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Who Are The Governors?


Mr Anil Gaind
I have been a Governor since 2013. I have worked at the school since September 2010 and have taught in years 2,3 and 4 during that time. I was appointed Senior Teacher in 2013 and have held the posts of English and Maths Subject Leader. I was appointed Headteacher in April 2017, having held the post of acting Headteacher since September 2016.
 I came into teaching later in life having had a successful career in financial services and before that running my own business in private health care. I have lived and worked abroad from Milan to Calcutta. I have three grown up children who all went through state schools and into university. I believe passionately in education, having come from an Indian family where it was paramount. I am extremely proud of the achievements at Sundridge and Brasted and it is my intention to ensure that we make further progress in the future with the learning of the children being paramount.


Mrs Kirsty Oliver

I have been involved with the school as a Governor since 2003 and became Vice Chair of the Governing Body in 2013.I am a Chartered Accountant, employed by a London firm and work mostly from home. I have lived in Sundridge since 1999. I have three children. 


Ms Beca Hamburger

I am Chair of Governors for Sundridge & Brasted Primary School and have held the post for 6 years. Previous to that, I had a role on the Governing Body and was a Community Governor. My daughter was at the school for seven years from Reception through to Year 6 and was extremely happy there. I also have responsibility for mathematics which means I monitor the learning and teaching across the school. In my other life I work as an Independent Educational Consultant and enjoy volunteering and helping in the school.

The Reverend Linda Green
I have been an ordained minister in the Church of England since 1987, working initially in two urban parishes followed by many years as a hospital chaplain before returning to parish ministry in 2006 at Crockenhill in Kent. At that time I became involved in the village school which I found a real joy and inspiration. I became Rector of St Martin's Church in Brasted in 2010 and as such I am an ex-officio Governor of Sundridge and Brasted School. It is part of my role as a governor to work with the school to draw out its Christian qualities. These qualities are reflected in the school’s values; they are values that all can subscribe to with or without a faith background, in school and out of school. The values we strive for provide a bedrock for a nurturing and supportive environment for everyone, staff and pupils. They aim to make living and learning enjoyable and inspiring, enabling your child to grow into a confident, happy and valued member of society who also values him or her self.

Mrs Melanie Bowles

My children have been attending Sundridge and Brasted school since July 2014 and thoroughly enjoy school life. As a volunteer at Sundridge and Brasted, I help with the 'big read' on a weekly basis. I have been working in a mainstream school for over twelve years which has an additional unit for children with SEN requirements and have had the privilege to become an HLTA in this area. I continue to enjoy my work. 



Mr Melvin Debono

I wanted to become a parent governor because I am already involved in school life, helping with the Big Read each week and accompanying classes on school trips. However, I would like to provide more support to the school and staff as they work hard to give all of our kids a good educational start. My little boy is in year 3 and I enjoy meeting parents when collecting or dropping him off at school. I am extremely passionate about education and technology. I am always happy to have a chat, so if you see me around and want to ask me anything, please do feel free to do so.


Mr Charles Brand

Having watched my own son benefit from a tremendous education at Sundridge and Brasted from Reception to Year 6, I decided to seek to become a Governor in 2018. My professional background is in financial services, having risen to Director level in a number of institutions in a career spanning some 35 years. As a parent, I have seen the school nurture children with the full range of abilities and now want to ensure that those high standards are maintained for the benefit of future generations. I look forward to meeting as many parents and staff as I can, in the coming years. 


Mr Liam Newlands

I applied to become a parent governor as I was a pupil at the school between 1986-1991, moving from Brasted School after it closed and merged to be one school. I currently have a son and daughter attending the school. The school provided me with the platform required to progress through further education successfully and has grown to a level today where it is providing the children with an even better platform to progress in their further education. I would like to give back some of the support to the school that I and my children have all received and that has helped us all greatly.