About Us

Our Governing Board


Mr Hugh Greenwood Headteacher 

I've been the Headteacher here at Wainscott since January 2015.

Before that I was a Headteacher in Kent schools for nearly 12 years.

I lived and worked for many years in London, teaching in areas such as Brixton, Stockwell and Kingston before moving out to Kent with my family.

Chair Of Governors

Mr Ian Chappell Co-+opted Governor

Ian has over 20 years’ experience of being a school Governor in various Medway and Kent schools in a range of capacities as well as being part of the team that created Rivermead School in Medway, of which I am chair. I have also been vice chair of the Hundred of Hoo secondary school, chair of Kingfisher Primary school in Chatham, vice chair at St Thomas Aveling and chair at Chalk School in Gravesend.

I am currently Chair of Walderslade Primary School, Vice-Chair of Cuxton Academy, Chair of Hoo Primary School and Marlborough Centre and Chair of Rivermead School and the Rivermead Inclusive Trust.  I am also a member of the Medway Governors Association and a member of the school forum.

Whilst a governor I have been involved in the appointment of numerous of head teachers as well as disciplinary panels both for staff and pupils I have undergone around 18 Ofsted inspections and mentored a number of Chairs at schools where governance has been judged as good or outstanding. I feel that the experience and knowledge I have gained over the years should enable me to support and develop other governors in their roles within this school. 

During my business life I have worked for a large retail company where I became a branch manager and moved throughout Kent in this role. I then moved into the motor trade and becoming a parts manager of a large Land Rover and Jaguar dealership in London. I then became self-employed and owned my own retail business but due to my disability had to give this up in 2000.

Since leaving my business I have also become a magistrate and enjoy this role greatly. I am also involved with a number of other voluntary groups which include The Prince’s Trust, Scope, Samaritans, Circles and Mentoring for Success.


Co-vice Chair


Mrs Jenny Dunster Co-opted Governor

I have been a governor at Wainscott School since September 2013 and I am currently co-Vice Chair of the Full Governing Body.

I attend all Full Governing Board meetings, I am a member of the Pupil Progress Committees and I have responsibility for monitoring English throughout the school.

I am now 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. 



Mr Ryan Crick Co-Opted Governor

I was elected as a co-opted governor in September 2016. I have two sons who both attend Wainscott, one in Reception and one in year 2. I also have an 18month old daughter who I also hope will become a student at Wainscott. Therefore I am extremely committed to improving the education of not only my two sons attending the school but also for my daughter and any other future pupils of Wainscott.

As a governor I sit on the Pupil Progress committee and I am also a member of the Full Governing Body. As well as having responsibility as a governor I manage my sons local football team which also has a number of Wainscott students as team mates.

In my professional life I work in London as a Global Investigations and Compliance Consultant . My area of expertise is the identification and management of Financial Crime risks, including AML, Sanctions and Bribery.

Staff Governor

Mrs Julie Challis Staff Governor

I have been a staff Governor since September 2015.

However I have been at Wainscott school since I was 5. I came here as a child and then came back with my own children when they were school age. At this time Mrs Rennie asked me to help with reading which led to a full time teaching assistant job.

From this I was encouraged to do teacher training as I was covering classes on a regular basis. When I qualified, I left for 2 years before a position came up here which I took up. I am current foundation stage manager and nursery teacher at Wainscott Primary school.

Parent Governor

Sue Vallente-Kerr

Through my work as a Church of England minister I've had contact with Wainscott since September 2011, my son then joined the school in 2014 and my involvement grew through work and as a parent . Ive worked most of my adult life in education as a 1:1 support worker and as a class teacher and now help to support schools with chaplaincy, personal social and spiritual education and collective worship. I was elected a parent governor in June 2017 and look forward to being a member of the governing body.


Local Authority Governor




Parent Governor vacancy  
Clerk Mrs Rose Davies Clerk

“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