Meet the Governors

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Ethelbert Road Primary School is a fantastic place for children to learn and this was endorsed by OFSTED in September 2014. The role of the governing body is to support and encourage continuing development and improvement in the school.

Kristian Garsed

Kristian Garsed

Chair of Governors

I am currently the Chair of Governors, having been elected as Chair by my fellow Governors in June 2018. I have been a parent governor since 2015 and my two children both attend the School. I feel very privileged to be able to work closely and collaboratively with the passionate and wonderfully talented staff team, and to be a part of this truly dedicated governing body, to ensure all of the children have the best possible experience, opportunities and outcomes during their time as pupils at Ethelbert Road.

Siobhan O

Siobhan O’Connor

I am Siobhan O’Connor and I have been involved with Ethelbert Road for twelve 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 a Governor and to support all the children, staff and parents.

Dr Ted Wilcox

Dr Ted Wilcox

Vice Chair of Governors

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.

Colin Edwards

Colin Edwards

Co-opted Governor

I have been a governor of Ethelbert Road since September 2015. I have 3 children at the school and am passionate about supporting our school leaders to achieve the best outcomes for children. I am responsible for health and safety and undertake regular monitoring visits.

Dr Elizabeth Francis

Dr Elizabeth Francis

Co-opted Governor

I am Elizabeth Francis; I joined the Governing Board as a co-opted governor in summer 2015. I am delighted to be a governor at the school. I am committed to working in partnership with other governors and school staff to support the school in providing the best possible education and school experience for all pupils. I have a child currently in KS2 at Ethelbert. My employment background is primarily in the NHS as a clinical neuropsychologist.

Kelvin Jones

Kelvin Jones

Staff Governor

I have been the Staff Governor since September 2017. I am the Deputy Head of our school and support the governing body in monitoring all aspects of school improvement.

Judith Nockolds

Judith Nockolds

Co-opted Governor

I am delighted to be a governor of Ethelbert Road and currently have one child at the school. I am passionate in my desire to help achieve the best possible schooling experience for our children, through the continual support and development of teachers and staff, whilst ensuring Ethelbert Road is financially secure to continually deliver the best for our pupils.

Emma Wilcox

Emma Wilcox

Co-opted Governor

I am a passionate advocate of Ethelbert Road and have three children who all attended the school. I have been a governor since 2017 and am responsible for safeguarding and online safety.

Julie Willis

Julie Willis

Co-opted Governor

I have worked at Ethelbert Road since September 2011; I have been a school governor since September 2016. I have been involved with the school for a long time as my children attended Ethelbert Road.

Kefi Culkin

Kefi Culkin

Co-opted Governor

I became a co-opted Governor in March 2018. I live in Faversham and have one child currently at the school. I am passionate in my desire to help achieve the best possible schooling experience for all children at Ethelbert Road.

Jonathan Richardson

Jonathan Richardson

Parent Governor

I have been a parent governor at Ethelbert Road since March 2018, and have one child at the school. It is an honour for me to be able to support the staff and children in their development and help to enable their continuing success.