Welcome to our Governors’ section.
Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.
I have had the privilege of being a school governor at Murston for 20 years and have found it hugely rewarding. My children had a positive experience at Murston, now Sunny Bank, and I became a governor to help ensure that all children have the same opportunities that they had. I am currently serving as Vice Chair and am excited about supporting our new Chair and The Island Learning Trust ( TILT ) to ensure that all our children strive to “be the best that you can be “, an ideal that I will also try my hardest to uphold.
I accepted the role of Head of School at Sunny Bank because I wanted to make a difference to the children and families in the local community. Living in the local area, I am aware of the challenges but have the passion, enthusiasm and desire to improve the life chances of the pupils that attend. Joining The Island Learning Trust has provided the vehicle for change and I am excited about the potential for the future, not only for developing the academic outcomes of the school, but also to provide opportunities for pupils to experience new things. With a new build planned in the near future to bring the school and nursery down onto one site, there is a lot to look forward to.
I became a Parent Governor back in October 2017, to represent the parent/carer community of the school which I felt needed a clearer voice at the time. I believe strongly that parents/carers and the school working in partnership can improve a pupils academic progress. I was instrumental in pushing forward the idea of a parent council and planned and set it up with the support of SLT. I am attending new governor induction training very soon and have undertaken on line training to help me carry out my role. I am the SEN governor currently and am very passionate about inclusion for all. I have noticed some positive changes in school since we have been working with Tilt and am really excited about the future.
I have held a governor role since September 2019 and was elected as a staff governor in June 2020. In September 2019 I was appointed as Assistant Headteacher and SENDCO at Sunny Bank Primary School. My other key areas of interest and responsibility are mental health/wellbeing, behaviour, looked after child provision, phonics, handwriting and safeguarding. I am an experienced Early Years Leader and have also been a PE, PSHE and ICT subject leader. We have a moral duty to ensure that all of the pupils in our school receive an outstanding education and are supported to 'be the best' that they can be.
I am currently the Sunny Bank Primary School Staff governor and have been governor for Sunny Bank for 2yrs. My role in the school is the Nursery Manager and Early Years SENCo. I am an experienced teacher of 22yrs and have worked in all age ranges from Nursery to Year 6. My current role as a governor is to challenge pupil outcomes and data. I have been responsible for supporting governors with looking at and analysing pupil data and looking at how staff are developing pupil outcomes.
I am currently the Assistant Head Teacher (AHT) at Minster Primary School and staff representative on the governing body. For a number of years I have taken special responsibility for school performance data analysis; delving into our successes and areas of improvement. I have been teaching for over 10 years at two schools, teaching years 2, 5 and 6. In my staff role at my current school I work alongside the numeracy lead, working to deliver elements of the school improvement plan and ensure that the children receive the highest quality teaching and learning available, researching new strands of thinking and evaluating their impact. We work hard to ensure that we are at the leading edge of maths teaching. Before becoming AHT I led year six for four years, which linked well with my keen interest in analysing data. I have now moved out of the classroom but it gives me great pleasure to lead such a caring, professional and dedicated team, a team who I believe personify the ‘to be the best we can be’. I am excited to bring my experience to the Sunny Bank Governing Body at such an exciting juncture in the school’s journey! I am determined that every young person under the supportive umbrella of The Island Learning Trust experiences the very best education, in all aspects of their young lives: this is the reason I was keen to serve on the Governing Body.
I grew up in Murston and attended Murston School in the 1960's/70's. On leaving school, I worked for a variety of banking organisations both locally and in London. After starting my family, I made the best decision of my life - studying for a BA degree in Economics and Politics followed by a PGCE. After qualifying as a primary school teacher, I worked in a number of schools including Lansdowne Primary School where I served as a 'Teacher Governor', Milton Court Primary School as SENDCo/Senior Leader and of course, Murston Infants! Although now retired from classroom teaching, I continue to work as a private tutor. In 2019 I had the privilege of being elected as a ward councillor for Murston.
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SUNNY BANK PRIMARY SCHOOL LOCAL GOVERNING BODY
BUSINESS INTERESTS AND ATTENDANCE 2020-2021
Control Apps Limited (1/10/11) Company Secretary
The Island Learning Trust LGB
Related to Nick Pye, Heidi Pye (Members of TILT)
Head of School
Wife employed as a Catch-Up Premium teacher on temporary contract.
Swale Borough Councillor
All appointments are for four years.
Name Type of Governor Resignation/End of Office
Emma Hickling Trust Appointed February 2021
Gloria Williams Co-Opted Governor May 2021
Samantha Kyte Parent Governor May 2021
Kirsty Pearn Trust Appointed July 2021