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Royal Rise Primary

Co-opted and Parent Governors

Emma Jones

Parent Governor

Emma has 2 children at Royal Rise and has been heavily involved in running our PTA over the last 2 years. Emma joined our school Governor’s in late 2019. Emma also attended Royal Rise (previously St Stephens) as a child and has always lived in this area so has a passion for both the school and the local community.

Emma is an Executive Assistant and works for a Strategic Consultant in the Private Equity sector, working in majority for the Education Sector and she spent 8 years working for the Times Educational Supplement (TES), a magazine focused on teachers and education and online teaching resources.

Pete Smart

Co-Opted Governor

I Have been married to my wife, Jen for 39 years with 3 children and 3 grandchildren. We have lived in Tonbridge since 1987 and just love this area. I worked for NatWest for 24 years, leaving in 2002 to run a local conference centre until 2011 when my wife and I became pastors of River Church here in Tonbridge.

Sally Taylor

 Co-Opted Governor