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Rainham Mark Education Trust

Board of Trustees

Simon Decker -  CEO  

Simon Decker had been Headteacher at Rainham Mark Grammar School in Gillingham, Kent since January 2000 to August 2018 and as CEO of the Trust from February 2016.  Since September 2018 Simon stood down as Headteacher to focus solely on his role as CEO to continue developing the Trust.   

Nigel Goodall 

Nigel is Chairman has a Trust wide overview of health & safety. Nigel works at a local automotive component manufacture in their technical centre as a Development Engineer. Previously Nigel has held positions including cost estimating, product planning, manufacturing engineering and production management B.Sc. (Hons), Dip. Des .In, LCGI, A.M. I.Mech.E 

Alison Bovis  

Alison Bovis is a busy working mum and wife, with three children. Two of them are still studying at RMGS.   She is a fully qualified accountant with extensive experience in both the public and private sector, covering financial accounting, management accounting, internal audit and external audit.   It is these skills and experience gained over 20 years that she is pleased to share with the MAT board and whilst also chairing the RMET Audit Committee.

Dave Brockman   


Rita Lawrence - Chair of Trust Board 

Rita is an expert in the field of Organisational Development and Human Resources with over 20 years across the private and public sectors. In recent years Rita has run her own business, led Organisational Development at Westminster City Council and  King's College Hospital, London.  She is currently the Deputy Director of People and Organisational Development for the Kent and Medway NHS Trust.

Sue Mason  

Sue Mason is Headteacher at Brompton-Westbrook Primary School in Gillingham, where she has worked for 25 years. Sue also works closely with local schools as a Medway Local Leader of Education. As an accredited member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council. Sue is a national coach for Ambition School Leadership, supporting middle leaders across the country. Sue is a National Executive Committee member for Service Children in State Schools and works for the Department of Education on their Recruitment and Retention Strategy. She also sits on the Local Authority SEND and Top Up funding panel.   

Revd Nathan Ward