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East Peckham Primary School

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Visit the Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section.

Governing Body Vision Statement

The Governing Body

Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. The Governing Body’s role is a strategic one, and ours consists of a variety of stakeholders with the requisite skills to collectively hold the school to account.

The Governing Body’s core functions are to ensure high standards of achievement for all children by:

  • Setting the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils;
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school, ensuring probity and value for money.


The Governing Body operates in the Circle Model working closely with the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) of the school. The Headteacher (also a governor) and the senior team, are focused on the professional day to day management of the school. The headteacher reports to the Governing Body on this function via the Headteacher’s Report to Governors.

  • The GB meets at least 6 times each year. The GB considers reports and recommendations, makes decisions, directs monitoring visits, and conducts routine business.

  • The GB also uses themes on which groups of governors are allocated as areas of the school improvement plan (SIP) so does not have standing committees.


The governing body and the chair of the governing body can be contacted through the school office and by writing to, East Peckham Primary School, 130 Pound Road, East Peckham, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 5LH.


The Governing Body 2019



Governor Type

Term From

Term To


Susannah Adams





Agency Clerk

Bradley Atkins

Staff governor

01 Sep 2018



Katie Bennett

Parent governor

02 Oct 2017

1 Oct 2021

Vice Chair

David Durling

Co-opted governor

05 Jun 2019

5 Jun 2023


David Francis

Co-opted governor

02 Feb 2017

1 Feb 2021

Training & Development Governor

Amy Gibson

Parent governor

05 Jun 2019

5 Jun 2023


Sarah Mcareavey

Associate Member




Mrs Karen Ray

Local Authority Governor

30 Apr 2017

29 Apr 2021

Child Protection Governor
Sen Governor

Alison Schoeman

Co-opted governor

05 Jun 2019

5 Jun 2023


Mr Adam Scriven

Co-opted governor

17 Sep 2018

16 Sep 2022


Mrs Lorraine Wickens





To contact any one of our governors please email or call the school on 01622 871268 





Governors and their roles and responsibilities

Chair of Governors

Karen Ray

Vice Chair of Governors

Katie Bennett

Health and Safety Governor link


Safeguarding Governor

Karen Ray


Register of Business interests




We are looking for new governors to join our team. We would love to recruit someone with skills and knowledge in the charity sector and schools. Please contact the headteacher via the school office if you are interested or would like more information: