School Road, Charing, Ashford, Kent. TN27 0JN
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Living and Learning with Faith, Friendship and Fun


Charing School is a Church of England School is part of The Diocese Multi-Academy Trust, Aquila.

The Role of the Governing Body is to support and challenge the school leadership to ensure that all our children make excellent progress and leave Charing School as confident and resilient learners ready for secondary school and ultimately life in modern Britain.

As Governors It is our role to set the strategic long term direction of the school, continue to raise standards through inspirational learning and ensure that our Christian values of love, friendship, hope, truth and kindness are at the heart of school life.

We also have to ensure that the budget is spent carefully securing best value for money, but also in a way that shows maximum impact on learning.

All the governors consider it a great privilege to be involved with Charing School and are committed to being active in our school improvement journey.

If you would like to contact me please contact the Clerk, Lynette Higgs at

David Milham
Chair of Governors

The Governors

Name Roles and responsibility
David Milham Chair, Co-opted governor; Leadership and management, Finance and Well-being
Dan Freedman Vice Chair, Co-opted governor; Personal Development, Finance, Health and Safety and Site
Sarah Siddiqui Staff Governor; Behaviour and attitude and attendance
Simon Maloney Appointed governor; Quality of Education and training
Charles Low Appointed governor; Personal Development and Christian Distinctiveness
Daniel Sutch Appointed governor; Behaviour and attitudes and Christian Distinctiveness
Susan Ashford-Smith Parent governor; SEN and Quality of Education
Ana Olea Fernandez Parent governor; Safeguarding and Quality of Education
Angela Matthews Consultant Head teacher
Tom Bird Head of School
Lynette Higgs Clerk

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Meeting Minutes