the best education possible.
We aim to communicate regularly with the parent community which involves an annual survey and termly newsletters. Please see below.
How can we be contacted?
The Governing Body (including the Chair) can be contacted via the school office; our two parent governors can often be found at the school entrance/on the playground at the beginning or end of the day and are more than happy to talk to fellow parents should you wish to speak to them.
Minutes of Meetings
The Governing Body meets regularly and the minutes of their meetings are available via the school office should anyone wish to see them.
|Main Governing Body|
|Chair||Nicola Archenoul||Co-opted Governor|
|Vice Chair||Tanya Terry||Parent Governor|
|Jane Shields||Head teacher Governor|
|Chair of Resources Committee||Ray Holbrook||Co-opted Governor|
|Chloe Halsey||Staff Governor|
|Chair of Curriculum Committee||Rebecca Brain||Co-opted Governor|
|Esame Diyan||Co-opted Governor|
|Resigned 22/03/17||Paul Shevlane||Parent|
|Patrice Adams||Co-opted Governor|
|Naomi Palmer||LA Governor|
|Safoa Mensah||Associate Governor|
|(from 10.05.17)||Ellie Wood|
Governing Body Meetings
Full Governing Body meetings take place four times a year during which the business of the school is discussed and reports are received from the two sub committees – Curriculum and Resources.
Curriculum Committee (Chair – Rebecca Brain)
The Curriculum Committee’s main purpose is to monitor, review and challenge pupil progress and attainment data and provide strategic oversight of the delivery of the school curriculum and then report back to the Governing Body.
Resources Committee (Chair – Ray Holbrook)
The Curriculum Committee’s main purpose is to have strategic oversight of the school budget, buildings and staffing. In particular, it ensures that the school operates in accordance with its Finance Policy as well as that of the Local Authority. This includes ensuring value for money and that budget spend is to the benefit of the pupils’ education.
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Academic Year 2016 – 2017
Governing Body Profiles:
Nicola Archenoul (Term of office: 22/04/2014 until 22/04/2018)
Nicola Archenoul is the Chair of the Governing Body. She is a married working mum of two children who both attended the school.
Nicola joined the Governing Body as a parent governor nine years ago and became Chair in 2011. Being a governor has given her an insight into the running of a good school and most importantly an appreciation of the time and effort put in by staff to ensure they deliver the best education possible for your children.
Despite Nicola’s own children having now left, she chooses to continue as a member of the Governing Body as she is very proud of our school and believes that it does the best for all the children that pass through. However we are always looking to improve and Nicola is keen to support them in all that they want to achieve.
Nicola is also a member of the Resources Committee.
In 2014/15 Nicola attended 3/3 Resources meetings and 5/5 Full Governing Body meetings.
Tanya Terry (Term of office: 07/12/2012 until 07/12/2016)
Tanya became a Parent Governor when her daughter joined the school and thoroughly enjoys being a part of school life both as a governor and as a parent.
Tanya is a local community midwife who lives close to the school and has a developed understanding of the needs of our community. Prior to that Tanya worked for 12 years as a secondary school teacher which has enabled her to bring valuable experience in various aspects of school life to the Governing Body. Tanya considers it responsibility, but also a privilege, to be a part of school life as a parent governor.
As well as being Vice-Char, Tanya is a member of the Curriculum Committee and is also the Link Governor for the Children’s Centre.
Chloe Halsey (Term of office: 15/09/2014 until 19/09/2018)
Chloe recently joined the Governing Body as a staff governor. She has been a teacher at Delce Infant School for 4 years, where she is currently teaching Year 1. Chloe has been a member of the Senior Leadership Team for 3 years and she is subject lead for PE and science within the school.
Chloe enjoys watching football and supports West Ham FC. Other hobbies and interest include shopping, spending time with my family and attending the gym. Chloe is pleased to be part of the Governing body and is looking forward to supporting the school in the next step of their journey.
Chloe is a member of the Curriculum Committee.
Ray Holbrook (Term of office: 07/12/2012 until 07/12/2016)
Ray is a parent governor. He moved to Rochester 10 years ago and loves the area. Ray runs his own electrical contracting and engineering company and works all over London and the South East.
Ray developed an interest in how the school was run and the effect a good start in school life would have on the children when his daughter started in reception. He believes that governors have an important role to play and that our experience from outside the school system helps us to question decisions, bring fresh ideas and support the school in fulfilling its duties to the children.
Ray is Chair of the Resources Committee.
Esame Diyan (Term of office 29/04/2015 until 29/04/2019)
Esame was appointed in April 2015. She is a member of the Curriculum Committee and is very interested in how young children learn.
Rebecca Brain (Term of office 29/04/2015 until 29/04/2019)
Rebecca has a child in Year 1 at the school and is our lead governor for English and PE. Rebecca sits on the Curriculum Committee.
Paul was appointed to the Governing Body on 13.7.16. He has a daughter currently attending the school and a younger child as well. Paul was previously a teacher himself and is a keen data analyst. He sits on the Curriculum Committee.
Patrice was appointed to the Governing Body on 13.7.16 having previously been a governor of a school in Essex. She recently moved into the area and is looking forward to working as part of the community of our school.
Safoa works for Medway Council as part of their finance team. She previously served on the Governing Body and has now come back on to the governing board as an Associate governor.