Welcome to the section of the website where you can find out more about the school’s Governors, and the work that we do.
Our main role is to support the Headteacher and the staff. We help them to set and reach targets and to strive for excellence across the whole spectrum of school life.
Our legal duties include:-
- setting strategic direction, policies and objectives
- approving the school budget
- reviewing progress against the school’s budget and objectives
- appointing, challenging and supporting the headteacher
If you are interested in becoming a governor please do not hesitate to contact Aaron Janes, Chair of Governors, email: COG@eastchurch.kent.sch.uk
Our Governors are:
Mr Aaron Janes, Foundation Governor, Chair of Governors
Ms Leane Stephens, Co-opted Governor, Vice Chair of Governors
Rev. Tim Foreman, Ex Officio Governor
Mrs Naomi Ivory, Headteacher
Ms Sharon Spiller, Co-opted Governor
Ms Vikki Street, Parent Governor
Mr Richie Simpson, Parent 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!
Tim Foreman - Ex Oficio Governor
I have been the parish priest of Eastchurch, Warden, Leysdown and Harty since November 2018. There are two church buildings: All Saints Eastchurch and St Thomas the Apostle Harty.
I am married to Ann and we have five children, all now grown up and left home.
We moved to Sheppey from Newcastle upon Tyne, but prior to that we were in Dover, and before that in Inner London, so we know Kent well. But not Sheppey! Like so many, we had heard of it but never visited. We like being here!
Over the years I have been a governor at three primary schools and one secondary.
I am a parent of 3 boys who are 8 years old, 2 years old and 9 months old. Outside of school we like to have family days out and we attend church on a regular basis.
It is a great honour to be a parent governor for the school. My goal is to make sure all children, at both sites, are given the best opportunity to learn to the best of their abilities.