Fairlight Primary & Nursery School

Every individual child achieves

GOVERNORS


What do the governors do?

  • Governors are responsible for ensuring clarity of the school’s vision and direction. 
  • They hold the headteacher (who is also a governor) to account for the performance of the school, its pupils and staff. 
  • The board also oversees the financial performance of the school and makes sure money is well spent. 
  • The governing body is responsible for supporting the school in providing a learning and teaching environment that safeguards children and encourages high achievement.

 

The role of individual school governors

The Governing Body has moved to a committee-less structure, this means that there is no sub-committees, each school governor takes an interest in at least one area of the school’s work, such as special educational needs, safeguarding, premises, finance or curriculum areas. 

Governors visit the school three times a year to be updated on and monitor their areas, then they report back to the main governing body.

 

Who are your governors?

Information about who your governors are can be found at Get Information About Schools this lists each governors terms of office and appointing body.


Details of each governor can also be found below.

Copies of the Governors Minutes can be accessed from the school office.

Register of Business and Pecuniary Interests can be found here.

Governor attendance record can be found here.

If you wish to become involved with a school by becoming a school governor information can be found here.

 

Who's Who

Leroy Brown

Parent Governor

Term of Office:11/5/21-10/5/25

Link governor for PSHE/Wellbeing

 

 

Alison Edwards

Co-opted Governor

Governor at Fairlight since 2015

Term of Office 13/1/19-12/1/23

Link governor for Assessment

Glen Ferris

Co-opted Governor

Governor at Fairlight since 2016

Term of Office 16/11/20-15/11/24

Link governor for Inclusion

David Harvey

 Clerk to the Governors

Joe Hilling

 Co-opted Governor

Governor at Fairlight since 2019

Term of Office 14/5/19-13/5/23

Link governor for Maths

 

biographical details to follow

Governor at Fairlight since 2015.I have worked in education for more than 20 years, principally in the independent sector where I was also an inspector for nine years, but more recently in maintained schools locally.  My role is to focus on outcomes for pupils, looking at the school's assessment data and meeting regularly with staff and pupils involved.

I have nearly 20 years’ journalistic experience working as a writer, editor and producer for various print titles and web sites. My role as communications governor is to make sure the school has great links with local news outlets and businesses

I provide advice and support to the Governing Body, which includes administrative work such as arranging meetings and taking the minutes. 

I have worked for over 10 years as director of innovation for a communications research company.  I currently work within the teaching and learning governors subgroup focusing primarily upon mathematics and monitoring. 

 

Joe Jardine

Co-opted Governor

Governor at Fairlight since 2016

Term of Office 16/11/20-15/11/24

Damien Jordan

Headteacher

Rachel McLaverty-WIlliamson

Co-opted Governor

Term of Office 5/1/21-4/1/25

Link governor for Literacy

Caroline Parker

Teacher governor

Term of Office 30/3/21-29/3/25

Link governor for Finance

 

Victoria Southwell

Co-opted Governor- Co-Chair

Term of Office 19/9/18-18/9/22

Link governor for Finance

I have worked in the public and government sector for the past 10 years, focusing at various times on finance, child protection and national security.  I currently work as the joint Premises Governor lead and the joint Finance Governor lead. I am passionate about child health and wellbeing and, after years of commuting to London, wanted to participate more in community life in Brighton.

Fairlight is the third school at which I have been a member of the governing body. My role as the Headteacher is to share and report information about the school but also to implement decisions made by the governing body. I meet directly with the Chair of Governors as my direct link as the Headteacher.

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Amy Thompson

Parent Governor

Term of Office 11/5/21-10/5/25 

Link governor for PSHE/Wellbeing

 

 

 

Miguel Vanoostende

Co-opted Governor 

Governor at Fairlight since 2013

Term of Office 6/5/21-5/5/25 

Link governor for Health & Safety

 

 

Dr Nicola Yuill

Co-opted Governor - Co-Chair

Governor at Fairlight since 1998

Term of Office 6/5/21-5/5/25

Link governor for Teaching and Learning

 

biographical details to follow

I started being Governor at Whitehawk  Primary School in 2012, when my son was attending the school. I am trained as an architect and I have been working since 2002, mainly focused on building sites, before coming to the UK. My role as a Governor is to supervise, alongside the joint Premises Governor, all aspects related to Premises and Health and Safety, ensuring we take all the affordable measures to provide a safe and enjoyable learning environment for the children

Governor at Fairlight since 1998, first as a parent of a child at the school and more recently as a member of the local community. I have 30 years’ experience of scientific research into child development and my governor responsibilities have included a focus on literacy and on quality of teaching and learning.