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The Governors are a diverse group of volunteers, each bring different strengths and skills but all having a common interest in and commitment to the school, its staff, pupils, buildings and the community of which it forms a part.


Governors are at the heart of how a school operates. How they do their job affects the interests of pupils, staff morale and how the school is seen by parents and others in the community.


Governors are people who have an interest in the role of schools in society and wish to make a positive contribution to their communities. They have enquiring minds and contribute to the effective running of the school and the educational achievements of its pupils.

Meet the Governors


Here is a list of Governors and their roles within the Circle Model of Governance. Attendance at Governing Body meetings in 2021/22 is noted in brackets below each governor and shows how many meetings they attended against how many they were required to attend.


Mrs. T. Anderson



Co-Chair of Governing Body

Wellness, Creativity, Safeguarding, SEND


Mrs. E. Gilroy


Co-opted (res. 14.12.21)


Mrs. H. Brown




Mrs. S. Corbin



Finance, Pupil Premium, Recovery Premium, Maths

Mr. C. Beck



Vice-Chair of Governing Body

Health & Safety, Sports Premium,

Knowledge & Understanding

Miss S. Robbins



English, Early Years


Mr. C. Ellmer



Co-Chair of Governing Body

Training & Development, Health &Safety, Pupil Premium, Recovery Premium, Creativity

Mr T. Hardwick 



School Improvement and Monitoring


Mr. R.D. Gemmell



Knowledge & Understanding

Mrs. S. Stephens



Maths, SEND

Miss T. Howe










Local Authority





Tara Anderson

I am a full time mum to 3 children, who all attend(ed) Kemsing Primary School. Before children, I worked in both politics and investment banking whilst, more recently, I have been kept busy working on our self-build project. I became a governor in June 2015 as I’d been an active member of the PTA for 6 years and wanted to make a contribution to and support the school in a different way. I have a keen interest in education and how it is evolving and wanted to help ensure the school continues to provide our children with an excellent education, whilst caring for their wellbeing and also nurturing their individuality.


Christian Beck


Helen Brown


Susan Corbin

I joined the Governing Body in September 2020 after many years working as an accountant in the public and charity sectors.  In previous volunteer roles I have been active in local schools, providing extra support for maths and reading in KS1 and 2.  I have also assisted in school-based holiday club activities.  As a co-opted governor, my aim is to use both my professional expertise and 'hands on' experiences to support the staff and children at Kemsing Primary School.


Carl Ellmer


Tom Hardwick - The Headteacher

As  Executive Headteacher of Kemsing Primary School, I take great pride in working alongside our Governing Body, staff team and parent body to ensure that our school provides the very best education for each and every one of our pupils.

Previously in my career I have been a staff governor at three separate schools and have been involved in school governance for 10 years. 

Tina Howe

I became part of Kemsing School's Governing Body in October 2021, after finding that I wanted to be able to have more of an involvement in the local community and recognising Kemsing School as being a large part of this.    I am a qualified social worker and have worked with children and families in a range of roles over the last 20 years. I am still practicing as a social worker with a role in a fostering agency, which I started in 2021 after 10 years of working in assessment and child protection teams.  I am currently the lead governor for safeguarding and English and I hope to be able to apply some of my current skills and  knowledge to the governor role as well as learning from the School community as a whole. 


Douglas Gemmell


Susan Robbins

I joined the Governing Body in 2020 and am currently the governor lead for Early Years and English. I have over thirty years of experience in Information Technology working in Consultancy, Finance (Insurance) and Manufacturing sectors. After retiring in 2019, I have returned to my love of learning by studying for an Open University English Literature degree. During my professional career, I have had roles in strategy and also in using data for process improvement and I hope these skills can help at Kemsing Primary School.


Stephanie Stephens


Role of the Governors

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The Chair of Governors can be contacted via the Clerk to the Governing Body via the school office or at