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Governors

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 CoE 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.

John Mayne CEP School Governing Body

John Mayne Governing Body used a Hybrid Mode of Governance with a Dedicated Resource Committee for 2019/2020

 

John Mayne CEP School Governing Body

John Mayne Governing Body used a Hybrid Mode of Governance with a Dedicated Resource Committee for 2020/2021

GOVERNOR

NAME

GOVERNOR

CATEGORY

NOMINATING

GROUP

TERM OF OFFICE

START OF TERM

GOVERNOR RESPONSIBILITY

BUSINESS INTEREST DECLARED

DATE DECLARED

ATTENDANCE

RECORD 2020/2021

Mrs Joanna Main

Parent

Appointed by Governing Body

4 years

16 05 2019

Chair

Safeguarding

HTPM

None.

Declared:05 October 2020

Confirmed FGB 19 07 2021

 

14/15

Mr Clive Thomas

 

Foundation

Diocese

4 years

01/09/2020

Resource

HTPM

Director of Tenterden School Trust.

Declared: 05 October 2020

Confirmed FGB 19 07 2021

 

15/15

Mrs Helen Tester

Staff

Staff Election

4 years

06 06 2017

Resource

Spouse is Manager of a local Homeleigh Timber Ltd.

Declared: 05 October 2020

Confirmed FGB 19 07 2021

 

12/14

Mr Austen Green

Co-opted

Appointed by Governing Body

4 years

16 05 2019

Chair Resource

Finance

SEND

FIS Global Inc. VP, I.T Executive - Shareholder 

Declared: 09 09 2020

 

Confirmed FGB 19 07 2021

 

13/15

Ms Hannah Slingsby

Co-opted

Appointed by Governing Body

4 years

16 05 2019

Wellbeing

 

None.

Declared: 05 October 2020

 

7/12

Mr Neil Bell

 

 

 

Co-opted

Appointed by Governing Body

4 years

16 03 2020

HTPM

Director, Solution Provider

Employee, MS Admin

Member of ABC & Spouse Member of ABC & KCC.

Declared:17 09 2020

Confirmed FGB 19 07 2021

 

13/15

Mr Neil Wickens

LA Governor

Appointed by Governing Body/LA

4 years

13 July 2020

Training

Health & Safety

Governor at The North School.

Declared: 5 October 2020

 

Confirmed FGB 19 07 2021

 

11/12 -

Mr Thomas Hay

 

 

Foundation Governor

Diocese

 

N/A

2 February 2021

 

Resource

 

Governor at The North School.

Declared 16 June 2020

 

Confirmed FGB 19 07 2021

14/15

 

 

Governor

Resignations

From 01/04/20

 

 

 

 

Rev. Alex Bienfait

Ex-officio/Foundation

Diocese

N/A

01 02 2007

Resigned 31 01 2021

Vice Chair

SIAMS

Community cohesion

ICT      HTPM

Priest in charge of Biddenden & Smarden

In the same Benefice as All Saints Biddenden, and as such have a working relationship with Thomas Hay. Trustee of the Apollos Trust as such a working relationship with Clive Thomas.

Website Designer

Declared:17 07 20

5/6

Mrs Holly Long

Parent

Appointed by Governing Body

4 years

16 05 2019

Resigned 31 07 21

 

Pupil Premium

Active Clause Ltd – Director

Spouse Director of Active Clause Ltd.

Declared: 05 October 2020

 

10/12

Mrs Sharon Bailey

 

Headteacher

Not Applicable

02 09 2020

End of Contract 31 08 21

Resource

None.

Declared 05 October 2020

Confirmed FGB 19 07 2021

 

9/12

8/8

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