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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 the governor's 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 policies section of the website.

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

Chair (Co-opted Governor)

Sue Mason
(SEND & Safeguarding)


Terri Daters
(Primary School Improvement)

Isabel Handyside
(Secondary School Improvement)

Other Partnership Governors

Nichola Higham
Nicolas Heslop
Marion Seymour

Other Co-opted Governors

Malcolm Cole
(Finance & Premises)

Lesley Broom
(Pupil Premium)

Elaine Johnson
(Pupil Behaviour, welfare & safety)

Local Authority Governor

Peter Brierley
(Leadership, Management & assessment)

Parent Governors

Claire Hickmott 
(Hugh Christie Parent) 

Rose Simonetti 
(Long Mead Parent)

Staff Governor

Kelly Midwinter

Executive Principal Governor

Jon Barker

In Attendance

Mark Fenn
(Head of School, Hugh Christie)

Lizzie Alexander
(Head of School, Long Mead)

Sarah Stewart
(Federation Business Manager)

Clerk of the Governors

Julia Souter

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