My name is Vaughn Chambers. I am 45 Years old and have two children currently at the school, in Year 2 and in Reception. I am a qualified teacher and for the majority of the last 17 years I have worked as a SENCO at a variety of primary, infant and junior schools in Kent. I have also worked as a specialist teacher in a large primary school and have worked for KCC temporarily as a part of the SEN team for the past two months. I have served on the Leadership team at the schools I have worked in and have a good understanding of school improvement, analysis of data and in particular Inclusion within schools. Since my children started at this school I have seen how good the school is and how hard the staff work to support children to make the very best of their potential. As a governor for the school I like being part of its journey to being an Outstanding school, to support the Inclusive ethos that the school holds with a belief that all children have the right to be enabled to do their very best within a supportive and nurturing environment.
I have been a teacher at Halfway Houses Primary School for 17 years and have been the Deputy Headteacher since September 2015. I have been a staff governor since January 2013 at Halfway and until recently was also a governor at Hartlip CE Primary school as this is where my children have been at school.
Initially I became a governor to broaden my own professional development and to gain more experience of being held to account as the Deputy Headteacher within the meetings.
Halfway Houses and the children and staff are at the heart of all that I do and I am passionate about ensuring that they receive the best possible learning experiences and opportunities through an engaging curriculum.
I work closely with governors and teachers across the Trust and strive to make it the best it can be.
My name is Wendy Chambers and I worked in the City in the Investment Banking sector for over 20 years. My experience includes recruitment, leadership, people management, performance management, time management,
communication, accountancy/reconciliations and compliance. I have five years governance experience, firstly as an elected Parent Governor and more recently Trustee appointed. I have a good understanding of finance/accounts and a keen interest in school performance and data analysis. I believe passionately that all children should reach their full potential and a core function of the Governing Body is to help every child to achieve. I am proud to be part of this process.
Chairman of Minster PTFA 2011-2015.
Treasurer of Minster PTFA 2015 to date.
Kirsty Pearn, I have a BA (Hons) in Early Years Education and lead and manage an Outstanding early years setting on the Island. I live with my family in Minster and all my 3 children are in secondary education. I have an interest in education and providing the best outcomes for families, my passion is promoting inclusiveness and ensuring children have the best opportunities that are unique as they are. I have been a school governor for many years and built upon my skills and knowledge to support schools on their journey to becoming outstanding.
I am the year six leader and staff representative on the governing body. I take special responsibility for school performance data analysis; delving into our successes and areas of improvement. In addition to this, I update and monitor the governor development plan which we use to map out our visits and visit reports. I have been teaching for nearly 9 years at two schools, teaching years 2, 5 and 6. In my staff role at Minster Primary I work alongside the numeracy lead, working to deliver elements of the school improvement plan and ensure that the children at Minster receive the highest quality teaching and learning available, researching new strands of thinking and evaluating their impact. We work hard to ensure that Minster is at the leading edge of maths teaching. I also lead year six, which links well with my keen interest in analysing data. It gives me great pleasure to lead such a caring, professional and dedicated team, a team who I believe personify the ‘Minster Muscles’. I am an active participant on the PTFA and am also the vice chairperson; supporting fundraising events to support school projects. I am determined that every young person at Minster Primary School experiences the very best education, in all aspects of their young lives: this is the reason I was keen to serve on the Governing Body.
I have had the privilege of being a Parent Governor for six years at Minster-in-Sheppey Primary School, I am very aware of the important role played by parents in their children's education and this was my motivation for becoming a governor. I have one daughter that attends the school and I have always had an interest in education both personally and professionally. It is clear that the school not only provides an impressive academic platform for its children, but also embraces the importance of promoting the qualities of a caring, nurturing and supportive environment. My aim is to support the good work already in place, provide challenge to sustain improvement and to continue to develop the school in an ever changing environment.
For the past 21 years I have worked in education and for the last 24 months, I have been a governor at Halfway Houses Primary school. As a formal pupil, it has always been a special place for me and to be involved with the continued evolution of the school is a privilege. Prior to becoming a governor, I was fortunate enough to be involved with the new school building on a professional level. It became clear very early on, the school has a friendly child-centric atmosphere, with dedicated and hardworking staff. I thoroughly enjoy learning about the excellent curriculum and pastoral care the school aims to provide and challenge the management team on how this can be improved even further.