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Who Are The Governors?

 

Mr Anil Gaind
I have been a Governor and Senior Teacher since 2013. I was appointed Headteacher in April 2017, having held the post of acting Headteacher since September 2016. I also
leading English in the school. 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.
 

Mrs Elaine Moss

I was pleased to become a Local Authority Governor for Sundridge & Brasted Primary School in March 2014. I have had a career in secondary education, first as an art teacher and subject leader and then for twelve years until my retirement in 2011, as the Deputy Head Teacher and Arts College Director at a local high school. In this role I was responsible for teacher training and the in-service development of a large staff. Part of my work as Arts College Director was to build strong links with the Sevenoaks arts community and provide support and classes for art education in local primary schools. I believe that children should have a wide range of creative opportunities as part of their education to support independent learning and build self-confidence. Sundridge & Brasted is an excellent school with a strong focus on learning and skill acquisition in a very caring environment. There are many opportunities for the children to take part in extra-curricular activities and to take on school responsibilities.

 

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

My daughter has been a pupil at Sundridge and Brasted for 4 years and loves the school. I have had a role on the governing body for 3 years and am a community governor. I have recently been appointed as Chair of Governors. 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 for 27 years, working initially in parishes followed by a long stint as a hospital chaplain. As Rector of St Martin's Church in Brasted I am an ex-officio Governor. It is part of my role as a governor to work with the school to keep and draw out the Christian qualities of our school. The Christian qualities we strive for provide a bedrock for a nurturing and supportive environment, which can enable living and learning to be enjoyable and successful.

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 Jonathan McNicol-Outch

I am pleased to have recently been appointed governor. I have been associated with Sundridge & Brasted School since my daughter Tilly joined in 2011. My son Felix has since joined the school in reception class in September 2014. I am director of a small building company but previously I worked for some of the country’s largest building companies and managed major building projects for the Government, schools and hospitals. I am a keen cyclist and member of Westerham cycling club and like to partake in challenging rides to raise money for various charities. I have recently taken up jujitsu as both my children have lessons and enjoy it very much. When time allows I also play golf at Sundridge Park Golf Club and sail. I am very committed and feel very strongly about the importance of sport and health, especially within education.

 

Mr Richard Gullett

I am an advocate of the community of Sundridge & Brasted Primary School and believe that this and the close association with the Church and the excellent teaching staff have enabled my two children to flourish since we moved to Kent in September 2015 when they joined the school.

The Big Read is a highlight of a busy week and I enjoy seeing the children develop their skills over the weeks.

I manage a local company and have found that the best people are the ones who are well educated with a strong sense of right and wrong, a feature which is very evident to me within the community of the school.

 

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