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Chair of Governors' Update

Phil

My name is Philip Malsbury and I have recently been appointed Chair of Governors for Mayplace Primary School, taking over from Chris Rust. Chris will be working with another School in the Trust as a Transition Chair of Governors. I wish him well, as I am sure you all do too, as he has been a fantastic Chair for our School.

For those who don't know me, I thought I would share a little background about myself. I am, first and foremost, a parent of three children. I currently have two children at Mayplace, Oliver in Year 1 and Charlotte in Year 6. My eldest, Joshua, also attended the School but he left last year. I became involved in School Governance around five years ago. Joshua had just started at Mayplace and I wanted to help support the School to ensure the best education for him and other children using my skills and knowledge from my day job. I have always had an interest in Education but was never brave enough to be a teacher so being a Governor was a good substitute. For the last four years, I have been Vice Chair supporting Chris. I am also the Governor Associate for the Trust where I work with the Leading Head Teachers to ensure all our Governors across the Trust have the support and knowledge they need to do the best they can in their role.

As well as chairing Mayplace School governing body, I also attend meetings at the Trust with other school’s Chairs of Governors and the CEO of the Trust. I also take an active role in many and varied Trust meetings and conferences, to ensure that there is a continuous two way flow of information and that Mayplace is meeting and fulfilling the aims jointly agreed for all Trust schools and children's outcomes.

Our School had fantastic results last year and I have no doubt that this year will be equally as good. Along with the transition to a three-form entry, our School is going through significant change yet standards and achievements remain high.

Finally, if you wish to contact me, please address your letter to: -

Mr Philip Malsbury (Chair of Governors)
Mayplace Primary School
Woodside Road
Bexleyheath
Kent
DA7 6EQ

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