Governor Information

Skylark Federation Governing Board

The Skylark Federation consists of three primary schools: Barcombe CofE Primary School, Hamsey Community Primary School and Plumpton Primary School.  There is one Governing Board over the Federation and it consists of 2 Parent Governors, 2 Staff Governors including our Executive Headteacher, 1 Local Authority Governor, 3 Foundation Governors and 8 Co-Opted Governors including the three Heads of School.  Currently there are 3 Co-Opted Governor vacancies.

The governors' aim is to enable Skylark Federation schools to provide the best possible education for the children in a happy, stimulating environment.  They work to ensure that the experiences are provided at the school to enable every child to achieve their full potential, academically and socially. 

The governors work closely with Mr James as well as their staff. As school governors they are responsible for the strategic direction of the school; monitoring and evaluating the performance and effectiveness of the staff and ensuring that the children make appropriate progress in all areas of their education. They ensure that the budget is managed prudently, act as critical friends to the staff, monitor the school development plan and are involved in OFSTED school inspections.

Please contact the Governing Board via the School Office.

 

 

GOVERNING BOARD OF SKYLARK FEDERATION 2017-18

Our Governing Board consists of 16 members and operates with Full Governing Board meetings & Finance Committee                 Governors are normally elected or appointed for 4 years

Full name of Governor

Governor Category

Dates of current Appointment or Election

Source of Appointment (where appropriate)

Roles within GB

Attendance at FGB Meetings*

C’ttee member-

ship

Attendance at committee meetings*

Declarations of business & pecuniary interest

Ms Kate Baker

Parent Governor

05.06.17 – 04.06.21

Elected by parents

H&S

 

N/A

N/A

Parent at Hamsey School

Mrs Caroline Bragg

Parent Governor

05.06.17 – 04.06.21

Elected by parents

 

 

N/A

N/A

Parent at Barcombe School; ESCC Employee; Chair of Barcombe Playgroup

Miss Teresa Brinkley

Co-opted Governor

08.06.17 – 07.06.21

Appointed by GB

 

 

FC

N/A

Parent at Barcombe School

Ms Sally Buchan

Co-opted Governor

19.10.17 –

20.10.21

Appointed by GB

 

 

N/A

N/A

Head of School, Plumpton

Mr Peter Clark

Co-opted Governor

08.06.17 – 07.06.21

Appointed by GB

Chair of Finance

 

FC

N/A

 

Mrs Ruth Force

Staff

05.06.17 – 04.06.21

Elected by staff

 

 

N/A

N/A

Head of School, Barcombe

Rev James Hollingsworth

Foundation Governor

Ex-Officio

05.06.17

Appointed by Diocese

Vice-Chair/ Acting Chair

 

N/A

N/A

Governor at Chailey Secondary School

Mr Stewart James

Executive

Headteacher

05.06.17

Executive

Headteacher

 

 

FC

N/A

Parent at Plumpton School

Vacancy

Authority Governor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canon Neil Milmine

Foundation Governor

05.06.17 – 04.06.21

Appointed by Diocese

Safe-guarding

 

N/A

N/A

 

Mrs Jane Nurse

Co-opted Governor

08.06.17 – 07.06.21

Appointed by GB

 

 

FC

N/A

Parent at Barcombe School

Mrs Gemma Roxburgh

Co-opted Governor

08.06.17 – 07.06.21

Appointed by GB

 

 

N/A

N/A

Head of School, Hamsey

Mrs Sue Seymour

Foundation Governor

20.11.17 – 19.11.21

Appointed by Diocese

Safe-guarding

 

N/A

N/A

Volunteer at Plumpton School

Ms Amber Ward

Co-opted Governor

19.10.17 –

18.10.21

Appointed by GB

SEN

 

N/A

N/A

Parent at Hamsey School

Vacancy

Co-opted Governor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vacancy

Co-opted Governor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Verity Brown

Clerk

08.06.17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Attendance during previous academic year to 31.08.20XX where applicable (to be completed at end of academic year 2017-18)     

Former governors 2017-18

Mrs Janice McBrown - Authority Governor - 27.06.17 - 15.06.18

 

Former governors 2016-17

 

Barcombe

Name

Type of governor

Term of office

Mrs Mim Austin

Foundation Governor

17.02.16 – 05.06.17

Mrs Maureen Coales

Co-opted Governor

01.10.16 – 05.06.17

Mrs Gini Denison-Pender

Co-opted Governor

01.09.15 – 05.06.17

Mrs Sheila Holden

LA Governor

01.08.16 – 05.06.17

Mrs Jacqui Tomsett

Co-opted Governor

20.01.15 – 05.06.17

Mrs Abi Wilkins

Deputy Head, Associate Governor

01.09.16 -  05.06.17

 

 

Hamsey & Plumpton

Name

Type of governor

Term of office

Mr Simon Griffiths

Parent

01.09.16 - 05.06.17

Mr Robert Banks

Co-Opted

01.09.16– 05.06.17

Mr Stuart Curran

Co-Opted

01.09.16- 05.06.17

Mr Simon Chisholm

Authority

01.09.16– 05.06.17

Mr Derek Bastide

Co-Opted

01.09.16– 05.06.17

Mr Richard Wilkins

Co-Opted

08.06.17- 31.08.17

 

 

Barcombe governor attendance at meetings 2016-17

Name

Type of governor

Attendance at FGB meetings

Attendance at Strategic & Organisation Committee meetings

Attendance at Teaching & Learning Committee meetings

Mrs Mim Austin

Foundation Governor

2/3

N/A

2/3

Mrs Caroline Bragg

Parent Governor

3/3

3/3

N/A

Miss Teresa Brinkley

Co-opted Governor

3/3

3/3

N/A

Mrs Maureen Coales

Co-opted Governor

3/3

N/A

3/3

Mrs Gini Denison-Pender

Co-opted Governor

3/3

2/3

N/A

Mrs Ruth Force

Head of School, Ex-Officio

3/3

3/3

3/3

Mr James Hollingsworth

Foundation Governor, Ex-Officio

3/3

N/A

1/3

Mrs Sheila Holden

LA Governor

1/3

3/3

N/A

Mr Stewart James

Executive Headteacher, Ex-Officio

3/3

3/3

3/3

Canon Neil Milmine

Foundation Governor

1/3

N/A

3/3

Mrs Jane Nurse

Co-opted Governor

3/3

3/3

N/A

Mrs Jacqui Tomsett

Co-opted Governor

3/3

N/A

3/3

Mrs Abi Wilkins

Deputy Head, Associate Governor

2/3

N/A

3/3

 

 

 

 

Plumpton & Hamsey governor attendance at meetings to March 2017

 

Skylark Governor Bios

 

Kate Baker

I am a parent governor with 2 children at Hamsey. I have been a governor since February 2016. I live in Barcombe and am self employed but previously owned and ran a small business for 8 years.

 

Caroline Bragg

I am a parent governor, with children at Barcombe school. I work in the education and economic development departments of East Sussex County Council with a focus on the county’s skills strategy.

 

Teresa Brinkley

I am an Operations Director in the media sector with responsibility for Finance, Legal, HR, Technology, Estate. I have been a co-opted Governor since 2016, have lived in all 3 parishes of the Skylark Federation and currently have children at Barcombe school. 

 

Peter Clark

I have been a school governor for many years and served as Chair on a number of occasions.  My background is business and marketing and I have lived in Plumpton for well over 30 years.

 

Rev James Hollingsworth

I have been a School Governor for 17 years and am currently also a Governor at Chailey Secondary School. I am always moved by the good will of people keen to help schools go from strength to strength. 

 

Neil Milmine

I am a former electronics engineer and a retired Church of England parish priest and have had, over the last three decades, the privilege of serving on various governing bodies, both state and private.

 

Jane Nurse

I am a co-opted governor and have been a school governor for three years.  My three children have all attended Barcombe School (one remaining in Year 4!). I am a Chartered Accountant and have worked across a number of different businesses.  

 

Sue Seymour

I am a foundation governor with extensive experience in primary education having been a deputy head and long standing school governor. Additionally I work on the appeals panel for the local authority. 

 

Amber Ward

I am a co-opted governor with one child at Hamsey and one due to start in 2018.  I am a self-employed yoga teacher, specialising in yoga for people with additional needs. I am passionate about people having opportunities to access their potential.

 

 

T. 01273 400287 E. office@barcombe.e-sussex.sch.uk A. School Path, Barcombe, East Sussex, BN8 5DN