Tonbridge Federation Governing Body

The governors may be contacted via Hugh Christie School by email to:, who will then advise you on the best person to speak with.

Information about the organisation and structure of the Governing Body can be accessed here.

Governors are asked to declare conflicts of business interest annually. Please click here to view the latest register.

Governors recognise that meeting attendance is a very important part of their job, if you would like to see Governors' attendance record  please click here

The Governors produce an annual plan for their work - the latest version can be accessed here. 

Governors are also responsible for monitoring different parts of the school and its policies. To see the areas each Governor is responsible for, please click here.

Governors are responsible for oversight of the school finances. For information about financial benchmarking, please click here.

Statutory policies and other important information can be found in the polices section of the website.

Chair (Co-opted Governor)

Sue Mason (SEND and Safeguarding)

Vice-Chairs Dave Hitchcock (Partnership Governor)
  Isabel Handyside (Co-otpted Governor -Secondary School Improvement)
Other Partnership Governors Terri Daters  
  Nicolas Heslop 

Other Co-opted Governors

Malcolm Cole (Finance and Premises)

Lesley Broom (Pupil Premium)

Elaine Johnson (Behaviour and Welfare)


(staff to provide experience of other school not represented by the staff governor)


Local Authority Governor

Peter Brierley (Leadership and Management and Assessment)

Parent Governors

Vacancy  (Hugh Christie Parent)

Rose Simonetti  (Long Mead Parent)

Staff Governor

Claire Hickmott (Hugh Christie)

Noa Mitchell (Long Mead)           

Executive Principal Governor 

Jon Barker (Federation Principal)


In attendance

Mark Fenn (Head of School, Hugh Christie)

Lizzie Alexander (Head of School, Long Mead)

Sarah Stewart (Federation Business Manager)


Clerk to the Governors

Julia Souter


Interested in being a Governor? Please contact the Clerk, Julia Souter, as the school or visit the KCC website accesible here