Welcome to our Governors' section.
Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.
We have also provided a Register of Governor Interests and an Annual Statement of Attendance for your information.
Minutes of the Full Governing Body Meetings can be requested via an email request to the school office.
Dave McQuillan: Foundation Governor & Chair of Governors
Governor Since: 1st October 2018
Term of Office: 30th September 2022
Responsibilities: Safeguarding & Child Protection. Governor linked to Arts, Geography/History.
I grew up in Aldington and returned to the village with my wife and family ten years ago. My three children all attended the school and I have been a governor for five years. I work as a Paramedic practitioner for South East Coast Ambulance service; this has always allowed me flexibility to spend time at the school. I believe a successful local school is vital for a strong village community and in my co-opted role hope to further support the school in its continued development.
Christine Fuller: Foundation Governor
Governor Since: 26th March 2020
Term of Office: 22nd May 2024
Responsibilities: Training & Development Governor
I am 5 Year resident of Aldington, retired with a long history of working in administration, accounts and personnel. I have a lifelong interest in education particularly primary. I have previously served on School Appeals Panels so am aware of the pressures on schools and the dilemmas they face. I do have grandsons at Aldington School so I have an interest in the school being successful, whilst not a direct connection.
Vacancy: Local Authority Governor
Term of Office:
Stuart Lambourn - Parent Governor
Governor Since: 28th September 2020
Term of Office: 27th September 2024
Having been a past pupil of the school and lived in the village for 44 years, I understand how much the school matters to people. Given the opportunity, I look forward to being a link between the school and parents/carers and the community. With two children at the school it is now my turn to bring all I can to assist Mrs MacCourt, staff and fellow governors in ensuring our school runs smoothly. My best endeavours will always have the school and children at heart. I’m willing, approachable, dedicated and relish this opportunity.
Emma Stammers: Co-opted Governor
Governor Since: 15th October 2020
Term of Office: 14th October 2024
Thomas Sturge: Parent Governor, Acting Vice-Chair of Governors
Governor Since: 7th July 2021
Term of Office: 16th July 2025
Daniel Bartlett: Co-opted Governor
Daniel Bartlett - Co-opted Governor
Governor Since: 13th July 2022
Term of Office: 12th July 2026
I am a father of two lovely girls. I currently work as an Insurance Finance Specialist dealing with everything from paying company underwriters and travel agent partners, to dealing system issues and assisting with our management accountants and our forecasting teams to help with budgets and future. I have worked for the same company for 11 years. I am also studying for my level 3 AAT qualifications to further in this field.
Alongside this, myself, my wife and my In-laws are currently foster carers in and have been for since early 2017.We mainly specialise in parent and child placements. We support the parents in developing their skills, with the main priority being the welfare and support of the child.
I have always felt for many years when the time came, I would like to support a school as much
as possible. During our time as foster carers I have seen so clearly how the right support and guidance can massively set children onto the best possible life paths, so I would love to be part of a team that helps shape children's futures to give them the best possible start.
Julia Everson - Co-opted Governor
Governor Since: 14th September 2022
Term of Office: 4 years
Responsibility: English & Science
I have been an Aldington resident of 15 years, Aldington School PTFA Officer for eleven years and recent parent of four children who have passed through this gem of a rural village school, I would now like to give something back by offering my support as a co-opted governor. This is a role where I'd strive to assist in shaping the educational and aspirational needs of the school, along with the shared aim of providing local young people with a top class and rewarding schooling experience.
I have previously spent 20 years managing UK, European and International Corporate Action teams for Investment Management firms Barclays Global Investors and Blackrock, alongside work in a project management capacity implementing industry first system builds to automate corporate action processing for both custodian held assets and securities on loan.
My industry experience coupled with skills gleaned as a parent of three, (soon to be four), teenagers, along with general household management of finances and numerous building projects should stand me in good stead to contribute to the oversite duties synonymous with being a school governor.
I believe it is important to both challenge and support SLT in equal measure, thus ensuring the best outcome for families, staff and children alike.
Debbie Milward: Staff Governor
Governor Since: 9th September 2020
Term of Office: 8th September 2024
I have lived locally all my life. Since attending university in Exeter, I have taught in a range of different schools, from small village schools, to big town schools. I have had a few adventures on the way: I took a year out of work at one point to travel the world (or at least some of it). All of these experiences have been invaluable in developing my skills in the classroom.
I presently teach part time, so I can continue to support and spend time with my children, who are in Primary School themselves.
I have a huge amount of experience in the classroom and love teaching at Aldington Primary School. Therefore, I now wish to extend that experience and make further contributions to the school by joining the governing body.
Ben Dawson: Staff Governor
Governor Since: 1st October 2014
Term of Office: Ongoing
Responsibilities: Pupil Progress Team.
I grew up in Smeeth and have lived fairly locally all my life with the exception of heading to Bath for University. Since becoming a teacher I have taught in a variety of places in Bath, Canterbury and Ashford. All these schools helped me to develop as a teacher, learn new skills and progress my career. Moving to Aldington as Deputy has opened many new opportunities. I am now Co Headteacher and hope to contribute to the success and reputation of Aldington through my various roles.
Sandra MacCourt: Staff Governor
Governor Since: 1st April 2005
Term of Office: Ongoing
Responsibilities: Pupil Progress Team
Jacqui Wapshott - Clerk to the Governors
Responsibilities: Advisory Clerk
If you have a complaint please contact:
Mrs T Gretton - Complaints Co-Ordinator