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Governors

Governor Profiles  

South Ashdown Schools’ Federation

Contract any governor through the school office email:  office@bonners.e-sussex.sch.uk  

 

 Chair of Governors

Robin Timson – Co-opted Governor

Background: I am a qualified accountant working in the insurance industry. I started my career within finance in the transport industry, and have had the good fortune to work and live in a number of different countries with my family, including Dubai, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and South Africa.

 

Interests: I currently have 3 children at Buxted school, and am passionate about ensuring that children achieve the best possible outcomes, and are given the best possible support, whilst assisting the schools to constantly evolve and improve. I also coach mini’s rugby at Uckfield Rugby Club.

 

Governor Responsibilities: Finance

Lara Roberts – Foundation Governor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gail Hayes – Parent Governor

Background experience;

For the majority of my career, I have worked in a business development role. Over the most recent years, I have been assisting to grow and oversee the day to day running of a Fire Protection business, This role involves health & safety compliance for our clients and I am also responsible for the management of the staff I work with. I am an advanced qualitied Nutrition advisor and I am also an assistant vote counter for the Wealden Council Elections team.

 Interests:

I have three children; my eldest is in full time employment, middle is at Lewes college and my youngest attends Bonners school. I became a parent governor because I wanted to give some of my time and expertise from both a parent and business perspective.  The happiness of a child within the years of their education is paramount to me & the understanding that every child is different, Therefore I am always interested to learn about new and Innovative ways of educating children.

Paul Ford – Co-opted Governor

Background experience: I work in performance sport for the British Olympic Association. Having completed my degree and doctoral studies in human exercise physiology, I now act as a sports manager, focusing on the preparation of athletes for competition at an Olympic Games. I work across a number of different summer and winter sports, and have fulfilled leadership roles for Team GB at multiple Games. Prior to working for the Olympic team, I worked as a sports scientist and as a University lecturer. In the Queen's 2016 New Years Honours List, I was very fortunate to be awarded with an MBE for services to sport. 

Interests: I currently have two children that attend Buxted Primary School, and have a toddler who will go there in the future. I am hugely passionate about sport and try to live as active a lifestyle as possible with my family and friends.

Governor responsibilities: Special focus on the d

 

  

 

Charlotte Vickery – Staff Governor

Background experience: I am the reception teacher at Bonners CE Primary School. I lead the foundation stage across the federation which allows me to be part of both schools. I also run the library at Bonners with the help of Year 5 students. 

Interests: Being a foundation stage teacher I am particularly interested in cross curricular learning and learning through hands on experiences. Within my teaching I try to instil a love of learning and exploration. I have recently started my leadership journey completing the University College of London Early Leadership course and I am currently participating in the NPQML programme. 

Governor Responsibilities: Staff Governor;  

 

 

Jenny Eadon – Co-opted Governor

Background experience: I have had a long career in Further and Higher Education, culminating in Director of Curriculum encompassing several disparate departments, from level 1 to degree courses.

Interests: I am interested in how we learn. I think all learners should be challenged and encouraged to deliver their full potential. The learning environment should provide academic, artistic, cultural and physical experiences that foster lifelong enthusiasm and enjoyment of discovery in learners. Learners should be encouraged to develop self-confidence and

discipline, alongside respect and understanding for other cultures, traditions and people. I am always keen that the young mind should be broadened and deepened to become aware that there is more to know, something extra to find out. There is little more rewarding than to see a nurtured, young intellect blossom into full expansive maturity.

Governor responsibilities: Currently Vice-chair of the Teaching and Learning Committee. Previous Chair of both the Finance and Resources Committee and the Teaching and Learning Committee. Member of the Pay Committee, the Strategy Group and the Equal Opportunities Working Group. I am the Governor responsible for Safeguarding and Inclusion and also for Gifted and Talented learners. Champion of SEN.

 

Cathy Hemming – Parent Governor

Background experience: I worked as a journalist for five years before training to teach English to 11-18 year olds. I have been teaching GCSE and A Level for 14 years. I am currently KS5 subject leader for English at Heathfield Community College.

Interests: As a secondary school teacher, I am passionate about education and particularly the value of an excellent primary education to a child’s academic and social development. I am trained to deliver the Outstanding Teaching Programme and am particularly interested in the role outstanding teaching can play in children’s personal development and in fostering a life-long love of learning. I am keen to support the staff and children at both schools to reach their full potential in a rich and rewarding environment. I have co-chaired Buxted PTA and some years ago I led the successful public campaign to have the footpath to Buxted School widened and the speed limit reduced. I am a member of the Buxted Community Hall Trust.

Governor responsibilities: Joint Communication Governor. Member of Teaching and Learning Committee.

 

 

Richard Tyson – Foundation Governor

Background experience: Having qualified to teach history over twenty years ago I am currently Director of Teaching School at Bennett Memorial Diocesan School in Tunbridge Wells where I am a member of the school leadership team. This role also involves leading Teach Kent & Sussex school centre for initial teacher training (SCITT). These roles have given me significant experience of leading professional development across primary and secondary schools to teachers, school leaders and governors at a local, regional and national level. I have previously served as a chair of governors in another East Sussex Church of England primary school. 

 Interests: As a school leader of a Church of England school and as a member of St Bartholomew's church in Maresfield I am passionate about the importance of a Church of England education. The Church of England vision for education has a central theme of wanting every child to be able to 'live life in all its fullness.' The motto of Bonners is 'Floreat Bonners' meaning 'Let Bonners flourish' As part of the governing body I want to ensure that every child has that opportunity to flourish through access to a full and varied curriculum that is exceptionally well taught.

 Governor responsibilities: I am a foundation governor representing St Bartholomew's church, Maresfield. 


 

Ben Sear – Foundation Governor

Hannah Froger - Parent Governor

Categories and Committees for website – updated 22.1.20

Name

Category of Governor

Appointed by

Delegated Area of Responsibility

Governor Term of Office

Business / Material / Pecuniary Interests

Meeting Attendance 2018/2019

Hayley Simpson

Co-Opted Governor

Governing Body

 

23 May 2019 –      22 May 2023

None

2 out of 2

Ewa Wilson

Headteacher (Ex-Officio)

Governing Body

 

 

None

2 out of 2

Jenny Eadon

Co-opted Governor

Governing Body

Safeguarding & Child Protection

SEN & Inclusion

7 March 2019 –       6 March 2023

None

8 out of 8

Cathy Hemming

Co-Opted Governor

Governing Body

 

7 March 2019 –

6 March 2023

None

7 out of 8

Charlotte Vickery

Staff Governor

Staff Election

 

 

25 Jan 2018 –

24 Jan 2022

None

7 out of 8

Richard Tyson

Foundation Governor

Diocese

Christian Ethos

 

17 Sept 2018 –      16 Sept 2022

Children at school                 Tenax Trust              

Director of Teaching School

4 out of 8

Robin Timson

Co-opted Governor

Governing Body

Chair of Governors

Finance

20 September 2018- 19 September 2022

Children at school

5 out of 8

Paul Ford

Co-opted Governor

Governing Body

 

Vice Chair of Governors

Sports Funding & Curriculum

8 November 2018 – 7 November 2022

Children at school

6 out of 7

Lara Roberts

Foundation Governor

Diocese

Christian Ethos

7 June 2019 –

6 June 2023

 

Child at school

Local GP

2 out of 3

Gail Hayes

Parent Governor

Parent Governor Election

Premises and Health & Safety

Parents & Community

23 May 2019 –

22 May 2023

Child at school

2 out of 2

Hanna Froger

Parent Governor

Parent Governor Election

Parents & Community

11 July 2019 –       10 July 2023

Child at school

N/A

Ben Sear

Foundation Governor

Diocese

Christian Ethos

 

11 July 2019

Governor at Nutley CEP

1 out of 1

Anne Radford

Headteacher (Ex-Officio)

Governing Body

 

 

1 April 2015 –

31 March 2019

None

6 out of 6

John Barker

Foundation Governor

Diocese

Christian Ethos

 

2 November 2016 – 23 May 2019

None

4 out of 7

Paul Winder

Parent Governor

Parent Governor Election

 

 

29 September 2017 – 26 April 2019

Children at school.            Director & Shareholder -      Merthur Ltd.                       Director only – Financial Planning for Professionals

5 out of 6

Charlotte Sutton

Co-opted Governor

Governing Body

 

8 November 2018 – 23 May 2019

 

None

1 out of 4

Marion Tooze

Co-Opted Governor

Governing Body

 

7 March 2019 –

1 Sept 2019

 

 

3 out of 6

Sue Bancroft

Co-opted Governor

Governing Body

 

7 March 2019 –

2 November 2019

None

6 out of 8

Michelle Pledger

Co-opted Governor

Governing Body

 

7 March 2019 –

6 March 2023

Child at school

8 out of 8

Duncan Irvine

 

Co-Opted Governor

 

Governing Body

 

 

23 May 2019 –

31 Dec 2019

 

 

Chair of Governor – Uckfield College

 

8 out of 8

 

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