Governors

The governing body at Sholden School oversee the strategic direction of the school. It is made up of a wide range of individuals with many different skills and experiences. Members represent the parish, parents, the Local Education Authority and also staff. The full governing body meets regularly throughout the year; there are also sub committees that take responsibility for finance and resources, premises and curriculum. The governing body is responsible for a number of areas including: overall standards within the school; ensuring the school meets its statutory duties; safeguarding measures; the Christian ethos; the strategic direction of the school and the successful implementation of the school improvement plan and priorities.

Governing body attendance breakdown

The current Governing body comprises of:

The children, their development and welfare are always at the centre of all decisions made by governors.

 

 Phil Marsh  Phil Marsh (KCC Governor -  Chair)

cog@sholdenprimary.org.uk 

Phil was appointed Sholden School’s Local Authority Governor in 2013. He has lived in Sholden for 24 years, very close to the school. All three of his children were pupils at the school; the two older ones are now in full-time employment while the youngest is at Dover Girls Grammar School.

Phil’s wife used to be a Teaching Assistant at Sholden. During the children’s time at Sholden School Phil was always involved in helping the school where he could and was active within FOSS, holding the Chairman and Secretary posts.

He has worked for British Telecom for 35 years, currently as a Survey Officer.  Phil is chairman of Sholden Parish Council. His aims in being a governor is to assist the school to remain successful and continue to achieve great results, while enabling actions in those areas identified for improvement.

  • Date appointed: 2008
  • No interests declared.
  • Roles:  Premises/ Resources
  • Material interest: None
  • Attendance in the past 12 months: 100%

 

 

   Linda Dixon (Foundation Governor & Vice-Chair)

 

Linda was born and has lived in Deal all her life. Happily married with two grown up children and five grandchildren. Linda is a committed Christian who has worshipped in the Upper Deal Parish since 1975, in that time has covered many roles in the workings of the church's life and continues to do so. Linda's occupations before retirement in 2009 include: seventeen years in Marks & Spencer as a departmental manager, then a total change of direction in 1983, which led to training in dental nursing. Followed by practice management, combined in the latter years as a lecturer in dental nursing, supporting students in college and their workplace. All aspects of work have involved the skills that comes with managing a team, purchasing merchandise, stock, property maintenance, health and safety, finance and most importantly the welfare and wellbeing of staff and patients. Linda firmly believes that whatever valuable life skills we obtain throughout our lives, should be shared and can play a significant part in nurturing the young people of today. Being a member of the governing body of Sholden Primary School, Linda has remarked is most certainly a privilege for her.

  • Date appointed:2015 reappointed:2020
  • Interest declared: Grandchildren attend the school.
  • Roles: Vice Chair, Resources, Strategy, Ethos
  • Material Interest: None
  • Attendance in the past 12 months: 100%

   

Robert Coe Robert Coe (Foundation) 

Robert works for a global contract research organisation where he is responsible for managing a team of European project managers working on delivering clinical trials and new medications to better people's lives. He puts his financial management expertise to use on the Resources Committee and his drive for quality to ensure that the school improves continually. Robert has had a long association with Sholden School and both of his children attended the school. He has a passionate interest in special educational needs through having a disabled child and in ensuring that all children have the best opportunity to harness their potential especially those most disadvantaged.

  • Date appointed: 2012
  • No interests declared
  • Roles:Chair of Resources Committee and a Governor with focus on Special Educational Needs (SEN/ Resources/ Vulnerable Learners)
  • Material interest: None
  • Attendance in the past 12 months: 100%

   

Jenny Preston  Jenny Preston 

Jenny started her role as Parent Governor in March 2020.  She has two children at the school.  

Jenny works as a self-employed Printmaker, producing Linocuts and Etchings of local landmarks and scenes.  She previously taught Art and PE at Borden Grammar School in Sittingbourne and then at Sir Roger Manwood’s school in Sandwich, as Head of Art until 2011.  She continued to work in educational settings in Herefordshire and Kent, but in recent years has focused on setting up her  studio to pursue her own creative practice.

  • Date appointed: 2020
  • No interests declared
  • Roles:Parent Governor
  • Material interest: None
  • Attendance in the past 12 months: 100%

 

 

 

Mary Treadwell (Foundation Governor)

Mary is a volunteer here at Sholden School, assisting with reading groups and any Religious Education requirements. Mary is the school's strong link to St Nicholas Church.

Mary has been an active member at the School since her Grandchildren attended.  

  • Date appointed: 2009
  • No interests declared.
  • Roles: Vice Chair/ Curriculum/ Foundation
  • Material interest: None
  • Attendance in the past 12 months: 100%

 

 

Foundation Governor Mr Carl Lidgley - Awaiting bio

 

 

 

Mr Darren MantelMr Darren Mantel - Parent Governor

Darren works for a locally based logistics company and manages the night shift operations. Prior to this he spent ten years as a chef. These two roles have given Darren a passion for delivering a high level service.

Locally Darren is an activist for a local government party.

Since his Son started at Sholden School Darren has helped out at the school in various ways, cooking with the ducklings class, running the after school football club and actively involved in FOSS, believing that positive change and development is bought about by those who turn up.

  • Date appointed: 2018
  • Interests declared: Son at the school and wife is a MDM supervisor
  • Roles: Parent Governor
  • Material interest: None
  • Attendance in the past 12 months: 100%

   

 Mrs Bowman Mrs Vikki Bowman - Staff Governor

 Date appointed: June 2018

  • Interest declared -
  • Roles: TBC
  • Material Interest: None
  • Attendance in the past months: 100%

    

  Headteacher   Dawn Theaker - Headteacher

 

They are supported by the KCC Clerking.

For more information about being a Governor please click here.

If you are concerned about a possible conflict of interest - please email the Clerk to the Governors - details of which are available from the school office.

 

Governors’ Register of Attendance 2018/2019 – Updated 2nd July 2020   

 

 

Committee

 

 

Date

Philip Marsh

Robert Coe

Linda Dixon

Mary Treadwell

Darren Mantel

Carl Lidgely

Sharon Greenwood

Vicky Bowman

Sharon Bailey

FGB

10/10/18

A

n/a

FGB

30/01/19

A

n/a

A

FGB

19/06/19

N

Resources

05/10/18

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Resources

17/01/19

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Resources

20/05/19

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Teaching & Learning

17/12/18

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Teaching & Learning

01/05/19

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Teaching & Learning

10/07/19

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

A

Strategy

26/09/18

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Strategy

14/11/18

n/a

n/a

A

n/a

n/a

Strategy

28/01/19

n/a

n/a

A

n/a

n/a

Strategy

21/03/19

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Strategy

21/05/19

n/a

n/a

A

n/a

n/a

Strategy

10/07/19

n/a

n/a

A

n/a

n/a

% of meetings attended

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

22%

100%

84%

93%

 Attended-√                                        Apologies accepted from-A                             Not attended (no apologies received)-N

 Please find the link to the frequently asked questions document in relation to the proposed DEALT Academy.

Sholden School have ensured that the Governing Body (GB) have made clear in their code of conduct that this information will be published. Any Governing Body (GB) failing to provide information to enable the GB to fulfil its responsibilities may be in breach of the code of conduct, and in these cases the GB could consider suspending the governor.