Governor Information

Role and work of the Governing Board

In accordance with the Government's requirement for all governing boards, the three core strategic functions of Grovelands Governing Board are:
1
Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
2
Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils.
3
Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

GOVERNANCE ARRANGEMENTS

The Governing Board meets every term for a formal pre-arranged meeting but the Governors will be in school much more often. Our Governors are hard working and committed to making Grovelands the best school for your children and the community.

At our full Governing Board meetings, we receive and discuss reports from the Headteacher and other members of the senior leadership team. We monitor the results of internal and external assessments of the children's progress and measure the impact of policies which we have adopted to help the school's work.

We oversee and set the school’s financial budget and make sure that we spend wisely. We check to make sure we are receiving good value for the money we spend. We also make sure that the school’s provision complies with current equalities and safeguarding legislation and also that the children and staff have a safe and healthy place to work in. We work as strategic partners with the Grovelands staff to plan the school’s development whilst maintaining its core vision and ethos.

GOVERNING BODY INFORMATION

At Grovelands School, all governor business is managed through Full Governing Body meetings

NAME Governor Category Appointed By Term of Office Link Governor Responsibilities Relevant Business Interests Other Governing Positions Held Relevant Relationships within the school
Dara Wakeling Co-opted Governing Board 10/2018 -
10/2022
Health & Well Being;
Training

Teacher at Uckfield Community College;

Husband is Assistant Principal  at Uckfield Community College
NIL Child/ren at the school
Paul Young Co-opted Governing Board 09/2015 -
08/2023
Chair of Governors;
Health & Safety
Wife employed by the school; Director of ‘Animazing C.I.C.’ offering services to schools NIL Child/ren at the school
Vacancy Co-opted Governing Board          

Vacancy

Co-opted Governing Board          

Alicia Ford

Foundation Trust 03/2019 – 03/2023 TBC (FGB 26.09.19) Teacher at St Andrews Prep, Eastbourne NIL  

Vacancy

Foundation

Trust          

Vacancy

Local Authority

Governing Board
(Nominated by E.S.C.C.)

         

Lucy Elder

Parent

Parents

09/2018 -
09/2022

Early Years;
Human Resources;
Information Governance

NIL NIL Child/ren at the school

Rachael Marshman

Parent

Parents 10/2016 -
10/2020
Safeguarding & Child Protection

Product Manager ‘Capita SIMS’

Husband created and manages the school website
NIL Child/ren at the school

Michelle McKay

Staff

Staff 10/2016 -
10/2020
NIL NIL NIL NIL

Jon Goulding

Headteacher Ex-officio

Governing Board 01/2018 - NIL NIL

Chair of Governors at Lady Margaret Primary School, Southall, London;

Vice Chair of Governors at Fletching CE Primary School, East Sussex
NIL

Darren Brand

Associate Member

Governing Board

05/2019 – 05/2020

TBC (FGB 26.09.19)

Senior Lecturer – School of Health Sciences, University of Brighton Co-Vice Chair of Governors & Local Authority Governor – Stone Cross School Child/ren at the school
Angela Duley Clerk to Governors Governing Board Ongoing NIL Employed by Union Corner Preschool NIL Child/ren at the school

 

Resigned Governors who have served in the last 12 months

NAME Governor Category Appointed By Term of Office Link Governor Responsibilities Relevant Business Interests Other Governing Positions Held Relevant Relationships within the school

Mark Beaver

Local Authority Governing Board (Nominated by E.S.C.C.) 02/2018 -
12/2018

Data;

Finance

NIL

NIL Children at the school

Gillian Sephton

Co-opted Governing Board 04/2017 -
09/2019
Pupil Premium; SEND;
Sports Premium
NIL NIL NIL

GOVERNING BODY MEETING ATTENDANCE - FGB Meetings 2018/19

(All business is conducted through FGB meetings, there are no sub-committees)

NAME 16/10/2018 06/12/2018 07/02/2019 28/03/2019 13/05/2019 11/07/2019 Number Attended % Attended

Mark Beaver
LA Governor
(03.12.18  onwards)

N/A N/A

N/A

N/A N/A 1/1 100%

Darren Brand
Associate Member
(14.05.19 onwards)

N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1/1 100%

Lucy Elder
Parent Governor

6/6 100%

Alicia Ford
Foundation Governor
(21.03.19 onwards)

N/A N/A N/A 1/3 33%

Jon Goulding
Ex-officio

6/6 100%

Rachael Marshman
Parent Governor

5/6 83%

Michelle Mckay
Staff Governor

5/6 83%

Gillian Sephton
Co-opted Governor

6/6 100%

Paul Young
Co-opted Governor

6/6 100%
Angela Duley
Clerk
6/6 100%

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Grovelands School, Dunbar Drive,
Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 3UW.

Staff Contacts

  • Headteacher: Mr Jon Goulding
  • School Secretary: Mrs Carol Williams
  • Chair of Governors: Mr Paul Young
  • Designated Safeguarding Lead:  Mrs M McKay
  • Inclusion Leader: Ms C Adams
  • Deputy DSLs:  Miss K Swaine, Ms C Adams,
    Mr J Goulding

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