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Our governors

Welcome to the governors’ section of the school website.

This information tells you about our school governors and the role of the governing body. The governors at Brede are a committed group of volunteers. We work closely with the head teacher and staff to ensure the school runs as effectively as possible. The government sets responsibilities for the governing body which we work hard to fulfil.

Together, we oversee the:

  • quality of education the school offers
  • progress and achievements of its pupils
  • standard of behaviour
  • ability of the leadership team to inspire growth and development
  • school’s finances
  • recruitment and performance management of staff
How we achieve the above

The whole governing body meets at least once each term.
We monitor and evaluate the school’s progress through:

  • focused school visits
  • analysis of pupil data
  • meeting the children to talk about their learning
  • meeting with staff to appraise their contribution to the school
  • checking the school finances

We appoint high-calibre staff.
Governors attend relevant training.
We work with:

  • parents
  • the local authority (East Sussex County Council)
  • the local community
  • agencies that support the school.

Governor attendance

Full Governing Body meetings 2020/21
Governor 17 Sep 2020 10 Dec 2020 11 Feb 2021 25 Mar 2021 19 Apr 2021 20 May 2021 11 Jul 2021 Total
Anne Hanney 7/7
Nicole Cummins 7/7
Sarah Bulgin 7/7
Emma Newton NIA NIA NIA NIA 3/7
Gill Atkinson NIA 6/7
Ian Mcllrath NIA NIA Resigned - - - - -
Natalia Norton 7/7
Dee Harvey NIA 6/7
Penny Williams NIA Resigned - - - - -
David Appiah NIA Resigned - - - - -

NIA = Not In Attendance

Meet our current governors

Role: Chair
Appointed on: 23 Oct 2019
Appointing body: Governing body
Term: 23 Oct 2019 to 22 Oct 2023
Business, pecuniary or personal interests:

I have brought up four children and have two granddaughters. I studied opera and vowed that I would never go into education. However, I soon caught the bug! As a retired headteacher, who has worked with some brilliant chairs, I’m keen to emulate them and give back in this role to another school. It’s great to be working with the headteacher, staff, children and parents of Brede Primary School!

Our governing body is small at present but what we lack in numbers we make up for in drive and enthusiasm! Each one of us has different but complimentary skills and experience; I am particularly interested in Early Years, Special Educational needs, the Creative Arts and my specialism; music. However, as chair of governors I expect to be a link for any aspect of school life where there is a need.

Having been unable to visit Brede for so much of ‘lockdown’ I am looking forward to seeing it again first hand and to developing strong links with the whole school community. You will see governors about school on many occasions, do come and say hello to us or share ideas at our termly Parents’ Forum.

Attendance record last school year: %
Role: Local authority
Appointed on: 11 Sep 2020
Appointing body: Governing body
Term: 11 Sep 2020 to 10 Sep 2024
Attendance record last school year: %
Role: Staff
Appointed on: 07 Sep 2012
Appointing body: Staff - Inclusion and special educational needs
Term: 07 Sep 2012 to
Business, pecuniary or personal interests:

Deputy Head Teacher

Employer : East Sussex County Council

Attendance record last school year: 100%
Role: Co-opted
Appointed on: 23 Oct 2019
Appointing body: Governing body
Term: 23 Oct 2019 to 22 Oct 2023
Other governance role:

Chair of Governors at The Bridge Federation

Attendance record last school year: 86%
Role: Co-opted - Safeguarding link
Appointed on: 18 Sep 2019
Appointing body: Governing body
Term: 18 Sep 2019 to 17 Sep 2023
Business, pecuniary or personal interests:

None

Attendance record last school year: 100%