Endeavour MAT

Stone Lodge School is part of Endeavour MAT, which has its own website to explain the overall strategic Trust structure. At local level however, each school has its own Local Governing Body (LGB).  Our LGB has a full complement of governors.  Mr Barnett, the Headteacher, is an ex-officio governor.  We are pleased to have recruited a diverse group of people with complementary strengths and experience.

Despite the physical limitations of the Covid-19 closures, Stone Lodge School has continued to provide a comprehensive programme of instruction and support.  The role of the LGB to monitor the effectiveness of this has continued through virtual meetings and monitoring exercises conducted by pairs of governors.    We are enormously proud of how our staff, students and parents have coped in this last year.  Our evidence to date, which includes some nationally comparable data, suggests that our students are keeping up extremely well.

Our review of the impact at the school during its first year can be read by clicking, LGB Summary Impact Statement 2020.  This will be reworked in July 2021 as a summary of our second year together. 

Sara Kemsley, Endeavour MAT Trustee, chairs the LGB at Stone Lodge School.  To contact Sara Kemsley, please email marking your message for her attention.

Governing Body

Term of Office

Appointed by

Sara Kemsley, Chair

Sara kemsley

Sara is a retired, Secondary School Head Teacher with a considerable depth of experience in education. She is a Trustee of Endeavour MAT and agreed to chair the LGB at Stone Lodge School during its opening phase. Sara is a Trustee for the Gravesham Learning Partnership and has a strong interest and expertise in bringing about educational improvement.  She is an accomplished musician and conducts a local choir as well as playing her flute in chamber music ensembles.

01.10.19-30.09.22 Trust

Gavin Barnett, Head Teacher 

Gavin barnett

An inspiring secondary school leader, Gavin Barnett has taught for 18 years, with 12 years experience as a senior leader in a range of London schools, both within Local Authorities and Multi Academy Trusts. In recent years, he has run renowned leadership training for hundreds of senior leaders across London. Gavin has a proven track record of rapidly improving school provision through coaching staff to transform their teaching, turning best theory into best practice to enhance engagement, challenge and assessment to accelerate learning. His core belief is that it is great teachers that make the most difference with students, and it is leadership that makes great teaching happen every lesson, every day in schools.

01.10.19 Ex-officio

Tom Oliver, Governor

Tom oliver

Tom Oliver is the newly elected Councillor for the Stone House Ward.  His ambition for the local area is to develop a new community hub in Stone, bringing together established business and the new Rugby Club and Stone Lodge School to provide a central resource and meeting point for the local community.  Tom currently works with The Bank of England in the Communications Division where he produces educational content to inform external audiences.  Tom has been living in Dartford for the past four years and brings a host of professional business expertise to his role as Governor of Stone Lodge School as well as local insight and a desire to cultivate and develop the Stone community. 01.10.19-30.09.22 Trust

Samuel Eng, Governor


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Sam is delighted to be appointed a community governor at Stone Lodge School. He holds an MBA and a Bachelor of Commerce and currently works at UBS providing corporate financial advice to companies and private equity firms.

Sam firmly believes that every individual deserves the opportunity to access quality education that will provide them with the skillsets to pursue a career path of their passion. Having personally been educated in multiple countries (Malaysia, Singapore, New Zealand, and most recently the UK), Sam is excited to bring a global perspective and be a contributing asset to further advance the vision of Stone Lodge School - developing students to make significant changes for the better within their local, national and global community.

01.09.20-31.08.23 Trust

Molly Scott, Staff Governor


Molly Scott is delighted to join Stone Lodge as both a geography teacher and staff governor. She is excited to be part of the establishment of a brilliant community school and dedicated to ensuring all children have the best quality teaching and learning experience possible, equipping them for their life ahead upon leaving Stone Lodge. 05.10.20-04.10.23 Staff

Rachel Odumosu, Staff Governor


As the newly elected staff governor I believe that I can bring a unique insight into the activities of the school through my role as Pastoral Wellbeing Manager, highlighting on issues such as mental health, wellbeing and social & emotional needs. I believe that I can effectively contribute, in partnership with other governors, to the strategic development of the school benefiting all stakeholders. I am excited to take on this role as staff governor and firmly believes that this School is a provider of excellent teaching and wellbeing and look forward to being part of its successful future.

25.01.21– 24.01.24 Staff

Robert Ryan, Parent Governor

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Robert feels honoured to represent the parents and carers on the governing board of Stone Lodge as he believes the school is going to grow into a beacon of the community that we can all be immensely proud of.  Robert feels it is paramount that following a very promising start, the values and vision of the school are something that need to be maintained over the coming years, and believes it is very important that parents and students can come to expect this as a minimum standard in the years moving forward.

Robert has lots of experience working as a Project Manager for Construction Contractors in the live school environment so would be very keen in assisting and advising the school to ensure the standards the school deserve are met by the Contractors.  This includes, whilst the site is shared with our children and staff, as well as the end product that is delivered.

27.11.19-26.11.22 Parents

Laura Holland, Parent Governor

Laura holland parent governor

Laura is a Lecturer and Theatre Director, working at North Kent College for over 20 years.  In addition to this and being a mum, Laura runs two successful youth projects for children aged 4-21. 

Laura is also a manager for media and acting at the college.  She is proactive and passionate about young people and passionate about young people and their learning and will use her knowledge and skills to work positively with the Head, Parent Governors and Governors to support making a difference in the educational and pastoral needs of all the children at Stone Lodge. She firmly believes that this School is a provider of excellence and is looking forward to being part of its successful future.

27.11.19-26.11.22 Parents

Jane Waters, Governor



Jane Waters is currently the Head Teacher of a Pupil Referral Unit in Kent.  She has held a variety of posts in education over the last 29 years including Senior Leadership roles in schools in London, Isle of Sheppey and South Kent.  Jane is passionate about inclusive education and ensuring that all young people reach their full potential.  She has extensive experience working for examination boards including writing GSCE level specifications and developing and delivering training programmes for teachers.  Jane is currently working with Kent Police to develop training for the 70 new School Police Officers that will be deployed across all schools in Kent.  Jane is a Parent Governor for a school in East Kent and sits on the Board for Your Leisure.  

30.11.21-29.11.24 Trust
Historic Stepped down
Sue Hunt 13.03.20
Holly Maxwell 17.11.20
Ann Nuckley 08.09.21
Alan Cooke 11.01.22
Peter Carter 16.01.22


Governor Responsibility
Sara Kemsley & Molly Scott


Sara Kemsley & Laura Holland

Student Outcomes

Tom Oliver & Samuel Eng


Laura Holland & Rachel Odumosu CPD
Robert Ryan & Alan Cook Finance
Sara Kemsley & Peter Carter Governance
Ann Nuckley SEND
Samuel Eng Careers
Sara Kemsley & Peter Carter Training
Alan Cooke Health & Safety
Sara Kemsley & Laura Holland Pupil Premium
Sara Kemsley & Laura Holland Covid Catch up Premium

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