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Governors

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.

 

Chair of Governors Contact details:
Mrs Keryn Poulter
c/o Ursuline College
225 Canterbury Road
Westgate on Sea
CT8 8LX
01843 834431

 

Academy Committee (AC) membership with effect from 23rd September 2019 

 

* Education Commission, Catholic Diocese of Southwark.

 

Governor details

Category & appointment

Position

 

Meeting % attendance 2020/2021

Term of office

Business Interests

Mrs Keryn Poulter

Foundation Governor – appointed by the Education Commission*

 

Chair of the Academy Committee

 

 

01/01/2019 to

31/12/2022

Related to a KCSP Area Business Manager &

Exam Invigilator at the Ursuline College.

Mrs Joanna Cornford

Co-opted Governor -appointed by the Education Commission*

 

Vice-Chair of the Academy Committee

 

08/06/2017 to

07/06/2021

None

Miss Lancefield

Academy Principal

Ursuline College

Academy Principal

 

 

21/06/2021

Academy Principal at the Ursuline College

Mrs Bobby Kulasinghe

Foundation Governor -appointed by the Education Commission

 

 

 

01/01/2019 to

31/12/2022

None

Dr Shaji Geevarghese

Foundation Governor -appointed by the Education Commission*

 

 

 

01/05/2019 to

30/04/2023

None

Mr Gary Beckett

 

Staff Governor - elected by staff at the Ursuline College

 

 

 

06/07/2021 to

05/07/2025

Member of staff at the Ursuline College

Mrs Patricia Field

Staff Governor - elected by staff at the Ursuline College

 

 

 

23/09/2021 to

22/09/2025

Member of staff at the Ursuline College

Sr Colette Traveller

Foundation Governor -appointed by the Education Commission*

 

 

 

01/11/2018 to

31/10/2022

None

Mrs Stacey Buchanan

Parent Governor – elected by parents at the Ursuline College

 

 

 

21/10/2020 to

20/10/2024

Parent of a student at the Ursuline College

Mr Roddy Buchanan

Parent Governor – elected by parents at the Ursuline College

 

 

 

21/10/2020 to

20/10/2024

Parent of a student at the Ursuline College

Mr Alan Dolan

Parent Governor – elected by parents at the Ursuline College

 

 

 

 

21/10/2020 to

20/10/2024

Parent of a student at the Ursuline College

Mrs Tess Hedges

Parent Governor – elected by parents at the Ursuline College – Appointment Pending

 

 

 

 

Parent of a student at the Ursuline College

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are currently no Academy Committee vacancies.

 

2020/2021 (St Anselm’s, St Edmund’s & The Ursuline College).

Executive Governing Body (EGB) membership. 

Following changes made to the KCSP Articles of Association in January 2021, the Executive Governing Body has been renamed as the Executive Governance Committee.

 

* Education Commission, Catholic Diocese of Southwark.

 

Governor details

Category & appointment

Position

 

Meeting % attendance

2020/2021

Term of office

Business Interests

Mr John Philpott

Foundation Governor – appointed by the Education Commission*

 

 

 

 

 

Re-appointed

01/04/19 to

31/03/23

None

 

(Foundation Governor and AC Chair at St Edmund’s)

Dr Mark Johnstone

Co-opted  - appointed by the EGB.

 

 

 

10/10/18 to

16/06/22

KCHFT, BDA, Jubilee Consulting Ltd

Chair of the Canterbury Academy Trust

AC Chair at St Anselm’s until 21/09/20

Mrs Keryn Poulter

Foundation Governor -appointed by the Education Commission*

 

 

 

Re-appointed

01/01/19 to

31/12/22

Related to a KCSP Area Business Manager &

Exam Invigilator at the Ursuline College.

 

(Foundation Governor and AC Chair at the Ursuline College)

Mr John McCann

Foundation Governor -appointed by the Education Commission*

 

Vice-Chair of the EGC

 

10/10/18 to

06/11/20

Re-appointment Pending

National Audit Office

Parent of a student at St Edmund’s

 

 

Mrs Saundre Hughes

Parent  - elected by parents at St Anselm’s

 

 

 

22/07/19 to

21/07/23

Parent of students at St Anselm’s

AC Chair at St Anselm’s from 21/09/20

Mr Jack Devine

Foundation Governor – appointed by the Education Commission*

 

Chair of the EGC

 

06/12/18 to

05/07/20

Re-appointed

05/05/19 to 04/05/23

Employed by St Thomas’ Catholic Primary School, Canterbury

 

 

Mr Philip Wicker

Foundation Governor – appointed by the Education Commission*

 

 

 

10/09/20 to

09/09/24

Chair of the Canterbury Inclusion Service

Mr Mike Walters

Executive Principal -employed by KCSP

Executive Principal

 

10/10/18 and ongoing

Executive Principal

 

 

Mr Brian Murphy

Standing Attendee

 

 

01/05/18 to

30/04/22

 

Foundation Governor at St Anselm’s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vacancies x 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ursuline College is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Edmund's Catholic School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.

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