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I am Co-Chair of Governors for The Darent Federation. Previous to that, I was Chair of Governors for Sundridge & Brasted for many years and prior to that my role was 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.
I have been involved with the school as a Governor since 2003 and became Vice Chair of the Governing Body in 2013. I am now Co-chair of The Darent Federation's governing body With Beca hamburger. 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.
I am a parent with two of my children attending Sundridge & Brasted school. Both of my children are really blossoming here. I feel it is time for me to give something back to the community, or in this case the school. In my spare time I love looking after my garden and growing all sorts of fruit and veg. I also practise my skill of preserve making by using my homegrown fruit.
Rev Sophie Sutherland
I have lived in Brasted for 20 years and was for many years a junior church leader Sunday at St Martin's Brasted. Following ordination in 2012 and four years as curate at Chevening Church I currently work as a Chaplain to Older people at St Peter and St Paul Bromley and a Bank and Honorary Chaplain at the Princess Royal Hospital. My original subject was Modern Languages and I worked for many years in national museums and galleries. I am married and have twin daughters at university.
My name is Kate Perkins and I live in Sevenoaks with my husband, three children and a dog. I have taught primary-aged children since 1996. My specialism is in the English Curriculum and I have been a Phase Leader and senior leader. I am passionate about education, children’s and staff welfare and the importance of community. I am delighted to be a school governor for Sundridge & Brasted Primary School where I hope to support the school in any way possible to achieve its visions and values.
I am a full time mum to 3 children, who all attend(ed) Kemsing Primary School. Before children, I worked in both politics and investment banking whilst, more recently, I have been kept busy working on our self-build project. I became a governor for Kemsing Primary in June 2015 as I’d been an active member of the PTA for 6 years and wanted to make a contribution to and support the school in a different way. I have a keen interest in education and how it is evolving and wanted to help ensure the school continues to provide our children with an excellent education, whilst caring for their wellbeing and also nurturing their individuality.
I am currently vice-chair of The Darent Federation governing body.
I joined the Governing Body of Kemsing Primary School in 2020 and am currently the governor lead for Early Years and English. I have over thirty years of experience in Information Technology working in Consultancy, Finance (Insurance) and Manufacturing sectors. After retiring in 2019, I have returned to my love of learning by studying for an Open University English Literature degree. During my professional career, I have had roles in strategy and also in using data for process improvement and I hope these skills can help at both Kemsing Primary School and Sundridge & Brasted.
I became part of Kemsing School's Governing Body in October 2021, after finding that I wanted to be able to have more of an involvement in the local community and recognising Kemsing School as being a large part of this. I am a qualified social worker and have worked with children and families in a range of roles over the last 20 years. I am still practicing as a social worker with a role in a fostering agency, which I started in 2021 after 10 years of working in assessment and child protection teams. I am currently the lead governor for safeguarding and English and I hope to be able to apply some of my current skills and knowledge to the governor role as well as learning from the School community as a whole.