Meet The Governing Body
On 2nd September 2019 the Governing Board of the Bourne Partnership was inaugurated to lead Hadlow Primary School and Shipbourne School in a mutually supportive federation. The Board holds the vision for both schools in mind at all times to ensure strategic leadership while holding the senior leaders to account for pupil wellbeing, attainment, progress, as well as prudent financial management. We are committed to maintaining the right skills and experience on the board to provide robust, efficient and compliant governance.
The Governing Board works voluntarily on behalf of the federation and meets at least once per school term to receive reports from the senior leaders, share information gathered during monitoring visits, approve policies and discuss the financial status of both schools.
Governors normally serve a four year term. If you are interested in joining the governing board, please contact one of the Co-Chairs.
Ros Fisher: Co-Chair of Governors. I am a Co-opted governor with responsibility for Safeguarding, policies and educational visits. I have one child who attended Hadlow Primary School and another who still attends. I am a plant physiologist and phytochemist.
Dr Andrew Tittershill : Vice Chair of Governors Andrew and his wife have lived in Hadlow since 2004 and are engaged with the local community in a variety of activities and groups. Andrew joined Hadlow Primary School as a governor in May 2017. Away from school, Andrew is a pharmacist working part time in the pharmaceutical industry.
Zoe Brockington- Co/opted Governor : Jointly responsible for SEND and the Humanities curriculum.
Background: I am an experienced primary school Assistant Headteacher and SENCO. I have also been the Designated Safeguarding Lead and Designated Teacher for Children in Care for the past 5 years. I have teaching experience in all subjects up to Year 8.
Edward Spalding: Co-opted Governor: Jointly responsible for Buildings & Finance. I'm also a member of the Swimming Pool Committee.
Background: I have one child attending Hadlow School. I'm an Electrical Engineer within the field of Power Distribution. The main role that I hold is to commission equipment on large capital upgrade projects, mostly in Kent.
I have two children who both currently attend Hadlow school in years 2 and 6. I am a Quantity Surveyor for a large London developer responsible for the delivery of multi million pound mixed use developments.
Gill Brown - LEA governor with responsibility for SEND, Careers and PHSE and liaising with Miss Chapman regularly. I have been a governor at Hadlow for 8 years, fulfilling various role both Chair and Vice Chair.
My background is in special education both as a teacher and advisor. I gained a masters in Special education.