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Who are our governors?



Term of office

Appointed by


Original appt date

Kristie Scarle

Chair of Governors

19/09/2017 - 18/09/2018

04/04/2017 - 03/04/2021

Governing Body 

Chair of Governors

Training & Development


Dawn Lorec 

Co-opted Governor

17/03/2015 - 16/03/2019

Governing Body

Vice Chair of Governors

Child Protection, Safeguarding


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


Rebecca Ouassa

Co-opted Governor

17/03/2015 - 16/03/2019

Governing Body  Online Safety


Manish Suchak

Co-opted Governor

17/03/2015 - 16/03/2019

Governing Body Health & Safety


Cassie Palmer

Co-opted Governor

17/03/2015 - 16/03/2019

Governing Body



Steve Horne

Co-opted Governor

04/04/2017 - 03/04/2021

Governing Body

Special Educational Needs


Karis Cooper

Staff Governor

09/06/2015 - 08/06/2019

Elected by staff

Class teacher


Sam Fearn

Parent Governor

04/04/2017 - 03/04/2021

Governing Body

PSHE & SRE Education






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 Term ended

Patrick Lowe

Local Authority Governor

13/10/2013 - 12/10/2017  Governing Body  13/10/2013   12/10/2017 

Becky Jarvis

Parent Governor

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


Education & Learning Resources & Finance Pay & Performance Committee

Chair: Dawn Lorec 

Vice Chair: Steve Horne

Committee members:

Judy Parkes, Stuart McConnachie, 

Cassie Palmer, Karis Cooper,

Kristie Scarle, Sam Fearn

Chair: Rebecca Ouassa

Vice Chair: Manish Suchak

Committee members: 

Stuart McConnachie,

Kristie Scarle, Cassie Palmer

Kristie Scarle, Manish Suchak

Headteacher Appraisal Committee

Kristie Scarle, Dawn Lorec,

Rebecca Ouassa

Statutory Information

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

What's happened in recent meetings?

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:

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.