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
I have been a Governor for 12 years and am very proud to have been able to support Swingate as Chair of Governors. The role of a Governor is to agree the strategic direction and ensure that the school provides the best possible outcomes for learning through effective performance monitoring and challenge. We do this in partnership with the Head, Senior Leaders and staff working collaboratively to ensure that our children reach their full potential, in a safe, supportive and fun environment.
Swingate Primary, the largest in Medway, is a wonderful school benefiting from fantastic facilities, extensive grounds and a dedicated team of staff who set the bar for creativity in the classroom, in the corridors and the playground. The last 6 years have been challenging but rewarding as we have merged schools, raised standards and achieved a Good Ofsted rating. I look forward to continuing on our journey that will take the Swingate from Good to Outstanding!
Vice Chair of Governors
"Being a staff governor gives me the opportunity to speak on behalf of the teaching staff to ensure that every child gets given the opportunity to the best education. I want to make contributions within the full governor body meetings that have a positive effect on the school. During my 10 years as a staff governor at Swingate I have seen many changes and decisions made regarding the curriculum and the future for the school. I take pride being part of this, knowing that all the time given is for the benefit of the future for an outstanding Swingate Primary School."
"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."
"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."
My name is Daniel Taylor and I am 24 years old. I have been a governor at Swingate since May 2014. I actually attended the school myself and grew up in the local area, later working at Lordswood Library. I now work in IT, with a focus on web development and digital communications. This September I will complete an MA in English Literature. English is a passion of mine, as is reading and education. I am a governor because I want to give something back to the school that gave me so much and because I believe in the power of education and I am passionate about learning. I want to see Swingate be the best it can be and help all of its students achieve their potential.
"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