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Governing board

boar drop shadow alpha trans 100pxWhat do Governors do?

The governing board’s responsibility is to ensure the school improves each year. It guides the strategic direction of the school and makes sure targets are met; whilst allowing the Headteacher and teaching professionals to manage the school on a day to day basis.

Our Governors attend 6 meetings per year, where reports about the school's progress are discussed. They challenge and monitor key information given by school leaders and ensure the school spends its budget wisely,  in line with priorities agreed in the school improvement plan.

The role of the governing board is a strategic one, its key functions are to:

  • set the aims and objectives for the school
  • set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • be a source of challenge and support to the Headteacher (a critical friend)


King Ethelbert School and Dane Court School

Governors 2023-2024

Chair of Governors

Vicky Crawley -appointed 2nd July 2023

Vice-Chair of Governors

Paul Richards- appointed 11th January 2023


Adam Solly- Staff Governor -appointed 30th September 2021

Judith Baker-Staff Governor -appointed 11th February 2009

Lindsey Copper-Governor- appointed 24th January 2019

Kay Cowell-Governor appointed -13th March 2013

Nick Thomas- Governor appointed -30th November 2022

Peter Tucker- Governor appointed -30th September 2020

Samantha Webb-Governor-appointed 11th January 2023



Debbie Shallcross


Governor Attendance 2022-2023

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Local Governing Board meeting dates 2023-2024

11th October 2023 5pm at Dane Court

6th December 2023 5pm at King Ethelbert School

10th January 2024 5pm at Dane Court

13th March 2024 5pm at King Ethelbert School

8th May 2024 5pm at Dane Court

19th June 5pm at King Ethelbert School


To contact the Governors

Please write to

Chair of Governors
c/o The Clerk
King Ethelbert School
Canterbury Road