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Twydall Primary School

Twydall Primary School

Care, Courtesy, Commitment and
Consideration in our Community

Meet the Governors

Mick Horton - Vice Chair of Governors


Mick has been a Governor since September 2015. He previously worked as an Applications Engineer, Project Manager and Program Manager for Delphi Diesel Systems, formerly Lucas CAV. He retired in 2014 after 38 years with the company. He has lived in Twydall for over 34 years.

Mick has a grown up family of 4, all of whom attended Twydall Primary and Rainham Mark. Mick believes that a good education is essential for all children to achieve their full potential.

Mick is a keen white water kayaker, cycle rider and enjoys walking. When the weather is bad he keeps fit using the gym at Medway Park. Mick enjoys languages and speaks German, French and Spanish to varied levels, attending classes to try and maintain his proficiency.


Mark Prenter


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Mike Green


Mike has been a Parent  Governor for a number of years. Mike has worked for a variety of financial institutions in the City of London during his 25 year career. He has since taken time out to raise his two daughters, both of whom have attended Twydall Primary School, which Mike attended himself as a child. Mike is an avid sports fan and Gillingham FC season ticket holder with his daughters. Mike considers the support given to his family from the school has been first class and by being part of the Governing Body, hopes to repay that support.


Gemma Simpson - Safeguarding and Inclusion


Gemma has a long history with Twydall primary school which started when her first child joined the school. Gemma has three children who have all started their journey here in the nursery and carried on through to year 6.

Gemma started working at Twydall as a midday meals supervisor and after completing her Teaching Assistant qualifications at the school she has since worked within early years.

Gemma is looking forward to the school making more links with the community.

Terry Whittaker


Terry  has 32 years in the Insurance Industry, incorporating senior roles in operations and management and has a certificate and diploma in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors.  Terry has also spent three years working in the charity sector.  He currently leads an Anglican Church and is studying for an MA in applied theology.  Terry has been a parent Governor at RMGS for over six years

Cheryl Lane


Cheryl Lane has 2 children, one of which is at RMGS and another who has recently left to continue their education. With 30 years of finance experience gained within many industries, she has spent the last 12 years in asset, facilities and construction project management. Now working in finance systems improvement and governance for a global development company, she welcomes the opportunity to bring her experience to further enhance the vast breadth of knowledge within the RMET.