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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

Kevin Goad

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

Neil Thompson

Having been a governor for a number of years, I am in no doubt that Swingate Primary is an excellent school and just like all of the other governors I want to continue contributing my skills to help make Swingate an outstanding school.  As a senior 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 support the school and when necessary challenge the school leadership. I am not afraid to ask difficult questions and speaking up for what I believe is right and important.

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

Daniel Taylor

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.

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. "

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."

Clerk to the Governing Body

Yvonne Razzak