School Governors


Katherine Jones

Chair of Governors

Katherine has been a teacher for 40 years, working in primary schools in different parts of the country.

For the last ten years of her career, she was a Specialist Teacher for children special needs for Kent County Council.

Katherine supported The Llewellyn School with Sara right from its conception and early growth and has worked as teacher, SenCo and Designated Safeguarding Lead.

As Chair of Governors Katherine will work with a committed team of governors and staff who are dedicated to provide a safe, caring environment in which every child can achieve their potential.


Gary has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry.

He is a Director / Mortgage Advisor and has his own company.  He has a wealth of experience in his professional career and is a keen supporter of Louie’s Helping Hands and The Llewellyn School.

Gary is very proactive in fundraising for The Llewellyn School.


Gary Fairhall

Finance and HR Governor

Jann Gilliland

Health & Safety / Safeguarding Governor

During her working career, Jann has held posts as a teacher in a large secondary school, as a psychiatric nurse-manager within the NHS. She has completed a number of multi-agency safeguarding courses, and facilitated training.

Jann holds specific responsibility for Safeguarding within Llewellyn School. She also provides input into Health and Safety at the school and, support in the completion of Risk Assessments and the At-Risk Register.

Jann believes that Safeguarding is everybody’s business and that working together as a team, with appropriate training and knowledge, will ensure that the school’s shared Safeguarding Principles, its lawful obligations and its strategic aims are met.

Jann aims to visit the Llewellyn School regularly to audit Safeguarding arrangements in line with Ofsted and ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ requirements and work together with the Senior Leadership team and Governing Body to ensure this is met.

Michelle has a background as a personal assistant and in administration skills and is an asset to the school in helping to maintain attention to detail. She works alongside school ensuring that that access to the community is provided and helps to ensure links with the community.

Michelle also deals with any formal complaints, ensuring that they are dealt with in the right manner and time frame.


Michelle Palmer

Community Inclusion & Complaints Governor

Staff Governors


Jon Adams

Staff Governor


Jon is a trainee teacher with a passion for sports and physical education. He has spent the last decade working with children in a variety of settings, both inside and outside of the classroom gaining a wealth of knowledge. Through his experiences, he has developed a strong interest in helping children develop physically, emotionally, and intellectually through active engagement in sports and other physical activities.


Jamie Martin

Staff Governor

Jamie is a secondary trained Computing teacher who has over 20 years experience teaching ages 5-18.  A pastoral lead at key stage 3 and a Head of ICT in his last 2 roles, he has gained experience in managing IT and working with a variety of stakeholders.  Passionate about school improvement and all things IT.

Parent Governor

Emily enjoys playing an active role in her local Birchington community, and looks forward to being part of The Llewellyn School Governing body.

Emily has help enormously already with raffle donations, selling raffle tickets as well as donating books to the school library. 


Emily Anderson

Parent Governor

Suzy Hollett

Clerk to the Governors

Suzy is the HR and Pastoral Manager for Llewellyn School.

Suzy has been part of The Llewellyn School for many years – and is extremely passionate about ensuring that pupils are getting access to all the provisions they need.

She ensures that all members of the governing body are kept informed of all updates as required.