New governor aims for academy to be rated outstanding
The newest governor at the Isle of Sheppey Academy is hoping his
decades of teaching experience can change people’s attitudes
towards the school.
Douglas Kimber wants to help the institution achieve an
outstanding Ofsted grade and promote the positives about the Island
to the local community.
The 68-year-old, who also sits on the board of Minster Primary
School, was put forward for the voluntary role by Kent County
The grandfather-of-one is a former head teacher of Maplesden
Noakes School in Maidstone and was the head of Physical
Recreational Education (PRE) at Sheppey Comprehensive, from 1976 to
He has also taught in his home county of Yorkshire, was a deputy
and acting head at Aylesham and lectured in a teacher’s training
At the end of his career he was asked to join Kent’s Secondary
Transformation Team which advised and trained senior leaders at
The Norwood Rise, Minster, resident, who lives with his wife of
over 40 years, Sheila, said: “The thing I enjoyed most was when the
parents and teachers were working together to help kids.
“I’m really keen on getting the Island to be positive about
“My experience is that you get the students to see what they are
“That means getting employers and higher education to show what
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