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Pembury School Governing Board 

The Governing Board is made up of Staff, Parents, a Governor nominated by the Local Authority, and Co-opted Governors who are appointed for their specific skill sets and experience.

The Governing Board has three main functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the education and performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

Governors at Pembury use the Circle Model of Governance which enables the Governing Board to work as a ‘whole team’, meeting 6 times per year, once in each term. All governors are required to undertake monitoring visits to the School which may apply to statutory functions such as Safeguarding, Special Educational Needs and Disability, Health and Safety, the Performance Management of the Head Teacher and overseeing the financial running of the school, as well as the priorities outlined in the School Plan. An agenda for each meeting includes all the tasks which the Governing Board is required to consider.

All new governors are supported by a thorough induction process and undertake training to ensure they remain up to date with current legislation.

Please contact the School Business Manager if you wish to have a copy of approved governor minutes.

The Chair of Governors, Dr Philip Drew can be contacted on the following email address (pdrew@pembury.kent.sch.uk).

Please note that Governors do not get involved in the day-to-day running of the school. The class Teacher should always be the first point of contact if you wish to discuss an issue relating to your child, or a member of the Senior Leadership Team. Alternatively, information about the complaints procedures for the school can be found in the School Policies section.

Current Governors 

Governors who have served in the past 12 months

Details and Register of Interests – 2023-24

GovernorCategoryFirst AppointedCurrent Term
of Office
Role on
Governing Board
of Full
Board Meetings
Declared Business
Mark BeacomElected Parent16/11/202216/11/2022 -15/11/2026Personal Development  Health and Safety/ Cyber Security5/57/7 
Amanda BowringCo-opted13/07/202213/7/2022-12/07/2026Safeguarding Strategy Working Group4/56/7 
Chrissie ConwayCo-opted18/05/202218/05/2022-17/05/2026Safeguarding, Strategy Working Group Pay Panel4/57/7 
Philip Drew (Chair)Co-opted23/03/202223/03/2022-22/03/2026Chair of Governors Strategy Working  Group SEND, Finance, Targeted Funding Pay Panel4/56/7Chair at TWGSB
Abigail HarveyElected Parent13/06/202213/06/2022-12/06/2026Vice Chair Behaviour and Attitudes Quality of Education5/56/7 
Michael  HarveyCo-opted13/03/201823/03/2022-13/3/22Pay Committee (Chair), Vice chair Finance, HTPM member5/57/7 
Richard HousleyElected Parent23/11/202323/11/2023-22/11/2027Shadowing3/3n/a 
Felicity HoweCo-opted18/05/202218/05/2022-17/05/2026Chair of HTPM, Leadership and Management Whole School Wellbeing SEND4/56/7 
Miles MuttittCo-opted11/10/202311/10/2023-10/10/2027Personal Development Early Years5/5n/a 
Josh RubinCo-opted23/03/202223/03/2022-22/03/2026Health and Safety/ Cyber Security Leadership and Management Whole School Wellbeing4/54/7 
Alex St ClairElected Staff22/09/202322/09/2023-21/09/2027Training and Development5/5n/a 
Hannah WaltersHeadteacher01/09/2019OngoingHeadteacher5/57/7 

Other Governors who have served in the last 12 months 

GovernorCategoryFirst AppointedStepped DownReason for leavingAttendance
of Full
Board Meetings
Declared Business
Gemma FarinaCo-opted11/6/20151 May 2023End of appointed termn/a4/4None
Lauren HolbrookElected Parent27/6/202221 July 2023Resignedn/a3/6None
Paul BarkerLocal Authority04/07/201821/5/2024Strategy Working Group2/33/6None

Governors’ Details and register of interests:

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Pembury Primary School
Lower Green Road, Pembury, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 4EB
Phone: 01892 822 259 Email: office@pembury.kent.sch.uk