Governor Information

1. Board Attendance at Meetings 1.9.18-31.8.19

Full NamesDate of AppointmentTerm of OfficeBoard Member TypeDate stepped down (if applicable)Attendance record at meetings:
PFT Full Board Meetings 1.9.18-31.8.19
Justin Smith18.10.13OngoingCEO31.12.180 out of a possible 1
William Harwood18.10.134 yearsMember and Chair of the Board5 out of a possible 5
Branwen Bingle28.3.182 yearsTrustee31.8.193 out of a possible 5
Sandra Connington4.11.162 yearsTrustee3 out of a possible 5
Steve Rumbles23.3.162 yearsTrustee1 out of a possible 5
Andrew Spearman10.12.144 yearsMember and Trustee5 out of a possible 5
Paul Stingmore28.3.182 yearsTrustee5 out of a possible 5
 Past Trustees     
Chris Foster18.10.134 yearsBoard Trustee13.12.17N/A
Adelle Martin23.3.162 yearsBoard Director4.9.17N/A
Martin Wallbridge18.10.134 yearsMember and Trustee20.7.16 (as Trustee)N/A
Steven Ristow18.10.134 yearsMember and Trustee9.12.15 (as Trustee)N/A

Business and Pecuniary Interests 2019-20

Full NamesDate of AppointmentBoard Member TypeRelevant Business & Pecuniary interests inc. governance roles in other education institutions
William Harwood18.10.13Member and Chair of the BoardNone Declared
Andrew Spearman10.12.14Member and TrusteeSchool Governor – Harris Federation
Steve Rumbles23.3.16TrusteeManaging Director – Rumbles Pension Services Limited
Sandra Connington4.11.16TrusteeOwner/Director – Sandra Connington Ltd Chair of Governors – Somers Heath Primary School Chair of Governors – Bonnygate Primary School
Paul Stingmore28.3.18TrusteeOwner – 10242 Ltd Management Consultancy
Martin Wallbridge18.10.13MemberNone Declared
Steven Ristow18.10.13MemberSchool Governor – Barnehurst Federation
Hannah Bayley2.11.18MemberNone Declared

As of 29.10.19

2. Local Governing Body – Structure

Chair of Governors:                MrsLinda Thomas
Vice Chair of Governors:       Mr Tony Peters

3. Structure for 2018-19

Governors were required to attend 3 Full Governing Body Meetings and 3 Standards and Resources meetings (6 in total)

4. Structure for 2019-20

ALL Governors are now required to attend the four Governing Body meetings a year.

5. Governing Body – Remit of members, business interests and meeting attendance

Full NamesDate of Appointment (Term of Office 4 years)Governor TypeRelevant Business & Pecuniary interests inc governance roles in other education institutionsDate stepped down (if applicable)Attendance record at meetings for academic year 2018-2019*:Attendance record at meetings for academic year 2019/2020*:
Ms Ann-Marie Bolton05/03/2019Staff GovernorDeputy Head Teacher at Lessness HeathN/A2 of 24 of 4
Mrs Lorna Hamilton20/04/2020PFT Education DirectorRelated to a TrusteeN/AN/A1 of 2
Mrs Kelly Hannaghan11/06/2018Staff GovernorNone declaredN/A4 of 64 of 4
Mrs Stephanie Jones25/03/2019PFT AppointedNone declaredN/A2 of 23 of 4
Mrs Michelle McAllister-Yates25/03/2019PFT AppointedNone declaredN/A1 of 22 of 4
Mrs Kate O’Connor01/09/2016Head TeacherNone declaredN/A6 of 64 of 4
Mr Tony Peters08/01/2019Parent / Vice ChairNone declaredN/A4 of 61 of 4
Ms Jackie Piller16/04/2018PFT AppointedNone declaredN/A6 of 64 of 4
Mrs Lauren Price23/03/2016PFT AppointedNone declaredN/A6 of 64 of 4
Mrs Linda Thomas20/07/2019PFT Appointed / Chair of GovernorsNone declaredN/A5 of 64 of 4
Past Governors      
Ms Annabelle Killick16/11/2017Parent GovernorResignedJune 2019  
Ms Louise Shields17/01/2018Staff GovernorResignedDec 2018  
Mrs Joanna Morris19/10/2016ParentResignedDec 2018  
Ms Claire Eskelson01/12/2017PFT Education DirectorResignedOct 2019  
Mrs Sheena Hamilton PFT Education DirectorNow works with other PFT schoolsMarch 2020  

Schools are expected to show a full record of all governors (current and past) across a 12-month period.

(*) The register of meetings above is based on all meetings each governor is required to attend from the start of each academic year (or when they joined the governing body), through to the end of the same academic year (or when they left the governing body).  This register of attendance was last updated in May 2020.  This information will be updated again in September 2020 for the remainder of the academic year 2019-20.

If you wish to contact the Chair of Governors, please address your letter to:

Mrs Linda Thomas (Chair of Governors)
c/o Governor Lead
The Primary First Trust
The White House
Clifton Marine Parade
Gravesend  DA11 0DY