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
Mrs Tracy Luke Member + Director Governors   Current - 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 Current 25/06/14 24/06/18
Mr Nick Price Director Governors  Resources Current 20/11/13 19/11/17
Mrs Adrienne Betty Director Governors Responsible Officer Current 09/03/16 08/03/20
Mr Tim Godden Director Governors Resources  Current 23/03/16 22/03/20
Mrs Charlotte O'Regan Staff Governors Curriculum  Current 23/03/16 22/03/20
Mr George Chwalibogowski Parental Governor Curriculum Current 29/06/16 28/06/20
Mrs Mary Muchena Parental Governor Curriculum Current 29/06/16 28/06/20

Mrs Nikki Petrie

Clerk   Current - N/A
Mrs Caroline Stubbings Director Governors   End of Office - 31/08/17
Mr Steve Pierce Director Governors Health & Safety, Resources End of Office 27/03/13 26/03/17
Mrs Faith Cowell Parental Governor  Curriculum & Achievement End of Office 09/03/12 08/03/16
Mrs Katie Mundy Staff Governors  Curriculum & Achievement  End of Office 23/02/12 08/03/16
Mrs Els Howard Director Governors   Stepped Down   03/11/15
Mrs Adrienne Betty Parental Governor Curriculum & Achievement Role Changed 10/03/12 09/03/16

 

    Register of Business Interests & Pecuniary Interests

Name 
Business
Nature of Interest
Date of Appointment or Acquisition
Date of cession of acquisition
Date of Register Entry
 Mrs Tracy Luke  Shepway Teaching School - Education Education 01/09/12 Current 12/09/17
Folkestone Academy Education 18/09/16 Current 12/09/17
 Mrs Martha Nicholaou (Vice Chairman) No business interests declared        12/10/17
 Mrs Sarah Thorne (Chairman)

No business interests declared

      14/09/17
 Mr Alan Maycock  No business interests declared        29/10/17
Mrs Helen Starkie  No business interests declared       04/10/17
Mr Nick Price Frederic Hall - Solicitors Partner 01/05/04 Current 18/09/17
Mrs Adrienne Betty No business interests declared       20/09/17
Mr Tim Godden

Smart PD Ltd - Education Consultancy

PWC - Consolutancy/Audit

Director (Sleeping)

Employee

01/04/12

01/02/16

Current 

22/09/17

22/09/17

Mrs Charlotte O'Regan No business interests declared       13/09/17
Mrs Kristina Yates No business interests declared       12/09/17
Mr Matthew Buckley No business interests declared       13/09/17
Mr George Chwalibogowski No business interests declared       27/09/17
Mrs Nathalie Foster No business interests declared       13/09/17
Mr Mark Lester No business interests declared       12/09/17
Mr Kevin McCreadie No business interests declared       12/09/17
Mrs Mary Muchena No business interests declared       10/10/17
Mr Keith Norman No business interests declared       13/09/17

 

Attendance Register

Name
September 2016
November 2016
March 2017
June 2017
September 2017
Mrs Tracy Luke Attended Attended Attended Attended Attended
Mrs Caroline Stubbings Attended Attended Attended Attended N/A
Mrs Sarah Thorne Attended Attended Attended Attended Attended
Mrs Martha Nicholaou Attended Attended Attended Attended Absent
Mr Alan Maycock Attended Attended Absent Attended Attended
Mr Steve Pierce Attended Attended Attended N/A N/A
Mrs Helen Starkie Attended Attended Attended Attended Absent
Mr Nick Price Attended Attended Attended Attended Attended
Mrs Adrienne Betty Attended Attended Attended Attended Attended
Mrs Charlotte O'Regan Attended Attended Attended Attended Attended
Mr Tim Godden Attended Absent 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