Halling Primary School’s Governance is directly overseen by a Local Governing Body that consists of Governors who are appointed either by the Board of Trustees, Coopted by the existing Members, or is an existing Parent/Carer of a pupil in the school.

If you wish to contact our LGB, please email Louise Lawrence (Governance Professional) at

Governors Information

Full NameGovernor TypeGovernor RoleTerm of Office
Chair: Julie RattenburyTrust AppointedHealth and Safety/Premises, Finance, Attendance, Exclusions, Mentoring7th July 2022 - 6th July 2026
Vice Chair: Daniel TadmanParent AppointedSEND, Pupil Premium, Sports Premium20th July 2020 - 19th July 2024
Executive Headteacher: Tim MuggridgeExecutive HeadteacherHT Performance ManagementN/A
Headteacher: Lisa TaylorHeadteacherN/AN/A
Lauren PriceCo-optedSafeguarding, GDPR11th July 2022 - 10th July 2024
Sarah GraaskovParent AppointedEYFS, Reading, Phonics11th February 2022 - 10th February 2026
Shona EakinsStaff Governor (shared role)15th May 2023 – 14th May 2027
Courtney MartinStaff Governor (shared role)15th May 2023 - 14th May 2027
Amy LewisTrust AppointedData, Writing29th March 2023 - 28th March 2024
Julian ThorneTrust AppointedScience, Maths15th September 2023 - 14th September 2027
Kim NoakesTrust Appointed4th March 2024 - 3rd March 2028
Louise LawrenceTrust AppointedGovernance ProfessionalN/A

Meet the Governors

julie rattenbury head of governance at halling primary school

Julie Rattenbury • Chair of Governors

“I strongly believe that every child deserves the very best start to education to help them reach their full potential and give them the ambition to become life-long learners”.

Julie has worked in Secondary, Special SEN, Primary & Early Years schools since 1998. In 2009, she passed the CSBM (Certificate in School Business Management) and became a School Business Manager, at a 3-form entry primary school, where she supported the schools for the following 8 years. Julie is now responsible for 11 academies (5 Secondary, 4 Primary and 1 SEN) across the Longfield and Medway; overseeing Health & Safety and maintaining safe environments.

daniel taddman vice chair of governance at halling primary school

Dan Tadman • Vice-chair of Governors

“My priority is putting everyone’s wellbeing at the top of my agenda”.

Dan’s job involves him managing a team of individuals who deliver a First Aid service around Kent and Sussex. He is also a proud father of two children who attend Halling Primary School.

Dan’s role as a governor involves enhancing SEND provisions, Pupil Premium and Sports Premium.

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Lauren Price • Co-opted Governor

“I am eager to support the school by ensuring their safeguarding processes are followed, and that children receive the right support at the right time”.

Lauren manages a Children’s Social Care team and has been a qualified social worker for 7 years.

Lauren has undertaken is the responsibility of safeguarding within the Local Governing Body at Halling and ensuring all processes are being correctly followed to ensure the safety of all pupils. Lauren is also a proud mother of a son that attends Halling Primary School.

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Sarah Graaskov • Parent Governor

“Being a governor gives me the opportunity to give a little back by supporting the school community and making a positive difference to the education of all pupils”.

Sarah has been a qualified Primary School teacher since 2003 and brings a wealth of knowledge by having experience working in a range of schools with many different leadership roles and responsibilities.

Sarah joined Halling Primary School’s Local Governing Board in 2022 alongside her son’s enrollment and since has seen a positive start to his education as a governor and a parent.

Louise Lawrance trust clerk at Halling primary school

Louise Lawrence • Governance Professional

“I thoroughly enjoy my role “.

Louise has an extensive background in Insurance, Banking and IT training and development. Since 2021, Louise has been a Clerk for Aletheia Academies Trust; working with five Local Governing Boards for schools in the Trust.

As a Clerk/Governance Professional, Louise provides advice and guidance to the Local Governing Board on governance, constitutional and procedural matters. The role contributes towards the efficient and effective functioning of a governing board and its committees. Louise is also a proud mother of two daughters within Shorne school.

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Kim Noakes • Trust Appointed

“I have always had a particular interest in educational settings, having previously been based in one when I worked as a school health social worker and with my daughter being a primary school teache. I am always interested in hearing about the challenges that teachers are now facing, as well as the new initiatives that are being introduced in schools today.”

Kim is a retired Social Worker with over 40 years of experience in a variety of capacities involving working with a range of different professionals. Until recently, she was a member of a Fostering Panel, which involved reading different reports, listening to other people’s views, discussing and challenging.

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Amy Lewis • Trust Governor

“Becoming a school Governor is an exciting opportunity that I love to be part of.  Throughout my time teaching I have been lucky enough to work as a Head of House, Curriculum Leader for Art, Assistant Leader of KS3 and 4 and currently Associate Leader of KS3. Within these roles, I have gained a wealth of experience and expertise which will support me in being an effective Governor”.

Amy emphasises that schools are so important to the lives of young people and making a difference to their life chances. By supporting her local school in doing this, Amy feels she can give back to her local community with her experience.

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Julian Thorne • Trust Governor

I am looking forward to working with the school for the best outcomes for all of our pupils.

Julian has always thought about becoming a governor at Halling and this opportunity came at a perfect time, lining up with her retirement from the police.

Julian has always wanted to give something back to the community and in particular the school. Her son attends Halling School and the school has been brilliant in helping him develop in every way. All the teachers and staff have gone out of their way to listen to us as his parents.

Governors Documentation

Governor Attendance (2022-2023)
Governor Attendance (2021-2022)
Historical Governor Record (2021-2022)

Aletheia Academies Trust Governance

For more information about how the Aletheia Academies Trust system of Governance operates including the Names of Trustees and Members and the Scheme of Delegation, please visit the Trust Governance website page here.

For more information about how Aletheia Academies Trust Finance operates including documentation such as The Annual Report, Annual Audited Accounts and Trust Executive Pay, please visit the Trust Finance website page here.

Halling CofE Primary School does not exceed the Executive Pay bracket.

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Trust Governance Documentation