Governor Information

 

  1. Primary First Trust (PFT) – Board Attendance at Meetings 1.9.17-31.8.18
Full Names Date of Appointment Term of Office Board Member Type Date stepped down (if applicable) Attendance record at meetings:
PFT Full Board Meetings 1.9.17-31.8.18
Justin Smith 18.10.13 Ongoing CEO 2 out of a possible 3
William Harwood 18.10.13 4 years Member and Chair of the Board 3 out of a possible 3
Branwen Bingle 28.3.18 2 years Trustee 2 out of a possible 2
Sandra Connington 4.11.16 2 years Trustee 3 out of a possible 3
Steve Rumbles 23.3.16 2 years Trustee 2 out of a possible 3
Andrew Spearman 10.12.14 4 years Member and Trustee 3 out of a possible 3
Paul Stingmore 28.3.18 2 years Trustee 2 out of a possible 2
 Past Trustees
Chris Foster 18.10.13 4 years Board Trustee 13.12.17 N/A
Adelle Martin 23.3.16 2 years Board Director 4.9.17 N/A
Martin Wallbridge 18.10.13 4 years Member and Trustee 20.7.16 (as Trustee) N/A
Steven Ristow 18.10.13 4 years Member and Trustee 9.12.15 (as Trustee) N/A

 

  1. Primary First Trust (PFT) – Board Business and Pecuniary Interests
Full Names Date of Appointment Board Member Type Relevant Business & Pecuniary interests inc. governance roles in other education institutions
Justin Smith 18.10.13 CEO Management on behalf of owners – Lease of commercial/residential properties

Head Teacher Board – supporting MATs/schools

William Harwood 18.10.13 Member and Chair of the Board None Declared
Andrew Spearman 10.12.14 Member and Trustee School Governor – Harris Federation

Senior Employee – A City Law Firm

Steve Rumbles 23.3.16 Trustee Managing Director – Rumbles Pension Services Limited
Sandra Connington 4.11.16 Trustee Owner/Director – Sandra Connington Ltd

School Governor – Somers Heath Primary School

Branwen Bingle 28.3.18 Trustee Operational Lead for ITE Partnerships and School Direct at University of Greenwich (working with schools in the Trust as a University Representative)
Paul Stingmore 28.3.18 Trustee Owner – 10242 Ltd Management Consultancy
Martin Wallbridge 18.10.13 Member None Declared
Steven Ristow 18.10.13 Member School Governor – Barnehurst Federation

 

As of 24.9.18

 

  1. Local Governing Body – Structure

Chair of Governors:                Mrs Linda Thomas
Vice Chair of Governors:       Mrs Lauren Price

Structure for 2017-2018

TEACHING LEARNING & STANDARDS FINANCE STAFF & PREMISES
Mrs Lauren Price (Committee Chair) Mrs Joanna Morris (Committee Chair)
Mrs Linda Thomas Mrs Amy White (nee: Bone)
Ms Louise Shields Ms Annabelle Killick
Mrs Joanna Morris (reserve governor 1) Ms Jackie Piller
Ms Annabelle Killick (reserve governor 2) Ms Louise Shields (reserve governor)

Structure for 2018-2019

ALL Governors are now required to attend one Governing Body meeting every half term (6 a year).  The above committee structure has been removed.

  1. Governing Body – Remit of members, business interests and meeting attendance
Full Names Date of Appointment (Term of Office 4 years) Governor Type Relevant Business & Pecuniary interests inc governance roles in other education institutions Date stepped down (if applicable) Attendance record at meetings for academic year 2016-2017: Attendance record at meetings for academic year 2017-2018:
Ms Amy Bone November 2017 (date tbc) PFT Appointed North American Property Claims Manager, Besso Limited N/A N/A 2 of 3
Ms Claire Eskelson 01/12/2017 PFT Leading Head Teacher PFT Leading Head Teacher at The Federation of Barnehurst Schools, , Mayplace Primary School and Wayfield Primary School
Company Directorship: Education Eskellence
N/A N/A N/A
Ms Annabelle Killick 16/11/2017 Parent Governor Awaiting information N/A N/A N/A
Mrs Joanna Morris 19/10/2016 Parent Works at Bedonwell Junior School N/A 3 of 4 2 of 2
Mrs Kate O’Connor 1/09/2016 Head Teacher None declared N/A 9 of 9 3 of 3
Mrs Lauren Price 23/03/2016 PFT Appointed Family learning tutor N/A 7 of 7 2 of 2
Ms Jackie Piller TBC PFT Appointed – TBC Awaiting information N/A N/A N/A
Ms Louise Shields November 2017 (date tbc) Staff Governor Awaiting information N/A N/A 1 of 1
Mrs Linda Thomas 20/07/2015 PFT Appointed Retired Teacher N/A 7 of 7 3 of 3
Past Governors
Mrs Carolyn Sekulowicz-Barclay 20/07/2015 PFT Appointed / Chair of Governors East Surrey Family History Society – Treasurer Jan 2017 8 of 9 3 of 3
Miss Olivia Butler 23/03/2016 Staff None declared Jul 2017 7 of 7 NA
Mr Richard Butler 21/10/2016 Staff None declared Jul 2017 5 of 5 NA
Mr Michael Clarkson 06/11/2014 Parent / Vice Chair of Governors School worker – CRIBS Jun 2017 4 of 4 NA
Mrs Penny Jones 01/09/15 – ongoing PFT Leading Head Teacher PFT Leading Head Teacher at Lessness Heath Primary School, Mayplace Primary School and the Federation of Barnehurst Schools
Company Directorship at All Through Learning Ltd
Membership of College of Teachers
Membership of the Royal Society of Arts
Dec 2017 3 of 4 NA
Ms Jan Stoddard 20/07/2015 PFT Appointed HR Director within a Multi Academy Trust Jul 2017 6 of 6 NA

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 September 2018 (for academic year 2017-2018).  This information will be updated again in September 2019 (for academic year 2018-2019).

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

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