Governors

On behalf of the Governing Body, it is our pleasure to welcome you and your family to what we hope will be a happy and educationally beneficial time at West Hove Infant School.

The Governors take their responsibilities very seriously, and work closely with the Head teacher and Head of Schools in making decisions about how this school can successfully meet its challenges, and we ask for your support in our endeavours.

We believe that successful education is the result of a positive home/school partnership, and we assure you that at all times the decisions we make will reflect our aim of trying to meet the needs of all our pupils.

The governors and staff look forward to working with you, to maintain and further develop the school’s standards of achievement and high level of care given to each of our pupils.

Chris Baker and Cheryl Finella- Co-Chairs of the Governing Body

Governors work with senior leaders in the strategic development of the school and in raising standards of achievement. Duties include setting the school’s vision, aims & objectives, approving the school budget and appointing the headteacher.

Governors work with senior leaders in the strategic development of the school and in raising standards of achievement. Duties include setting the school’s vision, aims & objectives, approving the school budget and appointing the headteacher.

Governors must both support and challenge the headteacher, so need to gain an understanding of the school’s overall performance in order to explain its decisions and actions. They do this by attending regular meetings, carrying out school visits and meeting with senior leaders. They also attend training in order to keep up to date with the requirements of their role. Governors work as a team and make collective decisions.

If you are interested in becoming a school governor, please contact the Clerk to Governors for more information: nikkiwheeler@westhove-inf.brighton-hove.sch.uk.

West Hove Infant School Governing Body

Name Type of

Governor

Appointed by Term of Office Members of Committee Position
Wendy

Harkness

Headteacher Governor Governors 01/09/2004 Diversity & Standards

Resources

Executive Headteacher
Chris Baker

Co –chair of GB

Co-opted

Governor

Parents 19/03/2015 – 18/03/2019 Diversity & Standards

H/T Performance Management

Resources

Self-Evaluation Governor

 

Able, Gifted & Talented and Health & Safety Governor

Cheryl Finella

Co –chair of GB

Co-opted

Governor

Parents 19/03/2015 – 18/03/2019 Diversity & Standards

H/T Performance Management

Child Protection and CiC Governor
Sonia Turney Co-opted

Governor

Governors 19/03/2015 – 18/03/2019 Learning &  Teaching

Resources

H/T Performance Management

Self-Evaluation Governor and Appraisal Governor
Catherine Dooley Co-opted

Governor

Parents 19/03/2015 – 18/03/2019 Learning &  Teaching

 

 

Safeguarding Governor
Louise Smith Co-opted

Governor

Staff 19/03/2015 – 18/03/2019 Learning &  Teaching

Resources

Head of School, Connaught Road Site
Renata Sims Co-opted

Governor

Parents 19/03/2015 – 18/03/2019 Diversity & Standards

 

SEND Governor
Clare Moonan

 

 

LA Governor Local Authority 28/06/2016 – 27/06/2020 Resources
Lorna

Cummings

Staff Governor Staff 18/09/2012 – 28/07/2020 Diversity & Standards

Resources

Head of School, School Road Site
 

Jason Smith

Co-opted

Governor

Governors 12/01/2017 – 11/01/2021 Learning & Teaching

Resources

Simone Clark Parent Governor Parents 28/01/2016 – 27/01/2020 Learning &  Teaching
Abby Hedger-Jones Parent Governor Parents 30/06/2017 – 29/06/2021 Diversity & Standards
Ian Kirby Co-opted

Governor

Governors 12/01/2017 – 11/01/2021  Resources
Nikki Wheeler Clerk 04/09/2014

In the past 12 months we have also had the following members on our governing body:

Name Role Term of office Appointed by Resigned Original appt date
Helena Herrera Parent Governor 28/01/2016 – 27/01/2020 Parents 09.05.17 28.01.16
Kenneth Burgoyne Co-opted Governor 22/07/2015-21/07/2019 Governors 10.03.17 22.07.15
Ian Nicholls Co-opted Governor 19/03/2015 – 18/03/2019 Governors 18.10.16 08.12.11
Edward Kemble LA governor 15/05/09 – 28/06/16 Local authority 28.06.16 15.05.09

Register of interests

The register of interests was updated at the full governing body meeting on 28 September 2017. No pecuniary interests were declared.

Governor Code of Conduct 

This Code of Conduct sets out the purpose of the governing body and the appropriate relationship between individual governors, the full governing body and the leadership team of the school. For the full code of conduct please click on the link below:

WHIS Governor Code of Conduct 2016-2017

Full Governing Body Minutes

If you need to contact our governing body please email our co-chairs:

chrisbaker@westhove-inf.brighton-hove.sch.uk  and/or cherylfinella@westhove-inf.brighton-hove.sch.uk