Welcome to our Governance section
- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
- Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff;
- Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent
Dr Peter Gregory – Chair
Having been appointed by KCC as a LA governor, I am very pleased to now serve the community of Ditton CE (VA) Junior School as Chair of the IEB.
I have been involved in school governance for over 30 years and over that time occupied almost every position on a governing body – in ex officio, staff, parent, LA and foundation governor roles. More recently I have been designated by the Department for Education as a National Leader of Governance and support a number of Chairs across the South East in sometimes extremely challenging circumstances. I’m also a Trustee/Director for several national educational organisations.
In my day job, I still lecture part-time at Canterbury Christ Church University on a number of teacher training programmes and supervise research students. I also live and worship in Canterbury.
In my spare time, I enjoy walking, bird watching, folk music and visiting art galleries.
Mr Keith May
I have been a school governor since 1988 and have served as chair on several occasions as well as chairing sub-committees. I am currently a governor at both a primary and secondary school, in addition I am a National Leader of Governance which involves mentoring and supporting both chairs and governing bodies.
I carry out part time work for a national education trust as an education governance consultant.
Mrs Jude Johnson
I am delighted to be able to serve on the Interim Executive Board for Ditton (VA) Junior School. I have been involved in school governance since 2001, starting as a parent governor at an Infant school, then becoming an LA governor and Co-opted governor. I have experience leading a board as a Vice Chair and Chair and in that time celebrated an Outstanding judgement at our last Ofsted inspection, as well as leading the board through a federation process with the local junior school. I have further experience of strategic leadership as Trustee of a Christian Schools work charity and in my working life have been involved in supporting families to improve life chances for children and young people. I now enjoy advising and training school governors in my role as an Area Governance Officer.
In my spare time, I am a volunteer for a local foodbank and member of Larkfield Community Church. I also love baking and like nothing more than a chat with friends over a cup of tea with a piece of cake!
In the past 10 years I have been a governor at several local schools, including two primary schools, holding various roles. I am also currently involved at a further education college.
My work was in finance in London, though I am now retired from the commute.
I enjoy sport, these days particularly golf, and I am also interested in reading history books. My wife and I enjoy going to concerts and we manage to travel a bit in the UK and abroad now that our own childen are grown up.