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.