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

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.


Vice Chair of the Governing Board

Local Authority Governor

Barbara Guess

Wanting to help children have access to the best possible education is one of the key reasons why I decided to become a Governor some 9 years ago. Since then I have had the pleasure of serving on a number of Governing Bodies and Interim Executive Boards (IEB) for schools within the Medway area.

I have been involved in a whole range of governing body duties and responsibilities over the years including; the recruitment and selection of headteachers; chairing sub-committees; participating in headteachers performance appraisal panel; chairing pupil exclusion panels; and being the safeguarding appointed Governor.

In my business life, I work locally as an HR Consultant, providing operational and strategic HR advice and support to local businesses.


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.

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. 

Staff Governor

Katy Chance Staff Governor

I have been at Wainscott Primary School since September 2018 as a Year 1 teacher. I have the responsibility of representing all staff as staff governor.

Having worked in a range of schools, many as a senior leader, including Headteacher, I have a good understanding of how a school works. I am keen and enthusiastic to support our school in its strategic direction working alongside Hugh and other governors supporting the interests of the staff team.


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.

Parent Governor

Nicola Butler

I was elected as a parent governor in September 2018 and have a son and niece who attends Wainscott Primary School. I am passionate about children learning both academically and personally, and the importance of ensuring that every child claims their right to a good education. I have seen great change at Wainscott and would like to continue to be a part of maintaining/making further improvements to this. I currently work within a legal team at a large national Bank alongside hosting and running education programmes with visiting students.  This gives me great satisfaction in knowing I am helping them fulfil their dreams, of working within either the financial or legal sector in the future. I look forward to working with both staff and parents in the future.

Parent Governor 

Angie C

I have 2 children attending Wainscott primary school and have a vested interest to raise and maintain school standards by asking difficult and challenging questions, ensuring that all pupils are getting access to great teaching and support as well as the children finding it a safe, thriving and pleasant environment to learn.

I hold an executive position at a law firm in the city and my key transferable skills include: quickly understanding the problem & offering solutions, thought leadership, influencing & questioning key strategic decisions, budgeting, recruiting, governance, project management & negotiation.

I regularly volunteer to help students through mock interview processes, to prepare them for the real world and advise start-ups, giving them golden nuggets of information on how to align themselves with larger enterprises. 


Co-opted gov



Co-opted gov



Co-opted gov




Alison Mitchell


“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