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  2. Governors


 ©Alfred Leete (1914)

We currently have one vacancy 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

17/09/2019 - 16/09/2020

 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

17/03/2019 - 16/03/2023

Governing Body  Compliance


Tom Humphries

Co-opted Governor 

 27/03/2018 - 26/03/2022

 Governing Body 


Pupil Premium

PE & Sports Premium


Sarah Ali

Parent Governor 

17/11/2018 - 16/11/2022 

 Governing Body 

Health & Safety


Nigel Watson

Co-opted Governor 

17/03/2019 - 16/03/2023

 Governing Body 

Deputy Head 17/03/2019

Justin Brentnall

Co-opted Governor 

 17/09/2019 - 16/09/2023

 Governing Body 

Funding streams 17/09/2019

Gillian Dover

Parent Governor 

 15/11/2019 - 14/11/2023

 Elected by parents

Pupil Premium

PE & Sports Premium


Richard Bulmer

Staff Governor 

04/09/2020 - 03/09/2024 

 Elected by staff

Teacher Governor 04/09/2020

Paul Dodd

 Co-opted Governor

27/04/2021 - 26/04/2025 

  Governing Body 

Equalities & Diversity  27/04/21





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 apt date Term ended

Sophie Clifford

Staff Governor

09/06/2019 - 08/06/2023

Elected by staff 09/06/2019 23/07/20

Committees 2020 - 2021

Education & Learning Resources & Finance Pay & Performance Committee

Chair: Dawn Lorec 

Vice Chair: Sarah Ali

Committee members:

Sharon Terrill, Nigel Watson, Alexis Grummett, Richard Bulmer, Gillian Dover 

Chair: Tom Humphries

Vice Chair: Rebecca Ouassa

Committee members: 

Sarah Ali, Justin Brentnall, Stuart McConnachie

Sharon Terrill, Dawn Lorec,

Rebecca Ouassa

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 2019 - 2020 can be found here.

Approved minutes of meetings for the academic year 2020 - 2021 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.