Enjoying the Journey to Success

Governing Body

Category Governor

Term Of

Office Ends

Co-opted Mr Andrews


Governor | Co-Vice-Chair 


Parent Governor


Mrs Kundaiker


Mr Sale




Chair of the Full Governing Body


Chair of the Finance and Resources Committee

Co-opted Mrs Pennell 12.11.2023 Parent Governor  
Local Authority Governor Ms Stephens 06.12.2023 Local Authority Governor | Co-Vice-Chair  
Headteacher Mrs Skinner Ongoing Headteacher  
Parent Governor Mrs Patel 27.03.2025

Parent Governor

Associate Member Miss Fullagar Ongoing Deputy Headteacher for assessment and communication  
Associate Member Miss Steward Ongoing Deputy Headteacher for Inclusion  
Co-opted Governor Mrs Warwick 1 Sept 2023 Governor  
Co-opted Governor Mr Izzard 1 Sept 2023 Governor  

Governors can be contacted via the clerk at clerk@brunswick-house.kent.sch.uk

Governor Area of Responsibility 

Mr Andrews

Co-Opted Governor



Upon graduating I made my Professional & West End debut in Bill Kenwright's long running production of BLOOD BROTHERS understudying, then playing Edward Lyons. I was invited back to the show many times until its closure in 2012. I worked with many  Mrs Johnstones including:  Barbara Dickson, Linda Nolan, Maureen Nolan, Lyn Paul, Melanie C, Natasha Hamilton, Nikki Evans. 

Over the years I have worked across many genres of professional theatre Including: Stage, Concerts, Musicals, Opera, Operetta, Shakespeare TV & Film including playing a Refugee in THE MAN WHO CRIED with Johnny Depp and Christina Ricci (Working Title Films)

As a Director and Producer I have staged shows in various National festivals and regional venues across the South-East. 

I am a qualified plumber, plasterer, tiler, singing teacher of Estill technique and Drama Specialist.  I have an NVQ level 3 in A.S.D and I am currently working towards my Advanced Diploma Level 5 in C.B.T and Leadership . I have trained with BARNARDOS for 2 years and I am a joint Founder / Co- Director of West End Classrooms Ltd based in Medway.    

Ms Stephens



LA Governor

Tracey is a qualified HR Consultant and have provided specialist HR advice to schools across Kent and Medway for some 15 years.  She retired in May 2019 but still works on an ad-hoc basis for Cantium Business Solutions who provide HR, Finance and ICT services to Schools and Academies.

Tracey joined the governing board in the summer of 2019 – having previously been a governor at her local school from 2009 to 2016 when she relinquished that role, due to balancing work/home commitments.  She is the Local Authority nominated governor and is keen to offer her time, skills and impartiality (she lives outside the community) to Brunswick House Primary School.


Mrs Kundaiker





Co-Opted Governor


Bhavini holds a Law degree and works as a qualified Chartered Governance Professional; advising on, overseeing and leading on best practice corporate governance, both in-house and for client facing roles.

She has experience in collaborating with multinational teams for procedural and organisational change, reporting to shareholders against governance standards, and providing company law support to the board and executives. Bhavini says: ''I relish being a “problem solver” and “solution driver”, which in turn really speaks for my honest, inquisitive and confident personality''.

Having recently moved to Maidstone from diverse west London, she has two children at Brunswick House and feels it’s more important than ever to take an active part in this changing local community.


Mrs Skinner





Headteacher/Finance and Resources Committee Member


Mrs Skinner has been a school leader in Kent for the past 23 years. She holds the NPQH qualification and has a degree in English literature and humanities.

Brunswick House is Mrs Skinner's second headship.

Mrs Skinner firmly believes that every child should experience success during their primary years. It is essential therefore that the school actively pursues the recruitment of high quality staff and invests in their continuing development.

Every child deserves a great teacher, in every year of their primary journey, coupled with the support and challenge of high performing support staff and leaders who never compromise their drive for continuing high standards and equality of opportunity.


Mrs Pennell

Parent Governor



Nadia currently works for St Francis Catholic primary school as their office manager. She has a CIPD in human resources and is an associate member. Previously, she worked at the University of Kent, where she started at the Kent Business School supporting accreditation projects and the School Business Manager. Then onto the Library Management team, where she handled data and ordered resources for the schools in line with university budgets.  Previously, Nadia worked in the public sector for over 10 years, working in the legal advice service for Trading Standards, as part of their management team and leading on their in house training.  Nadia then progressed to the education team at Kent County Council, where she developed her knowledge of education.  Whilst, at Kent County Council, Nadia gained experience managing staff, training and development and human resources.  Nadia has one child currently at the school, and one child who moved on to secondary. She has been part of the school's community since 2013.  Nadia has a degree in French which she gained at Goldsmiths University of London, retail management course from Marks & Spencer and training courses.


Mr Sale

Chair of the Finance and Resources Committee

Liam is a qualified accountant and has worked in Finance for over 20 years acquiring experience within different industries from house building, to pharmaceuticals. Liam has three children - Two of which are now in secondary education after attending Brunswick House, with his youngest still attending. When not spending time with him family, Liam can be found out running (currently in training for the London Marathon).

Mrs Patel

Parent Governor

Darshna is primary school teacher locally. Her passion for education first stemmed from her undergraduate degree in Psychology. She then achieved her PGCE at Brunel University. Darshna started her career as a teacher in North West London. She then relocated after her marriage to Maidstone and has 2 children at Brunswick House. 

Darshna is passionate about bringing the creativity of learning not only as a teacher but also as a parent. Darshna comments “Being on the other side as a parent, I strongly believe that the collaboration between the school and parents is paramount”. 

Darshna feels that the wealth of experience she has in the teaching profession itself, brings a clear understanding of the challenges schools currently face and how the school community can work together to help overcome these. 

Darshna is a firm believer that primary education  should be inspiring, creative, nourishing, rewarding and happy. She is committed to contributing her expertise in the Education sector to strengthen children’s creativity and continue to form strong school-parent partnerships as part of her role as governor. 



Mr Izzard 

Co-opted Governor

Richard works on a variety of projects helping businesses and the local economy become more sustainable and  environmentally friendly. It is a rewarding profession that helps the ever increasing battle with climate change. Previously, he worked as a Business Studies and Maths teacher in a secondary school and in various other education roles including outdoor education and teaching English as a foreign language. He holds a degree in Sports Studies and Business Management as well as a PGCE in secondary education. 


Away from work and family, Richard is an avid golfer, footballer and supporter of Maidstone United and Arsenal. With one child at Brunswick, he has a keen interest in the success and welfare of the school, and would like to contribute towards its environmental sustainability, policies and education.