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.
1 x Community Governor
2 x Parent Governors
1 x Staff Governor
We have a 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 six times a year. This alternates between a meeting discussing the headteacher’s report which includes performance data and a meeting which reflect on visits and school-specific areas of development.
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
As the Executive Headteacher, Mrs McIntosh 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.
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
I have lived in Rolvenden for more than 30 years. Not only have I attended Rolvenden Primary School, my four children have also attended with two of them currently in Willow and Oak Classes. My two eldest now attend Homewood School, a fellow trust school. Rolvenden Primary School has always and will always be a great small school making a big difference.
Now the children are all in full time education I have more time to focus on other adventures of my own and one of them is joining the governing team of Rolvenden Primary School. I’m hoping during my term I can help support such a fantastic school even more.
In my spare time we like to go to the beach with our dog, play football as a family, discover new parks for the children to make new friends and spend time as family in general.
Areas of Focus: PE
We've lived in the village for 15 years and all three of my children have been pupils at Rolvenden where they took full advantage of everything this small but wonderful school has to offer. Two are now at university and the youngest hoping to follow, their time at Rolvenden School gave them a great foundation and they loved it. This is my second stint as a governor and it's fantastic to be part of such a committed and energetic team.
I work in IT and much of my spare time is spent walking our dogs in the lovely countryside we have on our doorstep.
Areas of focus: Wider Curriculum, EDI and accessibility
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
Head of School
As the Head of School, Mr Vincer reports directly to Mrs McIntosh and the Governing Body about how the school is performing day-to-day.