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Pauline Crowhurst


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.


Rob Chewter

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.

Co-opted by Governing Body on 27.01.20


June Cooke
Vice Chair of Governors

I was co-opted by the Governing body of Stocks Green Primary school in March 2016 and hold the position of  Local Authority Governor.  I also lead the Standards and Curriculum committee which meets six times a year. 

As a retired Primary Headteacher, I have continued to maintain my passion and interest in education and believe that children are our most valuable asset. As gate keepers of the future they deserve the best education and opportunities that we are able to provide.

I am married and  have lived in Hildenborough for forty years.  I have two grown up children and two grandaughters. I like to spend my time with my family, keeping fit, swimming, cycling, walking and gardening.

LA Governor on 31.05.16


Andrea Woollett 
Clerk to Governors

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 grown up sons and 6 grandchildren. I worked as office administrator at Stocks Green school for 17 years which is of great benefit in my job as clerk. 



Diana Ayling

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.


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. 

Co-opted by Governing Body on 01.09.19


Yvonne Buckley
Co-opted by Governing Body on 01.09.19


Hannah Carpenter
Parent Governor elected 17.10.17


Ruth Dixon

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 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.

Co-opted by Governing Body on 01.09.19


Jill Johnson

Finance Officer. Associate Governor co-opted by Governing Body 17.10.16


Bridget Salmon

I am currently a business coach and have previously worked in public relations. I have been co-opted onto the governing board due to my experience in human resources. I have lived in Sevenoaks since 2013 having moved back to the UK after 9 years in Hong Kong. I have three children, two grown up and one still at secondary school.  My children have gone to five different schools between them and I have been on the PTA at two of them so I hope I can use my varied experiences from them to benefit Stocks Green.

Co-opted by Governing Body 26.11.19


Gavin Salmon
Co-opted by Governing Body on 22.05.17


Jon Storey

Originally from Yorkshire, I have lived in Tonbridge for the last nine years and my daughter has been at the school since 2014. I was the PTA treasurer for the first three years and, after a year off, decided it was time to get involved in the school once more and was lucky enough to be elected Parent Governor in 2017. I also run the Eco-club for the pupils. When I get chance I run a small scientific technology company in Tonbridge and try to bring some of that expertise into school whenever I get the chance.

As a Parent Governor my role is to bring a parental viewpoint to the board whilst keeping a strategic approach to governance. I do feel it is vital that the parents and governors communicate so if you have any ideas on how to improve this I'd love to hear them. I am currently on the Finance & Premises committee, who are responsible for ensuring the school's funds are used appropriately and also ensuring the school's infrastructure is maintained safely. I also act as a liaison between the governors and the PTA.

I'm often in the playground or helping out at one of the PTA events, so feel free to ask me anything about my role or how to get in touch with the governing body. After all, the parents are a vital part of what makes Stocks Green such a good school.
Parent Governor elected 17.10.17


Dave Wallace
Co-opted by Governing Body on 01.09.19