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Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

10th December 2021

Dear Parents

I am writing this as Term 2 draws to an end.  I find it hard to believe that means that we are a third of the way through the year.  Pupils and teachers settled down very quickly in September to normal school routine and our new intake in Acorn class soon seemed at home.  The School is so fortunate to have two minibuses so that whole class groups can go out on trips and visits and enjoy having so much fun whilst extending their learning.  One of the things I love to see when I come into school is the racks of wellies which reminds me of how much outdoor learning takes place at Eastling.  As a child who grew up in London attending a primary school that only had asphalt playgrounds I am delighted to see the school making such good use of the outside space and the new equipment in the playground.

As governors we were delighted that the visit of the Ofsted inspectors was so successful and Eastling was confirmed as a good school. Governors were glad that staff and children received the recognition that they deserved.  I am sure that you have all read the report in detail but would like to highlight one or two comments in particular.  The inspectors noticed that pupils ‘love learning’ and saw that ‘Eastling is a place where everyone is kind and friendly’ and ‘pupils care for each other.’ They remarked upon the ‘unique’ features of the school. They were particularly complimentary about the speed with which the school had been able to get back to almost pre-pandemic levels with clubs, trips and visits starting straight away in September. The inspectors acknowledged that the school’s achievements were only possible because the staff work as a close-knit team, supporting one another at all times. 

I know that the Nativity performances will be the highlight of the week for parents of KS1 children in Acorns and Silver Birch.  It was wonderful to see the church so full for the Harvest Festival with a record number of parents attending and I am looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible at the Christingle Service in church on the last day of term.  It will make a fitting end to a very busy, very successful term. I am sure that you would like to join with me in thanking Mrs Dale for her impressive leadership and the whole staff for their commitment that makes Eastling School such a special place.

Thank you to all parents for their many contributions to the life of the school. On behalf of the governors, may I take this opportunity to wish you and all your families peace, hope and happiness this Christmas and in the year ahead.

Steph Youle

Co-opted Governor

Governor Type

Inst of Gov.

 

Contact Details

 

Roles & Responsibilities

 

End of Current Term

Head Teacher

1

Mrs. Melanie Dale

School House

Kettle Hill Road

Eastling

01795 890252

head@eastling.kent.sch.uk

 

  • Headteacher
  • Ex Officio to Monitoring Groups

Ex-Officio

 

 

Staff Governor

1

Miss Victoria Waugh

 

victoria.waugh@eastling.kent.sch.uk

 

  • Standards, Learning and Teaching Monitoring Group

19/05/23

Parent Governors

2

Mrs. Nicola Allen

 

nicola.allen@eastling.kent.sch.uk

 

  • Chair of Governors
  • Buildings, Resources, Finance and Personnel Monitoring Group (Lead)

28.10.22

Parent Governors 

Mr. Scott Ryan

 

scott.ryan@eastling.kent.sch.uk

 

  • Safeguarding Governor
  • Standards, Learning and Teaching Monitoring Group

21.06.24

Local Authority

 

Mrs. Patricia Payne

patricia.payne2@eastling.kent.sch.uk

 

  • Standards, Learning and Teaching Monitoring Group
11.07.25

Co-opted Governors

5

Mrs Tish Neaves

tish.neaves@eastling.kent.sch.uk

  • Vice - Chair of Governors
  • Standards, Learning and Teaching Monitoring Group (Lead)

18/02/22

 

  

Mr. Matt Tombs

matt.tombs@eastling.kent.sch.uk

 

  • Buildings, Resources, Finance and Personnel Monitoring Group

14.01.22

  

Mrs. C. Mitchell 

catherine.mitchell@eastling.kent.sch.uk

 

  • Buildings, Resources, Finance and Personnel Monitoring Group
27.09.24
  

Mrs Stephanie Youle

 

Stephanie.youle@eastling.kent.sch.uk

 

  • Standards, Learning and Teaching Monitoring Group

19.07.24

  

Clemence Mitchell

clemence.Child@eastling.kent.sch.uk

 

 

  • Standards, Learning and Teaching Monitoring Group

11.07.25

Associate Governors

0

 

 

 

Clerk

1

Andy Flatt

 

andy.flatt@eastling.kent.sch.uk

 

  • Clerk to The Governors
 

 

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