Information about our Governing Body
Capel-le-Ferne Primary School’s Governing Body operates under the ‘circle model’ of governance with a governing body comprising of 8 Governors. The circle model of governance means that there are only full governing body meetings, which all governors attend and there is only one committee. Responsibility for fulfilling the role of governors is shared between the committee members.
Each governor has one or more areas of responsibility and will visit the school regularly to monitor their nominated area/s and report their findings to the governing body.
As part of the schools’ leadership team, the role of the Governing Body is to ensure that standards remain high and that the school is moving forward to ensure that all pupils achieve their full potential.
Ex Officio Governors
David Metcalfe-Head Teacher
Rebecca Twinn - Deputy Head Teacher
Claus Andersen - Chair of Governors
Claus works in Private Security. His Governor areas of responsibility include Finance and Data, Learning & Assessment. Claus is also a member of the Pay Panel.
Michelle Topley - Vice Chair of Governors.
Michelle works in HR within the Private Sector.
Her Governor areas of responsibility include Phonics and Data, Learning & Assessment. Michelle is also responsible for carrying out the Head Teacher appraisal.
Afifa works for the local authority. Her Governor areas of responsibility include Vulnerable Groups and Safeguarding. Afifa is also a member of the Pay Panel.
Sarah works within Financial Services. Her Governor areas of responsibility include Maths and AEN/Inclusion. Sarah is also responsible for carrying out the Head Teacher appraisal.
Rev Brian Williams
Brian works as a Minister of Religion. His Governor areas of responsibility include English and the New Curriculum.
Mr Jason Cook
Jason is Executive Head Teacher of Whitfield and Aspen School.
Mrs Helen Thompson
Mrs Lisa Rose
Becoming a Governor
When appointing governors, consideration will be given to the skills and experience needed by the governing body to enable it to carry out its duties effectively.
Governor vacancies will be advertised on the website.
In the event any Parent Governor vacancies arise, these will be advertised to Parents of children currently on roll by letter.
Governor Roles at Other Schools
As part of the collaboration between schools in the Samphire Learning Hub, David Metcalfe is also a governor at River and Lydden Federation of Schools, and Jason Cook is also a governor of Whitfield and Aspen School, in his role of Executive Headteacher at that school.
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