Governance at Duke of Kent School

Duke of Kent School is fortunate to be served by a board of dedicated and enthusiastic governors with a wide range of experience and talents. 

Governors help to shape development strategy, advise and support the Head, scrutinise policies and ensure compliance with regulations and take an interest in the work of the School. In addition to the four Governing Body meetings that take place each year, Governors serve on sub-committees including Finance and Property, IT Strategy, Health and Safety and Education. 

Each Governors' Meeting includes a particular focus on an area of School life; recently these have included a tour of Pre-prep,  a visit to the Art Department and exploration of the School's SMSC (Social, Moral, Cultural, Spiritual) work with the Head of Senior Section. Regular opportunities for Governors to meet with senior staff and see the School in action ensure that Governors have a thorough understanding of the way the School operates. Each term Governors are invited to select a subject, activity or key stage of the School and to spend a morning with pupils experiencing life in the classroom and beyond. The Chairman of Governors holds an annual Chairman's Breakfast for parents in the Summer Term and is always happy to hear from parents and pupils about their experiences of the School.

Duke of Kent School Governors

Richard Brocksom, Chair of Governors

Financial Consultant and Chartered Accountant

To contact Richard Brocksom during term time or holiday time, please write care of: 

The Bursar, Duke of Kent School. Ewhurst, Surrey GU6 7NS, Telephone: 01483 277313 

Mr Alex Balls

Deputy Head (Pastoral) and Designated Safeguarding Lead - Reeds School

Mrs Jenny Cropper

Former parent Duke of Kent School

Mr Stephen Dallyn

Former parent Duke of Kent School

Mr Douglas Jack

Architect and former Chairman of Planning (Waverley)

Mrs Penny McKenna

Care Home Proprietor, former parent Duke of Kent School

Mr Graham Oliver


Click here for Governors' Biographies