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.
Although the head teacher is in charge of the school, a governing body made up of various people oversee the work and management of the school. They meet formally twice per term and receive a report from the head teacher each term. They are ultimately responsible for all aspects of the school’s work, budgeting, curriculum and employment of staff.
The school and the local governing board follow the Aquila Scheme of Delegation. There are six full local governing board meetings a year, along with a Finance Committee and Pay Committee.
|Hazel Groves (Chair of Governors)||Andrew Hayes (Vice Chair of Governors)|
|01/01/2011 - 28/02/2023||02/08/2017 - 01/08/2021|
|Director Appointed||Director Appointed|
|Works for The Education People|
|Also a governor at Dover Grammar School for Boys||Also a governor at Dover Grammar School for Girls|
|Hazel Groves has been a Governor at Charlton since 2011 and a parent governor at DGSB since 2017. Both her children have attended the school. Hazel worked as a Legal Secretary before starting a family and currently works part time as a Governors Clerk. She is an active member at the Ark in Tower Hamlets. In her spare time Hazel enjoys painting, reading and adventures with her family.||
Andrew Hayes has been a governor at Charlton since 2017 and a parent governor at DGGS since 2018. Both Andrews children have attended Charlton and gone on to DGGS. Andrew runs a local construction company specialising in bespoke restoration works. In his spare time Andrew likes to keep fit, enjoying the outdoors and spending time with his family and pets.
|Josias De Souza (Ex Officio)||Andrea Charlton|
|26/05/2016 - 25/05/2020||30/11/2017 - 29/11/2021|
|Ex Officio Foundation Governor||Staff Governor|
|Local Minister||Employed by the school|
Josias has been ex officio governor since 2016 when he came from Brazil to Dover to be Mission Priest, having Charlton Parish as one of his responsibilities he became the parish priest for this School. His children have become Charlton School pupils, and they love their classmates and teachers.
In Brazil, even as a Priest, Josias also taught sociology in high school and was a consultant to an advertising company.
He loves music, technology and sushi.
Andrea Charlton started working at Charlton School in 2000, she worked as a TA and worked in different classes for KS2 , after many years she felt she would like to help and support parent's and families and is now the Family Liaison Officer and supports children in smaller intervention groups.
|Nicola Smith||Peter Ward|
|09/03/2017 - 08/03/2021||11/01/2019 - 10/01/2023|
|Parent Governor||Parent Governor|
|Employed by Canterbury College|
Nicola Smith has been a Parent Governor since March 2017. She has two boys who have been to Charlton Primary School, one of whom is now at Dover Grammar School for Boys. She is a financial controller who runs a busy accounts department for six companies within the construction industry. In her spare time she is usually found on the sideline of a sports field watching one of her boys play football or rugby.
Peter Ward has over twelve years’ experience in a Further Education environment in Technology.
|Susan Vick||Debbie Stryzyk - Clerk|
|29/04/2019 - 28/04/2021|
Sue has lived in the Dover area for over 30 years. She has brought up four children who attended River school, where she served as a parent governor for eight years. Sue trained as a teacher and initially taught children in Key Stage 2. On moving to Kent she started a preschool with a friend, which still operates as a community preschool now. She returned to teaching in the nineties and spent the rest of her career teaching in the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 at Sandgate Primary School Folkestone. Sue retired six years ago and now enjoys travel, gardening and volunteering for the National Trust.
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