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Meet the Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section.


Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.
We have also provided a Register of Governor Interests and an Annual Statement of Issues for your information.

 

Westcourt Primary & Nursery School - Agreed Governing Body Structure (September 2016)

 

1

 Two staff governors

Kim Shubrook

2

 

Vivienne Hart

3

Two elected parent governors

Rosemary Bayliss

4

 

Vacancy

5

One LA governor

Vacancy

6

6 Co-opted governors

Shanie Dengate (Chair)

7

 

 John Garner

8

 

Jamie Speake

9

 

Emily Allen

10

 

Vacancy

11

 

Vacancy

  Associate Governor Mags Sexton

 

Meet the Governors

Meet the Governors 1 Shanie Dengate (Chair)
Meet the Governors 2 Rosie Bayliss
Meet the Governors 3 Jamie Speake
Meet the Governors 4 John Garner
Meet the Governors 5 Emily Allen
Meet the Governors 6 Mrs Shubrook
Meet the Governors 7 Miss Sexton
Meet the Governors 8 Miss Hart

Shanie-Louise Dengate

I was born in Gravesend and my wider family settled here in the 1940s. I went to a local infant and junior school and then went to college in Dartford. My Saturday job was in the ‘Newsbox’ shop close to Westcourt school and my first full time job was in the centre of Gravesend.  I currently work in local government helping to integrate health, care and public health services. I now live close to the school with my partner. My daughter is a primary school teacher.

Over the last 17 years I have volunteered as a school governor in a range of different schools in Medway and Essex, mainly infant and primary schools. For most of that time I have been a Chair of Governors or chaired improvement boards. As a governor I have made decisions that have had a huge impact on the lives of children. All the governors help to ensure every child in the school gets the best possible education. Using the skills I have gained during my career is helping to develop the school and ensure the children have the best start in life. Being a governor gives me a chance to put something back into the local community.

 

Rosie Bayliss

I have 3 children, all of whom went to Westcourt Primary for most of their primary education.  I have been a teacher in primary education for sixteen years and so have a good knowledge of the education system. I have now been a governor for several years and am one of our parent governors.  As I now only work part time I feel I have the opportunity and time to be a critical friend and support the excellent work of the head teacher and staff at Westcourt.

 

John Garner  BSc Civ Eng MICE  MCIOB

I have lived in Gravesend now for 16 years. My wife is Julie Redmond who runs yoga classes for the children at Westcourt School. We have five children between us. All grown up now with grandchildren now arriving. With a growing family it’s time for me to give something back to the community, particularly where concerned with educating our community’s children. I was pleased to accept Kim’s offer of becoming a governor. I am a qualified civil engineer and builder with experience as a site manager in the past. Apart from my wish to give all children the best chance of quality education, hopefully I can help with regard to health & safety issues and premises inspections at Westcourt  together with any other governor duties that may come my way.

 

Jamie Speake

I have lived in Gravesend all of my life. I feel really passionate about making sure that all children have the opportunities to have happy, healthy and successful lives where they are truly fulfilled. My role as a Governor at Westcourt Primary School allows me to play a role in achieving this. I am a qualified Science teacher and taught in the West Midlands. I now work for an educational charity supporting trainee and newly qualified teachers to develop in to outstanding practitioners. I look forward to playing a role in the development of the school so that all children at Westcourt receive an inspirational education to allow them future success throughout their lives.

Committee Membership 2016 - 2017

 

Strategy Team

Resources Team

Learning and Development Team

Chair to be elected 18.10.16

Shanie Dengate (Chair)

Jamie Speake (Chair)

 

 

 

DHT

John Garner

Rosie Bayliss

Shanie Dengate (CoG), CoC

Mags Sexton

Emily Allen

Jamie Speake  (CoC)

 

Viv Hart

HT

HT

HT

Declaration of Business Interests

 

Name

Relevant Business Interests

Any other educational establishment governed

Relationship with school staff including spouse, partners and relatives

Kim Shubrook

X

X

X

Rosemary Bayliss

X

X

X

Vivienne Hart

X

X

X

Mags Sexton

X

X

X

Shanie Dengate

X

X

X

Jamie Speake

X

X

X

Emily Allen

X

X

X

John Garner

X

X

X

Attendance 2015 - 2016

 

 

7.9.15

17.11.15

18.1.16

9.3.16

11.5.16

11.7.16

Committees

27.6.16

Emily Allen

 

 

 

 

 

n/a

Rosie Bayliss

x

Michael Beck

x

Resigned

Stephen Bonner

Resigned

 

 

 

Sean Carter

x

X term of office ended

 

Shanie Dengate

 

 

 

 

John Garner

 

 

 

 

Vivienne Hart

 

Fred Hughes

x

Resigned

 

 

 

Kirsty Hope

 

 

Resigned

 

 

Emma Melvin

x

x

x

x

Term of office ended

 

Mags Sexton

Kim Shubrook

Jamie Speake

 

 

 

 

Lusa Nsenga-Ngoy

x

x

x

x

x

Associate gov ended

 

Preggy Mudlay

 

 

x

Resigned

 

 

 

Governance roles in other schools

Mrs Shubrook is on the management committee of the North West Kent Alternative Provision Service.

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