Benenden Church of England Primary School

Federation & Governance



The Governing Board of the 10:10 Federation comprises16 Governors in total.  The membership is made up as follows:

  • 2 Parent Governors
  • 1 Local Authority Governor
  • 1 Staff Governor
  • 1 Headteacher Governor
  • 7 Co-opted Governors
  • 4 Foundation Governors

The Governing Board was inaugurated on1 April 2020, following the federation of Goudhurst & Kilndown and Benenden CEP schools.

The Governing Board has agreed to operate through a ‘hybrid’ model (Full Governing Board and VES Committee meetings only), with a system of monitoring pairs or groups replacing the remaining Committees,

Details of the current membership, and of all governors and Associate Members who have been ‘in post’ during the past 12 months are set out below, together with Business Interests for current Governors and Associate Members, and attendance data for the 2023/24 academic year.


information for website federation june 24.pdf


The governors of The 10:10 Primary Federation believe it is important that board reflecst the diversity of the school communities they serve. Diverse boards promote inclusive school environments and provide diverse role models for staff and young people.

The governors are currently collecting data on the diversity of the board, including data on age, gender and ethnicity. They will use that data to inform their recruitment and training needs and ensure there is always a diverse range of perspectives around the table to support robust decision making.

Due to our relatively small governing body we do not publish this diversity data online as individual governors could be identified and we have a legal obligation to protect their personal data.

We are using the Governor hub profile tool which allows us to write down ethnicity, gender etc although we have given governors the option of how much they want to divulge.  It is obviously not public.