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Welcome to the section of the website where you can find out more about the schools governors, and the work that we do.

Ann Yandell

Chair of Governors at St. Joseph's


The role of the governing board is a strategic one and our legal duties are to:

  • set the aims and objectives for the school
  • set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • to be a source of challenge and support to the Academy Principal (a critical friend).


Governors come from a range of backgrounds and experience and represent the views of the community. They are appointed for 4 years. Formal meetings are held at least 4 times a year. Governors also make monitoring visits to the school, write notes on their visit, review documents, attend school events, meet with school leaders and members of staff and attend regular training. At the meetings discussion focuses on the Academy Principal report, Governor Notes of Visit, data on learning progress gathered from within school and from outside sources.


The Academy Committee at St Josephs is made up of the following governors:

Name            Type of GovernorTerm of OfficeRole                                 
Mrs. Ann YandellFoundation (Chair)01.03.22-28.02.26Responsible for Safeguarding, EYS, Literacy
Father Phillip SeedFoundation Governor (Vice Chair)18.07.22-17.17.26Responsible for RE and wellbeing
Mr. Nick WilsonFoundation Governor25.03.22-24.03.26Responsible for Health and Safety
Mr. Mark HaddonFoundation Governor12.07.22-11.07.26 
Mrs. Sally PosnettParent Governor14.11.18-12.11.22Responsible for SEN
Mr. Brett KirkAcademy PrincipalEx Officio 
Ms. Lauren RibyClerk to the Academy Committee  


Within the overall structure of the Kent Catholic Schools Partnership, St.  Josephs forms a group with St Gregorys School in Margate and St Marys School in Whitstable. The schools work together within an overarching Executive structure with an Executive Principal and an Executive Governance Committee which is responsible for the budget monitoring and financial probity of the three schools.

Mr. Andrew WilsonChair of the Executive Governance Committee, Foundation 
Mrs. Ann YandellAcademy Chair - St. Joseph's, Foundation 
Mrs. Christine GilesAcademy Chair - St Mary's, Co-opted 
Mrs. Debiie O'SheaAcademy Chair - St. Gregory's, Foundation 
Ms. Natalie BeldinCo-opted 
Mrs. Vicki O'HalloranExecutive Principal (Ex Officio) 
Mr. Jack DevineArea Business Manager for the three schools within the overall structure of the Kent Catholic Schools' Partnership. St. Joseph's forms a group with St. Gregory's in Margate and St. Mary's in Whitstable. 
Ms. Lauren RibeyClerk to the Executive Governance Committee 



Our Mission and Values

“Through the love of Jesus we can navigate life’s journey”“Living 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.