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Who are your Governors?

 

St James' Coldwaltham and Amberley Schools are federated and therefore share a governing body. Many of the governors were on the governing boards of St James' and Amberley before the formation of the 'Arun Villages Federation' in July 2019.

Governor

Category

Committee/s

Responsibilities

Declared Interest

Ray Jackson Chair of Governors Pay Committee and Head Teacher’s Performance Management 
John Evans LA Governor and Vice Chair Chair Finance and Resources and Head Teacher’s Performance Management  Coldwaltham Parish Council

Jon Gilbert

Headteacher Teaching and Learning Committee

Reverend Peter Mallinson

Foundation Governor Pay Committee

Glenys Rowe

Foundation Governor

Patrick Crowther

Co-opted Governor Finance & Resources Committee

Barbara Kay

Co-opted Governor Pulborough Parish Council

Elizabeth Bowden

Co-opted Governor Chair Teaching and Learning Committee SEN and Pupil Premium

Sally Cleaver

Co-opted Governor Teaching and Learning Committee

Lynne Smith

Co-opted Governor Pay Committee and Safeguarding Governor Safer Recruitment

Rebecca Wolff

Co-opted Governor Teaching and Learning Committee

Jeff Feakins

Co-opted Governor Finance & Resources Committee and Head Teacher’s Performance Management 

Zuleika Phillips

Parent Governor

Richard Charman

Parent Governor Finance & Resources Committee

Lizzie Martin

Staff Governor Teaching and Learning Committee

Liz Taylor-Stoakes

Clerk to the Governing Body

N/A

N/A

None.

 

Governor Profiles 

Patrick Crowther

I have been a co-opted governor since 2015. As well as general governor duties I am involved in the maintenance, safety and improvement of the school premises. In my day job I run a small building surveying practice. With two children currently at Amberley Primary School, and being a resident of Coldwaltham Parish, I am keen to see both schools continue to serve their communities and thrive.

 

Glenys Rowe

Early in my career I was a Senior Lecturer across a number of Further Education Colleges.  Later, I worked with the Health Education Authority, developing and implementing Public Health Education Strategies.  Subsequently,  I worked as a Consultant with a number of International Patient Groups developing Advocacy Programmes to achieve recognition and assistance in securing appropriate treatment for specific diseases. I was a Link Governor at Amberley School for 6 years with responsibility for Early Years and SEND.  I am now a Foundation  Governor appointed by the Diocese to support the Christian Ethos in Amberley School.

 

Elizabeth Bowden

I became a Governor at St. James School shortly after my Grandson moved to the school in June 2017.  My background is in teaching.  I have taught across the primary age range, headed a Centre for Speech, Language and Communication Needs and held positions as Special Needs Co-ordinator and Deputy Head. I am the Special Needs and Disabilities Governor and a member of the Teaching and Learning Committee. Ash is my linked class and I try to get into school weekly to read with the children and participate in class activities. In addition to my Governor responsibilities I help with Riding for the Disabled and very much enjoy my ‘Grandma’ duties.

 

Richard Charman 

I joined as a Parent Governor as the new Arun Villages Federation was established in July 2019. I have two children, one currently at St. James’ School, and so have a strong desire to support the staff to provide excellent learning outcomes by ensuring effective governance.  I wish to use the skills I have as a director of a major business to help establish and achieve the schools’ goals.  I am part of a small team who will set out the vision and strategy for the Federation, and also a member of the Finance and Premises Committee.

 

Ray Jackson

I have been a primary school governor since October 2015 and chair of governors for three of those years. After an early spell as a university lecturer, I have spent most of my career in the IT business working with a number of large companies and then latterly with small companies and start ups. My wife Rosemary and I live in Rackham and feel very privileged to be in such a beautiful part of the UK. I enjoy cycling, sailing and travelling.

 

Lizzie Martin 

I recently started as Year 5/6 class teacher at St. James’, Coldwaltham in April 2019, having previously worked in East Sussex.  After having been a class TA, I made the decision to become a teacher.  I gained a degree in Professional Studies in Learning and Development at Brighton University before qualifying as a teacher in 2011 through the East Sussex Graduate Teacher Programme.  My degree and teacher training were all done whilst working in schools which gave me a fantastic opportunity to see how theory practically influences practice. In my previous post, I served as Staff Governor for three years and enjoyed being able to learn more about a governor’s role whilst also helping governors understand the perspective of teaching and support staff. I am passionate about the education of children; for every child, I would like to see them make progress and achieve highly both academically and emotionally.  By the time they leave primary school, it is my aim to ensure they have the knowledge, skills and understanding they need for secondary school…and to cope with everyday life! I have three boys of my own, aged 19, 18 and 13.  My middle son has severe autism which has given me a huge insight into the experience of families living with special needs. I love spending time with my boys, reading, running, listening to music and visiting places of interest.

 

Sally Cleaver

I have been a Parent Governor since 2016.  I have two children, one currently at St James’ and another who has now moved onto Secondary School.  I am a qualified primary school teacher but left the profession 10 years ago.  I now run a local business selling garden antiques with my husband.  Both our children have high functioning autism.  How we can enable all children to achieve to the best of their ability and be happy at school is my main motivation for being a school governor.

 

Reverend Peter Mallinson

I am married to Fiona with two grown up children, Lydia and Jacob, both of whom have homes of their own now. I started working for the church when I was 16. I was a verger (a sort of assistant) in the Cathedral in St Albans in Hertfordshire. I then worked as a verger in a central London church for a while. After that I worked in the retail trade, ending up as a health and safety auditor in Sainsbury's in Nottingham, where I was also Chaplain. I became a priest while I was living in Derbyshire. I then went to serve in Canvey Island in Essex before moving to the Benefice of the Arun Churches in 2017. I am now the Vicar of four churches, St Nicholas in Houghton, St John's in Bury, St Giles' in Coldwaltham and St Botolph's in Hardham. I work in six villages, West Burton and Watersfield being the other two. I am on the Governing Board of St James, Coldwaltham, Bury School and Amberley School. I also work with Dorset House School in Bury.

 

Jeff Feakins

I joined the Governing Body in 2014 and have specific responsibility for Finance.  Before I retired I had roles as an IT Director and was responsible for large IT programmes of change. Through this experience, I have a background in managing budgets and spend and an interest in the application of IT. My wife and I have lived in Amberley for 21 years and we have 3 children who were all educated locally. My other interests are sports and music.

 

Lynne Smith

I am a Safeguarding and H&S Manager in my 'day job'.  I spent many years in business management prior to moving into education as a qualified teacher, then going on to be a teacher/trainer. 

 

Zuleika Phillips

I was elected as a Parent Governor in July 2018. I have two children, one currently at Amberley School. I am a fully qualified primary school teacher, qualifying in 2005. Currently I am a full-time parent and offer private tuition to Primary pupils locally. I am passionate about education, in particular English with my degree in English Language; and also history where I have volunteered for the National Trust at Petworth House and been a member of their Volunteer Steering Group. I am also a committee member for the Friends of Amberley School Association.

 

Jon Gilbert

I began my teaching career in 1987 having graduated from Warwick University after a four year teaching degree course. I have taught in six schools of various sizes in East and West Sussex and Brighton and Hove before taking up my current position of Head at both Amberley and St. James’ church schools. I also worked as a teacher trainer for a year in the Maldives. I live in Shoreham-By-Sea with my wife and two daughters.

 

Liz Taylor Stoakes

I was employed as Clerk to the Governors in February 2015. I was brought up in the locality and after graduating from university worked in accounting and finance, which I continue to do on a part time basis. I have one child who attended Amberley School.

 

 

 

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