Governors

Please find more information about Maidstone Grammar School - Governors in this section.

 Maidstone Grammar School Governors​
All Governors are elected for a term of 4 years.  Parent Governors are elected by the parent body, Staff Governors are elected by the staff body.

Chair of Governors

Vice Chair of Governors

 Mr Mark Rolfe

Mr Mark Rolfe

Mr John Hoadly

Foundation Governors are co-opted by the Foundation body if applicable. Co-opted Governors are nominated through the Governing Body, The LA Governor is nominated by the Governing Body for approval by the LA.  Associate members are nominated by the Governing Body.

Governor name:

 Category

Position(s) held

Committee

Date of Appointment

Term of Office Expiry

Business/Pecuniary Interests:

Cllr Daniel Moriarty (The Worshipful Mayor of Maidstone)

Foundation Governor

N/A

N/A

Annual

May 2016

Mayor of Maidstone

Mr John Clayton

Foundation Governor

(appointed by the Old Maidstonian Society)

Chair of Staff and Student Welfare Committee

Staff & Student Welfare

1 September 2014

31 September 2018

Chief Executive of the County’s Deaf Charity – Hi Kent; member of the Old Maidstonian Society

Mrs Linda Glenister

LA Governor

Vice Chair of Curriculum & Development Committee

Curriculum & Development

7 February 2014

6 February 2018

Sole shareholder of HMT Care Ltd (runs residential home for people with Huntington’s disease.

Mr Carlos Zaccarini

Staff

 

Curriculum & Development

16 November 2015

15 November 2019

 

Mr Mark Tomkins

Headmaster

 

Finance, Premises & Personnel

N/A

N/A

Trustee of Maidstone Grammar School Development Fund and Parents’ Association Charities

Mr Stephen Beck

Parent

 

Curriculum & Development

13 November 2014

12 November 2018

Managing Director & Shareholder – Whitehead Monckton Limited Solicitors

 

Mr Mike Bor

Parent

Chair of Curriculum & Development Committee

 

Curriculum & Development

13 November 2014

12 November 2018

Industry Consultant and Non-Executive Director

Mr Simon Hulme

Parent

Vice Chair of Finance, Premises & Personnel Committee

Finance, Premises & Personnel

15 November 2013

14 November 2017

 

Mrs Nicky Wheeler

Parent

Vice Chair of Staff and Student Welfare Committee

Staff & Student Welfare

13 November 2014

12 November 2018

 

Mr Paul Burbidge

Co-opted

 

Finance, Premises & Personnel

26 November 2014

25 November 2014

Solicitor; Trustee of The Switch Café, Maidstone

Mrs Lesley Cook

Co-opted (Staff)

 

Staff & Student Welfare

26 November 2014

25 November 2014

 

Mrs Lindsey Evans

Co-opted

 

Finance, Premises & Personnel

26 November 2014

25 November 2014

 

Mr John Hoadly

Co-opted

Vice Chair of Governors

Chair of Finance, Premises & Personnel Committee

Finance, Premises & Personnel

26 November 2014

25 November 2014

Chair of Kingswood Primary School & Chair of Ulcombe C of E Primary School

Mr Mark Rolfe

Co-opted

Chair of Governors

Finance, Premises & Personnel

26 November 2014

25 November 2014

 

Mrs Heather Cook

Associate Member

 

Finance, Premises & Personnel

 

 

School Bursar

Mr Paul Smith

Associate Member

 

Curriculum & Development

 

 

Deputy Headmaster of Maidstone Grammar School

Mrs Jools Sewell

Associate Member

 

Staff & Student Welfare

 

 

Deputy Headmaster of Maidstone Grammar School

Mrs  Denise Friend

Clerk

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Spouse works at Maidstone Grammar School

CLERK TO THE GOVERNORS

HEADMASTER

Mrs Denise Friend

Mr Mark Tomkins

  • "My son was skipping and jumping through the halls, and his excitement to show off his school and his lessons was very heart warming. He comes home daily with happy stories about his day at school. He has doubled in confidence and has taken on much more responsibility for himself in such a very short time." - A New Year 7 parent
  • "I'd like to send a quick note on behalf of my son, who attended the Brazil fair (Year 6 outreach event) yesterday. He had a great time and was so excited when he came home and couldn't stop talking about the amazing things that he did whilst at the school. Thank you so much to you and all the boys from MGS who helped make the afternoon such a success. " - Parent of a year 6 student
  • "My husband and I wanted to send a message to say how very impressed we were with our guide on Thursday evening and what a wonderful ambassador he was for your school. His manners were impeccable and he conversed confidently and informatively with us both. In addition, he engaged our 9 year old without patronizing him made his visit fun and insightful. Jack greatly contributed to our first impression of Maidstone Grammar School being such an overwhelmingly positive experience." - A visiting prospective parent
  • "Students’ achievement is outstanding, both in their academic programmes and their personal development." - Ofsted (2013)
  • "My son is in year 7 and was struggling with 2 heavy musical instruments, a school bag, his diabetes bag and his lunch bag this morning and I saw 2 sixth formers rush over to help him carry his bags. I just want to register my thanks." - Parents of a new year 7 student
  • "There is not a week which goes by even now without me thinking of the school with gratitude, and of its teachers who never gave up on me and allowed me a chance in life. " - Words from an Old Maidstonian
  • "The sixth form is outstanding. Students’ above average attainment at the higher grades in AS and A level equip them exceptionally well for higher education and careers of their choice." - Ofsted (2013)