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Ken Ingleton

Retired Company Director and Manager.

Lifetime resident of Minster from an old local family, Third generation Minster School Pupil.

First Chairman of the School PTA 1974-78, School Governor from 1984.

Interests include:

Local Government, past member and Mayor of Swale Borough Council, now a Parish Councillor with Minster on Sea Parish Council.

Community Facilities as Trustee of Friendship House and of Thistle Hill Community Centre, Member of Minster on Sea Rotary Club and President of Minster WM Club.

Education in Local History as Trustee of Minster Gatehouse Museum and of Blue Town Heritage Centre.


Sarah Appleby

I am Sarah Appleby and I have only recently been elected as a Parent Governor. I have 2 children who both attend the school. I also used to attend Minster Primary School when I was a child. I work part-time in the magistrates court as a court clerk. In my spare time I enjoy running, circuit training, Pilates and gardening. I believe it is very important that every child is given the opportunity to grow and develop their full potential in a nurturing and caring environment. I am really looking forward to supporting Minster Primary School and embracing my new role as a Parent Governor.

Wendy Chambers

My name is Wendy Chambers and I joined the Minster Primary Community in 2007 when my eldest son started in reception. He has since left the school and my other son is currently in Year 6. I initially became involved with the Minster Primary Parent, Teacher and Friends Association. I felt it was important to support the school and it gave me the chance to help improve the school life of our children. I have always been interested in the school's plans, views and aims and it seemed a natural progression when I was elected as Parent Governor two years ago.

I worked in Investment Banking in the city for more years than I care to remember, which has hopefully provided me with some useful skills for my role as governor. The last two years have been fun and challenging as the Governing Body balance support and challenge on Minster Primary's road to Outstanding.

I believe passionately that all our children should reach their full potential and the core function of the Governing Body is to help every child to achieve. I am proud to be part of this process and extremely proud of our school's journey so far long may it continue.



Kirsty Pearn

My name is Kirsty Pearn, I am 40 years old and have been a governor at Minster Primary for approximately 8 years. I have 3 teenage children who all attended our school and had fun and achieved well. I am an Early Years Practitioner with a Foundation Degree in Early Years, I work in the nursery within the grounds of Minster Primary School.

I have seen our school go through many changes over the years, ups and downs along the way, but always, seen the potential our school has to offer our pupils. I believe passionately about the future of Minster Primary School and acting as a "critical friend" to support and challenge, at times, ourselves and the school to ensure we get it right for your children.

After all this time serving on the governing body, I do have a clear understanding of data, finance and strategic planning to make sure we are on track to be an outstanding school. Since our last Ofsted Inspection in December 2012, our pupils have been making significant progress particularly in reading. I love the Chili Challenge and Accelerated Reader where children challenge themselves to be better and learn more. I visit the school at least once a term to either meet with staff or the children and have always found our pupils to be positive, enthusiastic and happy. What more can we ask??


Timothy Pye

I am Timothy Pye, year six teacher and staff representative on the governing body. I take special responsibility for school performance data analysis as well as the impact of training and attendance. I have been teaching for six years at two schools, teaching years 2, 5 and 6. In my teaching role I have the responsibility for the School Council, ensuring that the pupil voice is at the heart of our school. I am an active participant on the PTFA and am now the vice chair person; supporting fundraising events to support school projects.  I am determined that every young person at Minster Primary School to experiences the very best education and care and this is the reason I was keen to serve on the Governing Body.


Jemma Tate

I had the privilege of being elected a parent governor in March 2013. I currently have one child at Minster In Sheppey Primary School and I work within a family support role at another school in the local area. 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. 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 done by the staff and to continue to develop the school in an ever changing environment.