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Mrs Hannah Alabaster

Kents Hill Junior School

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Introduction to the Governors

 

Responsibilities and Functions

The Governing Body exists to support and contribute to the strategic development plan of our school.  

The Local Governing Body has two core strategic functions: ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction, and holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils. Whilst the Headteacher is responsible for the day-to-day management and leadership of the school, the Governing Body is involved with overseeing the curriculum, pupil welfare, premises, personnel and school finances at a strategic level. 

 

The governors implement a programme of monitoring in the following key areas:

  • Safeguarding
  • Effectiveness of Leadership and Management
  • Quality of Teaching, Learning and Assessment
  • Personal Development, Behaviour, and Welfare
  • Outcomes for all pupils

 

We are fortunate to have a very dedicated team of governors, who are actively involved in the life of the school. 

Contact us

If you wish to bring any matters to the attention of the Governing Body, please address your correspondence to: Chair of Governors, c/o Kents Hill Junior School, Kents Hill Road, Benfleet, Essex, SS7 5PS

 

Interested in joining us?

If you have a keen interest in the school and be prepared to play an active role, we would love to hear from you! 

You don’t have to be a parent or have any special qualifications to become a Governor: If you care about children and young people and the education they receive, and can spare some time, you can make a difference by becoming a school governor and helping shape the future our pupils!

 

Having been inducted, optional training will be available as the successful applicant develops within the team.  There are presently three Local Governing Body meetings a year starting at 6.00pm and six monitoring sessions, usually from 9.00am until 1.00pm.  Whilst it may not possible to attend on all occasions, governors are expected to prepare for and attend as many as possible. For any questions, please contact the Chair of Governors.

 

If you are interested, we warmly invite you to contact the school office for an application form. To support the written application, the selection will also be based on an informal interview. The successful candidate will also need to undertake an Enhanced DBS check, which we will arrange.

  

Introduction to our Governors

Mrs Tanja Collins (Chair of Local Governing Body), Link Governor for Safeguarding, Special Educational Needs and Governor Training

Date of appointment: 10/10/2017

Business and pecuniary interest: Parent Governor at The King John School

 

Previously Co-opted Governor, appointed 20/10/2014

Term of Office: 4 years Appointed by Chair of Governors (Mr N. Alston) and Headteacher (Mr. M. Thomas) 

 


Mrs Annie Sutton (Vice Chair) Co-opted Governor, of Multi Academy Trust

Date of appointment: 20/10/2014, Term of Office: 4 years

Appointed by Chair of Governors (Mr N Alston) and Headteacher (Mr. M. Thomas)

Business and pecuniary interest: Governor at Kents Hill Infants School

  

Mrs Samantha Challis (Parent Governor)

Date of appointment: 28/04/2017, Term of office 4 years

Appointed by Chair of Governors (Mr Nick Alston) and Head of Academy (Mrs H Alabaster)

Business and pecuniary interests: none

  

Mrs Emma Howell (Parent Governor)

Date of appointment: 28/04/2017, Term of Office 4 years

Appointed by Chair of Governors (Mr Nick Alston) and Head of Academy (Mrs H Alabaster)

Business and pecuniary interests: none

 

 

Mrs Nicola Spearmen (Associate Governor) Link Governor from The King John School

Date of appointment: 16/09/2015, Term of Office: 4 years

Appointed by Chair of Governors (Mr N Alston) and Headteacher (Mr. M. Thomas)

Business and pecuniary interest: The King John School, Head of KS3



Miss Nicola Hovey Staff Governor

Date of appointment: 16/09/2015, Term of Office: 4 years

Appointed by Chair of Governors (Mr N Alston) and Headteacher (Mr. M. Thomas)

Business and pecuniary interest: Teacher at Kents Hill Junior School

  
Mrs Hannah Alabaster Staff Governor, Head of Academy

Date of appointment: 16/09/2015, Term of Office: 4 years

Appointed by Chair of Governors (Mr N Alston) and Headteacher (Mr. M. Thomas)

Business and pecuniary interest: Head of Academy

 

Mr Paul Finch (Associated Member to the Local Governing Body)

Date of appointment: 10/02/2014, Term of Office: 4 years, stepped back to become Associate Member in November 2017

Appointed by Chair of Governors (Mr N Alston) and Headteacher (Mr. M. Thomas) 

Business and pecuniary interest: None

Governors who have resigned within 12 months:

 

Mr Nick Alston Chair of Local Governing Body, Co-opted Governor, Member of Multi Academy Trust and lead governor for monitoring the Sports Premium and Pupil Behaviour. 

Date of appointment: 06/11/2013 Term of Office: 4 years Appointed by Chair of Governors (Mr S Taylor) and Headteacher (Mr. M. Thomas) Business and pecuniary interest: None  

Mrs Iris Mead Co-opted Governor, of Multi Academy Trust; lead governor for monitoring teaching and learning,British values; Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education

Date of appointment: 17/04/2002 Term of Office: 4 years (Has been extended) Appointed by Chair of Governors (Mr N Alston) and Headteacher (Mr. M. Thomas) Business and pecuniary interest: None

Mr Craig Crighton Parent Governor, Lead governor for Health and Safety and Pupil Premium Grant

Date of appointment: 10/11/2015 Term of Office: 4 years Appointed by Chair of Governors (Mr N Alston) and Headteacher (Mr. M. Thomas) Business and pecuniary interest: None


Mr P Calvert Previously Parent Governor,

Date of resignation: 03/11/2016 Date of appointment: 10/11/2015 Term of Office: 4 years Appointed by Chair of Governors (Mr N Alston) and Headteacher (Mr. M. Thomas) Business and pecuniary interest: None