Boughton Monchelsea Primary School
Church Hill | Boughton Monchelsea | Maidstone | ME17 4HP

Our Governors

What do Governors do? 

The role of School Governors is to: 

  • Set strategic direction
  • To hold school leaders to account for improving performance
  • To make sure money is well spent and resources meet the needs of the school

To do this we provide challenge and support to the Head Teacher, drawing on our own knowledge and experience.

The Full Governing Body at Boughton Monchelsea meets once a term and oversees the strategic development of the school alongside the Head Teacher and Senior Leadership Team.

The Boughton Monchelsea governing body uses the circle model for its monitoring. The governors are split into monitoring pairs. The pairs then visit the school, to focus on their SIP (School Improvement Plan) area and look at progress against targets and challenge on behalf of the FGB and report back their findings.

The School Improvement Plan Areas are: 

  • Leadership and Management
  • Quality of Teaching
  • Behaviour and Safety
  • Outcomes for Pupils
  • Finance 

We also have governors who cover specific monitoring roles: 

  • Early Years
  • Pupil Premium
  • Health and Safety
  • Safeguarding
  • SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development)
  • SEN (Special Education Needs)
  • Training 

We make decisions together on matters such as performance, targets, school policies and school improvement plan. 

The Full Governors’ meetings are closed, but anyone can apply to the Chair of Governors to attend as an observer. 

Our Governors

 Name Category  Date of appointment End of term Monitoring Pair  Business / Financial interest Other interest / governance role

Peter Ananicz

(Chair)

Co-opted 29/09/16 28/09/20 Leadership and management Self: Director, Leafhopper, Maidstone (Software & Web Applications)  None
Simon Brown Parent 25/11/15 24/11/19 Finance None None
Chloe Cox Parent 22/06/16 21/06/20 Quality of teaching; Outcomes for pupils None Self: Teacher at Homewood School & 6th Form
Ian Ellis LA 27/09/00 25/09/20 Finance

Self: Chartered Accountant, McCabe Ford Williams;Board member of Kent & Medway Investment Fund and S.E. Local Enterprise

None

Alan Emery

Associate 02/02/17 01/02/21   None None

Jane Morgan

Co-opted 17/03/17 22/11/17 Behaviour and Safety Self: Director, Leafhopper (Web Applications) None

Linda Morgan

(Vice-chair)

Co-opted 25/10/02 31/12/18 Behaviour and Safety

Self: General Medical Practice;

Spouse: Criminal Barrister

None
Ruth Roberts Headteacher 01/01/16 N/A   None None
Steven Sivyer Co-opted 12/05/17  11/05/21 Outcomes for Pupils Self: Church of England curate None
Andrew Smith Parent 20/01/17 19/01/21  Quality of Teaching; Outcomes for pupils Self: Head of media None
Adam Stevens Staff 03/01/17 02/01/21   None None
Sarah Stribbling-Willilams Parent 03/10/16  02/10/20 Leadership and management

Self: Director, Merryhills Properties Ltd;

Spouse: as self

None

Notes

Appointing Body: Co-opted Governors are appointed by the Governing Body; LA Governors are appointed by the Local Authority; Parent Governors are elected by parents of pupils at the school; and, Staff Governors are elected by the staff body.

Governors who have resigned in the last 12 months

Name Category Start of term of office Date of resignation Business / Financial Interests
Wendy Clarke Co-opted 29/09/05 23/11/17

Self: Managing Director, Graham Clarke Ltd;

Spouse: Artist, Author

Yvonne Salmon Co-opted 19/04/05 15/01/17 None

 

 Full Governing Body meetings Attendance Record 2017/18

Governor  28/09/17 23/11/17 01/02/18 15/03/18 10/05/18 28/06/18
Peter Ananicz - Co-opted governor (Chair)  √  √        
Simon Brown - Parent  √  √        
Wendy Clarke - Co-opted  √  Resigned        
Chloe Cox - Parent  √  √        
Ian Ellis - LA  √  Apologies        
Jane Morgan - Co-opted  √  √        
Linda Morgan - Co-opted  √  Apologies        
Ruth Roberts - Headteacher  √  √        
Steven Sivyer - Co-opted  √  √        
Andrew Smith - Parent  √        
Sarah Stribbling-Williams - Parent  √        
Adam Stevens - Staff  √        
Alan Emery - Associate governor  √        
Clerk in attendance Lynne Miller  Lynne Miller        

 

Full Governing Body meetings Attendance Record 2016/17

 Governor  29/9/16  24/11/16 02/02/17 16/03/17 11/05/17 25/05/17 22/06/17

Peter Ananicz  - Co-opted (Chair)           

 √

Danielle Bailey - Staff

 Apologies Resigned - - - -

Simon Brown - Parent

 Apologies     Apologies

Wendy Clarke - Co-opted

   

Chloe Cox - Parent

     

Ian Edwards - Co-opted

 Apologies Resigned  - - - - -

Ian Ellis - LEA

 Apologies Apologies  Apologies Apologies

Alan Emery - Associate

- -

Linda Morgan  - Co-opted

   

Lynn Mossie-Cox - Parent

   Apologies Resigned - - - -

Ruth Roberts - Headteacher

     

Yvonne Salmon  - Co-opted

 Apologies    Resigned - - - -

Andrew Smith - Parent

- - Apologies  

Adam Stevens - Staff (previously Associate)

     

Sarah Stribbling-Williams - Parent

-  √ Apologies Apologies
Clerk in attendance Lynne Miller  Lynne Miller  Lynne Miller Lynne Miller Lynne Miller   Lynne Miller

Full Governing Body meetings Attendance Record 2015/16

Governor 24/9/15 26/11/15 21/1/16 24/3/16 12/5/16 23/6/16 
Danielle Bailey - staff  -  √  √  √  √  √
Simon Brown - parent  -  √  √  √ √   √
Wendy Clarke (Chair) - Co-opted  √  √  √  √  √  √
Chloe Cox - Parent - - - - -
Ian Edwards - Co-opted  Not in attendance  √  √  √  √  √
Ian Ellis - LEA  Not in attendance  √  √  Apologies  √  √
Simon Lauder - Parent  √  √  √  √  Apologies  Resigned
Katie Matthews - Staff  Resigned  -  -  -  -  -
Linda Morgan - Co-opted  √  √  √  √  √  √
Lynn Mossie-Cox - Parent  Apologies  √  √  √  Apologies  √
Ruth Roberts - Headteacher  -  -  √  √
Yvonne Salmon - Co-opted  √  √  √  Apologies  √  √
Adam Stevens - Deputy Headteacher*  √  √  -  -  -  √
Christine Suppelt - Parent  √  √  Apologies  √  Apologies  Resigned
Graham Terrell - Parent  √  Resigned  -  -  -  -
Clerk in attendance  Lynne Miller  Lynne Miller  Lynne Miller  Lynne Miller  Lynne Miller  Lynne Miller

*Governor until 3 January 2016 and Associate Governor from 12 May 2016