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Welcome to our Governors’ section. 

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


Governing Body


We currently have a Governing Body' which has 13 members and consists of:


  • The Headteacher
  • Two Parent Governors
  • One Local Authority appointed Governor
  • One Staff Governor
  • Eight Co-opted Governors (they are usually from the local communities).


The Governing Body is there to help the school provide the best possible education for pupils by:


  • Helping set the Schools vision and strategic aims, agreeing plans and policies and making creative use of resources
  • Monitoring and evaluating performance, acting as a critical friend to the head teacher to support and challenge them in managing the school
  • Ensuring that the school is accountable to the children and parents it serves, to its local community, to those who fund and maintain it as well as the staff it employs


The Headteacher is responsible for the day-to-day organisation and management within the school.


  • Governors challenge the Headteacher and school staff, ensuring all actions have a positive effect on children's achievement.
  • Governors come into school in school hours several times a term to ensure that the School Development Plan is having a positive effect.
  • Governors are informed of actions and procedures in the school, but are not able to make any decisions about the running of the school. They monitor the spending of the school and challenge to ensure the money is spent to raise standards for all children.
  • Governors' minutes are public documents and may be viewed on request a term in arrears once they have been agreed by the full Governing Body.

The Governors of Aylesham Primary School are:



Appointing Body Name Term of Office
  Start End
Headteacher N/A Mr Matthew Harper 01/01/19 N/A
Staff Staff Miss Annette Laverick 12/07/17 11/07/21
Parent Parents Miss Nicola Spencer 13/11/20 12/11/24
Parent Parents Mrs Megan Woodward 28/01/19 27/01/23
Local Authority Governing Body Mr Ian Rogers 12/03/20 11/03/24
Co-opted KCC Mrs Catherine Webster 12/07/17 11/07/21
Co-opted Governing Body Mr John Mathews 12/07/17 11/07/21
Co-opted KCC Miss Kara Satterley 12/07/17 11/07/21
Co-opted Governing Body Mr Michael Ashley 21/11/17 20/11/21
Co-opted Governing Body Mr Roger Wragg 16/05/18 15/05/22
Co-opted KCC Mrs Heather Ratcliffe 20/05/20 19/05/24
Co-opted Governing Body Mr Peter Walker 20/05/20 19/05/24
Associate Member Governing Body NONE N/A  
Clerk Governing Body Mrs Linda Dykes N/A