Members and Governors
Born and raised in Watford, where the North of England begins, I enjoyed a top-class education in Watford Grammar School for Boys. After a gap year with the international organisation Youth With a Mission based in the East Midlands, I completed a thick sandwich electronic engineering degree course specialising in telecommunications. Marriage to a Maidstone lass brought me to the County Town of Kent in 1991 from where I commuted to my new employment as a Signalling Systems Engineer in British Rail. Some years later I changed career leading me to a fulfilling mixture of youth work, secondary schools work, leadership training and community work.
Both of my parents are retired teachers, so I grew up in an educational environment. Watching our four grown-up children experience a variety of primary and secondary schools over a period of twenty years has fueled a passion in me to support Jubilee Primary School in becoming a centre of excellence for pupils, staff and family members.
I am thrilled to be a part of Jubilee Primary School and the huge benefit it brings to the local community. We truly want to ‘Equip students for Life’.
I am one of the Members of the Academy Trust. I run a digital agency helping businesses to grow through technology and marketing. I am involved with many aspects of leadership development through business, in church and charity sectors, and both in the UK and overseas. I help with the strategic planning, vision setting and business and management for Jubilee Primary School. I was born, raised and schooled in Maidstone. My eldest son was one of the first cohort of pupils at the school and I have been delighted to be able to work with the school as it has grown, as well as experiencing it as parent of two of its pupils.
I am originally from South Africa, arrived in the UK with my wife, Carol at the end 1999 and settled in Maidstone during 2001. I am one of the founding members of the school and part of the steering team responsible for the finance section of the application to the Department for Education to open Jubilee Primary Free School. I have remained involved from pre-opening to date and I am part of the Finance & Audit Committee. I am principal director of IT & Accounting Solutions Limited which was established in 2004 as a small firm of IFA and AIA Certified Accountants and Business Consultants for small and medium-sized enterprises, charities and social enterprises offering management and financial accounting, payroll services, VAT services and Independent Examinations. My specialism is in the Charity and Not-for-Profit sector which cover community, education, property, business incubators and charity centres.
I practised as a Chartered Surveyor for nearly 50 years. For most of my surveying career I worked for a central London practice serving as an equity partner, chairman, and later as a consultant. I am a keen supporter of education, and worked with Liverpool, Salford and Southbank Universities – serving as an external examiner at the latter and facilitating “year out” placements for students.
I conducted research into “achieving excellence of quality in the construction professions” at Salford University during the 1990s. During that period, I worked with several organisations advising on their quality systems and auditing in-house and external suppliers’ performance.
In 1995 I established an Organisational Effectiveness Consultancy company in partnership with a colleague, working with private and public companies, academic institutions, central and local government organisations and charities. I provided support and coaching to individuals and teams, whilst acting as executive chairman of the company which operated from offices in Birmingham and London.
I have lived in Maidstone, and been involved in church leadership, for over 50 years. I have a passion for people, believing that each one is unique; and I am committed to helping individuals understand their strengths, and how best to use them. As part of my leadership responsibilities, I currently line-manage the Children and Youth Champion in a large church and am part of a mentoring team working with young adults referred by a local secondary school
Bryan Fitzgerald (Chair of Governors)
I retired from employment with Kent County Council in May 2018 where I was the Education Department’s Planning Manager in the Pupil Place Provision Team. I advised members and senior officers on school provision planning matters across Kent to suit forecast pupil demand, unpredictable population trends and government-imposed housing numbers as prescribed in each district’s Local Plan. Part of my role was to liaise with housebuilders to secure Section 106 developer contributions to help meet the cost of new schools and school expansions. I qualified as a civil and structural engineer and previously worked for consultants, local authorities and on Docklands Light Railway for twelve years where I developed skills in project management, environmental noise controls and management of the railway’s mandatory bridges and structures inspection process. I have lived in Maidstone for over forty years and am married with two sons and three grandchildren. I have a passion for raising standards in education and for increasing the provision of world class academic and personal development opportunities for children and their families in the local community.
Claire Maudhub (Vice Chair of Governors)
After many years of leading children and young people’s works in a pastoral capacity, I also became a secondary school teacher working in large schools in Kent. I did this for 12 years until the inception of Jubilee Primary School when I became a part of the founding team. My eldest son was one of the first cohort of pupils at the school and I have been delighted to be able to work with the school as it has grown, as well as experiencing it as parent of two of its pupils. I am invested in so many ways into the school and the future of education in our local area and am fully committed to seeing our schools, and others in the vicinity, flourishing for the good of our community and the generations of children growing up in our town.
Anne Allen (Governor and Previous Headteacher)
My name is Anne Allen and I am married with two grown-up children. At this present time, I work as a Local Education Authority School Improvement Adviser with strategic responsibility for Early Years. I am also an Ofsted inspector for primary and special schools. I have been most fortunate during my career to have the opportunity, as well, to work as an adviser to a number of international schools.
I have been a Headteacher of two outstanding primary schools. Most recently the founding Headteacher of Jubilee Primary School. It was wonderful to be at the very beginning of our school journey. I feel blessed to still be part of the school community as a co-opted Governor as well as a critical friend to the current Headteacher, Marilyn Nadesan and her leadership team. We share a great passion and commitment to serve the families and children of the school and to achieve the very best outcomes for them all.
Jubilee Primary School will always hold a special place in my heart and I look forward to continuing to play an active role in its future success and growth.
Valerie Barlow (Staff Governor)
My name is Val Barlow, and I am the staff Governor. This means that, whilst having a part to play in the strategic decision making and direction of the school, I can provide a ‘staff’ perspective, whenever this is beneficial to the shared discussions and decisions being made. I have worked at Jubilee for the past year as the school SENCo and Assistant Head, having been attracted to the school by its unique vision offering support, compassion, respect and ambitious consideration for the holistic wellbeing of all of the children. My own children have grown and flown the nest, which gives me some insight into the joys and challenges of raising a family, and impact that each and every school day can have on our pupils and their families. I like to find the joy in our school days, for staff and pupils alike, celebrating all of the gifts and experiences that we share together each day.
Caroline Crampton (Parent Governor)
First and foremost, I am a mother of two energetic and happy pupils at Jubilee Primary School. I am also a qualified teacher and have taught maths for more years than I care to remember. I am passionate about education and providing opportunities for each child to enable their personality to shine and for them to develop the skills they need for life.
I am passionate about people and helping them to develop their skills and character. I am interested in emotional intelligence and firmly believe in an all-round education as well as academic excellence. I have been a teacher since 1989, working in a variety of settings such as primary schools, pupil referral units and currently at a prison. I was part of the original team involved in the development of Jubilee Primary School and now serve as a governor. My other interests include a love of family and in my spare time I thoroughly enjoy reading a well-written murder mystery.
In the future, I would love to see the development of Jubilee Primary School into a leading school of excellence and training. Having been a resident of Maidstone for most of my life, I would like to see all local children offered the chance to excel, becoming ambassadors for the town wherever they go.
Inus Joubert (Parent Governor)
My name is Inus Joubert and I am originally from South Africa. I am happily married to Julia and we have four stunning boys, three of whom currently attend Jubilee Primary School. As a Parent Governor at Jubilee Primary School I have the opportunity to support the school and play a part in preparing our children for their futures. I believe there are many different vehicles through which our children can learn and grow to maturity and become well rounded members of the community. One such vehicle that I am extremely passionate about and an area I would love to see grow from strength to strength at Jubilee Primary School, is Sport and Coaching.
I am a Chartered Accountant and I have been working part time for the school since 2015. I have worked as a consultant for a Big 4 Accountancy firm in London, helped Jubilee Church run a business course for young adults and now enjoy raising my three under 3s together with my husband. I joined the governing body in 2017 in the hope that I can use my finance background to support the school's vision and continue to build a great platform for children in their primary years of education.