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George Parkin (Vice Chair)

George has been a governor since November 2016. He has been governor for seven years and has responsibility for SEN and training. He is on Governors Services Training team, running courses for governors across the county.

 

He has many years’ experience in both formal and informal education working with KCC. He was Assistant County Youth Officer responsible for outdoor and residential education. As Partnership Officer with KCC Education Directorate George was responsible for setting up Children’s Centres and supported head teachers in primary schools in Tonbridge and Maidstone.

George took early retirement, from KCC, 4 years ago and is now a freelance trainer. He also teaches outdoor education at KCC’s Bewl Water Outdoor Centre.

 

Nik Le Maréchal

 

Nik has been a Governor since May 2013 and the Chair of the Finance committee since June 2015. He is a foundation Governor. He has worked in Banking and Finance for over twenty years in numerous customer and non-customer facing roles.

 

He is a father of three children all of which attend HHCoE School. He is a keen cricketer and coach’s colts cricket locally.

 

 

 

Louise Collins

 

Louise has been one of our parent governors, since 2015. Louise has 2 children currently enrolled within the school.

 

Louise has worked for a large, global lifestyle brand since 2005. Her role within the Retail Operations team is Planning and Resource coordinator, with the remit of the global estate. The varied role encompasses third party relationship management, purchase ledger, data analytics, health and safety, compliance and succession planning. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fran Chevis

Fran has lived in High Halden since 2004.  During her time in the village she has been a regular member of the congregation at St. Mary’s Church including more recently at the family-friendly Messy Church.  In 2014 she joined the Parochial Church Council (PCC) and was appointed by them as a Foundation Governor at High Halden School.

 

Fran’s role as a Foundation Governor forms part of the link between the school and the church, focusing on and encouraging the School’s Christian character and vision.

On the Governing Body Fran also has responsibilities for monitoring other aspects of the school’s work including EYFS and SPAG provision. Fran is also a parent at the school.


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