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Who are our Governors?

The Governing Body of Dunton Green Primary School:

 Mr Paul Geradine - Chair of Governors

Paul became a Co-opted Governor in July 2018 and is a member of the Finance and Resources Committee, he became Chair of Governors in July 2020.  Paul is a Chartered Accountant and has had a lengthy career in the financial services industry specialising in governance, regulatory and compliance issues.

Paul and his wife, Laura, have lived in the Sevenoaks area for over 20 years and have three adult daughters who were all educated locally.

Paul and Laura enjoy travelling in Europe, particularly in France, and Paul is also a keen road cyclist.

   Mr Ben Hulme - Executive Headteacher

Tracey Boanas took up the Headship at Dunton Green in June 2017. This is Tracey's second headteacher post and she has experience of working in four other schools prior to Dunton Green. Tracey has been over whelmed by the community spirit at Dunton Green and is passionate about providing a first class education for every pupil.

She believes that every child has a hidden talent which needs to be discovered and nurtured. She aims to prepare pupils for secondary transition by not only ensuring that they are academically able, but that they can play a musical instrument, swim confidently and find a sport they love; she believes these attributes will provide a platform for growth and future life opportunities.

She also take the responsibility of developing her staff team very seriously and strongly encourages aspiration for both staff and pupils.

Tracey is a mother of 3 children. She enjoys learning languages and loves visiting the theatre. Tracey is also a trained chef and loves to entertain family and friends.

  Mrs Sarah Brown - LA Governor

Sarah Brown was appointed as a Local Authority governor in 2014. She was elected Vice-Chair in March 2016 and appointed Chair in November 2016 - July 2020. She is a member of the Standards & Curriculum and Pay & Reward Committee.

Sarah was a Senior Civil Servant in the Department of Trade and Industry for many years where her responsibilities included company law, financial services regulation and personal management.  Having taken early retirement, she has had a wide variety of roles in the public, regulatory and charity sectors including Vice Chair of a Primary Care Trust, member of the Competition Commission, and lay member of the Bar Standards Board.  She is currently trustee of two charities.

Sarah is married and has lived in Sevenoaks for over 40 years.

    Mr Mark Craig - Co-opted

Mark became a Governor in November 2017 and sits on the Finance & Resources Committee.  He is also the Governor responsible for Safeguarding, GDPR and Health & Safety.
He and his family have lived in Dunton for 10 years, his daughter is currently a pupil at the school and his son is also a former Dunton Green pupil now studying at Skinners School. Mark is the owner of two businesses and prides himself on developing a great place to work for his team that provide care and support services for elderly people throughout Kent. 

Mark is also the leader of the 7th Sevenoaks (Halstead) Scout troop, he is a keen runner and enjoys spending time in the great outdoors.

       Ms Jennifer D'Souza - Co-opted

Jennifer became a Governor in June 2020 and sits on the Pay and Reward Committee and supports with Strategic Fundraising.. Jen has lived in Dunton Green since 2017 with her husband and three daughters, with two children now in their first few years in the school. As a family, they enjoy exploring the Kent countryside and London, and spending time with family and friends.

She works at Charity People specialising in recruiting professionals into the charity sector following her own career working in and with the voluntary sector. Prior to this, Jennifer worked at Greater London Authority overseeing volunteering programmes for the Major of London which increased social integration, improved social mobility and engaged London's communities. Jennifer worked in the charity sector for over 10 years managing national and international volunteering programmes and has been a volunteer in a variety of roles including as a mentor, advisor, a VSO volunteer, and a trustee. She was previously Co-Chair of the GLA's Carers and Parents Staff Network and is passionate about equity, diversity and inclusion.

Through work and volunteering, she is particularly interested in opportunities for young people to be involved in improving and supporting their local community, increasing their employability and soft skills through volunteering, and enabling young people to become global citizens by building knowledge of the world around them.

  Vacant - Co-opted


  Mr Stephen Reilly - Parent Governor

 Stephen became a Parent Governor in 2016 and now chairs the Standards & Curriculum committee.

He has lived in Dunton Green for 6 years and has two children who attend the school.

Stephen is an HR professional, having achieved Chartered CIPD status in 2007. He specialises in resourcing and recruitment, with a passion for early careers attraction and development (trainee, apprenticeship and graduate). He is a Fellow of the Institute of Recruitment Professional and a member of the British Psychological Society, focussing on the use of digital assessment in the workplace.

   Ms Rebecca Bindon - Co-opted Governor

Rebecca grew up in Dunton Green and now lives in the area with her husband and two young daughters, one of whom attends the school.  She is the Chair of the Finance & Resources committee,

Rebecca's background is in Politics. She has worked as a civil servant at the Ministry of Defence in London for the past seven years and before that worked in Parliament as a researcher.

In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys spending time with her family exploring the countryside, cooking and crafting.


     Vacant - Parent Governor


       Miss Olivia Power - Co-opted Governor

 Olivia has worked as a secondary school teacher for 10 years. She currently runs the Philosophy and Critical Thinking departments at Sevenoaks School. Prior to this, she taught RS and Citizenship at Parliament Hill School in London.

In September 2022, she took on the role of Head of Year 7 Admissions at Sevenoaks School. Olivia believes in the power of education in helping young people to thrive, dream and engage in the world.

Outside of work, Olivia  enjoys travel, reading and art.

          Mr Robert Gaut - Associate Member

Rob is a solicitor and has worked in the corporate tax field for over 30 years.

He has served in volunteer roles in other capacities in the past, including two terms as trustee of a UK charity that focuses on improving the lives of disadvantaged children in Sri Lanka.

Rob aims to apply to the Governing Board all the skills and experience gained over his time working as an adviser to large businesses. He decided to become an Associate Governor here, as he wants to help to improve the lives of children in the local area, and supporting Dunton Green Primary School to continue to deliver a great education to the children in its care is fundamental to that aim.

Rob and his family have lived in the Sevenoaks Area for nearly 20 years and his son attended schools in the area.

        Mr Andrew Finn - Parent Governor

I have worked as a primary school teacher, youth worker, vicar and currently work as a pastoral year coordinator for a secondary school in Bromley. My background has been in education and the teaching and educating of young people has been a key part of all my roles. I appreciate the challenges and demands facing schools and the teaching staff whilst also understanding how rewarding it can be.

I feel my background in education would be helpful in the governing body and having served as a school governor in Margaretting, Essex, recognise the importance of the work that the governors do and how they can support the school and staff.

I moved to Sevenoaks in 2020 and all 3 of my children joined Dunton Green Primary School. As a parent and a member of the community who has been involved with the school, I recognise and value the family community that Dunton Green Primary has and the many things it has to offer. Over the last two years I have gained much through my involvement with Dunton Green Primary and would find it a privilege to continue to support the fantastic work of this school through being a governor.

              Mrs Daisy Holliday - Staff Appointed

Clare Levere - Clerk to the Governors

Click here for the Governing Body Register of Business Interests


Full Governing Body

Governor Position



Ms Tracey Boanas


CO-OPTED (17.07.26)  

Mr Paul Geradine

ASSOCIATE (31.07.24)

Ms Jennifer D'Souza

CO-OPTED (08.10.25)

Mr Mark Craig

LEA (06.02.26)

Mrs Sarah Brown

CO-OPTED (31.05.24)

Ms Jana Petkova

PARENT (22.09.24)

Mr Stephen Reilly

PARENT (30.09.24)

Mrs Kerry Hopkins

CO-OPTED (09.10.23) 

Ms Rebecca Bindon

CO-OPTED (25.05.26)

Ms Olivia Power

PARENT (25.05.27)

Mr Andrew Finn

ASSOCIATE (25.05.27)

Mr Robert Gaut

STAFF  (14.12.25)

Mrs Daisy Holliday


Ms Clare Levere