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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 and the Teams they sit on. Attendance at Governing Body meetings in 2019/20 is noted in brackets below each governor and shows how many meetings they attended against how many they were entitled to attend.

 

Mr. T. Simmonds

(/)

Co-opted

Co Vice-Chair of Governing Body

Vice-Chair of Finance & Resources Team

Mrs. M. Newman

Co-opted

Chair of Governing Body

Vice-Chair of Curriculum & Learning Team

Mr A. Kilbride 

(/)

Headteacher

All Teams

 

Mrs. T. Anderson

(/)

Co-opted

Co Vice-Chair of Governing Body

Chair of Finance & Resources Team

Mr. M. Paterson

(/)

Parent

Chair of Curriculum & Learning Team

Miss. E. Vale

(/)

Co-opted

Curriculum & Learning Team

 

Miss S. Robbins

(3/3)

Co-opted

Curriculum & Learning Team

 

Mrs. H Brown

(/)

Staff

Curriculum & Learning Team

Mr. C. Ellmer

(/)

Parent

Finance & Resources Team

 

Mrs. S. Corbin

(/)

Co-opted

Finance & Resources Team

 

Mr. C. Beck

(/)

Co-opted Finance & Resources Team

 

 

INFORMATION ABOUT THE GOVERNORS

 

Michelle Newman

I graduated from Kingston University with a BA Hons in History. I spent the next 10 years developing a career in Human Resources where I specialised in HR Management for a multinational retailer, a global distribution company and a leading edge Hedge Fund. Since becoming a parent at the school I have taken an active role within school life supporting reading/swimming and class trips, and in particular supporting the Friends of Kemsing School (FKS) where I held the position of Treasurer and class rep for 2 years. Whilst still actively supporting the FKS, I have now committed my passion and skills to further enhance and develop the exceptional teaching and support offered to the children who attend the School, in my role as Governor. I have two daughters who have both now moved on to secondary schools.

 

Tom Simmonds

I joined the Governing Body in 2006 and am currently Co-Vice-Chair of the Governing Body and of the Finance & Resources Team. I have over twenty years of experience in the Financial Services and BPS industries gained through consultancy and subsequent operational and MD roles. My experience in business management, together with stakeholder engagement at a senior level in sectors ranging from FTSE 100 companies to public bodies, helps to provide a framework to positively challenge and engage with the school.

 

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.

 

Matt Paterson

 

Ellie Vale

 

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.

 

Susan Robbins

 

Christian Beck

 

Carl Ellmer

 

Andrew Kilbride - The Headteacher

 

 

 

Role of the Governors

Governors Business Interests

The Chair of Governors, Michelle Newman, can be contacted via the school.