Governors

Our Governors play a large role in the strategic direction of our school.

"Governors share a very strong ambition for the school's Core Values. They routinely and thoroughly challenge school leaders and are extremely knowledgeable about the impact of additional funding."
Ofsted June 2017 

Our Governing Body is supported by Mrs Alison Smith, The Clerk. She can be contacted regarding any Governing Body matters. clerk@west-borough.kent.sch.uk  

Meeting dates for 2020/21 can be found here.

For attendance information for the last academic year, please click here.

Meet the Governors

Katherine Atkinson

Chair of Governors

LA Governor since 2017

Katherine is Assistant Director for Management Information & Intelligence in Integrated Children’s Services at KCC.
As chair of Governors, Katherine meets with the Headteacher on a regular basis. She reports on the Quality of Education element of the SIAP and sits on the Headteacher Performance Management Group and Finance Group. She has responsibility for Governor Training and Development.

Appointed 28.11.17

Current term of office began 09.12.2020 

Current term of office ends 08.12.2023

Kevin Beamon

Co-opted Governor since 2018

Vice Chair of Governors

Kevin has 2 children in the school and is Financial Director for a printing company.
Kevin reports on the Leadership and Management element of the SIAP. He also sits on the Finance Group and is the Health & Safety Governor.

Appointed 16.01.18
Current term of office began 13.10.2020
Current term of office ends 12.10.2023

Judith Westrup

Co-opted Governor since 2020

Safeguarding Governor

Judith currently has previously had children in the school. She is a Speech and Language Therapist and works in schools.
Judith reports on the Personal Development and Behaviour and Attitudes element of the SIAP, with a particular focus on SEN and attendance. She also sits on the Headteacher Performance Management Group.

Appointed 20.10.11
Current term of office began 13.10.20
Current term of office ends 12.10.23

Anthony McKenzie

Co-opted Governor since 2020

Anthony is currently a stay-at-home dad, studying for an engineering degree. He has worked in education for 5 years and has managerial and catering experience.

Appointed 08.12.20
Current term of office began 08.12.20
Current term of office ends 07.12.23

 

Maxine Brackstone

Co-opted Governor since 2020

Maxine is Assistant Headteacher at a Special School in Maidstone. She reports on the EYFS element of the SIAP.

Appointed 14.7.20
Current term of office began 14.7.20
Current term of office ends 13.7.23

Ashley Crittenden

Headteacher

Staff Governor since 2006

As Headteacher, Ashley is automatically a member of the Governing Body. She is supported by another Staff Governor. Ashley sits on the Finance Group.

Ashley is Vice-Chair of Governors at another local school.

Gemma Jury-Sofi

Staff Governor since 2017

EYFS Leader

Gemma has taught at West Borough since 2015 and is a teacher in Year R. She is a member of the Senior Leadership Team  and oversees the Early Years.

Appointed 28.11.17
Current term of office began 14.10.20
Current term of office ends 13.10.23

Lynne Skinner

Co-opted Governor since 2019

Lynne has recently retired, after working in schools for over 25 years. She has a knowledge of Finance, Personnel and Admin in schools, having been an Office Manager.

She reports on the Personal Development element of the SIAP and sits on the Pay Review Group.

Appointed 16.07.19
Current term of office began 16.07.19
Current term of office ends 15.07.22

Carol Clubb

Parent Governor since 2020

Carol is Deputy Headteacher at a Secondary School. She has 2 children who currently attend the school.

Appointed 12.11.20
Current term of office began 12.11.20
Current term of office ends 11.11.23

Rebecca Phillips

Parent Governor since 2020

Rebecca is Assistant Headteacher and Inclusion Lead at an Infant School in London. She has a daughter who currently attends the school.

Appointed 12.11.20
Current term of office began 12.11.20
Current term of office ends 11.11.23

Alison Smith

Clerk to the Governors

Be kind, be safe, be responsible and embrace challenge