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Governance

School Governors

The Full Governing Body is responsible for ensuring Fulston Manor School provides high quality learning and teaching in a supportive and caring environment to develop the potential of each student.  Its responsibilities are to monitor and promote to the highest standard the following: -

  • Progress and achievement for all students at the school
  • Quality of teaching and learning at the school
  • Behaviour and safety within the school and, where practicable, the local area.
  • Quality of leadership and management of the school.

Additionally, the Full Governing Body is responsible for: -

  • Meeting all Statutory requirements in relation to both staff, as an employer, and students
  • Promoting the spiritual moral and cultural development of students.
  • Ensuring equality for all including those with Special Educational Needs and Disability.

All Governors attend the Full Governors’ meetings (which incorporates the previous Curriculum & Staffing Committee).  There is also a separate Finance & Premises Committee (to which all Governors are also invited to attend) and Pay Committee.

Details of all Governors are listed below: -

Fulston Manor School Governors September 2019

Ms Natalie Davies

Name of Governor Ms Natalie Davies
Category/appointing body Community Governor and Trustee appointed by FMAT
Date of original appointment 1st September 2018
Service Term (4 years unless otherwise stated) 1st September 2018 to 31st August 2022
Areas of Governor Responsibility

Chair of Governors, Trustee of FMAT, responsible for Curriculum, assessment and progress and the Department of Science

Current employment

Corporate Services Director, Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust

Businesses (of which I am a partner or sole proprietor)

None

Company directorships – details of all companies of which I am a director

None

Charity trusteeships – details of all companies of which I am a trustee

None

Membership of professional bodies, membership organisations, public bodies or special interest groups of which I am a member and have a position of general control or management

None

Gifts or hospitality offered to you by external bodies while acting in your position as a governor/trustee and whether this was declined or accepted in the last 12 months

None

Contracts offered by you for the supply of goods and/or services to the trust/school

None

Any other conflict including personal interests of immediate family or close connections to governor/trustee or Company directorships or trusteeships of family/close connection to governor/trustee

None
Pecuniary interests including governance roles in other educational institutions None
Number of meetings attended in the last academic year 6/7

Mr Paul Barwick

Name of Governor Mr Paul Barwick
Category/appointing body Parent Governor appointed by parent election
Date of original appointment 20th November 2019
Service Term (4 years unless otherwise stated) 20th November 2019 to 19th November 2023
Areas of Governor Responsibility

Department of PE and Student Voice

Current employment

Finance Broker

Businesses (of which I am a partner or sole proprietor)

Greenfleets Finance Ltd

Company directorships – details of all companies of which I am a director

Greenfleets Finance Ltd

Charity trusteeships – details of all companies of which I am a trustee

None

Membership of professional bodies, membership organisations, public bodies or special interest groups of which I am a member and have a position of general control or management

None

Gifts or hospitality offered to you by external bodies while acting in your position as a governor/trustee and whether this was declined or accepted in the last 12 months

None

Contracts offered by you for the supply of goods and/or services to the trust/school

None

Any other conflict including personal interests of immediate family or close connections to governor/trustee or Company directorships or trusteeships of family/close connection to governor/trustee

None
Pecuniary interests including governance roles in other educational institutions None
Number of meetings attended in the last academic year 2/5

Alan Brookes

Name of Governor Mr Alan Brookes
Category/appointing body Principal/Executive Headteacher and Trustee of FMAT appointed by FMAT
Date of original appointment 1st September 1997 (Headteacher of Fulston Manor School until 1st September 2019)
Service Term (4 years unless otherwise stated) Ongoing
Areas of Governor Responsibility

Strategic

Current employment

Executive Headteacher Fulston Manor Academies Trust

Businesses (of which I am a partner or sole proprietor)

None

Company directorships – details of all companies of which I am a director

Leadership Learning South East

Charity trusteeships – details of all companies of which I am a trustee

Fulston Manor Academy Trust

Membership of professional bodies, membership organisations, public bodies or special interest groups of which I am a member and have a position of general control or management

Chair of Kent Association of Headteachers

Gifts or hospitality offered to you by external bodies while acting in your position as a governor/trustee and whether this was declined or accepted in the last 12 months

None

Contracts offered by you for the supply of goods and/or services to the trust/school

None

Any other conflict including personal interests of immediate family or close connections to governor/trustee or Company directorships or trusteeships of family/close connection to governor/trustee

None
Pecuniary interests including governance roles in other educational institutions None
Number of meetings attended in the last academic year 6/7

Susie Burden

Name of Governor Mrs Susie Burden
Category/appointing body Head of School of Fulston Manor School and Trustee appointed by FMAT
Date of original appointment 1st September 2019
Service Term (4 years unless otherwise stated) Ongoing
Areas of Governor Responsibility

Strategic

Current employment

Head of School

Businesses (of which I am a partner or sole proprietor)

None

Company directorships – details of all companies of which I am a director

None

Charity trusteeships – details of all companies of which I am a trustee

None

Membership of professional bodies, membership organisations, public bodies or special interest groups of which I am a member and have a position of general control or management

None

Gifts or hospitality offered to you by external bodies while acting in your position as a governor/trustee and whether this was declined or accepted in the last 12 months

None

Contracts offered by you for the supply of goods and/or services to the trust/school

None

Any other conflict including personal interests of immediate family or close connections to governor/trustee or Company directorships or trusteeships of family/close connection to governor/trustee

None
Pecuniary interests including governance roles in other educational institutions None
Number of meetings attended in the last academic year 7/7

Mr Paul Beckham

Name of Governor Mr Paul Beckham
Category/appointing body Parent Governor appointed by parent election
Date of original appointment 3rd December 2018
Service Term (4 years unless otherwise stated) 3rd December 2018 to 2nd December 2022
Areas of Governor Responsibility

Vice-Chair of Governors and responsible for Teaching and Learning/CPD and the Department of International Business

Current employment

Currently work at RBS

Businesses (of which I am a partner or sole proprietor)

None

Company directorships – details of all companies of which I am a director

None

Charity trusteeships – details of all companies of which I am a trustee

None

Membership of professional bodies, membership organisations, public bodies or special interest groups of which I am a member and have a position of general control or management

None

Gifts or hospitality offered to you by external bodies while acting in your position as a governor/trustee and whether this was declined or accepted in the last 12 months

None

Contracts offered by you for the supply of goods and/or services to the trust/school

None

Any other conflict including personal interests of immediate family or close connections to governor/trustee or Company directorships or trusteeships of family/close connection to governor/trustee

None
Pecuniary interests including governance roles in other educational institutions On Advisory Panel of Elliott Park School   Minster    Sheppey  Kent
Number of meetings attended in the last academic year 5/7

Mrs Olga Cole

Name of Governor Mrs Olga Cole
Category/appointing body Community Governor appointed by FMAT
Date of original appointment 23rd January 2019
Service Term (4 years unless otherwise stated) 23rd January 2019 to 22nd January 2023
Areas of Governor Responsibility

Spiritual, Moral and Cultural/British Values/RSE

Current employment

 

Businesses (of which I am a partner or sole proprietor)

None

Company directorships – details of all companies of which I am a director

None

Charity trusteeships – details of all companies of which I am a trustee

None

Membership of professional bodies, membership organisations, public bodies or special interest groups of which I am a member and have a position of general control or management

None

Gifts or hospitality offered to you by external bodies while acting in your position as a governor/trustee and whether this was declined or accepted in the last 12 months

None

Contracts offered by you for the supply of goods and/or services to the trust/school

None

Any other conflict including personal interests of immediate family or close connections to governor/trustee or Company directorships or trusteeships of family/close connection to governor/trustee

None
Pecuniary interests including governance roles in other educational institutions None
Number of meetings attended in the last academic year 3/7

Mr Mark Dunt

Name of Governor Mr Mark Dunt
Category/appointing body Staff Governor (Teaching)
Date of original appointment 18th October 2019
Service Term (4 years unless otherwise stated) 18th October 2019 to 17th October 2023
Areas of Governor Responsibility

 

Current employment

Fulston Manor School

Businesses (of which I am a partner or sole proprietor)

None

Company directorships – details of all companies of which I am a director

None

Charity trusteeships – details of all companies of which I am a trustee

None

Membership of professional bodies, membership organisations, public bodies or special interest groups of which I am a member and have a position of general control or management

Staff representative of NASUWT and member of that Union

Gifts or hospitality offered to you by external bodies while acting in your position as a governor/trustee and whether this was declined or accepted in the last 12 months

None

Contracts offered by you for the supply of goods and/or services to the trust/school

None

Any other conflict including personal interests of immediate family or close connections to governor/trustee or Company directorships or trusteeships of family/close connection to governor/trustee

None
Pecuniary interests including governance roles in other educational institutions None
Number of meetings attended in the last academic year 3/5

Mr John Fassenfelt

Name of Governor Mr John Fassenfelt
Category/appointing body Community Governor appointed by FMAT and Trustee of FMAT
Date of original appointment 6th September 2017
Service Term (4 years unless otherwise stated) 6th September 2017 to 5th September 2021
Areas of Governor Responsibility

Behaviour and Attendance, Departments of Social Sciences, and English and Vice-Chair of FMAT Strategic Board. Vice Chair of the Finance and Premises Committee (appointed 17th October 2019)

Current employment

Retired

Businesses (of which I am a partner or sole proprietor)

None

Company directorships – details of all companies of which I am a director

None

Charity trusteeships – details of all companies of which I am a trustee

Trustee of FMAT

Membership of professional bodies, membership organisations, public bodies or special interest groups of which I am a member and have a position of general control or management

Borden Parish Councillor

Vice-President of the Magistrates’ Association

Gifts or hospitality offered to you by external bodies while acting in your position as a governor/trustee and whether this was declined or accepted in the last 12 months

None

Contracts offered by you for the supply of goods and/or services to the trust/school

None

Any other conflict including personal interests of immediate family or close connections to governor/trustee or Company directorships or trusteeships of family/close connection to governor/trustee

None
Pecuniary interests including governance roles in other educational institutions None
Number of meetings attended in the last academic year 5/7

Mrs Karen Forder

Name of Governor Mrs Karen Forder
Category/appointing body Staff Governor (non-teaching)
Date of original appointment 22nd September 2020
Service Term (4 years unless otherwise stated) 21st September 2024
Areas of Governor Responsibility

 

Current employment

Pastoral Assistant at Fulston Manor School

Businesses (of which I am a partner or sole proprietor)

None

Company directorships – details of all companies of which I am a director

None

Charity trusteeships – details of all companies of which I am a trustee

None

Membership of professional bodies, membership organisations, public bodies or special interest groups of which I am a member and have a position of general control or management

None

Gifts or hospitality offered to you by external bodies while acting in your position as a governor/trustee and whether this was declined or accepted in the last 12 months

None

Contracts offered by you for the supply of goods and/or services to the trust/school

None

Any other conflict including personal interests of immediate family or close connections to governor/trustee or Company directorships or trusteeships of family/close connection to governor/trustee

None
Pecuniary interests including governance roles in other educational institutions None
Number of meetings attended in the last academic year New appointment this academic year

Mrs Maria Gash

Name of Governor Mrs Maria Gash
Category/appointing body Committee Member appointed by FMAT
Date of original appointment  
Service Term (4 years unless otherwise stated) Ongoing
Areas of Governor Responsibility

Deputy Headteacher

Current employment

Fulston Manor School

Businesses (of which I am a partner or sole proprietor)

None

Company directorships – details of all companies of which I am a director

None

Charity trusteeships – details of all companies of which I am a trustee

None

Membership of professional bodies, membership organisations, public bodies or special interest groups of which I am a member and have a position of general control or management

None

Gifts or hospitality offered to you by external bodies while acting in your position as a governor/trustee and whether this was declined or accepted in the last 12 months

None

Contracts offered by you for the supply of goods and/or services to the trust/school

None

Any other conflict including personal interests of immediate family or close connections to governor/trustee or Company directorships or trusteeships of family/close connection to governor/trustee

None
Pecuniary interests including governance roles in other educational institutions None
Number of meetings attended in the last academic year 7/7

Mr Mark Gilbert

Name of Governor Mr Mark Gilbert
Category/appointing body Community Governor appointed by FMAT (Previously Parent Governor appointed by parent election) and Trustee of FMAT
Date of original appointment 26th April 2017
Service Term (4 years unless otherwise stated) 9th September 2020 until 8th September 2024
Areas of Governor Responsibility

Chair of Finance & Premises Committee and Vice-Chair of Governors.  Responsible for Finance & premises, Single Central Record (SCR), Safeguarding & Pastoral (including SEN/CiC/PP/HAPs/attendance)

Current employment

Kent County Council

Businesses (of which I am a partner or sole proprietor)

None

Company directorships – details of all companies of which I am a director

None

Charity trusteeships – details of all companies of which I am a trustee

Trustee of FMAT

Membership of professional bodies, membership organisations, public bodies or special interest groups of which I am a member and have a position of general control or management

None

Gifts or hospitality offered to you by external bodies while acting in your position as a governor/trustee and whether this was declined or accepted in the last 12 months

None

Contracts offered by you for the supply of goods and/or services to the trust/school

None

Any other conflict including personal interests of immediate family or close connections to governor/trustee or Company directorships or trusteeships of family/close connection to governor/trustee

None
Pecuniary interests including governance roles in other educational institutions None
Number of meetings attended in the last academic year 7/7

Miss Chloe Honeysett

Name of Governor Miss Chloe Honeysett
Category/appointing body Staff Governor (teaching) appointed by staff election
Date of original appointment 21st September 2018
Service Term (4 years unless otherwise stated) 21st September 2018 to 20th September 2022
Areas of Governor Responsibility

Governor Training

Current employment

Teacher & Head of Faculty Fulston Manor School (currently on maternity leave)

Businesses (of which I am a partner or sole proprietor)

None

Company directorships – details of all companies of which I am a director

None

Charity trusteeships – details of all companies of which I am a trustee

None

Membership of professional bodies, membership organisations, public bodies or special interest groups of which I am a member and have a position of general control or management

None

Gifts or hospitality offered to you by external bodies while acting in your position as a governor/trustee and whether this was declined or accepted in the last 12 months

None

Contracts offered by you for the supply of goods and/or services to the trust/school

None

Any other conflict including personal interests of immediate family or close connections to governor/trustee or Company directorships or trusteeships of family/close connection to governor/trustee

None
Pecuniary interests including governance roles in other educational institutions None
Number of meetings attended in the last academic year 4/7

Mrs Deidre Ines

Name of Governor Mrs Deidre Ines
Category/appointing body Honorary Governor appointed by FMAT
Date of original appointment 1st October 1989
Service Term (4 years unless otherwise stated) 1st September 2018 to 31st August 2022
Areas of Governor Responsibility

Admission

Current employment

Retired

Businesses (of which I am a partner or sole proprietor)

None

Company directorships – details of all companies of which I am a director

None

Charity trusteeships – details of all companies of which I am a trustee

None

Membership of professional bodies, membership organisations, public bodies or special interest groups of which I am a member and have a position of general control or management

None

Gifts or hospitality offered to you by external bodies while acting in your position as a governor/trustee and whether this was declined or accepted in the last 12 months

None

Contracts offered by you for the supply of goods and/or services to the trust/school

None

Any other conflict including personal interests of immediate family or close connections to governor/trustee or Company directorships or trusteeships of family/close connection to governor/trustee

None
Pecuniary interests including governance roles in other educational institutions None
Number of meetings attended in the last academic year 0/4

Mrs Sarah Palmer

Name of Governor Mrs Sarah Palmer
Category/appointing body Staff Governor (non- teaching) appointed by staff election
Date of original appointment 14th November 2014
Service Term (4 years unless otherwise stated) 14th November 2019 to 13th November 2023 – resigned 22nd September 2020
Areas of Governor Responsibility

Department of Performing Arts and Department of Art/DT

Current employment

Events & Publicity Manager - Fulston Manor School

Businesses (of which I am a partner or sole proprietor)

None

Company directorships – details of all companies of which I am a director

None

Charity trusteeships – details of all companies of which I am a trustee

None

Membership of professional bodies, membership organisations, public bodies or special interest groups of which I am a member and have a position of general control or management

None

Gifts or hospitality offered to you by external bodies while acting in your position as a governor/trustee and whether this was declined or accepted in the last 12 months

None

Contracts offered by you for the supply of goods and/or services to the trust/school

None

Any other conflict including personal interests of immediate family or close connections to governor/trustee or Company directorships or trusteeships of family/close connection to governor/trustee

None
Pecuniary interests including governance roles in other educational institutions None
Number of meetings attended in the last academic year 5/7

Mr David Robinson

Name of Governor Mr David Robinson
Category/appointing body Community Governor, member and Trustee of FMAT
Date of original appointment 1st September 1999
Service Term (4 years unless otherwise stated) 2nd January 2020 to 31st August 2020 – term of office not renewed
Areas of Governor Responsibility

Was responsible for Sixth Form, careers and progress and the Department of Mathematics.  Remains as Member & Trustee of the Strategic Board and Chair of the Strategic Board Finance Committee

Current employment

Retired

Businesses (of which I am a partner or sole proprietor)

None

Company directorships – details of all companies of which I am a director

None

Charity trusteeships – details of all companies of which I am a trustee

Fulston Manor Academies Trust

Membership of professional bodies, membership organisations, public bodies or special interest groups of which I am a member and have a position of general control or management

None

Gifts or hospitality offered to you by external bodies while acting in your position as a governor/trustee and whether this was declined or accepted in the last 12 months

None

Contracts offered by you for the supply of goods and/or services to the trust/school

None

Any other conflict including personal interests of immediate family or close connections to governor/trustee or Company directorships or trusteeships of family/close connection to governor/trustee

None
Pecuniary interests including governance roles in other educational institutions None
Number of meetings attended in the last academic year 6/7

Mrs MaryAnn Vowles

Name of Governor Mrs MaryAnn Vowles
Category/appointing body Parent Governor appointed by parent election
Date of original appointment 20th November 2019
Service Term (4 years unless otherwise stated) 20th November 2019 to 19th November 2023
Areas of Governor Responsibility

Departments of Geography & History

Current employment

Sacred Heart Church

Businesses (of which I am a partner or sole proprietor)

None

Company directorships – details of all companies of which I am a director

None

Charity trusteeships – details of all companies of which I am a trustee

None

Membership of professional bodies, membership organisations, public bodies or special interest groups of which I am a member and have a position of general control or management

None

Gifts or hospitality offered to you by external bodies while acting in your position as a governor/trustee and whether this was declined or accepted in the last 12 months

None

Contracts offered by you for the supply of goods and/or services to the trust/school

None

Any other conflict including personal interests of immediate family or close connections to governor/trustee or Company directorships or trusteeships of family/close connection to governor/trustee

None
Pecuniary interests including governance roles in other educational institutions None
Number of meetings attended in the last academic year 3/5

Mr Gordon Watson

Name of Governor Mr Gordon Watson
Category/appointing body Community governor appointed by FMAT
Date of original appointment 1st September 2018
Service Term (4 years unless otherwise stated) 1st September 2018 to 31st August 2022 – resigned 31st August 2020
Areas of Governor Responsibility

Was responsible for Safeguarding/SEN/CIC/Single Central Record, Pupil Premium/High ability students, the pastoral system and the Department of PE

Current employment

 

Businesses (of which I am a partner or sole proprietor)

None

Company directorships – details of all companies of which I am a director

None

Charity trusteeships – details of all companies of which I am a trustee

None

Membership of professional bodies, membership organisations, public bodies or special interest groups of which I am a member and have a position of general control or management

None

Gifts or hospitality offered to you by external bodies while acting in your position as a governor/trustee and whether this was declined or accepted in the last 12 months

None

Contracts offered by you for the supply of goods and/or services to the trust/school

None

Any other conflict including personal interests of immediate family or close connections to governor/trustee or Company directorships or trusteeships of family/close connection to governor/trustee

Wife works as a TA at Fulston Manor School
Pecuniary interests including governance roles in other educational institutions None
Number of meetings attended in the last academic year 3/7

Please contact any of the school governors through the Clerk to the Governors, Mrs Heather Daniels at the school address or by e-mail at, [email protected]