The Governing Body helps the school to provide the best possible education for its pupils by:
> Setting the school's vision and strategic aims, agreeing plans and policies and making creative use of resources,
> Monitoring and evaluating performance, supporting and challenging the headteacher in the management of the school,
> Ensuring that the school is accountable to the children and parents it serves, to its local community, to those who fund and maintain it, as well as the staff it employs.
David Stanley - Chair of Governors - Local Authority Governor
I have almost 40 years combined governance experience - 2 years Canterbury College (instrumental in setting up a nursery there) concurrently with 26 years at a county primary school in one of the deepest 10% deprivation areas in the UK - 1988 to date (Chair since 1998), instrumental in setting up a nursery, breakfast club/after school club & holiday club, and then a Children's Centre on site 6 years ago. 6 years concurrently as an associate governor by virtue of being appointed the Children's Centres Manager built at another school 2008 to date.
I have been a KCC 'Additional Governor' for 6 years. Presented to 6 Governor Forum / Chairs seminars / meetings events etc.
I was nominated by KCC and appointed by Secretary of State as an IEB (Interim Executive Board) Member in a failed Kent school 2012 to 2014 when taken out of special measures and academised (Sheerness).
I was Kent Governor of the Year, and finalist in the annual National Teacher of the Year Awards - 2007, the first year that governors were included.
I achieved Outstanding Chair / Governance rating in 2 Ofsted Inspections when governance was separately graded.
I have held Vice Chair and chair of Governors, Chair of Finance, Chair of Pay & Personnel Review Committee (and Head Teacher Performance Review Panel), and Safeguarding Governor portfolios.
I have appointed 6 head teachers/acting heads and 3 deputy heads.
Vikki Schulze - Vice-Chair of Governors (Foundation Governor), Governor for Health and Safety
I have always been interested in supporting the school, whether it was as a member of Littlebourne PTA, or playing the piano/church organ to support school events. Being a Parent Governor helps me to get to know the school better; to be able to question and better understand its successes and challenges. Also to share the views, knowledge and information I have as a parent of two children at the school with the other Governors as decisions are taken concerning school developments.
I work as a Senior Lecturer in Primary Education at Canterbury Christ Church University. My role includes a variety of management, teaching and research activities involving languages, professional studies and school placement for Undergraduate, Postgraduate and School Direct pathways. Prior to this, I taught across KS1 and KS2 in several primary schools, co-ordinating Geography and Music and being a lead teacher for Primary Languages. I am church organist at St Mary in the Castle (Dover) and where I can, have helped as organist at St Vincent’s too.
Mrs Sylvia Wilson - Community Governor and Governor for Safeguarding
I have lived in Littlebourne for many years. I am married with 3 grown up children, 2 of whom attended Littlebourne C.E.Primary School. I have been involved in education all my working life; and, now retired, have the time to support our local school in becoming the best it can be and a valuable asset to the local community.
As a former Headteacher of 3 Kent schools and also having worked as a Local Education officer, I have experienced 4 Ofsted Inspections , 3 of which were deemed “outstanding”. I have many years’ experience of teaching & learning, managing budgets and personnel management issues. I understand how governors work to provide support and challenge to the leadership team in order to achieve the best possible outcomes for children; and to give them the best start in school.
I currently work as a volunteer in a variety of organisiations, including schools, with my therapy dog.
I believe that the local school should participate in the life of the community; and as a parish councillor believe that I will be able to support the school in this. There are various activities in which the school will be able to take an active part.
Mrs Ailsa Williamson
Mrs Williamson is a Foundation Governor.
She is currently filling the position on the governing body held by the vicar of St Vincent's Church.
She will continue in this role until a new vicar has been appointed.
Clerk to the Governing Body - Jean Myhill