Meet the Governing Body
Mrs Alison Swinney
Chair of Governors
My husband and I have lived in Faversham for nearly 36 years. Our children grew up within the love and support of St Mary of Charity Parish Church family where I have been Churchwarden for the past 4 years. I have 17 years’ experience of working with Faversham primary schools especially supporting and assessing children with special educational needs.
If you wish to contact the chair of Governors, then please do so in writing. This can we handed into the school office and will be given to Mrs Swinney on her next visit to school. All post will be dealt with in a private and confidential manner.
Rev. Simon Rowlands
Vice Chair of Governors
Hello, my name is the Revd Simon Rowlands and I am Vicar of St Mary of Charity Church and the three other Church of England Churches in Faversham. I have been a Vicar for 21 years and have been involved in various Church Schools and a Church Foundation University throughout my career.
I am married to Gail a retired special needs teacher and have an adult son who lives and works in Faversham.
I am passionate that a local church school should provide the highest quality of education and opportunity for all within the local community it serves. It is a privilege to serve on this Governing Body alongside such an amazing and dedicated staff team led by Ms Tudor.
Mr Ray Colyer
Ray Colyer (BAhons)age 68, born in Faversham and lived in the area all my life. Graduate of The Open University. Background in the fire service and industrial and commercial fire safety, now retired. Former pupil of Faversham District School, predecessor to St Mary of Charity CofE Primary School. Chair of Governors. Faversham Municipal Charities nominated Foundation Governor.
Mrs Sian Lanceley
My name is Siân Lanceley and I am a Staff Governor with responsibility for Training & Development. I'm employed at St Mary of Charity Primary School as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant where I strive to make a difference to all children's lives by giving them the support and skills to aspire to succeed. As a Governor I am committed to moving SMC forward to be the first choice of school for families in the area and ensuring that children receive the best care and education possible.
When not at school, you will find me playing with my cat, enjoying cycling, going to the gym and playing in a brass band!
Mrs Teresa Metcalf
Hello everyone. My name is Teresa Metcalf. I recently volunteered to be a parent governor, so I could be a part of my girls’ school. I currently work full time as an Environmental Health Officer, I feel the skills I have gained over the years will be beneficial in assisting the school with Health and Safety Inspections.
Ms Betrice Prosser-Snelling
I have lived in Faversham for 6 years and have been active in the community during that time. When my daughter started school I was keen to get more involved and so put myself forward as parent governor. I work in arts education and have significant experience of working with children of all ages, in arts and history projects and museum and gallery visits.