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School Welcome

Welcome To

Wainscott Primary School

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

Governor

Mrs Jo Allen

I am the vice chair of the local governing board at Wainscott Primary school and have particular responsibility on the board for SEN, marketing and communications and Finance. I have two children currently at Wainscott who love school and who benefit from the fantastic teaching and support they receive from all staff. I’m committed to supporting the school to progress and improve wherever possible and take an active role in the Primary First Trust too, being a member of the Finance Committee and attending Primary First Trust training and development courses.  I work for KCC as a senior Communications Partner, working with Public Health, Adults and Children's Social Care and NHS partners. I’m passionate about the well-being of our children, as well as the standard of education, and I’m really proud to be associated with everyone at Wainscott Primary who share the same values and work tirelessly to ensure children have the best experience before they move to secondary school.

Co-opted Governor

Mrs Jenny Dunster Co-opted Governor

I have been a governor at Wainscott School since September 2013. I am now retired but spent my working life in education as a primary school teacher and Deputy Headteacher, and I have been a governor in a variety of schools for 20 years. Wainscott Primary School demonstrates how a nurturing environment can benefit all children, helping them to become caring, self-confident and well-rounded individuals. I am committed to supporting the school in its work, ensuring that every child is given every opportunity to enable them to recognise and develop their own abilities and strengths and to become resilient and resourceful young people.

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.

 

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