Governors

Chair of Governors

 

Mrs S. Wilding

Hello. My name is Sheila Wilding. I was delighted to be appointed to the Governing Body at Guston in July 2016. I have previously been the Headteacher of two primary schools before joining the Advisory Service in Kent to support school improvement. In this role I have greatly enjoyed working with schools across Kent as well as inspecting schools for Ofsted across England. More recently, I have worked closely with Dover, Deal and Sandwich Headteachers, Governors and teachers. After retiring from working with Kent County Council, I now work part-time through my own business to support schools in Kent. This has created some time for me to be able to travel and to use my skills and knowledge to support Guston Primary School as a Governor.

 

 

 

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Mrs D. Day, Headteacher

Hello, I’m Mrs Day.  I have been at Guston since September 2006, initially as Deputy but then as Headteacher from April, 2008 and have enjoyed every minute!  I am very passionate about our school and all that we do.  I value the contributions and commitment of all the children, staff, parents and governors together we make a unique Guston family.  We run an ‘open door’ policy, so if you have questions, issues, concerns (or even compliments!), please feel free to pop in and see me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mick Brazier - Co-opted Governor 

Hello, my name is Mick Brazier.  I live locally in Dover. My background is in business having owned my own local company for many years, I am now medically retired. Two of my children are former pupils of our school.

I have been a member of our governing body for many years now. I have more than 15 years of experience as a school governor in Primary and Special Schools. Obviously during that time I have gained a wealth of knowledge about education. I have served as Chair and vice chair of our governing body. My current monitoring areas of responsibility include Finance, Safeguarding, Child Protection and Health & Safety.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

Mrs Shanti Pun Rana Magar, Parent Governor 

I am a mother of two children and the wife of a serving soldier.  I came to the U.K. in 2017, when my husband's Battalion relocated.  I was elected as a parent Governor in 2018.  It is an honour to be a part of this team and I am very thankful for this opportunity. 

   

 

   

 

 

Mr Stephen Pinfold, Parent Governor

I was delighted to be appointed as a Parent Governor in 2018.  One of my children currently attends the school and another we hope will follow when old enough. I have four years previous experience as a Parent Governor at Sandwich Technology School.  I am currently an Enforcement Officer in the Civil Service with 16 years previous experience as a Health and Safety Officer.  

   

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs A. Edwards, Foundation Governor

I was appointed as a Foundation Governor by the Canterbury Diocese in September 2013. I live in Guston and attend the local church of St Martin of Tours and am a member of its Parochial Church Council.
I have a background as a Museum Education Officer, a Museum Curator, an Arts and Heritage Manager in Local Government, a Property Manager with the National Trust (running Ham House and Gardens in Richmond) and prior to retirement I worked for Kent Wildlife Trust as Head of Education, Visitor Centres and Volunteering.
In retirement I have continued my interest in museums and the arts by supporting local museums and heritage centres with the delivery of a two year First World War arts project.
At school I have been supporting the very successful Forest Schools programme.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs G. Farthing, Foundation Governor

Hello, I’m Mrs Glynis Farthing and I was originally appointed as a Foundation Governor in April 2014. Since the arrival of the new incumbent I was appointed as an LEA governor in 2017. It is a privilege to be part of the Guston School community. I retired from teaching after over 40 years, mainly working with children who have Special Educational Needs and Autism. It is good to be able to use those skills and knowledge in my work as a Guston Governor. I enjoy helping the children with reading and regularly attend school to support year 2 in particular.  My governing body responsibilities are for SEND, Teaching Learning and Assessment and Monitoring of Progress Data. Guston School is a happy vibrant environment and I feel proud to be associated with the children and staff.
Additionally, I’m a churchwarden at Guston church, Clerk to both Guston  and Lydden Parish Councils and enjoy social activities with U3A. I keep myself pretty busy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs S. Kemp, Staff

I have taught at Guston since 2014 and I am the Music and Modern Foreign Languages co-subject Leader and the Maths Subject Leader. I have taught in both KS1 and KS2.  I became a staff Governor in 2019 and being part of our fantastic 'Guston family' is very important to me.  

In my role as Staff Governor I feel fully involved in the school's vision moving forward, which will help to continue to provide our children with a happy, safe and enriching environment where they can be inspired to learn and encouraged to reach their full potential.  

 

 

 

   

 

 

Mr Indra Saru Magar, Parent Governor

I am a serving soldier from the 1st Battalion, The Royal Gurka Rifles.  I was appointed as a co-opted governor in 2018; my job is to link the 1RGR personnel and thier families/children with the school.  I live here in Dover with my family and two children who both attend Guston CEP School.  

 

   

Hazel Groves, Clerk to the Governors

Hazel is our Professional Cerk.  She joined the team in 2019.

   

 

 

Danielle Stampton, Parent Governor

Hello, my name is Danielle Stampton and I was appointed as a parent governor in 2020.  The school is very much a family school and I am grateful to be a part of that, my role as governor gives the opportunity to provide feedback and ideas from a parents perspective. I currently have one child who attends the school and one who will hopefully join in the future. 

I have a Level 3 diploma in childcare and have always been passionate about child development and education, even more so now that I am a parent as we all want the best outcome for our children. 

   

 

 

     
 

Rev. Melissa Carter,  Church Governor

Hi, my name is Melissa. I moved to Dover in 2019 when I came to join the Dover Town Team Benefice as Team Vicar. I love working with children and helping them nurture their spirituality so I was really pleased to be asked join the governing body at Guston school in December 2020, alongside supporting them in their collective worship. I am accompanied everywhere by my guide dog and we hope to have fun whilst offering encouragement and support as part of the Guston school community.  

     
     

 

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