Hello, my name is Asif Hussain and I am the Chair of Governors.  I have been a Local Authority governor at St. Marys for just over 4 years.  I am privileged to have been given an opportunity by my governing body to undertake this extremely important role.

The key reason I decided to become a governor was to ensure that children get the best education possible while at a primary school and to ensure that this is under-pinned by a strong leadership team with a strong vision of success.

My professional career is within a Wealth Management division of a major high street bank, I am a Regional Manager and have been for many years.  My day to day role has given me a strong set of skills that are transferable within Governance within a school.

If you would like to raise any issues or concerns with me, which cannot be addressed by school staff, or would like to ask any questions you may write or email me via the school office and I will get back to you.

Asif Hussain - Chair of Govenors

Governing Body – 2018/19

Title First Name Surname Governor Type Date of Appointment Date of Re-Appointment End of Office Appointing Body
Mr Timothy Parker Foundation 01/10/2012 07/09/2016 06/09/2020 PCC
Mrs Lizbeth Wood Foundation 05/09/2012 07/09/2016 06/09/2020 Canterbury Diocese
Mr Chris Buss Foundation 15/05/2017 14/05/2021 PCC
Mr Charles Suddards Foundation 02/10/2015 01/10/2019 PCC
Rev John MacKenzie Foundation 06/02/2017 05/02/2021 Canterbury Diocese
Mr Stuart Gardner Foundation 21/02/2018 20/02/2022 Canterbury Diocese
Mr Leonard Williams Headteacher 03/01/19 ongoing ongoing FGB
Mrs Michelle Wood Parent 10/07/2018 09/07/2022 Parent Body
Mrs Kellie Day Parent 03/12/2015 02/12/2019 Parent Body
Mrs Sue O'Dowling Parent 03/05/2018 02/05/2022 Staff Body
Mr Asif Hussain Authority 02/05/2014 02/05/2018 01/05/2022 LA
Mrs Penny Taylor Co-Opted 22/02/2015 22/02/2019 FGB
Dr Joanne Cairns Foundation 30/04/2018 29/04/2022 Canterbury Diocese
Mr Robert Weaver Foundation 02/04/2018 01/04/2022 Canterbury Diocese
Mrs Sarah Beaney Associate Member 23/04/2015 22/04/2019 FGB
Mrs Fiona Airey Associate Member 18/07/2018 17/07/2022 FGB
Mrs Catherine Hazelden Clerk 23/07/2016 ongoing ongoing FGB

Governors’ [and Associate Members] Register of Business Interests – Summary Sheet – September 2016

This table summarises the Governors’ [and Associate Members’] declaration forms – which are held in the School Office

Governors Meeting Record Sept 17 – July 18

 Governors Meeting Attendance Record September 2016 to July 2017

Governor meeting Attendance Record 2017-2018

2016 - 2017

Governor’s name  Interests Declared
Mrs Leonard Williams Headteacher of School
Mr Asif Hussein None
Mr Charles Suddards Sweet Shop Proprietor
Mrs Lisbeth Wood None
Mr Timothy Parker Teacher at Towers Academy, Ashford/wife works as a teacher Ann Parker a teacher at St Mary’s.
Mrs Michelle Wood None
Mrs Kellie Day None
Rev John McKenzie Also a governor at Willesborough Infants, Willesborough Junior, East Stour and John Wallis Academy
Dr Joanne Cairns None
Mr Stuart Gardner CEO Thinking Schools Academy Trust.  Wife is a Teaching Assistant at Ashford St. Mary’s Primary School
Miss Fiona Airey Deputy Head Teacher (no votings rights)
Mrs Sarah Beaney School Business Manager (no voting rights)
Mr Robert Weaver None
Mrs Sue O’Dowling Teacher at Ashford St. Mary’s Primary School
Mr Christopher Buss None

Abbreviations:- HT = Headteacher.  AM = Associate Member