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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
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: Head teacher- Ex-officio
Appointed on: 16 Apr 2021
Appointing body: Governor by right of position
Term: 16 Apr 2021 to
Business, pecuniary or personal interests:

Head Teacher

Employer : East Sussex County Council

Attendance record last school year: 100%
Role: Co-opted
Appointed on: 11 Feb 2019
Appointing body: Governing body
Term: 11 Feb 2019 to 10 Feb 2023
Attendance record last school year: 43%
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%