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 the Circle Model of governance.  This means that rather than having committees governors work as individuals or small groups to monitor the work of the school.  They report back to the full governing body on their activities.

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

Chair of Governors Effectiveness of Leadership and Management Early Years Foundation Stage Headteacher’s Performance Management Finance



 Term of officeResponsibilities



Kris Hiscock  
Co-opted Governors  
Jo-Anne Penn10/11/15 – 9/11/19

Chair of Governors

Early Years Foundation Stage

Lesley Howes21/05/15 – 20/05/19

Outcomes for pupils


Kelly Chandler25/09/14 – 24/09/18

Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare

Health and Safety

ChildProtection / Safeguarding

Margaret Nye  
Parent Governors  
Linda Cowey6/11/13 – 30/04/19

Outcomes for pupils

Management for Governor Training

Headteacher Performance Management

Vikki Rawlins01/05/15 – 30/04/19

Outcomes for pupils

Management of Governor Training

Headteacher Performance Management

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

Persoanl Development, Behaviour and Welfare

Child Protection / Safeguarding

Special Educational Needs and Disability

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
V RawlinsNone  
K HiscockNone  
R Lees

Dartford Borough Council

Swanscombe and Greenhithe

Cygnets Preschool

Ebbsfleet Academy



Councillor for Swanscombe

Town Councillor



K ChandlerNone  
L CoweyNone  
S FeaseyNone  
L HowesNone  
A ScarboroughNone  
J PennNewstead Wood SchoolSchoolGovernor, Director and Trustee


V RawlinsyyyA  
A Pattendenyyy  
R Leesyyy  
K Chandleryyy  
L Coweyyyy  
S FeaseyyyyA  
L HowesAyAA  
A ScarboroughAyy  
J PennN/Ayy  

A = Apologies accepted

√ = Present

X = Absent