Governors' Information and Duties

The Governing Body’s core functions are to ensure high standards of achievement for all children by:

·       Setting the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction

·       Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the schools and its pupils

·       Overseeing the financial performance of the school, ensuring probity and value for money

An agenda is set in advance of each meeting to ensure we discuss the full range of issues concerning the school and fulfil our statutory duties. The governors monitor specific aspects of the school and its performance, reporting their findings to the full Governing Body. Specific themes covered through the school year include, but are not limited to:

·       School curriculum, including provisions for special educational needs

·       Safeguarding

·       Staff ethos

·       Student ethos

·       School Finances

·       Premises and buildings, including Health and Safety-

In addition to these activities, the governors support the school in disciplinary matters, including complaints, appeals and exclusions.

The Governing Body:-

·       Is accountable for the performance of the school to parents and the wider community

·       Plans the school’s strategy and future direction

·       Appoints the Head teacher and monitors his/her performance

·       Makes decisions on the school’s budget and staffing

·       Ensures the national curriculum is taught

·       Influences how the school encourages students’ spiritual, moral and social development

·       Makes sure the school provides for all its students, including those with special needs

The governing body is not responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school; this is the responsibility of the Head of school.


The Lenham School Governing Body 2018-19



Appointed by

Term of office






Mr C Norwood

Parent - Chair Governing Body 19-Sep-2018 18-Sep-2020

Mr C Foreman

Head of School Governing Body 01-April-2016 31-Mar-2020

Mrs A Rain

Staff Governor School Staff 15-June-2017 14-June-2021

Mr S Phillips

Co-opted Governing Body 03-Oct-2016 02-Oct-2020

Mrs S New

Co-opted Governing Body 03-Oct-2018 02-Oct-2022

Mrs N Challis

Co-opted Governing Body 27-Sep-2018 26-Sep-2022

Mr P Jarvis

Co-opted Governing Body 13-Jun-2018 12-Jun-2022
Mrs J Homes


Parent/carers 13-Jun-2018 12-Jun-2020


Governors who have left the Governing Body over the last year



Appointed by

Left Governing Body

Mr N Mackinnon

Parent Governor



Mr J Smith-Davies

Co-opted Governing Body 12-Jun-2018
Dr N Ware Co-opted Governing Body



Contact via Mrs R. Hinckley, VIAT Governance Lead/Trust Clerk, c/o VIAT Business Centre, Huntsman Lane, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 5DS

Tel: 01622 755856

Governors Date  
Governors Business Interests 2019.pdf 25th Feb 2019 Download