Enjoying the Journey to Success

Governing Body

Category Governor

Term Of

Office Ends

Co-Opted Mr Andrews




Parent Governor





Mrs Kundaiker


Mr Allyman



Mr  Sale







Co-Chair of the Full Governing Body


Co-Chair of the Full Governing Body

Safeguarding Governor

Health and Safety Governor

Chair of the Finance and Resources Committee

Co-Opted Mrs Pennell 13.11.2020 Vice Chair  
Local Authority Governor Ms Stephens 06.12.2023 Local Authority Governor  

Mrs Wilks


Staff Governor

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  

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

Governor Area of Responsibility 

Neal 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.    

Tracey Stephens



Co-Opted 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.






Bhavini Kundaiker





Staff 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.


Wendy Skinner






Finance and Resources Committee Member

Profile to follow


Nadia 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.