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Meet our Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section. 

The Governors would like to welcome you to Ethelbert Road Primary School. Ethelbert Road Primary School is a maintained school and our Governing Body is guided by the Department of Education regulations and has 3 core functions:

 

  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance and management of staff
  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

 

Meet the Governors

 

Karen Flatteau  

Chair of Governors 

    I was appointed Chair of Governors in October 2021. I have lived in Kent all my life and in Faversham in recent years. As I near the end of my professional life as a social worker I am enjoying new and creative ways of using my professional and personal knowledge and experience to support this school and the local community.

     

    • Appointed: October 2021
    • Term of Office: 4 Years - end of office October 2023
    • Appointed by GB Board
    • No business or pecuniary interests; or material interests arising from intra-governor or staff relationships.
    • Karen is the Safeguarding, Mental Health and Well-being and SEND Governor  
    • Attendance last year: 

     

     

    Jonathan Richardson  

    Co Vice Chair/ Local Authority Governor

    I have been a governor at Ethelbert Road since March 2018, firstly as a parent governor and now as the local authority governor, and was appointed as Co Vice Chair in October 2021. It is a privilege for me to be able to support the children and staff in their learning and development, and to use my knowledge and experience to help to enable their continuing improvement and success.  

     

    • Appointed: October 2021
    • Term of Office: 4 Years - end of office 23rd June 2022
    • Appointed by GB Board
    • No business or pecuniary interests; or material interests arising from intra-governor or staff relationships.
    • Jonathon is the assessment, Curriculum Monitoring and EYFS Governor  
    • Attendance last year: 6/6

     

    Johanna Jennings  

    Co Vice Chair/ Parent Governor

    I have been a parent governor at Ethelbert Road since November 2020 and was appointed as Co Vice Chair in October 2021. I have one child at the school. I want to play a part in the great work the school team already does in ensuring that the good mental health and well-being of the children is fundamental to their school experience.

     

    • Appointed: November 2021
    • Term of Office: 4 Years - end of office 24th November 2024
    • Appointed by GB Board
    • No business or pecuniary interests; or material interests arising from intra-governor or staff relationships.
    • Johanna is one of the Finance, Pupil Premium, GDPR and Website Compliance Governors 
    • Attendance last year: 

     

     

    Michele Kirkbride                           

    Headteacher

    I was delighted to take up the post of Headteacher at Ethelbert Road Primary School in January 2019. With the support of a dedicated team, I endeavour to give each child the best opportunities so they can reach their true potential and leave our school as creative, curious and confident learners. I work closely with the Governing Body to monitor and evaluate the work of the school and constantly look for ways to keep improving. 

     

    Debbie Steer                                   

    Staff Governor

    I have been the Staff Governor since  December 2021. I am a teaching assistant at Ethelbert Road, specialising in SEN, dyslexia, speech and language and supporting the SENCo by delivering intervention programmes to the children. My two children both attended Ethelbert Road Primary and I was also a pupil at Ethelbert too back in the late 70's!

     

    • Appointed: December 2021
    • Term of Office: 4 Years - end of office December 2025
    • Appointed by GB Board
    • No business or pecuniary interests; or material interests arising from intra-governor or staff relationships.
    • Debbie is a teaching assistant specialising in Speech and Language

     

     

    Julie Willis                                       

    Co-opted Governor

    I have worked at Ethelbert Road since September 2011; I have been a school governor since September 2016. I am committed to supporting our staff team to achieve the best possible outcomes for the children at our school.

     

    • Appointed: 2016 and re appointed October 2020
    • Term of Office: 4 Years - end of office October 2024
    • Appointed by GB Board
    • No business or pecuniary interests; or material interests arising from intra-governor or staff relationships.
    • Julie is the Staff and Mental Health and Wellbeing Governor  
    • Attendance last year: 6/6

     

      Siobhan Price                                      

      Co-opted Governor

      I have extensive experience in education delivery across multiple sectors, in particular, developing creative delivery solutions and securing rapid improvements. I have achieved the National Professional Qualification for Head teachers and I have had strategic leadership experience in secondary education, especially in schools facing challenging circumstances.

       

      My work as the Principal Lead Advisor for South and East Kent includes the strategic oversight of  secondary school improvement, This incorporates membership of the steering committee of IBCP schools, KAH area boards and the creation of a new school improvement team which engages with maintained schools and academies across the county and beyond. I have had extensive senior leadership experience, having been an associate Head teacher, deputy headteacher and senior vice principal at two mainstream non selective schools.

       

      I am delighted to be a Governor at Ethelbert Road school. In my role as Governor I will be able to contribute to the School and help it to continue providing the best possible education for each child, looking ahead to the challenges and opportunities in the future.

       

      • Appointed: March 2021
      • Term of Office: 4 Years - end of office March 2025
      • Appointed by GB Board
      • No business or pecuniary interests; or material interests arising from intra-governor or staff relationships.
      • Siobhan is the Remote Learning, Curriculum Monitoring and Catch Up Funding Governor
      • Attendance last year: 

       

      Francesca Segal                            

      Co-opted Governor

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      • Appointed: March 2022
      • Term of Office: 4 Years - end of office March 2026
      • Appointed by GB Board
      • No business or pecuniary interests; or material interests arising from intra-governor or staff relationships.
      • Attendance last year:

       

       

      Tim Judge                                      
      Co-opted Governor

      I have been a governor at Ethelbert Road since April 2022. I am new to Faversham, but I have worked for education charities for the past 10 years, focusing on teacher training and literacy. I am looking forward to supporting the school to help it achieve the best for the children. 

       

      • Appointed: March 2022
      • Term of Office: 4 Years - end of office March 2026
      • Appointed by GB Board
      • No business or pecuniary interests; or material interests arising from intra-governor or staff relationships
      • Attendance last year: 

       

      Ali Rew

      Parent Governor

      I have two daughters at the school.

      Initially from Canterbury I have lived and worked in a variety of countries before settling back in Kent 4 years ago. I have experience in teaching and teaching training as well as student support and academic management in a variety of educational settings. I hope this background and my pragmatic approach can be useful to the school community.

       

      • Appointed: May 2022
      • Term of Office: 4 Years - end of office May 2026
      • Appointed by GB Board
      • No business or pecuniary interests; or material interests arising from intra-governor or staff relationships.
      • Attendance last year:

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