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Sissinghurst VA Church of England Primary School

Sissinghurst VA Church of England Primary School

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Amanda Goodchild
Amanda has two daughters at Sissinghurst School. She became a governor in December 2014 and has been Chair since April 2016. She immigrated to the UK from New Zealand in 2007 and now lives in Cranbrook. Amanda’s professional experience is in marketing and communications, having worked in both business and the public policy sector. She is also an active member of the Vine Church in Cranbrook and is passionate about children receiving the best start in life.

Andrew Chandler 
Andrew is an elected parent governor and became a governor in 2013. He also supports the school through the PTA, through reading with the children and helps with managing the wildlife area.  Andrew is a solicitor.  He runs his own consultancy business and also volunteers as a trustee of a major health charity.

Penny Durie
Penny moved to the village of Sissinghurst with her family a number of years ago. She has been an active member of Trinity Church, Sissinghurst for twenty seven years and is currently Churchwarden. She became a foundation governor three and a half years ago and is “very happy to support such a lovely village school.”

Reverend Fred Olney
Reverend Fred Olney, Rector of Sissinghurst and Frittenden, has been a governor since 1989 in Church and other primary schools. Before ordination, he worked for 10 years in F.E Colleges, 8 years in Provence (French speaking Church and youth work), 18 months with BHS and 2 years geography teaching in the Caribbean. Married to Angela, a qualified teacher of French and music.

Bonno De Haan
Bonno was elected as a parent governor in 2016. His academic background is in both Economics and Law and he has made a career in business development. Bonno has also been engaged in running a network to help entrepreneurs in London and the South East to realise their potential and to meet investors. In addition he is involved in rural estate management.

Peter Denyer
Peter become a Foundation Governor in 2016 and is also the Treasurer of FOSS. He moved to Sissinghurst several years ago, and has two daughters at Sissinghurst School and a son who has just started at the Learning Tree. Peter is a qualified accountant and has a Masters degree in Business Administration

Scott Martin
Scott joined the board as a foundation governor at the end of 2016. He brings a varied skill base with his background in the visual arts and work with numerous artist and museums. He presently heads up exhibition installation for a well-established contemporary art gallery in London. Closer to home Scott is involved with the local Sissighurst cub and scout group, supporting outdoor learning through activities and camps. He has one son at the school, and an electric bike to get around on.

Letty Neill

Letty was elected as a parent governor in 2017. She has two children, one of which is at Sissinghurst. She works within education at Bennett Memorial school, a secondary Christian academy and has held many leading roles including SENCo and Director of pupil premium.  Before teaching she worked within the design industry and believes very strongly in the importance of creativity and the wider curriculum within every classroom. Letty wishes that every child, regardless of their postcode receives excellent teaching.