Governing Body

Chair of Governors –      Siobhan O’Connor     

“I am Siobhan O’Connor and i have been involved with Ethelbert Road for seven years since my youngest daughter started school here when it was an infant school. It is a privilege to continue to be part of the Ethelbert family through my role as Chair of Governors and to support all the children, staff and parents in their learning journey”.

Vice-Chair of Governors – Ted Wilcox (Community Governor)      

“I have been a governor at Ethelbert Road since 2001 and I am currently the Vice Chair of Governors and a Finance Governor.  I am also a Faversham Town and Swale Borough Councillor.  Before I retired I was a Chemistry/Computer Teacher at Borden Grammar school.  I have an extensive knowledge of Faversham and am involved with numerous  local organisations.”

Kristian Garsed (Parent Governor)     

” I am Kristian Garsed, a parent governor at Ethelbert Road Primary School. I have two children who are both pupils at the school and I have been a governor since early 2015. I am very pleased to have the opportunity to make a positive contribution to the life of the school and to work with the Headteacher, the staff, my fellow governors and the parents to ensure the best possible experience and outcomes for all of the pupils at the school.”

Kerrie Brown (Parent Governor)    

“I am Kerrie Brown, a parent governor at Ethelbert Road Primary School.  I have 1 child currently in year 5 at the school.  I have been involved with the school for a long time. I come into school to hear children read and helping on numerous trips,  as well as supporting the staff and the head teacher”. 


Elizabeth Francis (Co-opted Governor)     

“I am a co-opted governor and relatively new to the governing board, having joined in summer 2015. I have a child currently in year 2 at Ethelbert.  I work in the NHS as a clinical neuropsychologist with adults, and service lead. I am delighted to be a governor and I am looking forward to working with fellow governors and the staff team to support the school in achieving the best outcomes and opportunities for all pupils.”

Melanie Sewell (Parent Governor)    


Samantha Fenn (Headteacher)    

Sam has been the Head Teacher of the school since 2004.

Jardine Mayhew (Staff Governor)    

Jardine is the Deputy Head of the School.


Register Of Business Interests 2015/2016




How to contact the Governing Body

The Governing Body can be contacted via the Clerk to the Governing Body, Mrs Tracey Rose. Contact details are on the left hand column.