Charles James

Charles James

Charles James

Community Governor

Member of the Learning and Development Team


On leaving school in 1978 I studied Natural Sciences at Oxford University before working in London for a company with agricultural machinery factories in Africa.  I then took a part time MBA with Brunel University whilst moving down to Kent to become involved with a local farming business. I have lived in this area ever since with my wife and family.

My interests include farming and the countryside. I am also interested in science, especially the teaching of science.  I have French family and I speak French.  I am also interested in painting, drawing and the performing arts and I have worked with the Canterbury Festival for many years.  My wife and I are both involved with the Order of Malta, looking after disabled people and taking them on pilgrimages to Lourdes.

I am very interested in education and believe that every child should have access to a high quality education to give them the best possible start in life.  Having been appointed as a Community Governor in May 2014, it is a privilege to work with the parents, governors, students and staff at STS.