Southborough C of E Primary School

Governor List

Southborough CEP School Governing Body as at 1st May 2017

Category name date appointed or re-appointed Date stepped down Attendance in 2014/2015 Responsibility Business Interests
Associate* Dooley, Kay 12/09/13   5/5   None
Co-opted Murphy, Katherine (Kate) 11/02/16   2/4   Trustee of AIM Inspire Achieve Motivate
Co-opted Crumbie, Rob 16/07/15   5/5   Wife is a teacher in the Infant School
Co-opted Ryman, Karen 16/07/15   4/5 Child Protection None
Co-opted Reeves, Jason 16/07/15   5/5 Vice Chair None
Associate Fryer, Nicholas 13/10/16   5/5 Chair None
Co-opted Santaana, Nicola 11/2/16   3/4 SEN None
Co-opted (staff) Bootle, Emma 16/07/15   5/5   None
Co-opted (staff) Goodchild, Joy 16/07/15   5/5   None
Foundation (PCC)









Shrubb, Sue  01/10/15   4/5   None
Foundation Burns, Helen 23/11/15   4/4   None
Foundation (Ex Officio) Griffiths, Nigel 1/10/15   5/5   None



19/10/16   5/5   None
Parent Weston, Rosemary 25/06/15   2/5   None

Staff (Head Teacher)

Savage, Emma 01/09/08   5/5   None
Associate Governors have voting rights on any committee they sit on, but not on the Full Governing Body.
None of the governors sit on another governing body.
The following were also members of the governing body:
Category Name Attendance in 2014/2015 Date left the governing body
Foundation (Ex Officio) Barker, Miriam 3/4 16/07/15
Foundation Goddard, Ed 2/3 25/06/15
Staff Seston, Bridget 2/2 12/02/15
Parent Moth, Amber 4/4 01/10/15
Local Authority Gibson, Roger 4/4


Parent Arthur, Inger 4/4 20/08/16
Parent Sell, Rachel 5/5 07/03/17

Meet our Governors

Rob Crumbie

Rob is married to Jayne, and has 3 children, all who attended Southborough Primary School. He has lived in Southborough for 14 years, and it was about 10 years ago that he became a governor, hoping that his skills in business could be used for the benefit of the school.  For the last 5 years. Rob has been Chair of the Governing Body - a role which he has greatly enjoyed, and worked with many governors to face the numerous challenges that the school faces.  His aim is to be able to make a positive contribution to the school and every child’s education and play an active role in helping the school to go from strength to strength.

Jason Reeves

Nigel Griffiths
Nigel is a Foundation governor (ex-officio) and the Curate in the Southborough Team of Churches including Christ Church.  He is married to Gen and has 3 boys, one of whom is in Southborough school.  He enjoys playing and listening to music and spending hours and hours on the touchline watching his boys play football.
Sue was born and raised in Southborough. Having worked in pharmacy at the local hospital for 40 years she took early retirement and now works as parish administrator at Christ Church where she is also an active member, including children's work and singing & playing guitar in the music group.
Rosey weston
Rosey became a parent govenor in 2015. She has a son at Southborough school, a daughter who joins the school in September 2017, and a younger daughter.  She works in London as a management consultant specialising in programme and project management. In her spare time Rosey loves cooking and enjoying the outdoors.  
Gino Bollato-Velda
Gino is a parent governor. After 20 years in London, he moved with his family to Tunbridge Wells and loves the sense of community.  Gino is married and has two children, one of which is at Southborough  school. He is a coach is at his sons rugby club.
Helen Burns

Helen is a Foundation Governor and active member of Christ Church who has lived in Southborough for the last 12 years. She has 2 children at the school and is an experienced teacher of English working in a local secondary school. She is passionate about education and enabling students of all abilities to succeed in what they desire to do aiming to foster a life long love of learning. Outside of work Helen enjoys reading, walking and being a parent!
Kate Murphy
Kate has over 20 years marketing experience mainly in publishing and training organisations and professional bodies. She recently took a career break to return to university and study for a Masters in Charity Marketing and Fundraising. She now works on a voluntary basis for a number of local charities. Kate lives in Tunbridge Wells with her husband, and has one daughter who attends the school.
Karen Ryman
Nicola Santaana
Nicholas Fryer

Nick joined the Governing Body in 2016.  He is married and has a son and a daughter at Southborough School.  Nick is a Chartered Accountant and works in insurance in the City.  He enjoys running and does not enjoy supporting West Ham United.

Emma Savage