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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 board meetings 2020/21
Governor

17 Sep 2020

Nicole Cummins

David Appiah

A

Penny Williams

A

Sarah Bulgin

Emma Newton

Ian McIlrath

A

Natalia Norton

Gill Atkinson

Anne Hanney

Dee Harvey

A = apologies received and accepted.

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: Co-opted
Appointed on: 10 Oct 2018
Appointing body: Governing body
Term: 10 Oct 2018 to 09 Oct 2022
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: Parent
Appointed on: 12 Feb 2019
Appointing body: Parents
Term: 12 Feb 2018 to 11 Feb 2022
Attendance record last school year: %
Role: Parent
Appointed on: 23 Oct 2019
Appointing body: Parents
Term: 23 Oct 2019 to 22 Oct 2023
Business, pecuniary or personal interests:

Parent of a child at the school

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: %
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: %
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: %
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: %
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

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Our previous governors

Role: Parent governor
Appointed on: 08 Mar 2021
Appointing body: Parents
Term: 08 Mar 2021 to 09 Jun 2021
Attendance record 2019/20: 75%