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About Us

Our Governing Board

(Headteacher)

Miss Monique Harlin

Monique has been in the Education sector for 21 years, working in Ireland and England. 

In addition to this Monique has worked in customer service management and recruitment.

Throughout her time as a teacher she has worked in schools with specialist provisions for children with social, communication and language needs and behavioural needs and has a passion for this area of children’s development.

Educational Director

Mrs Sheena Hamilton

Sheena has been teaching for 32 years in schools across Bexley, Greenwich and Medway. In her role as Head Teacher of two schools, both of which she took on whilst they were in difficulty, she made highly effective use of strategic leadership in order to secure sustainable improvements in two very different localities. This involved taking account of the context of the schools and the communities they served. As a result of the far-reaching and sustainable changes that she implemented, both schools have achieved a grading of good with outstanding features in their subsequent Ofsted inspections.

Chair Of Governors

Co-Opted  Governor

Mr Ryan Crick Co-Opted Governor

I am the Chair of Governors for Wainscott and have been part of the governing body since 2016, where I was appointed as a Co-Opted Governor.

I have three children who all attend Wainscott, 2 boys and 1 girl. Therefore I am extremely committed to improving the education of not only my children attending the school but for every other pupil and future pupils of Wainscott.

As well as having responsibility as a the chair of governors, I am also the Chairman of a local football club and also a manager of my sons team which also has a number of Wainscott students as team mates. In my professional life I work in London as a Consultant. My area of expertise is the identification and management of Financial Crime risks, including AML, Sanctions and Bribery.

 

Co-opted gov

 

Mrs Jo Allen

I’m a mum of two girls at Wainscott Primary in both KS1 & KS2 - I am passionate about schools being a place of high quality education, but also a place where children can have fun while maturing and making preparations for secondary school. 

I was co-opted onto the governing board for my professional skills including finance and budget management and communications. I have worked for Kent County Council in a senior management role for the past 10 years, working in digital services, community engagement and external communications and marketing. 

I started as a Governor in May 2019 and I look forward to supporting the school in its plans to continue providing a high quality education while offering a safe positive environment for our children. 

Co-opted Governor

Mrs Jenny Dunster Co-opted Governor

I have been a governor at Wainscott School since September 2013.

I attend all Full Governing Board meetings, I currently have responsibility for Keeping Children Safe in Education. I also monitor statutory policies and compliance, GDPR data protection and website compliance.

I am retired but I worked for 35 years as a primary teacher and Deputy Head in Essex and was a governor in several Essex schools for over 15 years. I act as clerk to a governing board in Essex.

Staff Governor

 

Mrs Rose Callaway

I am a fully qualified and experienced classroom practitioner of 33 years, always striving to develop and foster the appropriate skills and social abilities to enable the optimum development of all children across both Key Stages. I have found modelling ,establishing clear boundaries and using authority appropriately to develop first-class behaviour for learning highly effective and have the emotional resilience to deal with challenging behaviours. As a leader, I believe it is also imperative to lead by example dealing with people in a fair and consistent manner therefore establishing good working relationships. Having a huge desire to become a teacher from a very young age and an understanding of the potential of education for young people I pursued this desire securing a BA in English and Geography in 1985 followed by a PGCE in 1986.

 

I took up the new challenge of deputy headteacher at Wainscott Primary School in September 2015 - I am responsible for Teaching and Learning but the job has many other facets. My openness, honesty and transparency alongside the school’s clarity around expectations for all at Wainscott have meant that staff at all levels have pulled together around a shared vision to provide first class opportunities for the pupils in our care. I am a keen reader and have worked tirelessly to create a real reading culture at Wainscott Primary School - something of which I am immensely proud.

Staff Governor

Mr David King

I joined Wainscott Primary School in September 2019 as a teacher (in my second year of teaching) and joined the Governing Board in 2020. I have grown up locally and remember playing against Wainscott in the Mini Youth Games on the football pitch. I believe in providing children with opportunities to see themselves in the school curriculum.

Before training as a teacher, I have worked locally. This includes design which I have continued to enjoy since joining Wainscott.

“Governing boards are crucial to the success of our schools. Setting strategic direction is one of their core functions"

John Nash
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Schools