Governors

M J Bolton

Position:
Chairman

Mike Bolton’s career was spent teaching in Grammar, Comprehensive and Independent schools. He read History at Lancaster University and gained a Post Graduate Certificate in Education at Sussex University. He was a Housemaster at a boys and then a girls boarding house and subsequently Senior Deputy Head at Sevenoaks School. He then became Acting Head at St Lawrence for a term. He was made an MBE in 2009 for services to Education. He has served as a Governor in three schools and is Chairman of Sevenoaks Almshouses.

G E Page

Position:
Vice-Chair

Gill Page was in the banking world before having her daughters who both attended SLC. During this period, she was Chairman of the JS Amenities Committee for three years and also a member of the SS Ladies’ and Friends’ Committees. When appointed a Governor she was invited to have a specific interest in the Junior School. Interests include singing in a local choir and various sports including tennis.

A G Burgess

Position:
Governor

Alison Burgess has been connected to SLC since 1981 when her elder son joined the Junior School. Both sons attended SLC, she was a teacher and is now a Governor sitting on the Education and Welfare Committee. She is also involved with her local church, St Peter’s Broadstairs, and sings in a Thanet Choir. Alison also teaches swimming twice a week, once with St Peter’s C of E Junior School and at SLC Junior School.

G Carter

Position:
Governor

Graham Carter spent a few years surveying and in advanced planning in Zambia. He returned to the UK in 1974 to join a national firm of Chartered Surveyors. In 2001 he became self-employed, working on a variety of projects, and became involved with SLC in 2005 in planning, designing and project managing the construction of the Sports Hall, Taylor Hall, Bellerby conversion and the first phase of sports facilities at Newlands. Graham is an Honorary Life Member of the Polo Farm Sports Club in Canterbury incorporating hockey, cricket, tennis and croquet, and has also been an active participant in Motor Cycle trials, Motocross, Cricket; Football and Hockey.

J S Laslett

Position:
Governor

James Laslett was educated at St Lawrence College. He has a Business Studies degree from Kingston University, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. He has worked in various financial roles in a number of businesses both large and small, from manufacturing to retail. Sporting interests include hockey, golf and tennis.

N G Marchant

Position:
Governor

Nicholas Marchant was educated at St Lawrence College and is currently the Vice-President of the OL Society, having served several successful years as President. Managing Director of Screen4Life since 2006. 

J W D Neden

Position:
Governor

John Neden was educated at St Lawrence College, as were his three daughters. He has practised as a General Practitioner in Ramsgate since 1990. He is a Governing Body member of Thanet Clinical Commissioning Body.

J H Tapp

Position:
Governor

Jonathan Tapp attended SLC Junior School between 1968 and 1973 (then went to The Leys School, Cambridge until 1978). After leaving school he went to Newcastle University and gained a BSc (Hons) in Agriculture and is a member of Agricultural Management. He has been the Manager of the family business, Hatfeild Farms (along with his wife Vicky), since 1983 and Managing Director since 2008. Additionally, he was the Managing Director of St Nicholas Court Farms Ltd between 2008 and 2011. His children attended St Lawrence College. Jonathan brings experience in business management, business ethics, macroeconomics and statistics.

T L Townsend

Position:
Governor

Tim Townsend was educated at St Lawrence College and has practised as a solicitor in Canterbury since 1984. Tim specialises in property law and is the managing partner of his practice. His administrative responsibilities include finance and compliance.

S C N Pullen

Position:
Governor

Simon Pullen was educated at Stowe School and after a period of time in the business sector he became a history teacher in the state system. He has taught at secondary level in both selective and non-selective settings within Kent and has been a Headteacher for the past 12 years.

M Millin

Position:
Governor

Melissa was called to the Bar in 1999 and is currently a practising Barrister and Head of the Family Law Department at Goldsmith Chambers where she has been since 2010.  Primarily, Melissa was a criminal practitioner but elected to develop her Civil and Family practice during her tenancy at the Chambers of Donald Gordon.  Before becoming a Barrister Melissa worked in the City.

Mr J A Connelly

Position:
Clerk to the Governors & Bursar

Mrs L J Cleaver

Position:
Assistant Clerk to the Governors & Personal Assistant to the Bursar

“The school is successful in providing opportunities for pupils of all abilities to gain academic success and develop their individual talents.”

ISI Inspection Report 2015
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