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KCSP Governance Model

Chair of Local Governance Committee: Mrs A Yandell

Vice Chair of Local Governance Committee: Mark Hadden

The Governance Committee is a ‘critical friend’ of the school. It provides Strategic Leadership in school improvement. It does this by being appropriately involved in the school improvement cycle as follows:


  1. Developing and sharing the values and vision
  2. Setting out the aims and objectives of the school
  3. Setting out the policies and procedures by which the aims and objectives will be achieved
  4. Establishing the criteria by which the aims and achievements will be seen to be achieved
  5. Taking the views of stakeholders into account
  6. Evaluating evidence on how well the school is doing
  7. Finding out how well the school is doing in comparison with similar schools
  8. Agreeing targets for improvement
  9. Planning to achieve improvement
  10. Ensuring that deployment of staffing and resources match the school’s priorities.

Key Issues


The governance committee will consider and keep under review: the progress and attainment of all groups of pupils, evidence of narrowing gaps between under achieving groups and other pupils, improvements in the quality of teaching, the school’s improvement since the last inspection, and the school’s self-evaluation of how well it is doing currently. Governance committee members are not expected to be involved in the day to day running of the school.


 Who can be a governance committee member?


  • Almost everyone over 18 can become a member. Governance committee members are volunteers from all walks of life – everyone has experience and skills to offer
  • An effective governance committee has people from different backgrounds and with a mix of skills. No formal qualifications are needed to be a member
  • Governance committee members are not education experts – they are there to offer a fresh perspective


What makes a good governance committee member?


  • The ability to work in a team
  • An interest in education and a commitment to the school
  • Patience, energy and enthusiasm
  • A willingness to listen, learn and to spend time in school
  • A willingness to undertake training



Committees and Local Governance Committees



Governor Name


Date of Appointment

Appointing Body and Term of Office

Details of Responsibility

Register of Business Interests

Ann Yandell

Foundation Member

01 September 2017

Roman Catholic Diocese Southwark




Nothing to declare confirmed 06.10.23

Mark Hadden

Foundation Member

12 July 2022

Roman Catholic Diocese Southwark


Vice Chair


Nothing to declare confirmed 28.09.23

Claire Reid

Staff Member

01 September 2023

Elected by staff members

01.09.23 - 31.08.27


Nothing to declare confirmed 28.09.23

Neil Ormsby Parent Member23 June 2023

Elected by parents 

23.06.23 - 22.06.22


Nothing to declare confirmed 10.10.23

Nicola SmithParent Member11 Jan 2024

Elected by parents

11.01.24 - 10.01.28

CurriculumParent of a child at the school declared 25.02.24
Andrew HeapCo-opt Member19 March 2024Appointed by the trust   
Daniel Weatherley Foundation Member 27 March 2024

Roman Catholic Diocese Southwark

27.03.24 - 26.03.28

 Nothing to declare confirmed 18.04.24

Our Chair of Governors, Ann Yandell , can be contacted by email:


The Clerk to the committee Sally Posnett, can be contacted by email:


Copies of Governing Body minutes are available from the School Office.

Our Mission and Values

Love of learning, Love of one another, Love of our world, Love of GodLiving out our 5 school values: Belonging, Caring, Enjoying, Respect, Teamwork






We are members of many families and our school has strong links with the parish and the local community.

We care for God’s world and we appreciate its beauty and each other.

Create life long memories in a nurturing safe environment.

We are open to the opinions of others and celebrate our differences.

Working together with parents and agencies to achieve our best.

Read Our Mission and Values

Trust Information

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Joseph's Catholic Primary School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.