Governing body






 James Jefferson, Parent Governor,

and Vice Chair of Governors

I moved to Strood in 2015 with my family. My two children both go to Bligh.  I believe it’s a very exciting time for the school with new changes and challenges ahead. With the support of the parents and carers there are no limits on what can be achieved.



 Julie Lindsay, Governor appointed by the Trust

I am an Assistant Principal in a local secondary school. In my role I monitor and develop teaching and learning and I have responsibilities for safeguarding children, I also teach Science. I became a governor at Bligh as I wanted to work with the school to support the outcomes of all students. I want to share my knowledge and support where I can as I believe that all students have the ability to achieve when expectations and aspirations are high from staff, students, teachers and governors.


Christian Markham, Head of School

 I have worked in the education sector for over 18 years. I started my career as a geography teacher and moved into primary education in 2016. This is my third headship. I have held many senior roles and have been a part of a large academy chain where I held both regional and executive head teacher positions.



Kathy Moon, Governor appointed by the Trust, and Chair of Governors 

I am the chair of the Local Governing Board. I have been Head of Science and I am now the Director of Research and Careers Lead at Rainham School for Girls. I joined the governing board of Barnsole and subsequently moved to Bligh because I want our children to have the highest aspirations, the confidence and the skills to not only fulfil their potential, but to excel whatever their goals. I consider it a privilege to be part of their journey.



Peter Perry

Peter Perry, Governor appointed by the Trust 

I am a Middle Leader in a local secondary school. In my role I lead the Humanities Faculty across Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. I am accountable for the progress of students within my faculty and ensuring the quality of teaching and learning. I am also a Specialist Leader of Education for leadership of curriculum and have supported other schools to raise standards across Humanities subjects. I have experience in teaching and leading many subjects including Geography, Citizenship, Politics and Religious Studies. I have become a governor at Bligh as I wish to expand my understanding of each stage of education. I believe passionately that all children deserve the best education possible and endeavour to support children of all ages in reaching their full potential.