My name is Pamela Conibeer and my husband and I have been residents of Mereworth for almost twenty years, having moved here from Essex early in 1991. My own background is in education, as we moved to Kent in order for me to take up my present post as Headteacher of a girls secondary school in Medway.
I became a Community Governor in 2009 during a period of change and development for the school, which has always been at the heart of the village community, and I feel it is both a pleasure and a privilege to be part of the team as the school goes from strength to strength.
I am also the Chair of the Management Committee of The Rowans which is a Pupil Referral Unit in Walderslade, Medway.
I live in Yalding. I am married with three grown up children, all products of Kent’s schools. Until 2012 I was General Secretary of the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) and was awarded the MBE in 2009 for services to adult education.
After graduating from Cambridge University, I started my career teaching classics at Watford Grammar School. I then went on to work in Hertfordshire, Dudley and Kent and became Medway’s first Director of Education in 1997. I have been a Governor of three Kent schools and of Mid Kent College of Higher and Further Education.
I have lived in Mereworth since the start of 2017. I am a qualified accountant with extensive experience at senior levels in both public and private sector. I am currently the Executive Director of Finance and IT at Plan International, the development and humanitarian organisation that advance children’s rights and equality for girls. I have also worked in several UK government departments and in the further education sector.
I have always lived in Kent, and I’m currently a local resident to the area. I enjoy rugby, running, sailing, skiing and the odd triathlon. I’m passionate about safeguarding our children here at Mereworth School, and I believe that education should extend beyond the classroom.
I live with my wife, and daughter Pippa. As a family we all enjoy the country outdoor life.
My name is Bouchera Khatib. I have lived with my family in West Malling since 2011.
I am a maths and linguistics specialist and I have been in the teaching profession for nearly 17 years. I have taught previously in the USA, London and, for the past 13 years, in Kent. Currently I work in a special needs school in Tunbridge Wells. I joined Mereworth Primary School as a community governor in July 2018 and I am looking forward to being part of the school’s journey to Outstanding.
I enjoy spending my spare time cycling with my children or looking after my allotment experimenting with growing organic fruit and vegetables.
I have lived in Mereworth for many years and my two children attended Mereworth Primary School. My professional background is school leadership and school improvement, and I have a particular interest in supporting vulnerable pupils. I am also an Anglican Lay Minister and am involved in the life and worship of Mereworth Church.
I am a parent to two children at Mereworth Community Primary School. I grew up near Rochester before commencing a career in Investment Banking. My work led to international assignments and a role in Switzerland where my husband and I resided for 12 years before returning to West Malling with our children to help care for our elderly relatives.
I graduated with a degree covering Economics and Language Studies and continue to have a keen interest in both as well as running and staying active with the children. I feel very privileged to be part of the team and am eager to take an active role to help the school secure its long term success.
I worked in Education as a Management Information Officer in Medway and then Kent for 10 years. Initially my main role was the creation and provision to schools and LA Officers of detailed and timely performance data to enable aid school improvement.
I now specialise in providing independent consultancy support to schools to set up effective pupil tracking systems in SIMS Assessment Manager which have often been praised in Ofsted inspection reports. I also assist schools in the analysis of internal and external data as evidence to support their own school evaluation
I train school staff and governors to enable them to understand and effectively use data provided by the school and the DfE Analyse School Performance Ofsted Inspection dashboard
I am on the Steering Group for the 21 Steps Project which was created in 2014 when NC levels were removed. This Assessment and tracking system is used at Mereworth Community Primary School and I am commissioned by the school to create the Termly data analysis
I have been involved, as a LA officer, independent data consultant and a school governor, in providing evidence for Ofsted inspections which have proved effective in improving judgement on standards of achievement and progress.
I have been a school governor for the last 17 years in a number of Primary schools in Medway and Kent. I am currently a governor at Victoria Road Primary School in Ashford and the Trustee with portfolio for Assessment and Outcomes in a small MAT.
I have lived in Mereworth since 1992, and both my children attended this school. I was an active member of the PTFA for the duration of their time at the school. I have always been fond of the school and have maintained an interest in its progress.
I love where I live and have always enjoyed walking, taking a keen interest in the countryside around us. I also enjoy spending time in the kitchen especially baking; my family describe me as feeder!
Originally from Worcestershire, I moved to Kent to take up a career in Pensions. I left full time employment to have a family and now run my own small greetings cards business from home.
I am active member of our village community, in the past I have served on the Parish Council, the village fete committee and cooked for the Lunch Club for a number of years. I hope that in being a Governor I will provide a useful additional link to the community which the school serves.
Governors Register of Business Interests September 2019
Mereworth Community Primary School
Governors Register of Business Interests – September 2019
Governor at another school
Governor at another school
Govenor at another school, Independant school data consultant
Mereworth Primary School – Governor Records
End of Term
Term of office
Mrs Pam Conibeer
31st Dec 2023
Mr Richard Bolsin
31st Dec 2023
Mrs Janice Meston
1st Oct 2022
Mrs Bouchera Khatib
15th July 2022
Mrs Elizabeth Earl
1th Nov 2022
Mrs Diane Varco
7th Jan 2023
Mrs Liz Windon
7th Jan 2023
Mr Matt Davis
24th May 2022
Mrs Alison Currie
25th Feb 2022
Mrs Amanda Lavelle
Ms Kate Maryon
31st Jan 2023
As at January 2019
P = Present
A = Apologies
R = Resigned
NA = not applicable
Note that not all govenors sit on every Committee
Governing Body Meetings 2019-2020
Finance & Resources Committee
Teaching & Learning Committee
1st October 2019
11th October 2019
24th September 2019
18th November 2019
7th February 2020
20th March 2020
(end of year)
2nd March 2020
15th May 2020
13th July 2020
8th June 2020
7th July 2020
(Support Staff Pay)
Mereworth Primary School – Governing Body Structure/ Membership
HT Performance – Pam Conibeer / Richard Bolsin / Elizabeth Earl
Appeal Panel – Governors appointed as required – at least 3
Complaints – Governors appointed as required – at least 3