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Local governor opportunity

We are currently looking for governors, from our local community to join our school’s Local Governing Body. Our governors come from a range of backgrounds, skills and experience but all share a common interest of wanting the best education and outcomes for the children in our school.


We would be delighted to hear from anyone who is:
·         Interested in children’s education and the performance of the school
·         Has spare time and energy for the role
·         Is able to work well as part of a team
·         Has an enquiring mind and the confidence to ask questions and debate issues which affect the school
·         Considers matters objectively and makes informed judgements
Governors gain a great deal from their work and time they contribute. It gives them a charitable opportunity to serve the local community, contribute to children’s education, and a chance to help realise their own potential by learning new skills and practise existing ones.
For more details, please see the information sheet below or contact our school clerk, Mrs Campbell, at office@fordcombe.kent.sch.uk.

Fordcombe CE Primary School's Current Local Governing Body  

Fordcombe Primary School has up to nine governors.




Governor type

Date appointed

Mr Christopher Blackburn



1st October 2018

Mr Anthony Hughes

Chair of Governors

Tenax appointed

1st October 2018 (Appointed Chair 31st January 2020)

Mrs Ellen Bott


Tenax appointed

23rd October 2020

The Revd Lisa Cornell


Tenax appointed

23rd November 2021

Nicole Sandor


Elected parent

14th January 2022

Mr Adam Quilter


Tenax Appointed

9th July 2021

Mr Brian Clark


Tenax Appointed

1st September 2019

Vacant Elected parent 
Vacant Elected staff 
Mrs Maria Campbell Clerk to LGB 


The Tenax Schools Trust appoints all governors with the exception of the two parent governors who are elected by parents, and the staff governor who is elected by staff.


Our Local Governing Body (LGB) meets once every other term, three times a year.


The roles and responsibilities of the LGB are:

  • Standards and Safeguarding
  • Ethos, Character and Local Traditions
  • Working with Parents and the Local Community


Further details of the LGB's roles and responsibilities are contained in the Terms of Reference document below.


Individual governors also take on specific responsibilities as “link governors” for areas of the curriculum and aspects of the school’s life. These are detailed in the Further Governor Information document below.


The LGB can be contacted in writing via the Clerk to the Governing Body, Mrs Maria Campbell, either by post using the school postal address or by email to office@fordcombe.kent.sch.uk.


We are very fortunate to have such an active, dedicated board of governors who regularly come into school and share in the learning and teaching taking place at Fordcombe.


For details of the Tenax School Trust's governance arrangements, please click here.


Further information can also be found in the Tenax Governance Plan.

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