About Us

Support for trustees and governors across the South East of England

We are a small team of governance professionals who have almost a century of experience between us in both being and supporting trustees and governors.  We are based near Rochester in North Kent but are happy to travel.

Our area of specialism is in schools, where we believe confident, courageous, committed and ultimately effective governance is crucial in realising the potential of our children.  We are passionate about helping governance in our local schools be the best that it can be.   

We also recognise that although different organisations work within different operational and legislative frameworks, the principles of good governance are common across all sectors.  We  are therefore keen to offer our support to  organisations other than  education if we can be helpful. 

Contact us at governors.gateway@ocelot.org.uk

Get to know us

Marianne Luckhurst - Governance development Officer

Marianne has more than 15 years experience as a school governor in both primary and secondary phases and has been using this experience to support governors in Medway  more widely since 2011


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Anne Robinson - Governance Lead

Anne has been involved in school governance since 2003 and in developing and delivering governance training and support since 2005. She has served on a number of governing boards and interim executive boards in a variety of roles.  Currently, she is a Multi Academy Trust trustee and chair of an outstanding secondary grammar school and a larger primary academy She is also a governor a maintained primary school. Prior to her involvement in governance, Anne had a career in hotel management in the UK and overseas 


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Lynda Catchlove - Clerking Service Lead

Lynda joined Governors' Gateway two years ago, following a career in school office and business management.  This gave her an extensive opportunity to work with and clerk for school governors, which she is putting to good use in her new role with us. 


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Our Support teams


Associate Trainers

Governing Board Support Officers