Our school governors are volunteers who wish to make a positive contribution to our children’s education, and as such, they play a vital role. In partnership with the Head they help to shape the future direction of the school.
The Governing body of Rolvenden Primary
The membership is made up as follows:
- 3 Co-opted Governors
- 2 Parent Governors
- 1 Staff Governor
- 1 Executive Headteacher
We have a circle model of governance with all governors taking additional responsibilities to support the school in providing the best education possible.
And please click here to find out more about our current membership including declaration of interests and terms of office of all governors as declared in September 2019.
I have been a headteacher for 13 years, having worked in Lewisham, South East London and then in Dartford before moving out of London to beautiful Kent. Prior to becoming a Head I worked in local authority advisory roles and as a teacher, leading on the general school improvement agenda and special educational needs.
Head of Rolvenden School
My dream for children in school is that they are given a first rate academic experience through outstanding teaching; but alongside this I have a proven track record of facilitating both the pupils and their families to experience exciting opportunities outside of the classroom. I look forward to giving your child and your family similar opportunities.
My family and I moved to the UK from The Netherlands in July 2017 and chose Kent to live because of our growing love for the area during our holidays here. We chose Rolvenden because of the school, we thought it was the the best for our two children.
After 10 years of running my own business in The Netherlands, we decided it was time for a change, so I could spend more time with my family. We moved here and now I have started a new business but in a different field and with a different mindset. I now try to balance my time better between work and family and do my best to be more involved in the upbringing of my children and do something to benefit the community as well - which is why I became a governor. I try my best to support school staff wherever I can.
I have lived in Rolvenden for the last 20 years and been involved with the Primary School since 2007. I originally trained as an accountant, working in London before taking a career break to bring up my three children. Having retrained to assess and teach dyslexic learners, I now work part-time at Benenden School in the Academic Support Department. I am also a governor at Dulwich Prep Cranbrook.
I was a parent at the school for many years and like my children loved being a part of this wonderful community. My youngest left Rolvenden three years ago. Unlike my children it would appear I am not ready to move on. As a governor I hope to continue to help the school nurture and amplify what makes it so special.
Chair of Governors
I have always been interested and involved in Education. Before I retired from full time teaching I taught in a variety of different schools across England. Be it a Yorkshire Midddle school or Tonbridge Grammar school I have always thoroughly enjoyed the challenge.
My aim as a governor is to help create a happy, stimulating and creative environment for both learners and teachers. This involves talking to the pupils and staff and giving them the chance to express the outcomes they hope to achieve from their time at Rolvenden school, then, hopefully, helping to set up opportunities that enables them to realise their ambitions.