Our Community

Governor Information

Wayne Wills
Chair of Governors
David Lea
Vice Chair, Chair of Teaching and Learning Committee and Safeguarding Governor
Leke Babalola
Chair of Resources Committee, Equality Governor
Simon Rudland
Partnership Governor
Tamsin Crook
Co-opted Governor, Pupil Premium Governor
Lauren Page
Parent Governor
Sharon Perera
Local Authority Governor, SEND Governor
Daren Roper
Co-opted Governor, Health and Safety Governor
Evren Gursoy
Parent Governor
Matt Rawling
Headteacher
Nicki Pittam
Staff Governor
Ursula Wooding
Clerk to Governors

Repton Manor Primary School’s Governing Body


The Governing Body of a school is responsible for ensuring that it is run to promote pupil progress and achievement. Its duties include:

  • Setting strategic direction, policies, ethos, vision and objectives.

  • Approving the school budget and reviewing progress against the school's budget and objectives as set out in the school improvement plan.

  • Appointing, challenging and supporting the Headteacher, holding the senior leaders to account for the education of our learners.

Repton Manor Primary School Governing Body is dedicated to working in partnership with the management of the school and the local community in order to ensure that all children have access to an excellent education and that the school always strives for continued progress in all areas for all children and groups of children.

The Governing Body strongly promotes the schools nurturing ethos towards learning but also its dynamic attitude towards community inclusion, children’s wellbeing, nurture and involvement with helping our children to learn, have fun learning and improve social and physical awareness. Nurture is a major element in the schools ethos with a strong belief that our children will have a balanced education across all their needs.

The Governing Body delegates some responsibilities for monitoring of the Full Governing Body to the Teaching and Learning Committee and the Resources Committee:

Teaching and Learning Committee (Chair: David Lea) - Responsible for monitoring pupils and groups progress and achievement, against the School Improvement plan and national targets as well as understanding the needs of the children within the school and ensuring the school meets those educational needs as best as it can.  The Teaching and Learning Committee agree school policies relevant to the committee.

Resources Committee (Chair: Leke Babalola) - To monitor and agree the school 3-year budget annually, ensuring spending complies with national and local requirements. The Resources Committee benchmark spending to ensure best value as well as spending in line with school improvement plan targets.  They monitor the staffing structure and ensure efficient and well managed personnel to maximise school results with well-established wellbeing of the staff maintained.  The Resources Committee agree school policies relevant to the committee.

Attendance in school


During the last academic year, the Governing Body met 11 times where the Headteacher reported to Governors on the Curriculum, Finance, Health and Safety, Premises and Staffing matters to be challenged, discussed and reviewed.

In addition to meetings the Governors visited the school last year to:

  • Take part in training.

  • Observe curriculum leaders, pupils and staff.

  • Carry out health and safety inspections.

  • Confirm the implementation of school policies.

  • Become acquainted with the school.

  • Monitor attendance, child protection and school financial procedures.

  • Meet local residents, community groups and parent forums.

  • Take part in school events and support the school, staff and volunteers.

  • Engage in Learning Walks during the school day to monitor the School Improvement Plan.

  • Visit the school, talk to parents, staff and discus/investigate our ethos statement to ensure it still represents the school.

  • Visit the school, talk to parents, staff and discuss/investigate our commitment to British Values and how the school curriculum and ethos represents this.

Members of Repton Manor Primary School Governing Body

Name

Governor Type

Term From

Term To

Additional Information

Roles

Leke Babalola

Co-opted governor

20/11/18

19/11/22

 

Chair of Resources Team Equalities

Tamsin Crook

Co-opted governor

14/07/20

13/07/24

 

Pupil Premium

David Lea

Co-opted governor

21/03/21

20/03/25

 

Vice Chair

Safeguarding

Governor Chair of T&L

* Chair of Governors at Greatstone Primary School

Lauren Page

Parent governor

25/05/21

24/05/25

 

 

Sharon Perera

Local Authority Governor

29/11/20

28/11/24

 

SEN Governor

Matthew Rawling

Headteacher

 

 

 

Headteacher

Darren Roper

Co-opted governor

17/07/18

16/07/22

 

Health & Safety Governor

Evren Gursoy

Parent governor

07/12/21

06/12/25

 

 

Simon Rudland

Partnership governor

07 Dec 2021

06 Dec 2025

 

 

Nicki Pittam

Staff governor

01 Sep 2021

31 Aug 2025

 

 Staff Governor

Wayne Wills

Co-opted governor

19 Sep 2021

18 Sep 2025

 

Chair

Ursula Wooding

Clerk

 

 

 

Clerk

 

If you would like to contact the Governing Body, please write to the school or email chair@reptonmanor.kent.sch.uk.