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Tonbridge Federation Governing Body

The governors may be contacted via Hugh Christie School by email to:, who will then advise you on the best person to speak with.

Information about the organisation and structure of the Governing Body can be accessed here.

Governors are asked to declare conflicts of business interest annually. Please click here to view the latest register.

Governors recognise that meeting attendance is a very important part of their job, if you would like to see Governors' attendance record and their term of office please click here. For last year's attendance, please click here.

The Governors produce an annual plan for their work - the latest version can be accessed here. 

Governors are also responsible for monitoring different parts of the school and its policies. To see the areas each Governor is responsible for, please click here.

Governors are responsible for oversight of the school finances. For information about financial benchmarking, please click here.

Statutory policies and other important information can be found in the polices section of the website.

Chair (Co-opted Governor)

Lesley Broom (Pupil Premium)

Vice Chairs:

Isabel Handyside (Co-opted Governor - Secondary School Improvement)

Terri Daters (Co-opted Governor - Primary School Improvement)

Other Partnership Governors:

Nicolas Heslop (Careers)

Nichola Higham

Marion Seymour (Safeguarding)

Other Co-opted Governors:

Malcolm Cole (Finance and Premises)

Elaine Johnson (Pupil Behaviour, Welfare and Safety)

Sue Mason (SEND)

Local Authority Governor

Peter Brierley  (Leadership, Management and Assessment)

Parent Governors:

Philippa Blythe (Hugh Christie Parent) 

Rose Simonetti (Long Mead Parent)

Staff Governor

Kelly Ala (Hugh Christie)

Lucy Mead (Long Mead)

Asscociate Governor

Marion Russell


Headteacher Governors 

Palak Shah (Hugh Christie)

Karen Follows (Long Mead)

In Attendance

Sarah Stewart  (Federation Business Manager)

Clerk to the Governors

Julia Souter

Interested in being a Governor?

Please contact the Clerk, Julia Souter, as the school or visit the KCC website accesible here

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