Woodingdean Primary School

Woodingdean Primary School

Our Governing Body

We currently have three co-opted vacancies.  Desired expertise could include strategic leadership skills, such as development planning, chairing meetings or budget monitoring, or knowledge of the local community (where you live or where you work).  You do not have to be a parent (except for a parent governor vacancy) or an education expert, but you do need to be a good team player and willing to learn more about your role.  This can be done by attending training, school visits, and sharing information and expertise with other governors.  Anyone aged 18 or over can apply.  

We are keen to ensure that membership of our Governing Body reflects the diversity of the pupils in our school and community.  Therefore we always welcome applications from under-represented groups, such as minority ethnic backgrounds. 

(Constitution (effective from 25.11.2020) – 14 Govs in total: Head; 1 LA, 3 Parent, 8 Co-opted, 1 Staff)

Name

Type

Appointed by

first appointed –

end of term

 

Darren Arbon (co-vice chair)

Parent

Elected by parents

05.04.19-04.04.23

Aaron Barnard

Co-opted

Governing Body

20.01.21-19.01.25

Emma Bennett (co-vice chair)

Co-opted

Governing Body

08.05.19-07.05.23

Matthew Bishop

Co-opted

Governing Body

07.05.21-06.05.25

Gemma Chumnansin

Headteacher

ex-officio

from 07.06.2021

Sharon Cole

Co-opted

Governing Body

19.01.22-18.01.26

Mark Durell

Parent

Elected by Parents

09.02.22-08.02.26

Gareth Gutteridge

Staff

Elected by Staff

01.01.22-31.12.25

Karen Meeres (chair)

Co-opted

Governing Body

01.10.08-25.11.22

Kate Williams

LA

Proposed by LA, appointed by GB

30.11.16-29.11.24

Paul Flo Williams

Parent

Elected by Parents

09.06.22-08.06.26

vacancy

Co-opted

Governing Body

 

vacancy

Co-opted

Governing Body

 

vacancy

Co-opted

Governing Body

 

In the past year, the following persons have also served on the Governing Body

Paul Still

Co-opted

Governing Body

30.03.22-01.07.22

Rachel Tyndel

Co-opted

Governing Body

 01.01.22-08.06.22

Carly Astaniou

Parent

Elected by Parents

03.06.18-02.06.22

Raluca Jarvis

Co-opted

Governing Body

08.05.19-23.02.22

Karen Mitton

Parent

Elected by Parents

26.03.21-31.12.21

Darren Gearing

Co-opted

Governing Body

30.11.16-31.12.21

Rachel Tyndel

Staff

Elected by Staff

 28.09.21-31.12.21

Jo Jones

Staff

Elected by Staff

29.01.21-13.09.21

Sally Livermore

Co-opted

Governing Body

28.03.18-23.07.21

Our Committees

The workload of the Governing Body is shared between various committees, each with its own chair.

Minutes from governing body meetings are available upon request, unless deemed confidential.

  • Resources: Aaron Barnard, Matthew Bishop, Gemma Chumnansin, Mark Durell, Karen Meeres  Terms of Reference
  • Teaching, Learning & Wellbeing (TLW): Darren Arbon, Emma Bennett,  Gemma Chumnansin, Sharon Cole, Gareth Gutteridge, Karen Meeres,  Kate Williams. Terms of Reference
  • Strategic Planning Working Group: Darren Arbon, Aaron Barnard, Emma Bennett, Gemma Chumnansin,  Karen Meeres  Terms of Reference
  • Pay Committee:  Aaron Barnard, Matthew Bishop,  Karen Meeres Terms of Reference
  • Headteacher Appraisal Panel: Darren Arbon, Karen Meeres 

Governors' Meeting Attendance and Register of Interests

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