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Eddie Conba

Eddie has been a governor since September 2009 and has been Chair of the Governing Board since November 2010. Originally a parent governor, Eddie became a co-opted governor in 2012.

He has worked in Information Technology for over 20-years. He has held management positions within IT Professional Services providing strategic leadership to large consulting teams and working closely with customer and business stakeholders. Eddie holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.

In his spare time, he is a family man with two children, one of which still attends High Halden.

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 High Halden CEP School. He is a keen cricketer and coaches 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.

Fern Maxted

Fern decided to become a parent Governor at High Halden Primary School because she has always been passionate about ensuring that not only her own children have a good standard of education, but that ALL children have the best start they can in life. She hopes to ensure that High Halden continues to be one of the best schools in the area, and will support the school to carry on enabling its pupils to achieve their full potential.

Amy Mealham

Amy has been a parent governor since July 2018. She has two children, one of which already attends High Halden C of E Primary School and the other is due to start in September.

 

With parents as teachers she is passionate for children’s education and providing a stimulating environment to encourage children to develop into individual personalities and achieve their very best potential.

 

Amy works as a Senior Investigator, overseeing the case management of criminal investigations. She brings her investigative skills and ability to conduct detailed audits of business procedures, finances and legal compliance, along with her desire for continuous improvement to her role on the Governing Board.

Francesca Dunn

Francesca started her teaching career in 2007, joining the team at High Halden School in 2014. She has worked across both key stages in a large town school as well as our small rural location. During her time teaching, Francesca has lead PE, Healthy Schools, MFL and Maths. She joined the governors as our staff governor in 2014.

 

In her spare time, Francesca enjoys walks in the country with her husband, son and dog.

Kelly Burlton 

Kelly joined High Halden as an NQT in 2004 having trained at Canterbury Christ Church University. She's held many roles within the school; teaching across the year groups, ICT lead, English co-ordinator, Senior Teacher. In 2013, she was appointed as the substantive Headteacher. 

 

Kelly lives in Singleton with her husband and son; together they enjoy visits to the beach, farm and soft play! 

Katie Davies

Katie has been a parent governor since January 2018. She has lived in the village for ten years with her husband Stewart. They have two children, Chloe who currently attends the school and Fraser who starts reception in September. Katie works as a vet in a small animal practice in Tenterden.

 

Katie is passionate about child development and helping support the school create an environment in which children can receive the best start in life. She has a share of monitoring responsibility for outcomes for pupils and science.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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