Lena Pennacchia – Ex Officio Governor Headteacher
I was delighted to be appointed to the post of Head Teacher for Churchill CEP in April 2016 and have, so far, found it to be an extremely happy and caring school, with a wonderful community spirit. Our parents are very supportive and, together, we make a great team!
When time allows, outside of school, I enjoy keeping fit and spending time with friends and family.
Reverend Kevin Barnard – Ex Officio Governor
I came to Westerham as Vicar in September 2015 and the appointment as Ex-Officio Governor at Churchill CEP came as part of the job – fortunately I love it!
Working alongside the other Governors, I provide a link to the church and am particularly involved with promoting the school’s Christian ethos. As well as participating as a Governor on the school’s Church Committee, I lead Collective Worship once a week and host school services at St Mary’s for Harvest Festival, Christmas and Easter. Most importantly, I am available to support staff and pupils pastorally, as required.
Before becoming a Vicar, I worked in London and Europe managing computer software and consultancy projects for investment management and software companies. As a parent, I have seen my own children
grow up through the state education system. I can often be found in the town, particularly where coffee is
served and, more recently, in the gym!
Barbara Humphrey – Local Authority Governor
I was happy to be appointed as the LA Governor in June 2015. I was a primary school teacher before my retirement and children’s education is very important to me. As a committed Christian, I believe Churchill CEP school has the right atmosphere to promote learning in academic, social and spiritual development.
I have four grown up children, two step children and numerous grandchildren, all of whom I enjoy seeing regularly.
Ginny Millard – Co-opted Governor
I was co-opted onto the Board of Governors in December 2016.
I have been visiting Westerham all my life and have lived in the town for the last 25 years. Since 1993, I have jointly run James Millard Estate Agents with my husband James. Latterly my role in the business has increasingly been ‘behind the scenes’ dealing with marketing and PR, Human Resources and working on business strategy and development. We have always been very involved with the town and have supported numerous events and initiatives.
I have three children, a girl and two boys, who are all now teenagers. When they were younger, I spent several years as a member of the school PTA, two years of which were as Chair of Crockham Hill School PTA.
In my spare time I enjoy keeping fit and particularly enjoy trail running in the beautiful countryside around Westerham. I am also working on improving my skills as an artist and writer and particularly enjoy portrait painting and life drawing.
I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to contribute toward the continued success and development of Churchill School.
Daniel Frith – Chair of Governors - Parent Governor
I am delighted to have been elected Parent Governor and look forward to contributing positively to this friendly, caring school. I am a 39 year old state school educated surgeon and I moved to Westerham 3 years ago with my wife and two young children. Our eldest recently started in reception and we are discovering the benefits of getting involved in the school community both for our children and ourselves.
Through medical training I have learnt the requirements of good teaching, discipline and audit of standards. I hope to translate these skills to ensure good governance of our school. Outside of work I play golf, tennis and eat far too much. I have swum the English Channel and run 44 miles from Rotterdam to Amsterdam for charity. I am very keen for sport to develop a higher profile in the school to ensure physical and mental well being in the children.
Emily Kelly – Staff Governor
I have been teaching at Churchill Primary School since 2015 and am looking forward to getting to know my new role as Staff Governor.
Kevin Wright – Co-Vice Chair - Co-opted Governor
Graham Plant – Co-Vice Chair - Parent Governor
I am extremely pleased to have been elected to the role of Parent Governor and I very much look forward to actively contributing to the Board. I have lived with my family in Westerham for 9 years and my two daughters are currently both pupils at the school. I am keen to play an active role in continuing strong governance for our school and I hope to positively influence the way in which our children develop through their education at Churchill.
Professionally, I manage a business unit for a global medical device manufacturer and it is through my work that I have developed skills in financial management, leadership, regulatory affairs and HR which I believe can be utilised to support the school in achieving its objectives.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, playing golf and eating out. Through my role as Parent Governor, I look forward to meeting new people associated to the school and working together to provide the best possible environment for our children to thrive in.
Kate York - Foundation Governor
Simon Burmester - Associate Governor
Christine Wilson - Clerk to the Governors