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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 2017)

 

1

 Two staff governors

Mags Sexton

2

 

Vivienne Hart

3

Two elected parent governors

Nitta Ganger

4

 

Vacancy

5

Primary First Trust Appointed

Jamie Speake (Chair)

6

 

Rosie Bayliss

7

 

 Emily Allen

8

 

Elaine Wilson

9

 

John Garner

10

 

Claire Eskelson

11

 

Vacancy

 

Meet the Governors

Meet the Governors 1 Jamie Speake (Chair)
Meet the Governors 2 Rosie Bayliss
Meet the Governors 3 John Garner
Meet the Governors 4 Emily Allen
Meet the Governors 5 Elaine Wilson
Meet the Governors 6 Miss Sexton
Meet the Governors 7 Miss Hart

Jamie Speake (Chair)

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.

 

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.

Committee Membership 2017 - 2018

 

Strategy Team

Resources Team

Learning and Development Team

Jamie Speake (CoG) (CoC)

Jamie Speake (CoG) (CoC)

Jamie Speake (CoG) (CoC)

 

 

 

Rosie Bayliss

John Garner

Rosie Bayliss

HT

HT

Emily Allen

DHT

 

Viv Hart

 

 

HT

Declaration of Business Interests

 

Name

Relevant Business Interests

Any other educational establishment governed

Relationship with school staff including spouse, partners and relatives

Rosemary Bayliss

X

X

X

Vivienne Hart

X

X

X

Mags Sexton

X

X

X

Jamie Speake

X

X

X

Emily Allen

X

X

X

John Garner

X

X

X

Claire Eskelson X  (See below) X
Elaine Wilson X (See below) X

Governance roles in other schools

Elaine Wilson is Headteacher and Governor of Mayplace Grammar School, Gravesend

Claire Eskelson is Governor of Wayfield Primary School and The Academy of Cuxton Schools.

Attendance 2016 - 2017

 

 

Committees

18.10.16

FGB

15.11.16

Committees

17.1.17

FGB

19.4.17

Committees

9.5.17

FGB

4.7.17

Emily Allen

Rosie Bayliss

A

A

Shanie Dengate

Resigned

 

Claire Eskelson

Joined April 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Garner

Vivienne Hart

Diane Marsh

 

A

A

Resigned

 

 

Mags Sexton

Kim Shubrook

Jamie Speake

Elaine Wilson

 

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