Hello I’m Graeme and I’m the current Chair of Governors at Woodlands, having been a governor since 2016. I’m an economist and has applied economic and financial analysis working primarily for regulators for the past 20 years. Having lived in Tonbridge since 2010 and have two children, both of whom have enjoyed attending Woodlands Primary School. I enjoy running, and sometimes you may well see me pounding the streets of Tonbridge!
Hi I’m Chris, a school governor for the past 9 years and vice Chair of Woodlands Governors. My daughter Taryn attended Woodland before moving into secondary education last year.
A retired senior executive in the Business Support Services sector I’ve lived in Tonbridge for the past 21 years and love the place. Since retiring 13 years ago I’ve devoted a good deal of my time to voluntary work, formerly as a member of KCC’s Schools Admissions Appeal Panel, and a current lay member of West Kent CCG’s independent funding request panel.
I’m a firm believer that educating our children is a shared responsibility between the school and parents; together we should strive to make their school years uplifting and enjoyable.
I’m Karen and I am a Class Teacher at Woodlands. Before my teaching career began I had worked as a graphic designer for 10 years. I always wanted to teach and finally pursued a teaching career in 2009, starting out as a teaching assistant with a view to retraining. I completed my teacher training in 2016 and was fortunate to secure a position as a class teacher. I have lived in Tonbridge all my life and have one child who, like myself, attended Woodlands. I enjoy football, tennis, reading and above all things the time I spend with my family.
I'm Glenn, I joined Woodlands as a parent Governor in November 2019 and I’m amazed at how quickly my first year as a governor has passed. I have two children, and our family moved to Tonbridge in 2017. I was a pupil at Woodlands many years ago and having been educated here I am delighted to be able to return and support the school as a Governor.
I’m Alan and since becoming a governor at Woodlands I have taken responsibility for the governor review and approval of the school policies and have worked as one of the two Finance Governors working with the School Business Manager and Head Teacher to ensure that the school finances are managed effectively and as efficiently as possible without impinging on the quality of the education delivered by the school.
I started my ‘finance career’ with National Westminster Bank in the early 1970s working in branch banking in small and large branches in London and prior to retiring spent my years working with banks in Europe, USA, The Middle, Near and Far East to help them set up their computer systems to meet local, regional and global regulations and to provide the information to ensure that they managed their business efficiently, effectively and profitably.