The Street, Worth, Kent CT140DF

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Meet The Governors

Kaimes Beasley

Kaimes Beasley

Co-opted Governor

My name is Kaimes Beasley and I am a Governor, I joined the Board of Governors in May 2016.

My wife and I have lived in Worth since 2003 and our eldest son started Reception in 2014; our second child attends pre-school at Busy Bees at the Worth Village Hall. I am an officer with Her Majesty's Coastguard and am currently the Maritime Operations Controller at Dover Coastguard Operations Centre.

I enjoy keeping fit and I am a keen runner; physical activity is an important contributor to general well-being and I would like to support the Head Teacher and her staff in the delivery of this area of the curriculum.


Kate Dymant

Kate Dymant

Chair Of Governors

My name is Kate Dymant and I am the Chair of Governors. I have been a Parent Governor since 2013.

My youngest son started Reception in 2011. I have three older children who attended local primary schools before going on to higher education. Although I no longer practise, I worked for 22 years as a Staff Nurse and Ward Sister specialising in Trauma and Orthopaedics.

I am secretary of the school PTA and am very involved in many of the fundraising activities undertaken by parents.


Norman Clarke

Norman Clarke

Co-opted Governor

I grew up in County Fermanagh, studied pharmacy, then moved to Kent 37 years ago to work as an industrial pharmacist for Pfizer Ltd. I have lived in Broadstairs, Manston and am now retired in Ash.

 I have two teenage children who originally attended Preston Primary School where I was a governor for 2 years. My interests include cooking, dinghy sailing and windsurfing – although a recent disability has retired me from the last two! 

Pfizer was a very health-&-safety and data-conscious organisation and hopefully that experience will be of benefit to Worth Primary School in my role as Governor.


Shelley Nye

Shelley Nye

Parent Governor & Vice Chair Of Governors

My name is Shelley Nye and I am a Parent Governor and currently the Vice Chair of Governors. I have been a Parent Governor since 2014. I enjoy the role and especially enjoy working to ensure the happiness and well-being of the staff and pupils here.
I moved to the village of Worth with my family in 2014 and my two children attend the School. We love the village and particularly love the family atmosphere at the School.
I run a PR and Marketing company and am very interested in digital marketing and developments in social media and IT.
I am also a member of the School PTA and help organise and run fundraising activities.


Tamsin Wood

Tamsin Wood

Associate Member

I joined as a Governor in 2007, initially as Parent Governor as my 3 children were in school at the time and I wanted to be able to contribute my time and skills to improve outcomes for all children in our school. I am now an associate member.

I worked in Worth School for 5 years before moving to another school in Sittingbourne to work on the Senior Leadership team as a Data and Assessment Leader.

Additionally I run my own small business as a Dog Trainer and a professional Homeopath. Through my past and current experience of running small businesses, as well as my qualifications and experience as a trainer for many years, I have a strong interest in school systems, strategic planning, school assessment data and mentoring and coaching


Tracey Sandy

Tracey Sandy

Staff Governor

I joined Worth Primary School in April 2016 as Assistant Head and Class 1 Teacher having spent over 15 years working in a large Thanet Primary School where I worked my way up from a Teaching Assistant to Head of Literacy. 

I am delighted to be Worth’s Staff Governor as I can contribute to the decisions that are made by the governing body as well as build strong links between the governing body and the staff of the school. I am looking forward to developing a broader understanding of the leadership and management of our lovely school as we work together to continually improve the children’s primary educational experience. 


Val Hardstone

Val Hardstone

Local Authority Governor

I grew up in Jersey in the Channel Islands going on to London to study for a degree in Chemistry at Imperial College, University of London. I moved to Kent to work at Pfizers in the Analytical Research department.

I have lived in Worth for around 40 years.

I have three children who all attended Worth Primary School and then went on to Sir Roger Manwood's and University. I started helping one morning a week at Worth Primary when the youngest started school in January 1988, to begin with I was working with the children on the computer which was a fairly new acquisition, a BBC B!

Now that the children are more familiar with computers I help in Class 1 with more or less anything. I enjoy working with the children and also accompanying them on school trips.

I was persuaded to join the governing body in 2002.