I have been a teacher at Stocks Green School since February 2008. I was a Parent Governor at Stocks Green School when my children were in KS1 and before I worked here. At present, in my role as Deputy Head Teacher, I am an associate governor which means that I attend FGB meetings and am on the Finance and Premises Committee however I do not have a vote. I have 16 year old triplets in Year 12 who are now in the sixth form.
I have lived in Hildenborough for over 40 years. I have been a governor at the school for 8 years, and I have 3 grown up children and 4 grandchildren.
I worked at Stocks Green Pre-school for 10 years as the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO), so I have a special interest in the Early Years in school, and in the process of identifying and supporting children with Special Educational Needs. As a result, I am the Early Years and SEN Governor.
My hobbies are gardening, pilates and playing badminton.
I come in to school as often as I can, and it is always a pleasure to see the enthusiasm for learning from the children and the dedication and commitment from all the staff.
What I do for a job and briefly what it involves:
Retired. Previously Primary Head teacher and part time Personal Academic tutor for Canterbury Christ Church University.
I like to spend my time with my family, keeping fit by swimming, cycling, walking, gardening and helping to look after my granddaughters.
I have continued to maintained my passion and interest in education and believe that children are our most valuable asset and as gate keepers of the future deserve the best education and opportunities that we are able to provide.
I have been Headteacher at Stocks Green since September 2012 and in this time have had the pleasure of working with a proactive and supportive Governing body. Prior to this , I was a Governor for several years at Ightham Primary School , where I was Deputy Headteacher.
As Headteacher , I sit on all 3 committees of the Governing Body, giving me a holistic view of all the work they do for the school.
Chair of Governors
I am married and have lived in Hildenborough for 35 years and am lucky that my daughter, son and five grandchildren live here also. I retired three years ago after a long and varied career which covered engineering, sales and all levels of management. My final position was running a very successful international communications company that employed over 100 people based in Redhill. My hobbies are golf and gardening and my wife and I are members of the National Trust and RHS. I now don't know how I found time for paid employment. The Governing Board is made up of a very committed group of people with a wide range of skills focused on supporting the Teachers and Staff in delivering an outstanding education to our pupils in a safe, happy, and rewarding environment and I am proud to be part of that Team. Also just a reminder that parent feedback is important to the Governing Board, so please feel free to raise any issues or concerns you have.
Hello my name is Ruth Dixon and I have been a governor at Stocks Green Primary School for the last 8 years. I originally lived in Hildenborough for 12 years and my 3 children all attended the school . They are now at secondary school but talk fondly of their time at Stocks Green. I am a primary school teacher and I teach locally at different schools on a supply basis . I am currently Vice-Chair of the governing board and until recently I was also chair of the Standards and Curriculum Committee. I have seen many changes over the past years but with the commitment and dedication of all the staff, parents and governors we continue to make sure that our children have an outstanding education and that Stocks Green remains such an integral part of the community. I am proud to be part of such a team
I have been Clerk to the Governors of Stocks Green School for more than 12 years. I have always lived locally and was educated at Tonbridge Girls Grammar. I am married and have 2 sons who have 3 children each. One lives near me and the other in Devon - a great place to visit ! I worked as office administrator at Stocks Green school for 17 years which is of great benefit in my job as clerk. I was a Parish Councillor for a few years, belong to various local societies and am involved in volunteering roles at Tonbridge Baptist church. My main hobbies are walking with my dog , gardening, cooking , sewing, Tai Chi and "lunching with ladies ".