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 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
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 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.
Mrs Lou Scott
I have lived and worked in Sevenoaks all my life and was delighted that my son was able to join Sundridge & Brasted Primary School in his reception year. He thrived at school, as a result of the teaching, the staff commitment and the care and support he received during his primary school years. I joined the staff in 2012 as a dinner supervisor and became a teaching assistant a year later. I have worked in all classes and am currently working with Mrs Taylor-Hicks in Elm class. I also run Wake Up Club. I thoroughly enjoy working in the school and being part of the team that strives to be the very best and helping each and every child to flourish and reach their potential. I became a staff governor in September 2017 and look forward to supporting the school and working with the governing body.
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 2 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.
Miss Laura Turner
I am new to Sundridge & Brasted Primary School with my son just starting reception year in September 2017. We were thrilled to get a place in the school, being drawn to it because of the caring, nurturing environment it provides as well as the excellent teaching and strong Christian values. I have been keen to engage with the school, helping with the Big Read every week and taking on the role of Secretary for the FOSBS (Friends of Sundridge & Brasted School).
My professional background is in sales and corporate training and development. I have recently taken a career break to allow me to focus on our family and be present for our son during his introduction to formal education.