Governors

The Governors can be contacted directly at govs@st-andrews-inf.e-sussex.sch.uk

David Lambeth

(LA Governor 19.1.11) Finance/Premises

I have now retired from the finance industry after 49 years. I have been a governor of St. Andrews for the past two years but had previous experience at Hawks Farm Primary School in Hailsham where my three children attended. I am an LEA governor but I do have a grandchild at St. Andrew's at the present time with three other grandchildren attending previously before moving to Tollgate and Bishop Bell. Another grandchild will be starting at the school next September.

Sean Brink

(Co-opted 17.10.12) Staffing/Standards

My name is Sean Brink, I am one of the Parent Governors. I have three children. The eldest attends Tollgate Community Junior School having completed her 3 years at St Andrews in 2012. My son is currently a student here and my youngest daughter will start her St Andrews journey in the Autumn of 2014. By the time all of my children leave I will have been a regular in the playground for 8 consecutive years.

I work full time as a doctor in East Sussex and help as a medic with the local St John's Ambulance service.

My family and I enjoy long walks throughout Sussex, trips to the Theatre and jumping in muddy Puddles!

Rose Campbell

(Co-opted 17.10.12) Staffing/Premises

My name is Rose Campbell. I have worked at St Andrews CofE Infants School since November 2004. I am currently a teaching assistant in a reception class but have previously worked in year 1 for several years. I also assist in the school office.

I am the mother of 2 children who are now 18 and 16. My daughter is studying A levels at Sussex Downs college and my son is in his last year at school studying hard for his GCSE's.

I became a governor as I believe in the ethos of the school and wanted to help the Head Teacher to ensure the future success of the school.

Father David King

(Foundation 8.12.08) Curriculum/Premises/Standards

Fr David is the Vicar of St Andrew's Church and Foundation Governor of the school. He is married to Hilary and has four children. Fr David was ordained in 2000 and before that was a teacher, teaching Infants at a school in Crawley for 5 years before working at a school for children with Cerebral Palsy for a further 3 years. In the little spare time he has he enjoys cycling and playing badminton (not at the same time!) He is passionate about education and is delighted to be a Governor of this excellent school.

Mark Simmons

(Parent 1.12.13) Standards

I am a committed Christian and regular church goer. I am married and have 2 children who attend the St Andrew's and who both really enjoy every aspect of their school life. I enjoy all sports, especially watching and playing football. I am employed as a housing manager in a YMCA project for homeless young people in Eastbourne. I volunteered to be a governor hoping that I would be able to contribute in some way to the running of a really good school and that my experience and skills would be a positive benefit to the school. I also hope to give something back to the school that has looked after and taught my children so well.

Ann Almeida

(Staff 1.1.14) Premises

I have taught at St. Andrew's for many years and I am currently teaching in Year 1, having moved from Year 2 in September. My areas of responsibility are Art, Gifted & Talented, Health & Safety and at present the Year 1 Co-ordinator. As a governor I am on the Premises Sub Committee and my subject responsibility is Art.

Jackie Bignell

Chair (Co-opted 17.10.13) Finance/Premises/Staffing

I have worked in the finance industry for 33 years latterly as a senior manager. I am a parent of two grown up children who both attended St. Andrew's and I have been a governor at the school for 18 years. I also run a local amateur dramatics group working with adults from different backgrounds, making music and drama accessible to people of all abilities. I have an ongoing passion to support St. Andrew's in being the best it possibly can be. Together we are a family with our children being central to all we do.

Mr P Crossinggum

Co-opted Governor

Mr B West

Parent Governor

Current Governors & Details of Appointment September 2017

Governor Name First appointment date Renewal Date End Date Type of Governor Appointed by
Carol Meakins Ex Officio n/a n/a Ex- Officio School
Phil Crossinggum 21/04/15 21/08/19   Co-Opt Governors
Jackie Bignell 07/10/13 Annually   Co-opt Chair Governors
Father David King 08/12/08 n/a n/a Foundation Dioceses
Father John Underhill   n/a n/a Foundation Dioceses
David Lambeth 19/01/11 16/12/18   Local Authority LA
Rose Campbell 17/10/12 16/1/18   Staff Staff
Ann Almeida 01/01/14 01/01/18   Staff Staff
Mark Simmons 01/12/13 01/09/17 01/09/21 Parent Parents of School
Sean Brink 17/10/12 01/09/17 01/09/21 Co-Opt Governors
Ben West 01/09/17 01/09/21   Parent Parents of School
Anna Seath 27.1.2014 1.09.2017 October 2017- resigned Co-opted Governors

Register of Governor Committees

Name Governor Category Committee
Carol Meakins Music Curriculum & Worship, Premises, Finance, Standards, Staffing
Phil Crossinggum Data & Assessment Governor Curriculum & Worship, Standards, Staffing
Jackie Bignell Early Years, Foundation Stage, P.E. Staffing, Finance
Father David King RE, SMSC, BV, Maths Curriculum & Worship, Standards, Premises, Heads Pay, Exclusion Panel, Head Teachers Target Panel.
Father John Underhill Computing Curriculum & Worship
David Lambeth English, Health and Safety, D.T Finance, Premises, Staff Panel, Staff Dismissal.
Rose Campbell P.S.H.E Premises, Staffing
Ann Almeida Art, Drama Premises.
Mark Simmons Humanities, History, Geography & CP  Standards, Heads Pay, Exclusion Panel, Head Teachers Target Panel.
Sean Brink Science, D.T Finance, Staff Panel,
Ben West S.E.N Curriculum & Worship

School Declaration Of Interests Register September 2017

Name of Governor Name of Business Including: Governor elsewhere, related/married to member of staff, employed at school Nature of Business Nature of Interest Date of Entry
Bignell,Jackie (Chair) Financial Services Finance Finance Sept 17
Lambeth,David (Vice) Retired N/A N/A Sept 17
Brink,Sean (Vice) Medical Services Medical Co-Opt Sept 17
King, Father David Clergy, Married to Member of Staff Clergy Pastoral Sept 17
Underhill,Deacon John Clergy Clergy Pastoral Sept 17
Simmons. Mark (CP Governor) Employed Charity Parent Sept 17
Campbell, Rose (Co-Opted) Staff (Teaching Assistant) Staff Member Staff Sept 17
Almeida, Ann (Staff) Staff (Teacher) Staff Member Staff Sept 17
West, Ben (Parent) Local Community, Parent Charity Parent Sept 17
Crossinggum,Phil (Co-Opted) Staff (Deputy Head) Staff Member Staff Sept 17
Meakins,Carol (Headteacher) Staff (Head) Staff Member Staff Sept 17

Governor Attendance at Full Governing Body Meeting  2016-17

Name September 2016 January 2017 March 2017 April 2017 July 2017  
Jackie Bignell Y Y Y Y Y 5/5
Father David King Y Y Y Y Y 5/5
Father John Underhill Y Apologies Y Y Y 4/5
Mark Simmons Y Y Y Y Y 5/5
Anna Seath Y Apologies Y Y Y 4/5
David Lambeth Y Y Y Y Y 5/5
Ann Almeida Y Apologies Y Y Y 4/5
Rose Campbell Apologies Y Y Y Y 4/5
Phil Crossinggum Apologies Y Y Y Y 4/5
Carol Meakins Y Y Y Y Y 5/5
Sean Brink Y Apologies Apologies Y Y 3/5

Governor Attendance at Sub Committee meetings 2016-17

Curriculum & Worship

Name

October 2016

December 2016

January  2017

March 2017

June 2017

 

Father David King

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

5/5

Father John Underhill

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

5/5

Anna Seath

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

5/5

Phil Crossinggum

Y

Y

Y

Y

Apologies

4/5

Carol Meakins

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

5/5

Staffing

Name

October 2016

February 2017

March 2017

June 2017

 

Jackie Bignell

Y

Y

Y

Y

4/4

Carol Meakins

Y

Y

Y

Y

4/4

Sean Brink

Y

Y

Y

Y

4/4

Rose Campbell

Y

Y

Y

Y

4/4

Phil Crossinggum

Y

Y

Y

Y

4/4

Premises

Name

November 2016

February   2017

May 2017

July 2017

 

David Lambeth

Y

Y

Y

Y

4/4

Rose Campbell

Y

Y

Y

Apologies

3/4

Father David King

Y

Y

Y

Y

4/4

Phil Crossinggum

Y

Y

Y

Y

4/4

Carol Meakins

Y

Y

Y

Y

4/4

Ann Almeida

Y

Y

Y

Y

4/4

Standards

Name

October 2016

January 2017

March 2017

May 2017

June

2017

 

Father David King

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

5/5

Mark Simmons

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

5/5

Phil Crossinggum

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

5/5

Carol Meakins

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

5/5