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GOVERNORS

Name of Governor and category By whom appointed Responsibilities Term of Office ends Business interest declared Attendance
David Bell
Co-opted
FGB Vice-Chairman / Health & Safety / Premises Nov-20 None declared 95%
Stephen Cope
Staff
Staff Assessment / Finance Jan-17 None declared 100%
Sheryl Cunningham
Parent
Parents Finance / Creative Activities / Forest School Sep-19 None declared 100%
Annette Harrison
Co-opted
FGB Special Needs / PTFA Liaison Sep-19 None declared 100%
William Herbert
Local Authority
FGB Chairman of Governors / Mathematics / Assessment / Appraisal / Finance Committee Apr-20 None declared 100%
Stephen Rae
Co-opted
FGB General Subjects Jan-21 None declared 100%
Brian Turp
Co-opted
FGB Vice-Chair / Chair of Finance / Appraisal Mar-18 Related to staff member 100%
Jennifer Whitehead
Parent
Parents Safeguarding / English May-20 None declared 100%
James Williams
Headteacher
FGB All n/a None declared n/a
Vacancy
Co-opted
FGB Science / Technology ? ? ?

Bill Herbert - Chairman

Image of Bill Herbert - Chairman

I am a retired secondary school Headteacher with over 30 years' experience of education within Kent. I was Chair of Governors for Garlinge Junior School from 2002-2007 before its amalgamation with the Infant School.

I have been the Chairman of the Governors for Garlinge Primary School since 2008.

David Bell - Community Governor (Vice Chair)

Image of David Bell - Community Governor

In 2003, prior to the amalgamation of Garlinge Infant and Junior Schools to Garlinge Primary School & Nursery, I joined as a parent governor during the time my daughter was a pupil at the school. Since 2010, when she progressed to a local grammar school, I have taken the role of Community Governor and during these past thirteen years I believe I have been instrumental in the successful amalgamation of the schools and the progression of the school to the current high standing it has in the community, I still continue to enjoy supporting the school as a Governor as it has so much to offer the children and their families. My roles include Health & Safety, which I consider to be an extremely important aspect in a busy inclusive school environment.

I currently work for East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust as a Registered Scientist and Incorporated Engineer, where I lead a team of engineers involved in the design and manufacture of bespoke seating and specialist equipment for profoundly disabled clients.

I have always lived locally and I attended the two Garlinge schools as they were then. My interests include the restoration of vintage vehicles and machinery.

Brian Turp - Community Governor

Image of Brian Turp - Community Governor

My background is in the Financial Sector where I have worked for over 36 years and I am married to a primary school teacher.

We have two grown up children both of whom progressed through Thanet Schools and went on to University, so I fully understand the importance of education in releasing the potential in us all.

I have over 15 years of School Governorship having been a clerk to governors for 3 years and prior to that a governor at a Primary and Secondary School for 15 years culminating at being Chair of Governors at a local Grammar School for 7 years.

I have lived in Thanet all my life and am a Trustee of the Cancer Care Appeal and treasurer of a Parish Church.

Here at Garlinge my main interest is on the Financial and Business planning side but I also have responsibility for Teaching and Learning.

Stephen Cope - School Governor

Image of Stephen Cope - School Governor

I am the teacher representative on the School's Governing Body; I represent all of the teachers within the school. I belong to the Resource Team and the Finance Committee, where we ensure that the school budget is spent on meeting the needs of every child within the school, monitoring good financial practice and value for money.

I have been teaching at the school for over 9 years and I am currently Assistant Headteacher. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my young family, as well as reading, taking part in sports and keeping healthy.

Mrs Sheryl Cunningham - Parent Governor

Image of Mrs. Sheryl Cunningham - Parent Governor

I became a parent governor in September 2015. I am married with two children; both of them attend the school. The eldest is in Year Four; he joined Garlinge in December 2014, whilst the youngest has just started in Reception.

I am keen to support the school as much as I can so that I can continue to provide a positive education experience for all members of the Garlinge school community.

I am a member of the Finance committee and feel this was the best role for me as I have worked in the Financial Services industry for the past 25 years and I am currently working part time for a local Independent Financial Adviser.

In my spare time I like to keep fit and spend time with my friends and family.

Annette Harrison - Parent Governor

Image of Annette Harrison  - Parent Governor

My name is Annette Harrison. I am 55 years old. I have worked for sure start in Germany before returning to England and working with children that have disabilities or special Education needs.

I have been a foster/adult carer for 14 years working with children/adults that are autistic and have special needs.

I was previously a governor at The Foreland School.

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