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RGB1 oversees Pilgrims' Way Primary School and Warden House Primary School. 

Our Governors

Mr Douglas Price - Chair of Regional Governing Body and governor responsible for health and safety and early years.

I have a wide experience in health and safety, managing the health and safety needs in industry and leading training in health and safety for the private and public sector. I have a passion for supporting the needs of the pupils across our schools and am proud to lead the Regional Governing Body as Chair. 

Mrs Lucy Watson - Vice Chair of Regional Governing Body - Governor responsible for school standards and safeguarding.

I have been a full-time mother since January 2017. Prior to that, I taught in secondary schools in both London and Kent for 19 years. I spent ten years in school leadership, including a spell as Deputy Head in a Kent High School, and I have been responsible for most areas of school life, including teaching and learning, safeguarding, staff development and SEND. I have also served as an SSAT Lead Practitioner for Curriculum Design. I have been a school governor for 14 years across four schools. My particular interests lie in school effectiveness and school improvement and pupil outcomes. I have a son who attends Warden House Primary School.   

Mr Graham Chisnell – Trust CEO & governor responsible for school standards and business.

I am CEO of Veritas MAT and executive headteacher of both Warden House Primary School and Pilgrims' Way Primary School.  I am both a trustee for Veritas MAT and governor on the Regional Governing Body.  I bring a range of experience to the board and support a governance link between the Regional Governing Body and Trust Board.

Miss Anne-Marie Middleton – School headteacher and governor responsible for school standards.

I am headteacher of Pilgrims' Way Primary School in Canterbury.  I have experience in senior leadership in three primary schools and have been Head of School in Warden House Primary School. I have a masters degree in education and have a wealth of experience in the social-emotional wellbeing of staff and pupils.


Mr Rob Hackett - Headteacher and governor responsible for school standards.

I am headteacher of Warden House Primary School in Deal. I have experience in mainstream and special education. I am proud to be headteacher of a National Support School and have a keen interest in mentoring for school leaders.



Mrs Ann Taylor-Williams - Governor responsible for school standards and SENd.

I have a wide range of experience in education.  I have been a teacher and am currently employed in the specialist teaching and learning service, supporting schools in provision for pupils with complex needs. I am delighted to be a governor within Veritas MAT and provide support to the schools within this trust.


Mrs Ellie Hopkins - Governor

I am currently doing a Masters in Early Childhood Education at Canterbury Christchurch University and have an MA in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh. I volunteer with Kent Refugee Action Network and Re-engage (formerly Contact the Elderly). I also have the pleasure of coming into Pilgrim’s Way School one a week to hear children read. I love doing this because the children are terrific and the whole school is very welcoming.

Most of my career has been spent in recruitment, especially for Universities, working mostly for two headhunting companies (Saxton Bampfylde and Minerva Search). I also worked for 10 years as a Director at Buckingham Covers, a small collectables company in Folkestone, where I was responsible for recruitment, staff training and Investors in People. Because it was a small company, I also worked in sales and marketing, PR and partnerships, customer service, website development, product development, quality and process mapping and production – all as part of a team of fantastic people. During that time, the company grew from a staff of 7 to a staff of 25 and we raised over £500k for different charities (mostly ChildLine). My most important job ever though is being Mum to my two daughters (and adopted Mum to the dog and the cat!)

Dr Doreen McVeigh - Governor

Dr Doreen works in the science department at King's School in Canterbury. She is a marine biologist and has led international research into deep-sea marine communities. Dr Doreen brings a wealth of experience in both education and research. 

Mrs Katie Moe - Governor

Katie brings her wealth of experience as a secondary school teacher to the RGB.  

Mrs Katie Clark - Governor

 Katie has expertise in the field of the arts. Having led a range of national arts events and festivals. 

Supporting the Regional Governing Body

Mrs Dawn Hunter-Wardle - Clerk to the Regional Governing Body, Trustees & Members.

Mrs Alison Moon - Company Secretary & Trust Business Manager (CFO).


Register of Pecuniary Interests of Governors

Name Role Term of office Responsibilities Declared Interest Organisation in which interest is held 
Graham Chisnell CEO / Executive Heateacher / Trustee / Governor Veritas MAT Ongoing  

Executive Headteacher


Spouse - Teacher

National Leader of Education


Lead Ofsted Inspector


Chair of Teaching Hub


Tilmanstone Parish Council

Warden House & Pilgrims' Way Primary

Worth Primary School



HMI / Ofsted


Canterbury Christ Church Chartered College of Teaching

Parish Councillor

Anne-Marie Middleton Headteacher Pilgrims' Way Primary Ongoing   None declared  
Douglas Price



Health & Safety

Early Years


Charters member

Member of review panel

Price & Price Associates




Katie Moe



Supply Teacher


Rob Hackett Headteacher Warden House Ongoing   Spouse - Employee Treetops Preschool
Anne Taylor-Williams Governor 15.5.18-15.5.22 Special Educational Needs Employee KCC - Specialist teaching and learning service - Specialist Teacher.
Lucy Watson Governor 29.2.19-29.2.23 Safeguarding








Warden House Primary School

Dr Doreen McVeigh Governor 16.3.20-16.3.24   School Teacher & Housemistress King's School Canterbury
Katie Clarke Governor 6.12.21-6.12.25    


Ellie Hopkins

Governor 25.11.19-25.11.23  





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Contact Us

Veritas Multi Academy Trust, c/o Warden House Primary School, Birdwood Avenue, Deal, Kent, CT14 9SF

01304 375040