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.

    

Member + Director Governors

Name
Title
Roles & Responsibilities
Status
Appointed From
Appointed To
Mr Mark Lester Member + Director Governors   Current 01/09/2018 N/A
Mrs Martha Nicholaou (Vice Chairman) Member + Director Governors  Resources, Curriculum & Achievement (Chair), Staff Disciplinary Panel (Chair) Current 01/02/16 31/01/20
Mrs Sarah Thorne (Chairman) Member + Director Governors  Resources, Curriculum & Achievement, Pay Review Panel Current 01/02/16 31/01/20
Mr Alan Maycock Director Governors  Resources (Chair), Pay Review Panel (Chair) Current 01/02/16 31/01/20
Mrs Helen Starkie Director Governors  Resources and Safeguarding Current 01/09/18 26/06/22
Mr Nick Price Director Governors  Resources Current 20/11/17 19/11/21
Mr Tim Godden Director Governors Resources  Current 23/03/16 22/03/20
Mr George Chwalibogowski Parental Governor Responsible Officer Current 29/06/16 28/06/20
Mrs Mary Muchena Parental Governor Curriculum Current 29/06/16 28/06/20

Mr Jon Peach

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

Mrs Adrienne Betty

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

Mrs Nikki Petrie

Clerk   Current - N/A
Mrs Charlotte O'Regan Staff Governors Curriculum  End of Office 29/06/16 31/08/2018
Mrs Tracy Luke Member + Director Governors   Stepped Down - 31/08/2018
Mrs Adrienne Betty Director Governors Responsible Officer Role Changed 09/03/16 01/09/2018
Mrs Helen Starkie Director Governors  Resources Role Changed 25/06/18

01/09/2018

 

    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 Yes One Purchase of Mountain Bikes £2,188 Interests Declared N/A 24/09/2018
Mr Mark Lester (Member + Principal) No business interests declared               04/10/2018
Mrs Adrienne Betty (Director Governor) No business interests declared               26/09/2018
Mr George Chwalibogowski (Parent Governor) No business interests declared               05/10/2018
Mr Tim Godden (Director Governor) Smart PD LTD - Education Consultancy Wife No None N/A N/A N/A N/A 09/10/2018
Mr Alan Maycock (Director Governor) No business interests declared               06/11/2018
Mrs Mary Muchena (Parent Governor) No business interests declared               03/10/2018
Mrs Martha Nicholaou (Member) No business interests declared               01/11/2018
Mr Jon Peach (Director Governor) No business interests declared               14/11/2018
Mrs Helen Starkie (Director Governor) No business interests declared               10/10/2018
Mr Nick Price (Director Governor) No business interests declared               26/09/2018
Mr Ben Russell (Staff Governor) No business interests declared               15/11/2018
 Mr Daniel Quinn (Vice Principal) No business interests declared                 04/11/2018
 Mrs Fiona Chapman (Vice Principal) No business interests declared                03/10/2018 
Mrs Kerry Sauntry (Assistant Principal) No business interests declared               08/10/2018
Mr Matthew Buckley (Assistant Principal) No business interests declared               10/10/2018
Mr Kevin McCreadie (Estates Manager) No business interests declared               04/10/2018
Mr Keith Norman (Finance Director) No business interests declared               05/10/2018
 Mrs Nathalie Foster (Finance Manager) Mr J Foster - Maidstone Borough Council   Husband No  None N/A N/A N/A N/A 05/10/2018 
Mrs Charlotte O'Regan No business interests declared               13/09/17
Mrs Kristina Yates No business interests declared               12/09/17
Mrs Tracy Luke  Shepway Teaching School - Education               12/09/17
Folkestone Academy               12/09/17

 

Attendance Register

Name
September 2017
November 2017
March 2018
June 2018
Mrs Tracy Luke Attended Attended Attended Attended
Mrs Sarah Thorne Attended Absent Attended Attended
Mrs Martha Nicholaou Absent Attended Attended Attended
Mr Alan Maycock Attended Attended Attended Attended
Mrs Helen Starkie Absent Attended Attended Attended
Mr Nick Price Attended Attended Attended Attended
Mrs Adrienne Betty Attended Attended Attended Attended
Mrs Charlotte O'Regan Attended  Attended Attended  Absent 
Mr Tim Godden Attended Absent Attended Attended
Mr Jon Peach N/A Attended Attended Attended
Mr George Chwalibogowski Attended Attended Attended Attended

 

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The Folkestone School for Girls

Coolinge Lane

Folkestone, Kent

CT20 3RB United Kingdom

 

Tel: +44 (0) 1303 251125