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Meet our Governors

 

Governors work with senior leaders in the strategic development of the school and in raising standards of achievement. Duties include setting the school’s vision, aims & objectives, approving the school budget and appointing the Headteacher.

 

You can email the Chair of Governors direct on governors@smatt.medway.sch.uk

 

The Governing Body has two committees -

Finance Committee - responsible for finance, personnel, premises and Health & Safety

Pupil Progress Committee  - responsible for monitoring pupil progress

The Governing Body

 

Governor Type of Governor Appointed By Date of Appointment End of Appointment Committee Responsibility
Rachel Kerr Co-opted Governing Body 30/06/15 30/06/19

Finance

Pupil Progress

Chair
Laura Mortimer Co-opted Governing Body 02/03/17 01/03/20 Pupil Progress  
Vacancy Co-opted Governing Body      

 

 

Vacancy Co-opted

Governing

Body

       
Vacancy Co-opted

Governing

Body

       

Rebecca

Lock

Staff Staff  13/01/17 12/01/2021 Pupil Progress  
Ruth Wells Local Authority Local Authority 06/12/16 05/12/2020 Pupil Progress Pupil Progress
Joel Love Foundation Diocese 29/05/15 28/05/19

Pupil Progress

Finance

SIAMS

Vice Chair

SIAMs

Whistleblowing

 

Ray Morgan Foundation Diocese 15/11/16 14/11/20

Pupil Progress

SIAMS

 
Lisa Vincent-Smith Foundation Diocese 15/11/16 14/11/20

Pupil Progress

SIAMS

 
Charli Napier Parent Parents 21/12/16 20/12/20 Pupil Progress  
Angeline Dispinseri Parent Parents 05/12/14 05/12/18

Pupil Progress

Finance

SIAMS

 
Linda Jobling Acting Headteacher   01/04/17  

Finance

Pupil Progress 

SIAMS

 

 

Rachel Kerr, Chair of Governors

Hello, my name is Rachel Kerr and I have two children, Edric in Year 3 at SMATT, and Emma (previously of SMATT) now at Fort Pitt. I have been a governor since 2010 and in the last year have taken over as Chair of Governors. It’s a demanding but stimulating role. I have found the Chairs’ Leadership and Development Programme run by the National College for Teaching and Learning (NCTL) enormously helpful in making the shift into leadership.

 

Over the past six years I have undertaken lots of governor related training (in finance, safeguarding, recruitment, school improvement, interpreting school data and performance). I have also successfully completed a post-graduate certificate in primary education. I am currently part of the Education Team based at the Guildhall Museum, Rochester, working as their Coordinator for a project called 100 objects that made Kent, aimed at promoting schools’ use of local heritage resources.

 

My two roles - Project Coordinator and Chair - have proved complementary and it’s been satisfying to be able to help strengthen the links between SMATT and Medway Heritage Service. I am very committed to learning outside and across the curriculum, and believe passionately in the benefits of experiential learning and teaching from objects.

 

 

Joel Love, Vice Chair

My name is Joel Love. Since 2015, I have been the local vicar, based at St Peter’s and St Margaret’s churches in Rochester. As part of this role, I am a foundation governor at SMaTT. For the past year, I have also been a vice chair of governors. I chair the school’s working group on Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS), which means that I am responsible for how our school’s Christian values affect the whole of our ethos.

 

In school children call me ‘Father Joel’. I regularly lead assemblies and collective worship both in school and at St Margaret’s Church. I am also the ‘whistle-blowing governor’, who people can come to if they need to raise concerns. I have received training in safeguarding, prevent duty, unconscious bias, interpreting school data, and also Religious Education.

 

I want our school to help children develop socially, morally, spiritually, and emotionally, as well as intellectually. Although I do not have any children of my own, I have four nieces and nephews, and a godson who is just one year old.

 

 

Governors' Attendance at meetings 2015-2016

 

Full Governing Body Meetings

Governor 10/12/15 31/03/16 19/07/16
Pam Alexander Attended Attended Resigned
Angeline Dispinseri Attended Apologies Attended
Chris Johns Attended Attended Apologies
Richard Kent-Smith Attended Attended Attended
Paul Kerr Attended Apologies Resigned
Rachel Kerr Attended Attended Attended
Joel Love Attended Attended Attended
Rachel Marsden Attended Attended Apologies
Jodie Moore Attended Apologies Attended
Matthew Newman Attended Attended Attended
Emma Palmer Attended Attended Attended
Bushra Sheikh Attended Attended Attended
Holly Ttaris Attended Attended Attended
Ruth Wells Attended Attended Attended
Adrian Parsons Attended Apologies Resigned
Ian Richards Attended Attended Apologies
       

 

 

Finance Meetings

Governor 12/11/15 25/02/16 19/05/16
Pam Alexander Apologies Attended Apologies
Chris Johns Attended Attended Attended
Richard Kent-Smith Attended Attended Attended
Rachel Kerr Attended Attended Attended
Matthew Newman Attended Attended Attended

 

 

 Pupil Progress Meetings

Governor 07/01/16 28/04/16 14/07/16
Pam Alexander Attended Attended Apologies
Angeline Dispinseri Attended Attended Attended
Chris Johns Attended Attended Attended
Rachel Kerr Attended Attended Attended
Joel Love Attended Apologies Attended
Rachel Marsden Apologies Attended Apologies
Jodie Moore Attended Attended Apologies
Matthew Newman Attended Attended Attended
Emma Palmer Apologies Attended Attended
Bushra Sheikh Attended Attended Attended
Holly Ttaris Apologies Absent Attended
Ruth Wells Attended Attended Attended
       
       

 

 

Declaration of Business Interests

Governors Who Have Resigned (in the last 12 months)

Governors Name Type of Governor Appointed By Date of appointment Date of Resignation
Pam Alexander Foundation Diocese 07/07/13 14/07/16
Chris Johns Co-opted Governing Body 14/09/14 14/09/16

Richard

Kent-Smith

Co-opted Governing Body 14/04/13 12/12/16
Paul Kerr Foundation Diocese 29/08/13 14/07/16
Rachel Marsden Co-opted Governing Body 10/12/15 10/11/16
Jodie Moore Co-opted Governing Body 14/04/13 08/09/16
Emma Palmer Staff Staff 10/12/15 14/07/16
Bushra Sheikh Staff Staff 08/01/13 07/01/17
Holly Ttaris Parent Parents 10/12/15 21/12/16

 

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