Saltdean Primary School

Saltdean
Primary School

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Our Governors

Our Governing Body is responsible for the strategic direction of the school. Governors appoint the senior staff, make decisions about the school's budget, and discuss and approve school policy documents. Governors also ensure the school provides the highest standard of education for every child. 

Our Governing Body is made up of elected parents, an elected staff member, the headteacher, a local authority governor approved by Brighton and Hove Council, and co-opted governors appointed by the Governing Body. We hold two full meetings per term and additional Sub-Committee meetings. 

We work closely with the headteacher and her staff team and make regular visits to the school.  We come in to spend time getting to know the pupils, helping them to understand who we are and what we do, spending time with pupils, attending assemblies and sometimes mucking in with Christmas lunches and selling raffle tickets! We take part in training and meetings arranged by Brighton and Hove City Council and we also meet the Ofsted inspectors and other agencies.

Like all school governors, we are unpaid volunteers who give a lot of time and energy to our duties. We try to represent the views of all those with an interest in the school, and, like the staff team, we always welcome your feedback and suggestions for further improving our school.

Anyone aged 18 or over can become a school or college governor. No specialist qualifications are needed and people from many different backgrounds volunteer for the role. Enthusiasm, commitment and an interest in education are the most important qualities. You don’t need to have a family member attending the school to become a governor. We currently have 3 Co-Opted Governor vacancies. Co-Opted Governors are appointed by the Governing Body. If you are interested we would be pleased to hear from you.

If you would like to get in touch with the Governing Body, please contact Andy Thomas, Clerk to the Governing Body: andrewthomas@saltdean.brighton-hove.sch.uk

Parent Governors:

Dan Chatfield (Vice Chair)

Lindsey Harvey-Messina

Rosemary Miller

Samantha Smith

Staff Governor:

David Timmins

Headteacher Governor:

Mrs Suzanne Morgan

LA Governor:

Joe Paxton (Chair)

Co-opted Governors:

Luke Burgess

Michael Jones

[3 Vacancies]

Associate Members:

 None