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The Wyvern School

The Wyvern School

Our Governors

All Governors can be contacted via the school office on 01233 621468.

Chair of the Governing Body: Mr Colin Watson 

Vice Chair of Governors: Mrs Julie Lupton 

Clerk to Governors: Mrs Lorraine Houps

If you wish to contact the Chair of Governors, please send an email: mailbox@wyvern.kent.sch.uk

Governing Body Core Strategic Functions

Establishing the strategic direction, by:

  • - Setting the vision, values, and objectives for the school
  • - Agreeing the school improvement strategy with priorities and targets
  • - Meeting statutory duties

 Ensuring accountability, by:

  • - Appointing the headteacher
  • - Monitoring progress towards targets
  • - Performance managing the headteacher
  • - Engaging with stakeholders
  • - Contributing to school self-evaluation

 Ensuring financial probity, by:

  • - Setting the budget
  • - Monitoring spending against the budget
  • - Ensuring value for money is obtained, with the money well spent

Please see the Governor responsibility tab at the foot of this page for detail on each Governor's area of responsibility.  

The Governing Body of The Wyvern School is made up of the following Governors:

Governor Name

Mr Colin Watson

Mrs Julie Lupton

Mrs Samantha Whittingham

Mrs Alison Paul

Ms Jasmine Turner


Chair of Governors

Vice-Chair of Governors

Staff Governor

Co-opted Governor

Co-opted Governor


 Colin Watson Chair of Governors 

My name is Colin Watson chair of governors at Wyvern school a role which I took on during 2023, I become a parent governor in 1999, just after my son started at the old school site in Willesborough, I was part of the governing body during the building and move of the school to the new site at Buxford and its subsequent extension to the school it is today.

I am married with 2 children and work for a local company as a Project Engineering Manager working on a wide variety of projects, this will with the team of Governors and their varied skill sets allow us to help the school to offer a wide varied educational experience which will get pupils ready for their  future post Wyvern.