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The Weald Community School

The WealdCommunity School and Sixth Form

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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: Russell Harvey (Chairman) 22 March 2022
Headteacher Mrs Sarah Edwards  
Parent Governors:

Mrs Rachel Terry
Mr Tim Puddefoot

Mr Steve Earl

Mrs Charlotte Johnston

Mr Keef Sloan

Mr Ian Willitt

20 March 2022
20 March 2022
 1 July 2023

1 March 2024

1 March 2024

1 March 2024

Staff Governors: Mrs Sally Catchpole 1 Dec 2021
Co-opted Governors:

Mrs Nicola Waters (Vice Chair)

Mr Patrick Perks BEM
Mr John Griffin
Mrs Alison Lerche
Ms Jo Hindhaugh
Mrs Lydia Graham

Mrs Manisha Fritche

Mrs Sam Clarke

20 March 2023

20 March 2023
20 March 2023
20 March 2023
20 March 2023

20 March 2022

23 July 2023

23 July 2023

Associate Member:    
Clerk Ms Belinda Knowles        [email protected]  

Governors with specific roles/interests:

Link Governor (training) Lydia Graham
Special Needs Manisha Fritche
Pupil Premium Keef Sloan
Careers John Griffin
Child Protection Sally Catchpole
Health and Safety Chair of Resources Committee 
Race Equality Chair of Teaching & Learning Committee 

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