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Meet The Governors

Carolyn McCrae

Carolyn McCrae

Co-Opted Governor

I was born in Cheshire but moved to Kent after university (Liverpool, BA Geography and Economics and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education). I taught for five years (James Allen’s Girls’ School, Dulwich and Elmfield Upper, Bromley) before leaving teaching and joining the commercial world of word-processing (as it was then) and computing.Since 1983 I have run my own business (computer training, mailing house, marketing database consultancy) from which I am now (almost) retired. I also write and publish novels. Although I moved to Worth comparatively recently (June 2017) I know the area well, having lived in Hammill until 2007 when my husband and I had to move away for family reasons. I am very pleased to be back in Kent and to have found such a wonderful community in Worth. As a child I benefitted enormously from having great teachers who delivered great teaching; as a school Governor I hope to contribute actively to ensure every young person will be able to look back at their time at Worth Primary School and say the same.


Kaimes Beasley

Kaimes Beasley

Chair of Governors

My name is Kaimes Beasley and I am the chair of Governors, I joined the Board of Governors in May 2016.

My wife and I have lived in Worth since 2003 and our eldest son started Reception in 2014; our second child attends pre-school at Busy Bees at the Worth Village Hall. I am an officer with Her Majesty's Coastguard and am currently the Maritime Operations Controller at Dover Coastguard Operations Centre.

I enjoy keeping fit and I am a keen runner; physical activity is an important contributor to general well-being and I would like to support the Head Teacher and her staff in the delivery of this area of the curriculum.


Norman Clarke

Norman Clarke

Co-opted Governor

I grew up in County Fermanagh, studied pharmacy, then moved to Kent 37 years ago to work as an industrial pharmacist for Pfizer Ltd. I have lived in Broadstairs, Manston and am now retired in Ash.

 I have two teenage children who originally attended Preston Primary School where I was a governor for 2 years. My interests include cooking, dinghy sailing and windsurfing – although a recent disability has retired me from the last two! 

Pfizer was a very health-&-safety and data-conscious organisation and hopefully that experience will be of benefit to Worth Primary School in my role as Governor.


Shelley Nye

Shelley Nye

Parent Governor & Vice Chair Of Governors

My name is Shelley Nye and I am a Parent Governor and currently the Vice Chair of Governors. I have been a Parent Governor since 2014. I enjoy the role and especially enjoy working to ensure the happiness and well-being of the staff and pupils here.
I moved to the village of Worth with my family in 2014 and my two children attend the School. We love the village and particularly love the family atmosphere at the School.
I run a PR and Marketing company and am very interested in digital marketing and developments in social media and IT.
I am also a member of the School PTA and help organise and run fundraising activities.


Tracey Sandy

Tracey Sandy

Staff Governor

I joined Worth Primary School in April 2016 as Assistant Head and Class 1 Teacher having spent over 15 years working in a large Thanet Primary School where I worked my way up from a Teaching Assistant to Head of Literacy. 

I am delighted to be Worth’s Staff Governor as I can contribute to the decisions that are made by the governing body as well as build strong links between the governing body and the staff of the school. I am looking forward to developing a broader understanding of the leadership and management of our lovely school as we work together to continually improve the children’s primary educational experience. 


Val Hardstone

Val Hardstone

Local Authority Governor

I grew up in Jersey in the Channel Islands going on to London to study for a degree in Chemistry at Imperial College, University of London. I moved to Kent to work at Pfizers in the Analytical Research department.

I have lived in Worth for around 40 years.

I have three children who all attended Worth Primary School and then went on to Sir Roger Manwood's and University. I started helping one morning a week at Worth Primary when the youngest started school in January 1988, to begin with I was working with the children on the computer which was a fairly new acquisition, a BBC B!

Now that the children are more familiar with computers I help in Class 1 with more or less anything. I enjoy working with the children and also accompanying them on school trips.

I was persuaded to join the governing body in 2002.