Governing Body

The Homewood School Local Governing Body consists of nine governors; a mix of staff, parents and members of the community.

They follow the circle model of governance and this means all governors are aware of the educational, legal, financial and strategic directives relating to all schools within the Tenterden Schools Trust (TST) but more particularly those concerning Homewood School.

The Principal and Leadership Team of the school prepare an annual School Development Plan identifying ongoing and specific targets and from that the governors put in place a development plan of their own linking in to the key issues. This will indicate which areas should be more closely monitored by them for that year, along with the continued link governor visits that are undertaken for Safeguarding, Pupil Premium, SEND, Children in Care and Attendance. All the while the main and continued focus is on the best outcomes for the students at Homewood School.

They work with local governors from the other schools within the TST and will regularly join with not only them but the Directors of the Trust Board for training events to keep abreast of new regulations and directives from the DfE and Ofsted and to ensure best practice in governance.

As well as these formal duties all governors are welcomed into the school for celebration and exhibition events and report that they find these a most uplifting experience and they help them to understand why they became governors in the first place.

To contact the Chair of Governors, please email Mrs Karen Douglas – Clerk to the Governors. 

Membership of the Governing Body 2020/2021 is as follows:

Name

Type of Governor

Link Governor

End of term of office

Mr Jonathan Capstick   - Vice Chair

Parent

Parent Communication

Dec 2021

Mrs Jean Curteis

Community

TBC

June 2025

Mrs Gillian Guthrie         -        Chair

Community

Safeguarding / Pupil Premium

June 2023

Mrs Louise Jennings

Parent

Student & Staff Well being

Dec 2021

Mr Jeremy Single

Head Teacher

All - Principal

 

Mrs Sue Mash

Partnership

Children in Care

Jan 2024

Mrs Jane Ross-Smith

Staff - Associate

Sixth Form & I-College & CIAEG

Dec 2023

Ms Kate Smith

Partnership

Assessment / Attendance

June 2023

Dr Claire Tyson

Staff – Teaching

TBC

June 2025