Woodingdean Primary School

Nurturing
& Believing,

Enjoying
& Achieving

Our Governing Body

We currently have one co-opted vacancy.

Are you interested to be considered for a vacancy?  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

Committees & Responsibilities: 

- Resources

- Teaching, Learning and

   Well-being (TLW)

- Pay

Start –

end of term

 

Darren Arbon

Parent

Elected by parents

 Member TLW

05.04.19-04.04.23

Carly Astaniou

Parent

Elected by Parents

 Member TLW

03.06.18-02.06.22

Aaron Barnard

Co-opted

Governing Body

 Member Resources

20.01.21-19.01.25

Emma Bennett

Co-opted

Governing Body

 Member TLW

08.05.19-07.05.23

Jo Fish

Headteacher

Ex-officio

All committees

01.01.21

Darren Gearing

Co-opted

Governing Body

Member TLW

30.11.16-29.11.24

Raluca Jarvis

Co-opted

Governing Body

 Member Resources

08.05.19-07.05.23

Jo Jones

Staff

Elected by Staff

 Member TLW

29.01.21-28.01.25

Sally Livermore

Co-opted

Governing Body

Vice Chair of Governors, Chair Resources

28.03.18-27.03.22

Karen Meeres

Co-opted

Governing Body

Chair of Governors, member HT Appraisal Panel, member of all committees

01.10.08-25.11.22

Karen Mitton

Parent

Elected by Parents

 

26.03.21-25.03.25

vacancy

Co-opted

Governing Body

 

 

Helen Rose 

Co-opted

Governing Body

 Member TLW

11.10.17-10.10.21

Kate Williams

LA

Proposed by LA, appointed by GB

 Member TLW

30.11.16-29.11.24

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

Natalie Mildon

Co-opted

Governing Body

 

20.01.21-24.02.21

Tim Pettitt

Parent

Elected by Parents

 

24.02.17-23.02.21

Jonathan Whitfield

Headteacher

Ex-officio

 

07.01.13-31.12.20

George Russell

Parent

Elected by Parents

 

30.01.20-03.08.20

Daisy Piatt

Co-opted

Governing Body

 

21.04.20-15.10.20