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Governors

Who are our governors?

Name

Role

Term of office

Appointed by

Responsibility

Original appt date

Patrick Lowe

Local Authority Governor

13/10/2013 - 12/10/2017

Governing Body

Chair of Governors

Training & Development

 13/10/2013

Dawn Lorec 

Co-opted Governor

17/03/2015 - 16/03/2019

Governing Body

Vice Chair of Governors

Child Protection, Safeguarding, PSHE Education

12/11/2012

Stuart McConnachie

Headteacher Governor 

 01/09/2009 -  Ex-offico by

virtue of their office

 Headteacher  01/09/2009

Judith Parkes          

Co-opted Governor

17/03/2015 - 16/03/2019

Governing Body Equalities Duty

01/03/2011

Rebecca Ouassa

Co-opted Governor

17/03/2015 - 16/03/2019

Governing Body   

10/06/2014

Manish Suchak

Co-opted Governor

17/03/2015 - 16/03/2019

Governing Body  

03/12/2013

Cassie Palmer

Co-opted Governor

17/03/2015 - 16/03/2019

Governing Body

Assistant Head

17/03/2015

Steve Horne

Co-opted Governor

04/04/2017 - 03/04/2021

Governing Body

Special Educational Needs

07/01/2013

Karis Cooper

Staff Governor

09/06/2015 - 08/06/2019

Elected by staff

Class teacher

09/06/2015

Kristie Scarle

Parent Governor

04/04/2017 - 03/04/2021

Governing Body

 

04/04/2017

Sam Fearn

Parent Governor

04/04/2017 - 03/04/2021

Governing Body

 

04/04/2017 
David Harvey  Clerk to Governors    Employed by school  Clerk  01/01/2014

 

In the past 12 months we have also had the following members on our governing body:

Name Role Term of office Appointed by Original appt date  Resigned

Becky Jarvis

Parent Governor

04/04/2017 - 03/04/2021 Governing Body 04/04/2017 21/06/17
Danny Brown

Parent Governor

07/01/2013 - 06/01/2017 Governing Body 07/01/2013 19/09/2016
Huw Morgan

Co-opted Governor

17/03/2015 - 16/03/2019 Governing Body 17/03/2015 15/09/2016

Committees

Education & Learning Resources & Finance Pay Committee

Chair: Dawn Lorec 

Vice Chair: Steve Horne

Committee members:

Judy Parkes, Stuart McConnachie,

Rebecca Ouassa, Cassie Palmer

Karis Cooper, Kristie Scarle, Sam Fearn

Chair: Patrick Lowe

Vice Chair: Rebecca Ouassa

Committee members: 

Stuart McConnachie, Manish Suchak,

Patrick Lowe, Manish Suchak

Statutory Information

  • The school's Instrument of Government document can be found here.
  • Governor’s details and the Register of Interests can be found here.

What's happened in recent meetings?

Approved minutes of meetings for the academic year 2015 - 2016 can be found here.

Approved minutes of meetings for the academic year 2016 - 2017 can be found here.

Why do schools need governors?

Every school has a Governing Body to represent the public in the running of schools. School Governors bring perspectives from ordinary life and work with the staff and the Local Authority (LA) to help secure the best possible education for the children in the school.

What do governors do?

  • ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • oversee the financial performance of the school and making sure money is well spent
  • participate in the appointment of senior staff (including appointing the head teacher) and regulate staff conduct and discipline 
  • draw up an action plan after an inspection by the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted)

Click on the links below to find out more information:

http://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/content/children-and-education/schools/school-governors

Becoming a School Governor in Brighton and Hove

What does it involve?

Governors need to:

  • commit to attending at least two evening meetings per term
  • attend governor training courses 
  • work with school staff to understand the school’s plans and activities

You would be expected to sit on either the Education & Learning or Resource & Finance committee and contribute to working groups as required from time to time as appropriate.

Please feel free to contact the Chair of Governors via the School Office to find out more.