The Craylands Governing Body

As the governing body of The Craylands School, we will:

Use challenge to hold school leaders to account

Provide clarity of vision and strategic view

Ensure financial probity

Click here to find out more on how we will do this!

This is the constitution of our Governing Body:

The Headteacher

5 Co-opted Governors

1 Local Authority Governor

1 Staff Governor

2 Parent Governors

The Governing Body operates on a Committee Model of governance.  This means that governors are either members of the standards or resources committee.  These committees report back to the full governing body on their activities.

These are the people in post, with their terms of office and governor responsibilities:


 Term of officeResponsibilities



Kris Hiscock  Member of all committees
Co-opted Governors  
Jo-Anne Penn24/1/17 – 23/1/21

Chair of Governors                Standards Committee

Quality of Teaching

Behaviour and Welfare

Lesley Howes24/1/17 – 23/1/21

Resources Committee


Pay Committee

Kelly Chandler24/1/17 – 23/1/21

Chair of Resources Committee

Health and Safety

 Anne Robinson 

20/10/17 – 19/10/21

 Standards Committee
Steve Weller 24/5/17 – 23/5/21

Resources Committee

Headteacher’s Performance Management

Pay Committee

Parent Governors  
Linda Cowey6/11/13 – 5/11/17

Vice Chair of Governors

Chair of Standards Committee

Safeguarding/Child Protection

Early Years Foundation Stage

School’s Future

Headteacher’s Performance Management

Pupil Premium

Sarah Beighton 

20/10/17 – 19/10/21


Standards Committee

Pay Committee
Staff Governor  
Anne Scarborough22/10/14 – 21/10/18

Standards Committee

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
Local Authority Governor  

The Clerk to the Governors is Karen Fitzpatrick.

If you wish to contact the Governing Body please address correspondence to the Chair of Governors or the Clerk to Governors C/O the school.

We have vacancies for a Local Authority Governor and a Co-opted Governor.  If you are interested in joining the Governing Body this could be an opportunity for you.  Contact the Headteacher in the first instance for more information.

Business Interests

The governors declare their business interests annually and update them during the year if required.  This is the summary from September 2015:

 Governor        BusinessNature of businessInterest
K HiscockNone  
K ChandlerNone  
L CoweyNone  
L HowesNone  
A ScarboroughNone  
J PennNewstead Wood SchoolSchoolGovernor, Director and Trustee
A Robinson Gravesend Academy Trust  Trustee

S Weller

S Beighton





 Full Governing BoardCommittees
J Penn5/51/1
K Hiscock5/51/1
K Chandler5/51/1
L Cowey5/51/1
L Howes5/51/1
A Scarborough5/51/1
S Weller1/1NA