Governors

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’s school inspections.

 

Please contact the Governing Board via the School Office.

GOVERNING BOARD OF SKYLARK FEDERATION 2018-19

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 membership  

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

7/7

N/A

N/A

Parent at Hamsey School

Mrs Caroline Bragg

Parent Governor

05.06.17 – 04.06.21

Elected by parents

 

5/7

N/A

N/A

Parent at Barcombe School; ESCC Employee

Mr Peter Clark

Authority Governor

22.11.18 – 21.11.22

Appointed by GB

Co-Chair

6/7

FC

6/6

 

Mrs Ruth Force

Staff

05.06.17 – 04.06.21

Elected by staff

 

6/7

N/A

N/A

Head of School, Barcombe

Rev James Hollingsworth

Foundation Governor

Ex-Officio

05.06.17

Appointed by Diocese

 

5/7

N/A

N/A

Governor at Chailey Secondary School

Mr Jonathan Hughes

Co-opted Governor

05.02.19 –

04.02.20

Appointed by GB

 

 

N/A

N/A

Interim Head of School, Plumpton

Mr Stewart James

Executive

Headteacher

05.06.17

Executive

Headteacher

 

7/7

FC

6/6

Parent at Plumpton School

Canon Neil Milmine

Foundation Governor

05.06.17 – 04.06.21

Appointed by Diocese

Safe-guarding

5/7

N/A

N/A

 

Mrs Jane Nurse

Co-opted Governor

08.06.17 – 07.06.21

Appointed by GB

Chair of Finance

6/7

FC

6/6

Parent at Barcombe School

Mrs Gemma Roxburgh

Co-opted Governor

08.06.17 – 07.06.21

Appointed by GB

 

7/7

N/A

N/A

Head of School, Hamsey

Mrs Sue Seymour

Foundation Governor

20.11.17 – 19.11.21

Appointed by Diocese

Co-Chair

3/7

N/A

N/A

Volunteer at Plumpton School

Ms Amber Ward

Co-opted Governor

19.10.17 –

18.10.21

Appointed by GB

SEN

6/7

N/A

N/A

Parent at Hamsey School; partner employed at Hamsey School

Vacancy

Co-opted Governor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vacancy

Co-opted Governor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vacancy

Co-opted Governor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vacancy

Co-opted Governor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Verity Brown

Clerk

08.06.17

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Attendance during previous academic year to 31.08.2018 where applicable

 

Former governors 2018-19

Miss Teresa Brinkley

Co-opted Governor

08.06.17 – 05.02.19

Ms Sally Buchan

Co-Opted Governor

21.09.17 – 20.09.21

Former governors 2017-18

Mrs Janice McBrown

Authority Governor

27.06.17 – 15.06.18

 

T. 01273 400370 E. office@hamsey.e-sussex.sch.uk A. Cooksbridge, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 4SJ