West Malling CE Primary and the McGinty Language Centre has ten current governors.
Mr Andy Rathbone, Chair, (Tenax Appointed Governor – November 2016)
Mrs Vanessa Dunnet, Vice-Chair, (Tenax Appointed Governor – September 2016)
Mr James Gibbons (Tenax Appointed Governor – September 2017)
David Green (Tenax Appointed Governor – September 2016)
Mrs Ann Lee (Tenax Appointed Governor – October 2015)
Mr Russell Trewartha (Tenax Appointed Governor – March 2016)
Mrs Nicola Cross (Parent Governor – July 2018)
Alex Trott (Parent Governor – January 2015)
Clare McConnel (Staff Governor – April 2018)
Mrs Emily Reeves (Staff Governor – January 2017)
All Governors are appointed by Tenax Schools Trust, with the exception of the two parent governors who were elected by parents and the two staff governors who were elected by staff.
Our local governing body also includes the Headteacher, Mr Matthew Clark.
Our Clerk to the Governors is Mrs Philippa Gibbs.
Our governing body meets once every other term, three times a year.
The roles and responsibilities of the Local Governing Body are:
Further details of the LGB's roles and responsibilities are contained in the Terms or Reference document below.
Individual governors also take on specific responsibilities as “link governors” for areas of the curriculum and aspects of the school’s life. These are detailed in the school’s Local Governing Body Information document.
The Chair of Governors, Mr Andy Rathbone, can be contacted in writing via the Clerk to the Governing Body, Mrs Philippa Gibbs, either by post using the school postal address, or by email:
We are fortunate to have such a dedicated board of governors who are very active within the school; regularly coming into school and sharing in the learning and teaching taking place.