Who are we?

Our Governing Body

Tim Woffenden (chair) was director of teaching and learning in an independent school north of London before focusing on work for the International Baccalaureate, where he is now a senior member of the history examining team. He is also chair of the governors’ education committee at a local independent school. He lives in Four Elms.

TWoffenden@four-elms.kent.sch.uk 

Suzie Darlington (Vice chair): Having read English at university, Suzie enjoyed a career in Corporate Finance, specialising in advising small companies. She left work to focus on raising her family and now lives locally with her husband and teenage children.

Nicola Bannister holds a doctorate in Classics. Since leaving university she has worked for a major High Street Bank where she is currently Planning and Development Director. She has a wealth of experience in human relations, team-building and governance, and has herself taught in adult education.

Sam Cosmos has a background in aeronautical engineering (she worked on the Harrier aircraft) and has a son at the school. She lives locally.

Steve Davidsen: After a number of years in public service, Steve formed a consultancy business in 2015. He currently provides strategic support and guidance on Safeguarding and Risk Management in Public Protection. His wife is a teaching assistant at the school.

Paul Eversfield is Head of Humanities at a local independent school. He has a degree in PPE and has taught Economics for the past twenty years in a number of schools. He is a passionate sportsman, having rowed and played cricket for Oxford University. He now plays rugby for a local team and coaches various school sports, as well as enjoying squash and golf. 

Sarah Eversfield is an English teacher and assistant housemistress at a local independent school. She is a keen hockey player and is heavily involved at the local club. She has two young children.

Charlotte McIntyre is a qualified solicitor and worked in the city for over ten years a corporate/commercial lawyer. Currently a full-time parent, Charlotte has two boys in the early years at the school. Since moving to the area, she has also been Chairman of the board of trustees of a local pre-school.

James Walton has worked in education since 2000. He started his career in Bromley as a primary teacher coordinating various subjects and leading curriculum initiatives. He was a staff governor and member of senior leadership team at his previous maintained school before moving to Edenbridge, He is now the Assistant Head and Designated Safeguarding Lead at a local independent School.

Liz Mitchell (Executive Head) and Katie McCann (Acting Head of School) also serve on the board.

Our clerk is Angela Stone.

The Full Governing Body meets six times a year. It has overall responsibility for the running of the school, and ensures that statutory policies are in place and implemented. The only committee is the Pay Committee, which oversees remuneration policies and practice.