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.
     
Governors    
   

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.
     
    Mr M. Brazier, Co-opted Vice Chair
  Hello My Name is Mick Brazier. I ran my own business for many years, two of my children have attended Guston C of E Primary School. I have over 10 years experience as a school governor I have been a governor at our school for nearly 6 years now. I have recently been fortunate to be elected as Chair of our Governing Body.  As a governor we have a responsibility to support the school and to hold the school to account for its standards, we do this by monitoring various aspects of the school. I have a particular responsibility for Leadership & Management, Finance, Behaviour & Welfare and Health & Safety. I have found that volunteering as a school governor is extremely rewarding, it really is about helping the staff to give all our pupils the opportunity to achieve the very best they can, to grow as individuals and to be prepared for the next stage of their lives. I would recommend becoming a school governor to anyone.
     
     
    Mrs M. Maxlow, Parent Governor
  I’m a parent governor and have been for nearly 4 years, although both my children are now in secondary education. I currently work as a qualified practitioner at the local pre-school, where I am the lead practitioner for language and first aid.
     
    Parent Governor (2 vacancies)
    Nominations requested September 2017
     
    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 worked with the support of my husband and the children in the school nature club to create a nature trail around the school pond. I have also supported Mrs Farthing with the Worship Club and taken part in school visits to our church for special events at Easter and Christmas. I am currently working with Mrs Farthing as joint Vice Chairman of the Governing body.
     
    Mrs G. Farthing, Foundation Governor
  Hello, I’m Mrs Glynis Farthing and I was appointed as a Foundation Governor in April 2014. 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 participate in school assemblies and helped set up the Worship Club.
Additionally, I’m a churchwarden at Guston church, Clerk to both Guston  and Lydden Parish Councils and work as a volunteer for Victim Support. All in all, since retirement I’ve been pretty busy!
     
    Mr J. Wells, Staff
  Hello, I am Mr Wells and I am Key Stage 2 leader. I have been teaching 14 years in three different schools. I have lots of experience in Year 6 but love teaching in all year groups. This year I am helping with maths, literacy and the school rugby team. I really enjoy creative teaching and involving the children in their learning!
     

 

 

Rosalind Hill, Clerk to the Governors

     

 

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