St Margaret's CofE Primary School, Whiteway Lane, Rottingdean, Brighton, BN2 7HB

01273 303109

St Margaret's CE Primary School

Grace, Strength, Love

 

Our Governors

A warm welcome from the St Margaret’s Governing Body!

 

Governors work with senior leaders in setting the strategic direction of the school and in raising standards of achievement.  We have a strong focus on three core strategic functions:

 

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff.
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

 

The Governing Body is made up of the Headteacher, Foundation Governors (who are appointed by the Diocese), elected Parents/Carers, an elected staff Governor, a Local Authority appointed Governor and a Co-opted Governor.

 

Governors both support and challenge the Headteacher, so need to gain an understanding of the school’s overall performance in order to explain its decisions and actions.  We do this by attending regular meetings, carrying out school visits and meeting with senior leaders.  We also attend training in order to keep up to date with the requirements of our role.  We work as a team and make collective decisions.

 

The Full Governing Body (FGB) meets as a whole group at least 5 times a year, although additional meetings may be called as required.  

 

2021-22 FGB Meeting Dates:

  • 26th September 2022
  • 22nd November 2022
  • 17th January 2023
  • 28th February 2023
  • 25th April 2023
  • 6th June 2023

 

Board Membership

The Governing Board is structured as follows:


Name

Role

Term of office

Appointed by

Original appointment date

FGB meetings attended 2021-2022

Vanessa Britton

Foundation Governor

Co-Chair of Governors

24/09/2019-23/09/2023

Diocese

24/09/2019

6/6

Niall Howell

Co-opted Governor

Co-Chair of Governors

25/03/2021-24/03/2025

Governing Board

25/03/2021

6/6

Paul Redfern

Foundation Governor

Vice Chair of Governors

04/03/2022-03/03/2026

Diocese

04/03/2022

2/6

Rachel Kershaw

Head Teacher

While in office

By virtue of office

01/09/2018

5/6

Kyri Souppouris

Foundation Governor

17/02/2020-16/02/2024

Diocese

17/02/2016

6/6

Father Anthony Moore

Foundation Governor

While in office

By virtue of office

26/10/2016

4/6

Joanna Vowles

Foundation Governor

28/09/2022-27/09/2026

Diocese

28/09/2018

6/6

Judith Hewitt

Foundation Governor

21/11/2019-20/11/2023

Diocese

21/11/2019

5/6

Sodi Toby

Foundation Governor

21/01/2022-20/01/2026

Diocese

22/05/2019

5/6

Lucy Archer

Parent Governor

07/02/2022-06/02/2026

Elected by Parents

07/02/2022

2/6

Victoria Greenough

Staff Governor

15/11/2021-14/11/2025

Staff

15/11/2021

5/6

 

 

Governors who have stepped down/terms of office expired in the last 12 months:

Name

Role

Date from

Date ended

Reason

FGB meetings attended 2021-2022

Belle Howard

Foundation Governor

Co-Chair of Governors

08/10/2019

31/08/2022

Resignation

6/6

Lindsey Dearnley

Parent Governor

Vice-Chair of Governors

07/08/2018

06/08/2022

Term ended

4/6

 

Enquiries for the St Margaret’s Governing Body can be directed to Tracey Paul, Senior Clerk to Governors traceypaul@stmargarets.brighton-hove.sch.uk

Copies of FGB meeting minutes are available on request.  Please contact the Clerk for more information.

 

Declaration of Interests

Name

Date of Declaration

Interest Disclosed

Vanessa Britton

04/03/2022

Nil return

Niall Howell

23/05/2022

Watch Manager for East Sussex Fire Rescue Service.  Director of Health & Safety Company, which offers advice to building firms.

Paul Redfern

26/04/2022

Nil return

Rachel Kershaw

07/02/2022

Nil return

Kyri Souppouris

12/10/2022 

Nil return

Father Anthony Moore

11/01/2022

Nil return

Joanna Vowles

02/11/2021

Nil return

Judith Hewitt

04/01/2022 

Nil return

Sodi Toby

01/02/2022

Nil return

Lucy Archer

03/10/2022

Nil return

Victoria Greenough

15/11/2021

Nil return

 

Governor Vacancies

 

There is currently a vacancy for 1 Local Authority Governor and 1 Parent Governor on the Governing Board.

 

There is also a vacancy for 1 Foundation Governor.  Further details on the role and the application process can be found in the attachment below:

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Governor Newsletter

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