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The Governing Body

Strong and robust governance is a key asset in securing high standards of educational achievement. As part of the EKC Schools Trust, Briary Local Governing Body reports into the Trust’s Board, which provides overarching strategic guidance for the whole of the Trust.

The key role of the Governors is to support the school as critical friends, providing a strategic overview and ensuring accountability. They are unpaid volunteers who represent the community the school serves. The core purpose of governing bodies is threefold:

1.       To set and monitor the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the School.

2.       To hold the headteacher and senior leaders to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils

3.       Oversight of the financial performance of the school, making sure its money is well spent.

At Briary Primary School, the Governing Body meets approximately four times per year. In addition to this, Governors carry out pre-arranged visits to monitor school progress or carry out other duties as required

For information about the members of our Governing Body and their roles and  The Register of Interests can be found here

Current Chair is Mr Peter Goldsack. He can be contacted at Briary Primary School, Greenhill Road West, Herne Bay, Kent CT6 7RS or via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You do not need any particular qualifications to be a Governor, just an interest in the school, enthusiasm to see the school continue to grow and a little bit of time to help that process.

If you would like more information on the role of a school governor or interested in becoming a governor, please contact the chair of governors or the school office:

The previous Chair, Mr Alan Horton, resigned on 12th September, 2022


LGB Attendance 2022 - 2023