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The Weald Community School

The WealdCommunity School and Sixth Form

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Governors

Following reconstitution on 20 March 2015, The Weald School's governing body comprises 20 governors, made up from the following categories of governor:

LA (Local Authority) governors (1 maximum) appointed by West Sussex County Council
Parent Governors (6 maximum) elected by parents of students at the school
Co-opted Governors (11 maximum) appointed by the governing body
Staff Governors (1 maximum) elected by the staff at the school
Headteacher (1)

Further detailed Governor information is available on the separate document at the foot of this web page

Governor Type: Name: Term of Office Ends:
LA Representative: Dr Graham Parr (Chairman) 28 June 2018
Headteacher Mr Peter Woodman -
Parent Governors: Mr Russell Harvey (Vice Chairman)
Mr Tim Puddefoot
Mrs Manisha Fritche
Mr Simon Pomeroy
Mrs Nicola Waters
Mr Peter Bird
23 November 2020
20 March 2018
20 March 2018
8 December 2019
8 December 2019
23 November 2020
Staff Governors: Mrs Sally Catchpole 7 December 2017
Co-Opted Governors:

Mr Patrick Perks BEM
Mrs Heather Hards
Mr Tony Priestley
Mr John Griffin
Mrs Alison Lerche
Mrs Ann Brookes
Ms J Hindhaugh
Mrs Lydia Graham
Ms Julia Martin
Mr Stephen Keates

Vacancy

19 March 2019
19 March 2019
19 March 2019
19 March 2019
19 March 2019
19 March 2019
19 March 2019
19 March 2019
19 March 2019
19 March 2019
Associate Member:    
Clerk Mrs Michelle Goodenough -

Governors with specific roles/interests:

Link Governor (training) Lydia Graham
Special Needs Manisha Fritche
Careers John Griffin
Child Protection Sally Catchpole
Health and Safety Chair of Resources Committee (currently Tony Priestley)
Race Equality Chair of Teaching & Learning Committee (currently Russell Harvey)

Governors are encouraged to visit different subject areas in the school in order to forge better links, and increase understanding of their roles and responsibilities.

Committee Structure and Meetings

The full governing body meets four times a year, with additional meetings convened as necessary. Governing body business is also dealt with by their two committees, as follows:

Resources Committee

This committee considers at all matters relating to premises, buildings and finance, and school policies relating to these.

Teaching, Learning and Personnel Committee

This committee looks at all matters relating to the school curriculum, teaching and learning, and aspects of personnel, and school policies relating to these. 

Both committees report back to the termly full governing body meetings. 

Additional information for school governors may be obtained from the Governors’ pages on the West Sussex County Council website