We are currently looking for governors from our local community to join our school’s Local Governing Body. Our governors come from a range of backgrounds, skills and experience but all share a common interest of wanting the best education and outcomes for the children in our school.
We would be delighted to hear from anyone who is:
Governors gain a great deal from the work and time they contribute. It gives them an opportunity to serve the local community, contribute to children’s education, and a chance to help realise their own potential by learning new skills and practise existing ones. For more detail please read the information note below or contact the School Clerk.
Sir Henry Fermor CE Primary School joined the Tenax Schools Trust as an academy on 1 April 2016. The Tenax Schools Trust is a Church of England multi-academy trust (MAT) that exists to provide outstanding education in both primary and secondary schools in Kent and East Sussex. Under the governance arrangements for the Tenax Schools Trust, each of its academies has its own Local Governing Body (LGB) to allow some areas of work to be monitored in more detail.
Sir Henry Fermor CE Primary School has 6 governors.
Mrs Catherine Dottridge, Chair, (Tenax Appointed Governor - 15 October 2018
Mrs Elizabeth Croft, (Tenax Appointed Governor - 16 May 2019. Reappointed 16 May 2022)
Mrs Lynsey McFerran, (Tenax Appointed Governor - 1 September 2016, reappointed 1 September 2019)
(Staff Governor - Vacant)
Mr Justin Singleton, (Parent Governor - 11 December 2016, reappointed 11 December 2019)
Reverend Stephen Rees, (Tenax Appointed Governor - 1 September 2016, reappointed 1 September 2019)
Ms Kate Knight, (Parent Governor - 24 January 2022)
All governors are appointed by Tenax Schools Trust, with the exception of the two parent governors who are elected by parents and the staff governor who is elected by staff.
Our Local Governing Body also includes the headteacher, Mrs Sacha Strand.
Our Clerk to the Governors is Mrs Maria Campbell.
Our Local Governing Body meets between 3-4 times per year.
The roles and responsibilities of the Local Governing Body are:
Standards and Safeguarding
Ethos, Character and Local Traditions
Working with Parents and the Local Community
Further details of the LGB's roles and responsibilities are contained in the Terms of Reference document below.
Individual governors also take on specific responsibilities as “link governors” for areas of the curriculum and aspects of the school’s life. These are detailed in the school’s LGB Information document below.
We are fortunate to have such a dedicated board of governors who are very active within the school; regularly coming into school and sharing in the learning and teaching taking place.
If you wish to contact the Chair of Governors, Mrs Catherine Dottridge, by letter please send c/o the School Office or email the Clerk to the LGB –email@example.com