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Roles and Terms of Office

Vale School Governing Body Membership

In the interest of transparency, our governing body is required to publish up-to-date details of its governance arrangements.

The governing body meets at least 8 times per academic year and all governors are expected to attend these meetings. In addition governors are assigned to be leads in key areas of school business and/or as link governor to a year group/cohort of pupils.

This information will be updated at the start of each academic term. Should you have any queries please contact the clerk to the governors via the school office.

Current Constitution enacted: 25th February 2015

Parent, Co-opted and Local Authority Governors (2021/2022 Academic Year)

Full Name

Governor Category

Date of
Initial Appointment or Election

Date of Current Appointment or Election

Source of Appointment

Term of Office/Role Within GB

Attendance at FGB Meetings

Committee
or lead in area of business

Attendance at Committee Meetings

Declarations on Register of Business & Pecuniary Interest

Kevin Jenkins

Co-opted

7/10/2004

6/10/2021

appointed by governing body

4 years &
Chair of Governors until Oct Oct 23

 

Pay Committee
Staffing
Safeguarding
DSEN

1 / 1 (Pay)

-Elected member of Worthing Borough Council

- Director Adur & Worthing Business Partnership

- Trustee EWAS Conservative Association

- Additional governor role for WSCC

- Spouse chair of Friends of Vale School

- Parent helper to 1st Findon Scout Group

Louise Welcome

Local Authority

23/06/2021

23/06/21

WSCC

4 years

 

Pay Committee
HT CPD

1 /1(Pay)

 

Neil Williams

Co-opted

8/12/2021

8/12/2021

appointed by governing body

4 years

 

 

n'a

 

Viviene Stevens

Co-opted

6/10.2021

6/10/2021

Appointed by governing body

4 years

 

 

1/1 (Pay)

None

Andy Mills

Co-opted

26/3/2015

27/3/2019

Appointed by governing body

4 years

 

Premises

Year Group Link

PE

n/a

None

Sue Smith

Co-opted

6/10/2021

6/10/2021

Appointed by governing body

4 years

 

School Council

n/a

None

VACANCY

Co-opted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Ronney

Parent

18/10/2015

4/11/2019 

Elected by parents

4 years

 

Year Group Link

School Travel Plan

Curriculum

 

None

Edwyn Lim

Parent

3/11/2021

3/11/2021

Elected by parents

4 years

 

 

 

Employed by University Hospitals Sussex NHS Trust

Emily Lipscombe

Parent

3/11/2021

3/11/2021

Elected by parents

4 years

 

 

 

 

Darren Balkham

Parent

05/11/2019

05/11/2019

Elected by parents

4 years

 

 

 

None

Victoria Hill

Parent

12/02/2020

12/02/2020

Elected by parents

4 years

 

 

 

None

Staff Governors:

Mr Martin Garratt   

Staff
Headteacher

20/4/2010   

20/4/2010   

n/a

n/a

 

Pay Committee  

Staffing

1/1 (Pay) 

Employed by West Sussex County Council, Vale School       

 

Mrs Mel Scott

Staff
Teacher

07/11/2018 

07/11/2018

Elected by staff  

4 years 

           

 

 

Employed by West Sussex County Council, Vale School

 

Associate Members:

Full Name of Associate Members

Voting Rights Yes/No

Date of Appointment

Source of Appointment

Term of Office/Role Within GB

Attendance at Full Governing Body Meetings

Attendance at Committee Meetings

Declarations on Register of Business & Pecuniary Interest

Mrs Clare Collins

NO

19.1.2022

appointed by Governing body

4 Years

 

 

Employed by West Sussex County Council, Vale School

Mrs Sarah Granger
Deputy Headteacher

NO

5/12/2018 

appointed by Governing body

4 Years

 

 

Employed by West Sussex County Council, Vale School

 

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