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 Senior Leadership Team they help to shape the future direction of the school.

The Governing body of Rolvenden Primary 

We have recently created a joint governing body with Tenterden Primary Federation. This is made up of the following members from each school.

Executive Headteacher

1 x Community Governor

1 x Parent Governor

1 x Staff Governor

We have a circle model of governance with all governors taking additional responsibilities to support the school in providing the best education possible.

Our full local governing body meet three times a year with members from Rolvenden and Tenterden to discuss the headteacher’s report which includes performance data. The SISC (School Improvement and Safeguarding Committee) meets three times a year to reflect on visits and school-specific areas of development.

Sam Crinnion

Executive Headteacher

As the Executive Headteacher, Ms Crinnion has overall responsibility for reporting to the governing body. She prepares regular headteacher reports which are shared with the governing body which includes information on how the school is progressing against the targets laid out in the school improvement Plan along with analysis of both internal and external data.

Nick Leggat

Head of School

As the Head of School, Mr Leggat reports directly to Ms Crinnion and the Governing Body about how the school is performing day-to-day.

Sue Morgan

Co-opted Governor and Chair of SISC Committee

I have lived in Rolvenden for over 20 years and have been involved with Rolvenden Primary School for over ten years, including at time as Chair of Governors. I work at Benenden School, in the Academic Support Department where I am Assistant SENDCo. I am also a governor at a local prep school and so have a range of experience in education.

Outside of my school commitments, I enjoy spending time in Cornwall and travelling as well as reading, gardening, cooking and tennis.

Areas of Focus: SEN; Safeguarding

Fran Clifford

Parent Governor

I have been a parent at Rolvenden Primary since 2012, my son worked his way through from reception and is now in his third year at Homewood secondary school, my two daughters are still at Rolvenden, in years 6 & 4.

I have always been a true Rolvenden Primary cheerleader, I have a real passion and love for the school. The community feel is truly wonderful and I am really proud to be a part of it. My children have thrived in their learning environment - Small School, Big Difference.

I am currently chair of the schools PTA - FORS (friends of Rolvenden Primary School) and have been for over 5 years. Although new to my governing role, I am excited to progress through my governing term.

My background is in digital marketing, and I am freelance which thankfully, gives the freedom of a flexible work schedule. I have to remain highly adaptable and consistently learn new skills, as the digital world is ever changing. I hope that this skill base will enable me to be a proactive governor as I broaden my experience.

In my time away from work, I love walking our dogs, popping to the beach and spending time with our friends and family.

Areas of Focus: Maths; Wellbeing

Malar Rajamanikkam

Community Governor

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Areas of Focus: English

Emily Jones

Staff Governor

As Staff Governor, Miss Jones is elected by the staff of the school to represent them on the governing body. They share the views and where, appropriate, the concerns of staff with the governing body and act as a conduit between staff and the governing body.

Areas of Focus: Pupil Premium, Early Years