The Governors and What They Do
Our Governors (ID 1191)
Mick BrazierCHAIR OF GOVERNORS
My name is Mick Brazier.
Areas of responsibility: Leadership & Management, Finance resource team, Safeguarding, Health and Safety, PE and Sports Premium and Website.
I joined our governing body in November 2019.
I have been lucky enough to be elected chair of our Governing body in September 2020 and again in March 2023.
I have lived in the Dover area all my life. My background is in business having owned my own company for many years. I am now medically retired due to disability which means I have lots of time available to support our school in my role as a governor.
I have more than 15 years of experience as a school governor in Primary and Special Schools and have previously served as chair of governors in two other schools.
In my time as a governor I have had the opportunity to gain a wealth of knowledge about education and the way schools work, having gone through most situations than can arise within the school setting. I find being a school governor is extremely rewarding.
Linda LangVICE CHAIR (CO-OPTED GOVERNOR)
Hello, my name is Linda Lang.
Areas of responsibility: Quality of Education, Leadership and Management, Finance resource team, Pupil Premium (including Catch-up funding and Tutoring), SEND.
I have been retired from full time work in the education sector for a few years and moved to Worth in 2018.
Originally trained in primary education, I have also taught at secondary, post 16 and adult levels. However, after further training and qualifications, the majority of my career was spent in specialist work in the identification, habilitation and education of deaf infants, children and young people, the support of families and a range of educational settings. I was Head of Service for a Local Authority Advisory Team for Sensory Support. This involved multi agency working with Health Services and Social Services.
After retiring I did some Quality Assurance work for Manchester University and was a Parish Councillor in Cornwall for some years before relocating to Worth.
The continuing provision of high quality teaching for all the pupils in our school and the well- being of staff and pupils are the focus of my interest in Worth Primary.
My other interests have included various sports, travel, theatre and amateur dramatics.
Danny LangCO-OPTED GOVERNOR
Areas of responsibility: Quality of Education, Safeguarding, CiC, Sports Premium
Joined March 2023
Cllr Daniel FriendPARENT GOVERNOR,
Cllr Daniel Friend
Areas of responsibility: Leadership and Management, Finance resource team, Health and Safety, GDPR
Joined June 2023
Katy ChanceHEADTEACHER GOVERNOR
My name is Katy Chance and I feel very proud and privileged to be the Headteacher of Worth Primary School. I joined Worth Primary in April 2020 as Head of School and have recently been appointed Headteacher, September 2021.
I am fully committed to ensuring that our pupils receive the best possible education, strengthened by putting each child's wellbeing at the forefront of their life learning.
I have been in education for 22 years, bringing a wealth of experience but I know this has to be supported by a committed team of staff, which Worth Primary School certainly has. As a team we are able to fully support our school community in our wonderful small school!
Areas of responsibility: Headteacher
Jasmine BanhamSTAFF GOVERNOR
Hi, I am Jasmine Banham. I have been a teacher at Worth Primary School since January 2022 and am currently teaching in Year R, EYFS.
I am just finishing my ECT+1 year and have subject responsibilities for EYFS, PE, and Computing across the school. I also lead the school Pupil Parliament.
I am pleased to be a part of the Governing Body that is supporting the school in providing all children with an excellent all round education.
Areas of responsibility: Personal Development and Wellbeing
Hilary WebbCO-OPTED GOVERNOR
Areas of responsibility: Behaviour and Attitudes, Personal Development and wellbeing.
Joined June 2023
I have lived in the village of Worth for over 20 years and my son attended Worth Primary School. I was a previous governor at the school before returning to work as an Orthoptist full time across East Kent in 2016. Having retired in April 2023, after almost 40 years in the NHS, I am pleased to be returning to the governor role which I had previously enjoyed. In my spare time I like to read and enjoy gardening; I have also joined a number of local activity groups.
Amanda LynchC0-OPTED GOVERNOR
Areas of responsibility: Behaviour and Attitudes, SEND and EYFS
Joined June 2023
We play an important role as part of the leadership of the school through four main areas:
- We work alongside the Senior Leadership team to set the strategic direction of the school in order to continue to raise standards for all children.
- We ensure accountability to parents, staff and others for the school’s overall performance and for decisions taken by the Governing Body.
- We monitor and evaluate school performance in relation to agreed priorities and targets (including financial), and support school improvement through setting, monitoring and reviewing these targeted areas.
- We act to support the staff and headteacher through our role as ‘critical friend’ by asking challenging questions to continue improving standards.
- Our work is supported by our clerk, Hazel Groves. Should you ever wish to contact her please email him on email@example.com
These documents show the work governors do, what they aspire to and the rules under which they work.Instrument of Government 2021-22Governing Body Constitution 2021-22DEALT Code of Conduct for Governors 2022-23Ethos, Values and VisionFour Year Strategic Plan 2019-2023Governing Body Improvement Plan 2021-22Governing Body Self Appraisal 2020-21Governor Visits to School Policy & Procedures 2022-23Governors' Allowances Policy 2022-3
Would you like to be a Governor?
How can you get involved?
We are looking for another governor to join us…
We are looking for someone from a non-education background, who is computer literate, has time to spare, is curious to learn more about education and has a desire to help all children fulfil their potential.
What’s actually involved?
We have meetings six times a year which last a couple of hours but do require time to read documents in preparation.
You would be paired with another governor to review particular aspects of the School’s Improvement Plan.
But I won’t know what to do?
We offer a mentoring and training programme to support you in your first year. One of our experienced Governors will act as your mentor and give you full support and training as you need it. You will also be offered local training courses as well as having access to online training.
What skills do I need?
You don’t need special skills – just to be committed, have a good sense of humour, work well in a team and be motivated to support and drive school improvement for all children.
Being a Governor is very rewarding, so go on… get involved!
Contact the school and they will put you in touch with our Chair of Governors. He will be happy to give you further details.
How do I get in touch with a Governor?
Our Chair of Governors, Mick Brazier, can be contacted via email on:
Letters or correspondence can also be left in the school office.