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 (Foundation Governor  -  Chair)

cog@sholdenprimary.org.uk 

Phil has been a governor at Sholden since 2013 and has been elected Chair of Governors since 2017. He has lived in Sholden for over 30 years and his home is very close to the school. All three of his children were pupils at Sholden school; the two older ones are in full-time employment whilst the younger one is currently at university. During the children’s time at the school Phil was active in FOSS holding the Chair & secretary positions. Phil was first appointed as a Local authority governor but since academisation he is now a Foundation governor. As well as Chair, Phil also sits on the Resources & Strategy Committees.

Phil has recently retired from full-time work with British Telecom after 40 years and so can devote more time to his governor role. Phil is also Chairman of Sholden Parish Council.

Phil was pro-active in helping the school become an academy and an important part of DEALT.

His aims in being a governor at Sholden school is to assist the pupils and staff to remain happy & successful and to continue to achieve great results and outcomes, while enabling actions in those areas identified for improvement.

  • Date appointed: 2013
  • No interests declared.
  • Roles:  Premises/ Resources
  • Material interest: None
  • Attendance in the past 12 months: 100%

 

Linda Dixon

 

   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, one of which still attends Sholden C of E Primary School. 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 as a Biometrics consultant supporting the delivery of clinical trials and new medications to better people's lives. He puts his financial management expertise to use on the governance Finance Team 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
  • Chair of the Finance Team, member of the Teaching and Learning Team and a Governor with focus on Special Educational Needs (SEN/ Resources/ Vulnerable Learners) and ICT.
  • 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
  • Interests declared - Children attend the school
  • Roles:Parent Governor
  • Material interest: None
  • Attendance in the past 12 months: 100%

 

Image preview Rev. Sharon Greenwood 

I am currently The Archdeacon's representative on Sholden 's  Governing Body, following the retirement of our Rector in 2019, i was ordained Priest in 2008 in Southwark Diocese (South London) where I remained as a non stipendiary minister until I  retired from teaching in 2017.

Following our move to Deal I have permission to officiate in Canterbury Diocese. 

With the exception of a few years of working as a delivery driver and assistant to a florist for 4 years all of my work has been in education teaching all ages from 3 - 11 and adults.
I have a son and daughter who are now in their 20s and at the time of writing this, I now have a grandaughter  who is 1 month old! 

 

I am particularly interested in ensuring  equality of opportunity, for all to be able to reach their potential, in an environment  of inclusivity .
  • Date appointed: 2020
  • No interests declared
  • Roles: Parent Governor
  • Material interest: None
  • Attendance in the past 12 months: 100%

 

Foundation Governor - vacancy x2

 

 

Mr Darren Mantel Foundation Governor Mr Carl Lidgley 

Carl Lidgley is a foundation governor and is on his second term as a governor at the school. Carl is due to retire from 30 years service in Kent Police.  He currently has two children at the school and has been an active governor helping the school in a variety of ways . Carl has also spent time in the class rooms passing on advice and knowledge to the children around e-safety, stranger danger and road safety. He has also carried out several talks on history which is one if his passions. 

 Foundation Governor  Mrs Jane Slater - 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 - Child attends the school. 
  • Roles: TBC
  • Material Interest: None
  • Attendance in the past months: 100%

    

  Headteacher   Dawn Theaker - Headteacher

  • Date appointed Jan2020
  • Interest declared - none
  • Role: Headteacher, DSL Lead
  • Material Interest: none
  • Attendance in the past months: 100%

 

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 10th September 2021  

 

Sholden Church of England Primary School

Attendance

 

 

Y = Attended, N = Apologies Accepted, NA = Apologies not Accepted, NS = No Apologies sent

 

 

 

 

Full Governing Board

Resources

Strategy

Teaching & Learning

Full Governing Board

Resources

Strategy

Teaching & Learning

Full Governing Board

Strategy

Resources

Strategy

Teaching & Learning

Full Governing Board

Governor

Governor Type

23 Sep 2020

22 Oct 2020

11 Nov 2020

12 Nov 2020

25 Nov 2020

14 Jan 2021

20 Jan 2021

03 Feb 2021

03 Mar 2021

17 Mar 2021

29 Apr 2021

05 May 2021

19 May 2021

30 Jun 2021

Mrs Vikki Bowman                    100%

Staff governor

Y

n/a

n/a

Y

Y

n/a

n/a

Y

Y

n/a

n/a

n/a

Y

Y

Mr Robert Coe                          100%

Foundation governor

Y

Y

n/a

n/a

Y

Y

n/a

n/a

Y

n/a

Y

n/a

n/a

Y

Mrs Linda Dixon                        100%

Foundation governor

Y

Y

Y

n/a

Y

Y

Y

n/a

Y

Y

Y

Y

n/a

Y

Sharon Greenwood                   100%

Foundation Ex-Officio

Y

n/a

n/a

Y

Y

n/a

n/a

Y

Y

n/a

n/a

n/a

Y

Y

Mr Carl Lidgley                            75%

Foundation governor

Y

n/a

Y

n/a

N

n/a

Y

n/a

N

Y

n/a

Y

n/a

Y

Mr Darren Mantel                        57%

Parent governor

Y

Y

n/a

n/a

Y

N

n/a

n/a

Y

n/a

NS

n/a

n/a

N

Mr Philip Marsh                         100%

Foundation governor

Y

Y

Y

n/a

Y

Y

Y

n/a

Y

Y

Y

Y

n/a

Y

Mrs Maureen McCutcheon

Clerk

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Mrs Jenny Preston                    100%

Parent governor

Y

n/a

Y

n/a

Y

n/a

Y

n/a

Y

Y

n/a

Y

n/a

Y

Mrs Jane Slater                         100%

Foundation governor

Y

n/a

n/a

Y

Y

n/a

n/a

Y

Y

n/a

n/a

n/a

Y

Y

Mrs Dawn Theaker                   100%

Headteacher

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Mrs M Treadwell                       100%

Foundation governor

Y

n/a

Y

Y

Y

n/a

Y

Y

Y

Y

n/a

Y

Y

Y

 

 

 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.