Objects and Aims

The principal object of the School is to provide an appropriate education for students between the ages of 11 and 18. The Governing Body have given careful consideration to the Charities Act 2011 general guidance on public benefit and in particular to its supplementary public benefit guidance on advancing education.

Objectives, Strategies and Activities

The main objectives of the School are summarised below:

  • to deliver high quality education and care to all students within the School;
  • to raise standards and achievement;
  • to improve the effectiveness of the School by keeping the curriculum and organisation structure under continual review;
  • to provide value for money for the funds expended;
  • to comply with all appropriate statutory and curriculum requirements;
  • to maintain close links with industry and commerce; and
  • to conduct the School’s business in accordance with the highest standards of integrity, probity and openness.

The School’s main aim is encompassed in its mission statement which is “Our prime purpose is to provide the highest quality of education, care and preparation for life in a stimulating and exciting environment”.

The School produces an annual School Development Plan, which details how it intends to achieve the aims and objectives for the year. The activities provided include:

  • tuition and learning opportunities for all students to attain appropriate academic qualifications;
  • training opportunities for all staff and especially teaching staff;
  • secondments and placing of students with industrial and commercial partners;
  • a programme of sporting and after school leisure activities for all students;
  • cooperation and sharing resources with local schools;
  • a system of after school clubs to allow students to explore new areas in a practical and project oriented way;
  • a careers advisory programme to help students obtain employment or move on to higher education.

    

Members + Director Governors

Name
Title
Roles & Responsibilities
Status
Appointed From
Appointed To
Mr Mark Lester (Principal) Member + Director Governor   Current 01/09/2018 N/A
Mrs Sarah Thorne (Chairman) Member + Director Governor  Resources/Curriculum/Pay Review Panel Current 01/02/16 31/01/20
Mr Alan Maycock Director Governor  Resources (Chair)/Pay Review Panel (Chair) Current 01/02/16 31/01/20

Mrs Helen Starkie (Vice Chair)

Director Governor  Resources/Safeguarding Current 01/09/19 26/06/22
Mr Nick Price Director Governors Resources Current 20/11/17 19/11/21
Mr Tim Godden Director Governors Resources/H&S Current 23/03/16 22/03/20
Mr George Chwalibogowski Parent Governor Curriculum Current 29/06/16 28/06/20
Mrs Mary Muchena Parent Governor Curriculum Current 29/06/16 28/06/20

Mr Jon Peach

Director Governor Resources Current 29/11/17 29/11/21

Mrs Adrienne Betty

Director Governor SEN/Headstart Current 01/09/2018 08/03/2020

Mrs Nikki Petrie

Clerk   Current - N/A
Mrs Tracy Luke Member + Director Governor   Stepped Down - 31/08/2018
Mrs Adrienne Betty Director Governor Responsible Officer Role Changed 09/03/16 01/09/2019
Mrs Helen Starkie Director Governors  Resources Role Changed 25/06/18

01/09/2018

Mrs Helen Starkie Director Governors Resources/Safeguarding Role Changed 01/09/18

01/09/19

Mrs Martha Nicholaou Member + Director Governor Resources/Curriculum (Chair), Staff Disciplinary Panel Retired  

31/08/19

 

    Register of Business Interests & Pecuniary Interests

                   
Name 
Business
Relation to Governor
Any transactions
Total amount of transactions
Nature of transactions
Amounts included in debtors/creditors at year end
At arm's length
At cost
Date of Register Entry
Mrs Sarah Thorne (Member) Mr J Thorne - Evans Cycles Son No       Interests Declared N/A 14/11/2019
Mr Mark Lester (Member + Principal) No business interests declared               18/09/2019
Mrs Adrienne Betty (Director Governor) No business interests declared               18/09/2019
Mr George Chwalibogowski (Parent Governor) No business interests declared               19/09/2019
Mr Tim Godden (Director Governor)

Smart PD Ltd - Education Consultancy

Price Waterhouse Coopers

Wife

 

Employee

No

 

No

None

 

None

N/A

 

N/A

N/A

 

N/A

N/A

 

N/A

N/A

 

N/A

18/09/2019
Mr Alan Maycock (Director Governor) No business interests declared               18/09/2019
Mrs Mary Muchena (Parent Governor) Active & Giving CIC Director   No  None N/A  N/A   N/A N/A  11/11/2019
Mr Jon Peach (Director Governor) No business interests declared               18/09/2019
Mrs Helen Starkie (Member) No business interests declared               18/09/2019
Mr Nick Price (Director Governor) No business interests declared               18/09/2019
Mr Ben Russell (Staff Governor) Neil Russell Builders  Father             18/09/2019
 Mr Daniel Quinn (Vice Principal) No business interests declared                 18/09/2019
 Mrs Fiona Chapman (Vice Principal) No business interests declared                19/09/2019 
Mrs Kerry Sauntry (Assistant Principal) Louis Hurst Husband              18/09/2019
Mr Matthew Buckley (Assistant Principal) No business interests declared               19/19/2019
Mr Kevin McCreadie (Estates Manager) No business interests declared               18/09/2019
Mr Keith Norman (Finance Director) No business interests declared               23/07/2019
 Mrs Nathalie Foster (Finance Manager) Mr J Foster - Maidstone Borough Council   Husband No  None N/A N/A N/A N/A 19/07/2019 

 

Attendance Register

Name
September 2018
November 2018
March 2019
June 2019
September 2019
November 2019
Mr Mark Lester Attended Attended Attended Attended Attended  
Mrs Sarah Thorne Attended Attended Attended Attended Attended  
Mrs Martha Nicholaou Attended Attended Attended Attended Retired Retired
Mr Alan Maycock Attended Attended Attended Absent Attended  
Mrs Helen Starkie Absent Attended Attended Attended Attended  
Mr Nick Price Attended Attended Attended Attended Attended  
Mrs Adrienne Betty Attended Attended Attended Attended Attended  
Mr Ben Russell   Attended Attended Attended Attended  
Mr Tim Godden Attended Attended Attended Attended Attended  
Mr Jon Peach Absent Absent Attended Absent Absent  
Mr George Chwalibogowski Attended Attended Attended Attended Attended  
Mrs Mary Muchena Attended Absent Attended Absent Attended  

 

Contact

The Folkestone School for Girls

Coolinge Lane

Folkestone, Kent

CT20 3RB United Kingdom

 

Tel: +44 (0) 1303 251125