HEADTEACHER: Mr L Robichaud | Ashford, TN24 9LS | Tel: 01233 622510

Office open 8:15am - 4:15pm , Breakfast club 7:45am - 8:40am, Morning gates open 8:40am - 8:50am Afternoon gates open at 3:10pm for 3:15pm

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Governor Bios

Winston Michael (Co-opted Governor; Chair of Governors)

I am married and a father to four children with six grandchildren. I am a Borough Councillor for Boughton Aluph and Eastwell and  known for my passion to see the needs of the young members of the community properly addressed. I have had forty-eight years business experience, of which thirty-six was spent in top management. In 1972, I founded a world-wide IT consultancy to provide business solutions to top companies across a variety of industries. I am a good listener, take a positive approach to matters, I have a “can do” attitude, and an achiever, all of which are skills to support in my role as governor at Phoenix Community Primary School.​

Alan Dean (Co-opted Governor; Vice Chair of Governors; Chair of Learning & Development Team)

Until my retirement in March 2016 I worked as the Lead Inspector for Secondary Education, Vocational Education and the Home Education Service for an Outer London Borough. I have 43 years experience in state education in London as an English teacher, SENCO and Deputy Headteacher. I am passionate about education and every child receiving the very best education to meet their needs, preparing them for a fulfilled and successful life. I am committed to working with Phoenix Community Primary School in supporting the school in any way I can to ensure every child matters.

I live with my partner in Kennington, I have two grown up children, three grandchildren and a Cocker Spaniel!

Charlene Goodman (CARE Foundation Trust Governor; Chair of Finance & Resources Team)

I am a Chartered accountant and have been a member of the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) since December 2011. I have worked in accountancy practice since 2007. I currently work part-time as an accountant at Ackland Webb Limited in Canterbury.

I became a parent governor because I think it is important to support the school in being the best it can be. I believe we all have a responsibility to ensure that our children achieve their maximum potential. I am keen to learn more about how a school is run and hope to use my skills to make a positive contribution to the school.

I am married with two children. In my spare time I enjoy days out with my family, walking our dog and going to the gym.

Leon Robichaud (Headteacher Governor)

I am a former resident of Canada with British roots and with family on both sides of the Atlantic I am somewhat of a mixed bag of nationalities. The range of diverse cultures I have experienced throughout my life gives me a quite unique perspective. I have worked with an Amish community in London Ontario, participated in a bus tour of the New England states and camped in the Appalachian Mountains and Cornwall (Cornwall being far harsher). I am a latecomer to the teaching profession and worked as a manager for Whitbread pubs before pursuing my ambition of becoming a primary school teacher. Some call me foolish but I prefer mad or just plain bonkers! I have been a headteacher for nearly 10 years now and feel I bring a wealth of experience to the role. I have four children who keep me incredibly busy and an amazing wife who keeps me sane. I love Ice Hockey, and watch whenever I can. I am also an avid movie buff and enjoy going to the cinema with friends and family.  

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Tel: 01233 622510

Belmont Road, Ashford, 
Kent, TN24 9LS

  • Headteacher
    Mr L Robichaud
  • Office Manager
    Mrs D Davis
  • Finance
    Mrs S Burberry
  • Site Manager
    Mr S King
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