Our team of Governors work collaboratively with staff and parents to ensure strategic direction, accountability and financial probity.
The work of the Governors is carried out within Full Governing Body meetings and through Finance and Estates Committee, Curriculum and Education Committee and Attitudes and Personal Development Committee.
Helen MillerChair of Governors
Louise PeersVice Chair / Local Authority Governor
I joined the Governors at Rotherfield in 2021 and have a daughter in primary education within the county.
For 17 years I have worked for an independent Charity that gives people the power to speak up and stop crime 100% anonymously.
I am delighted to be supporting the excellent team at Rotherfield Primary School and look forward to bringing my experience from outside the education sector to the board.,
Kate BishopHead Teacher
I have worked at Rotherfield School for 20 years, and have been Headteacher for the last 8 years. I am passionate about ensuring children have the best education possible and this includes their mental and physical health too.
I am an ex-officio member of the Governing Body, and these meetings are used to hold myself and the Senior Leadership to account for the performance of the school. I am pleased to work with such a dedicated set of volunteers who work tirelessly for the school.
Christian BeckCo-Opted Governor
I joined the governors at Rotherfield in 2022 after moving to the village the previous year with my wife and young son. I was previously the Vice-Chair of governors at a local school in Kent. I am a research engineer by training and currently manage digital business in the UK for a multinational aerospace, defence and security company. I am passionate about STEM education. I am currently the health and safety link governor.
Judith HardyCo-Opted Governor
Lisa WatkinsStaff Governor
I have had the privilege of teaching at Rotherfield Primary School for the past 5 years and in other schools across the southeast for the past 11 years. I have contributed to whole school development from a teaching and curriculum perspective and am looking forward to developing my role at Rotherfield as Staff Governor in supporting the school in a strategic direction and working with the governors to make a difference for all of our children.
I am excited to be supporting the school's aims and mission whilst striving towards the high standards in academic achievement and the children's personal development. I am grateful for the opportunity to work alongside our governing body, ensuring that we fulfil our duties to all the children in the school, not only now but for years to come.
Helen FordhamParent Governor
I was elected as a Parent Governor in February 2022. I have a daughter in year 6 and a son who attended Rotherfield but is now at college, so I have been a parent of the school for several years now. We have also lived in the village since 2013. My background is in Social Work with children and families, and I now work as Inclusion Manager and Deputy Safeguarding Lead of a large secondary school in Kent. I am link Governor for Safeguarding and SEND. I am passionate about ensuring fair education and opportunity for all.
Jess StoneParent Governor
I became a Parent Governor at Rotherfield in February 2023. I am a parent to two children at the school, one in Key Stage 1 and one in Key Stage 2. I am delighted to be able to contribute to the school as a Parent Governor.
I am also the Head of Marketing and Communications at a national charity, and I look forward to offering my professional expertise to support the school however I can.
Simon MundayParent Governor
I joined the governors in 2023 having seen my eldest daughter go through Rotherfield, with my middle daughter there now and the youngest hopefully starting reception in 2024. I am a Financial Planner by trade and have run my business locally for over 10 years now, although I have lived in Crowborough for 40 years. This is my first experience as a school governor and I hope my experience from work can assist the team at Rotherfield and ensure the future remains bright for all of the children.
Sue GothardClerk to the Governors
Please read our Governor Code of Conduct.
If you would like to get in touch with the Governors, please contact the school office: 01892 852 574 / email@example.com
Governor Impact Report 2022
Governor Attendance at Meetings Academic Year 2020-21
Governor Register of Interest
- Governor Declaration of Interest Register May 22
- RPS GB Information May 22
- RPS Governors Attendance 2020 21