The Department for Education has a good web page that sets out the remit and responsibilities of the governors', it can be found here.
Governors' work with senior leaders in the strategic development of the school and in the standards of achievement. Duties include setting the school's vision, aims and objectives, approving the school's budget and appointing the head teacher. The Governors' Code of Conduct outlines the duties and responsibilities expected by Brighton & Hove LEA, whilst the Diocese also have a Code of Conduct for foundation governors' of a Church School.
Governors' must both support and challenge the head teacher, so they need to gain an understanding of the school's overall performance in order to explain its decisions and actions. They do this by attending regular meetings, carrying out school visits and meeting with senior leaders.
Governors' also attend training in order to keep up to date with the requirements of their role. Governors' work as a team and make collective decisions.
Governing Body Members as of September 2020
|Name||Role||Appointed by||Roles and Responsibilities|
|Fr Dominic Keech (Fr DC)||Foundation Governor & Joint Chair||St Nicholas Church, Member by virtue of their office||
HTPM, Pay Committee,
Angie Fantis (AF)
|Joint Chair||St Nicholas Church||
SEND, Pupil Premium, Mental Health and Wellbeing, Science
Michelle Lord, (ML)
|Head Teacher||Member by virtue of their office||Finance, Worship & Ethos|
Mother Jess Reid (Mthr JR)
|Foundation Governor||St Nicholas Church||
Learning and Assessment, Maths and English, Mental Health and Wellbeing,
Georgie Anderson (GA
|Amanda Easton, (AE)||Deputy Head Teacher Associate Governor||Governors||SEND,|
|Luke Hamblin (LH)||Associate Governor||Governors||Finance Committee-chair, HTPM-chair. Pay Committee|
|Andrew Collin, (AC)||Foundation Governor||St Michael’s Church, Brighton||Safeguarding (including Child Protection), Worship & Ethos-Chair. Admissions.|
|David Southey, (DS)||LEA Governor||Local Education Authority||Premises, Health & Safety.|
|Samuel Damalie (SD)||Parent Governor||Parents||Finance committee, MFL, Computing|
|Jane Richards (JR)||Foundation Governor||St Paul's Church, Brighton||Humanities, Music|
|Jess DeBene, (JDeB)||Associate Governor, Non voting rights, (NVR).||Governors||School Website|
|Richard Gladden-Stacey (RGS)||Parent Governor||Parents||TBC|
No Governors' have any conflicting pecuniary business or financial interests. The following governors' have interest as parents of pupils attending the school : AF, GA, AC, JDeB, SD, JB, RG-S.
Clerk to the Governors':
Susannah Main - email firstname.lastname@example.org for any inquiries.
|Committee||Members as at Sept 2021||Meetings held in last academic year & attendees.|
|Worship & Ethos||Fr D Keech
Fr D Keech
Andrew Collin is the Safeguarding Governor. David Southey is the Health and Safety Governor
Fr Dominic Keech and Michelle Lord are responsible for dealing with initial complaints. Governors will be then be appointed to support with complaints as and when needed.