Committee Members

Mrs Freda Wimble

Foundation Governor - Chair (Treasurer)

  • Admissions & Attendance
  • Resources - Chair & Treasurer

 Mr Peter Parish

Foundation Governor Vice Chair (Link Governor)

  • Admissions & Attendance - Chair
  • Resources

Mrs Laura Anderson

Parent Governor (Safeguarding Governor)

  • Quality of Education (Chair)

 Mrs Kate Cooper

Foundation Governor

  • Quality of Education

 Ms Katherine Mustafa

Parent Governor

  • Quality of Education

 Miss Rosemary Ellis

Local Authority Governor (Deputy Safeguarding Governor)

  • Resources

 Mr Trevor Wimble

Foundation Governor (Health & Safety Governor)

  • Resources

 Rev. Paul Taylor (Deputy Health & Safety Governor)

St Matthew's

  • Admissions & Attendance

 Rev. Peter Kane

St Botolph's

  • Admissions & Attendance

 Mrs Diane Cann 

Staff Governor

  • Resources

 Mrs Sally Pritchard

Foundation Governor

  • Quality of Education

Mrs Jo MacGovern

Headteacher (ex-officio)

  • All committees
Method of Appointment
The Parish Church Councils of St Matthew’s, Worthing and St Botolph's, Heene each nominate two foundation governors for the Diocesan Board of Education to appoint, and the Diocesan Board of Education appoints a further two.  The incumbent or priest in charge of St Matthew’s is a Foundation Governor ex officio. The House for Duty Priest in Charge of St Botolph's is also a Foundation Governor.
The parent and staff governors are elected by their represented body. The Local Authority governor has been appointed by West Sussex County Council.
Role of the SEND and EAL Governor
Specific oversight of the school’s arrangements for children with special educational needs, for children with disabilities and for children who have English as an additional language, on behalf of the full governing body.
Role of the Pupil Premium Governor
Involves analysis of the following two areas of the management of the school:-
1. The allocation of Pupil Premium resources and consequent audit trail
2. Narrowing attainment gaps between disadvantaged pupils and other pupils
Role of the Children Looked After Governor
Responsibilites in the role include:-
  • Supporting and liaising with the designated teacher for Looked After Children, keeping the governing body informed of any issues that arise
  • Ensuring that personal education plans (PEPs) are in place, and regularly reviewed, for all Looked After Children
  • Monitoring the policy and practice of the school to ensure that Looked After Children have equal access to all aspects of school life, such as academic support and extra-curricular activities
  •  Attending specific training events on the education of Looked After Children 
Role of the Safeguarding Governor
The safeguarding governor plays an important role in ensuring oversight and scrutiny of safeguarding policy, procedure and practice on behalf of the full governing body.

Responsibilities in the role include:

  • Monitoring the safeguarding and whistle-blowing policies
  • Ensuring a robust system is in place for recording, storing and reviewing child welfare concerns
  • Liaising with the Headteacher about general child protection and broader safeguarding issues within the school, and providing reports to the governing body
  • Ensuring that school staff training is up to date
  • Ensuring at least one governor on the recruitment and selection panel for staff has successfully completed accredited safer recruitment training

Ofsted's guidance says:

Safeguarding is not just about protecting children from deliberate harm. It relates to aspects of school life including:

  • Pupils' health and safety
  • The use of reasonable force
  • Meeting the needs of pupils with medical conditions
  • Providing first aid
  • Educational visits
  • Intimate care
  • Internet or e-safety
  • Appropriate arrangements to ensure school security, taking into account the local context

Role of the Health and Safety governor

  • makes sure the school has an up-to-date local Health and Safety policy
  • monitors that the Headteacher has made adequate arrangements to delegate his/her responsibility for Health and Safety relating to the school’s activities, including for off-site visits
  • monitors the effectiveness of the Health and Safety arrangements
  • checks the policies and procedures are implemented in accordance with the standards set by the Executive Director Care, Wellbeing and Education
  • makes sure that sufficient resources have been allocated for Health and Safety, including resources to maintain the premises in a safe condition
  • makes sure that Health and Safety issues are covered at Premises, Health and Safety Committee / Governing Body meetings
  • provides information to the Local Authority on Health and Safety matters when requested
  • attends appropriate Local Authority training