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The Wyvern School

The Wyvern School

Our Governors

All Governors can be contacted via the school office on 01233 621468.

Chair of the Governing Body: Mr Stuart Finn

Vice Chair of Governors: Mr Colin Watson

Clerk to Governors: Mrs Lorraine Houps

If you wish to contact the Chair of Governors, please send an email: mailbox@wyvern.kent.sch.uk

Governing Body Core Strategic Functions

Establishing the strategic direction, by:

  • - Setting the vision, values, and objectives for the school
  • - Agreeing the school improvement strategy with priorities and targets
  • - Meeting statutory duties

 Ensuring accountability, by:

  • - Appointing the headteacher
  • - Monitoring progress towards targets
  • - Performance managing the headteacher
  • - Engaging with stakeholders
  • - Contributing to school self-evaluation

 Ensuring financial probity, by:

  • - Setting the budget
  • - Monitoring spending against the budget
  • - Ensuring value for money is obtained, with the money well spent

Ensuring risks to the organisation are managed

The Governing Body of The Wyvern School is made up of the following Governors:

Governor Name

Mr Stuart Finn

Mr Colin Watson

Mrs Julie Lupton

Mrs Samantha Whittingham

Mrs Alison Paul

Mrs Beverley Smith

Mrs Geraldine Comley

Mrs Theresa Roberts-McNeil


Chair of Governors

Co-Chair of Governors

LA Governor (Co-opted)

Staff Governor

Co-opted Governor

Co-opted Governor

Co-opted Governor

Parent Governor


Stuart M Finn – Chair of Governors


Stuart has been a Governor of the School since 2014, and was elected Chair from September 1 2016. He was the School's Finance Manager and a member of the Senior Management Team, on a part time basis, from 2004 until 2014.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. For 27 years he worked for a major firm of international accountants, based in London but travelling the world. For 14 years he was the Partner responsible for worldwide training and development of professional staff.

Stuart is married with three children and three grandchildren.