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Governors

What does a governor do?

The role of a school governor is to contribute to the work of the governing body in ensuring high standards of achievement for all children and young people in the school by:

  • Setting the school's vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Our governors meet on a monthly basis as a full governing body. Our governors have a finance and a pay committee, all other areas are discussed as a full governing body in the monthly meetings.

Finance Committee and Pay Committee Terms of Reference - please see below.

Minutes of the full Governing body meetings are available from the school office once they have been agreed by the governing body at the following meeting. 

Southbourne Junior School Governors:

Nigel Bloodworth - Chair of Governors, Local Authority Governor, and Safeguarding Governor

No governance role in another school.

I joined the governors at Southbourne Junior School in January 2016 as the Local Authority governor.  After a career in teaching I joined West Sussex as a school improvement adviser initially advising on religious education but more recently as a Senior Adviser leading on Academies and governance and supporting improvement in schools. I have experience as an Ofsted inspector, a school improvement partner and a trainer.

I live locally and felt that with my experience I could contribute to the work of the governing body at Southbourne. I have enjoyed getting to know the school and contribute to supporting and challenging the work going on to help the governors play our part in providing an excellent education for all the children at the school.

Rachel Heath - Parent Governor

No governance role in another school.

Andrea Cooper - Co-opted Governor, Special Educational Needs, Pupil Premium, Health and Safety

No governance role in another school.

David Rock - Staff Governor

No governance role in another school.

Tammy Vallins - Parent Governor

No governance role in another school.

Oona Hickson - Co-opted Governor, Website Compliance

No governance role in another school.

Neil Phillips - Co-opted Governor

No governance role in another school.

Louise Gasser - Headteacher

No governance role in another school

Clerk to the Governors - Carol Vigor

Clerk to Governors at Funtington Primary School

Carol works for West Sussex County Council and has a strong relationship with the school.

CONTACT - via the school office at office@southbournejuniors.co.uk or leave a letter addressed to Mr Bloodworth at the school office.