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The Governing body at John Mayne Church of England (VC) Primary School consists of a team of volunteers who undertake the important task of monitoring the strategic direction of the school. It is made up of representatives from the Local Education Authority, local Church, members of staff including the Headteacher, elected parents and members of the local community.

 The Governors can be contacted via the Clerk to the Governors, at the school address: John Mayne C of E Primary School, High Street, Biddenden, Kent, TN27 8AL.

We meet as a full Governing Body six times a year, and a separate Resource Committee meets three times a year.  In addition, some governors take a particular role supporting particular areas in the school, such as Special Needs, Maths or Pastoral Care.  Minutes of the Governing body are available to read at the school.

  Other responsibilities include, oversight of the effective delivery of the curriculum, monitoring the progress of children throughout their time at the school, developing and monitoring the annual budget and finances, planning for the future development of the school and ensuring that effective policies covering areas such as child welfare, recruitment, health & safety etc. are kept up-to-date.

Whilst recognising that children start school at different stages of their development, with different interests and abilities, we are committed to helping the school ensure that the children achieve the best education possible through a curriculum that is broad and balanced.

We aim to support the staff in providing the very best opportunities for each child to develop personally, socially and intellectually into a caring and responsible citizen. In this preparation for future life, we are keen to provide a rich and relevant education with equal opportunities for all children regardless of social background, physical abilities, gender, race, creed or religion.

We believe that to be successful in achieving this we must all – parents, school staff and governors – work together in partnership for the benefit of each child. 

All policies relating to Governors can be read in the Policies page under the Key Information menu.