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  2. Governors


 ©Alfred Leete (1914)

We currently have two vacancies on our board of governors.

We’re looking for the right people - preferably with HR/Training experience.

Do you know someone perfect for the role? Could it even be you?

Take a look at these webpages for more information about becoming a governor or contact our Chair of Governors, Sharon Terrill

Who are our governors?



Term of office

Appointed by


Original appt date

Sharon Terrill

Chair of Governors

18/09/2018 - 17/09/2019

 16/01/2018 - 15/01/2022

Governing Body 

Chair of Governors



Dawn Lorec 

Local Authority Governor

 27/03/2018 - 26/03/2022

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

Rebecca Ouassa

Co-opted Governor

17/03/2015 - 16/03/2019

Governing Body  Compliance


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

Pupil Premium, PE & Sports Premium


Tom Humphries

Co-opted Governor 

 27/03/2018 - 26/03/2022

 Governing Body 

Finance 27/03/2018









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

Kristie Scarle

Parent Governor

04/04/2017 - 03/04/2021

Governing Body 04/04/2017 17/09/2018

Judith Parkes

Co-opted Governor

17/03/2015 - 19/12/2017

Governing Body 01/03/2011 19/12/2017


Education & Learning Resources & Finance Pay & Performance Committee

Chair: Dawn Lorec 

Vice Chair: Steve Horne

Committee members:

Sharon Terrill, Stuart McConnachie, 

Karis Cooper, Sam Fearn

Chair: Rebecca Ouassa

Vice Chair: Manish Suchak

Committee members: 

Stuart McConnachie, Cassie Palmer,

Tom Humphries

Rebecca Ouassa, Tom Humphries,

Manish Suchak

Headteacher Appraisal Committee

Sharon Terrill, 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 2017 - 2018 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.