The core responsibilities involved are:
- Ensuring accountability
- Acting as a ‘critical friend’ to the Head Teacher
- Monitoring and evaluating the school’s progress
- Budgetary allocation and control
- Planning for the long term future of the school
- Setting the school’s aims and values
- Appointing senior members of staff including the Head Teacher
Ensure the Christian ethos of the school is maintained and developed.
Ensure there is daily Collective Worship and weekly teaching of Religious Education.
The role of the Governors is to ensure that all the statutory duties of governance in the school are carried out.
In addition they are charged to ensure that the school carries out its School Improvement Plan.
The Governors work with the Diocese as part of the Multi Academy Trust.
The Chair of the Governors is more than happy to answer any questions on governance and can be contacted through the school or on the following email address: COG@eastchurch.kent.sch.uk
Our Governors are:
Mr Aaron Janes, Chair of Governors - Director Appointed Governor
Ms Leane Stephens, Vice Chair of Governors - Director Appointed Governor
Mrs Naomi Ivory - Headteacher Governor
Mrs Kelly Lockwood, Staff Governor
Ms Sharon Spiller - Director Appointed Governor
Ms Vikki Street - Parent Governor
Ms Anne Panayiotou - Director Appointed Governor
Aaron Janes - Chair of Governors
Hello and welcome. I am currently the Chair of Governors at Eastchurch being elected by the Governors to serve as their Chair at the start of the school year 2017/18 initially for one year. At the start of the 2018/19 school year the Governors elected that I serve as Chair for 4 more years.
I started as a Governor for Eastchurch Primary in December 2019 and bring my professional experience of working in governance, compliance and assurance to the work of the Board. However, I am also a mum of three and one of our children attends Eastchurch School.
I work for South East Coast Ambulance Service and have been there for almost 12yrs; based in Head Office, part of my role is to carry out site visits to our stations and call centres to measure how well we are doing against the regulatory standards of the health sector regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
I am keen to get involved with my role as Governor and excited to see how our work affects the governance of the school; the recognition of what is already working well and identifying where things could work better.
I’m also looking forward to being a part of the Eastchurch School community!