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Meet the Governors

Miss K. Boon

As Headteacher, I automatically become a member of the Governing body. Holding meetings and working alongside the elected Governors is a privilege. Our Governors give their time and use their skills wisely to support, challenge and improve the lives of all the children and staff at Swingate School.

Chair of Governors

Neil Thompson

Having been a parent governor for a number of years, I relished the chance to become both vice chair and most recently chair where I have been able to continue contributing my skills to help make Swingate an outstanding school.  As a lead software engineer for a global IT company, I manage teams and drive them through demanding times. I believe that my experience and involvement is a great asset to the school and Governing Body.  As both a parent and a governor I continue to support the school and provide necessary challenge to the school leadership. I am not afraid to ask difficult questions and speaking up for what I believe is right and important. I am delighted to be part of the team that is helping to support and shape the future direction of the school.

Vice Chair of Governors

John Murdoch

"I am married to Laura and we have 2 children, Charlie and George who both attend and enjoy Swingate Primary School.  I recently became a parent governor because I have a passion for Education and believe my job as a Senior Transport Operations Engineer for Kent County Council provides me with the skills and qualities to make a positive contribution to the school so that it can continue to remain highly successful and go from strength to strength.  I enjoy motor sports, spending time with my family, and restoring my classic Mini."

Staff Governor

Jessica Wilde

"I have worked at Swingate School for 4 years In Year 1 and Year 6 and have loved every minute of it. I strive to make the children’s time at school the best it can be and give them the skills they need to go on and make Swingate proud. I am looking forward to working as a staff governor to move the school forward in its ongoing journey by working as a team in order for the children to believe, learn and achieve."

Co-opted Governors

Justin Preston

"Swingate is a fantastic school with a strong leadership team, staff and also wonderful children.  I have been a Governor at the school for a number of years now and have played a part in the ongoing journey, I am looking forward to the future of the school.  I genuinely believe that working together as a team we achieve the very best for the school, children and staff."

Chandris Webb

"I moved to Lordswood in 2003 and work in management for the transport sector. I have been a Governor at Swingate for over six years now, initially elected as a Parent Governor having three children attending the school.  My children have now moved on to secondary education but I remain an active member of the Governing body and a regular visitor to the school. I enjoy working closely with the staff and Headteacher.  I am proud to be part of The Swingate Governing body and look forward to many more active years with the school."

Hannah-Minna Razzak

"I have been a co-opted Swingate governor since December 2015. At present I am a Research Analyst at a digital legal media company in London. I wanted to become a governor due to a genuine interest in education, having members of my family as teachers speak about the primary and secondary school system I wanted to see things for myself. I am the youngest member of the governing body at 23 and think I bring a different perspective which is good for the governing body going forward.  I have taken a particular interest in pupil premium spending and its impact recently and hope to continue this going forward."

Sally Furniss

Parent Governors

Rachael Simpson

"I wanted to become a school Governor in order to be able to make a positive difference to the children of Swingate's education, and to be a part of the learning journey which the school is on. "

Clerk to the Governing Body

Yvonne Razzak