Meet The Governing Body
On 2nd September 2019 the Governing Board of the Bourne Partnership was inaugurated to lead Hadlow Primary School and Shipbourne School in a mutually supportive federation. The Board holds the vision for both schools in mind at all times to ensure strategic leadership while holding the senior leaders to account for pupil wellbeing, attainment, progress, as well as prudent financial management. We are committed to maintaining the right skills and experience on the board to provide robust, efficient and compliant governance.
The Governing Board works voluntarily on behalf of the federation and meets at least once per school term to receive reports from the senior leaders, share information gathered during monitoring visits, approve policies and discuss the financial status of both schools.
Governors normally serve a four year term. If you are interested in joining the governing board, please contact one of the Co-Chairs.
Ros Fisher: Co-Chair of Governors. I am a Co-opted governor with responsibility for Safeguarding, policies and educational visits. I have one child who attended Hadlow Primary School and another who still attends. I am a plant physiologist and phytochemist.
Nichola Gardiner: Co-opted and Co-Chair of Governors. Responsibilities include Finance, French and English, primary Shipbourne contact. My son previously attended Shipbourne, my daughter is currently in year 4. Having worked in Aircraft Finance for 20+ years, I took some time out after the birth of my daughter, and now work in Student Services at Weald of Kent Grammar, Sevenoaks.
Pauline Finney: I am a Co-Opted Governor with responsibility for statutory content on the schools’ websites and I work in a trio for EYFS and Year 1. I have one child who attended Shipbourne School and another who is still at the school.
Edward Spalding: Co-opted Governor: Jointly responsible for Buildings & Finance. I’m also a member of the Swimming Pool Committee. I have one child attending Hadlow School. I’m an Electrical Engineer within the field of Power Distribution. The main role that I hold is to commission equipment on large capital upgrade projects, mostly in Kent.
Stephen (Giles) Bingham: Co-Opted Governor: Responsible for Maths and ICT and I also sit on the finance committee. I have two boys in years 1 and 5 at Hadlow Primary and a daughter who used to attend the school. I work as director of IT for GE Capital specialising in finance systems in the financial services industry.