Our Governing Body

The Governing Body is the strategic leader of the school. It has a vital role to play in making sure every child gets the best possible education, and focuses on three core functions: 

•    Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction; 
•    Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
•    Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent. 

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

The structure of the Governing Body

Although there may be some vacancies from time to time, Mile Oak's Governing Body consists of:
•    2 elected Parent Governors
•    1 Local Authority Governor
•    1 elected Staff Governor
•    1 Headteacher Staff Governor
•    7 Co-opted Governors
Some work is carried out by committees, which report to the full Governing Body. Each committee is made up of a selection of governors rather than the full group. The committees include:
•    The Teaching and Learning Committee
•    The Business Committee

The Governors


Governor

Role

Term
of Office

Appointed
by

Attendance
Record for Meetings in 2014/15

Rachel
Simmonds

Interim Executive Headteacher
Governor

Permanent

Member
by virtue of her office

Attended
3 out of 3 full Governing Body meetings, and 4 out of 4 committee meetings

Sarah
Jennings (Chair)


Parent
Governor

July 2015 -
July 2019

Elected
by parents

Attended
3 out of 3 full Governing Body meetings

Ian
Dennis (Vice Chair)

Co-opted
Governor

April 2017 -
April 2021

Governing
Body

Attended
3 out of 3 Full Governing Body Meetings, and 2 out of 2 committee meetings

Helen Gray

Parent
Governor

November 2017 - November 2021

Elected
by Parents

Attended 0 out of 3 Full Governing Body Meetings - not a governor at time of meetings

Christine
Bartely

Co-opted
Governor

September 2017 -
September 2021

Governing Body

Attended
2 out of 3 full Governing Body meetings, and 2 out of 2 committee meetings

Stephen
Berry

Co-opted
Governor

September 2017 -
September 2021

Governing
Body

Attended
3 out of 3 full Governing Body meetings, and 2 out of 2 committee meetings

Allistare
Smedley

Co-opted
Governor

September 2017 -
September 2021

Governing
Body

Attended
2 out of 3 full Governing Body meetings, and 2 out of 2 committee meetings

Rosalind
Turner

LA
Governor

September 2017 -
September 2021

Local
Authority

Attended
3 out of 3 full Governing Body meetings, and 2 out of 2 committee meetings

Rita Webb

Staff
Governor

May 2016 -
May 2020

Elected by
staff

Attended
3 out of 3 full governing body meetings, and 2 out of 2 committee meetings

Anne Bergin

Co-opted
Governor

July 2015 -
July 2019

Governing
Body

Attended
0 out of 3 full Governing Body meetings - due to long term illness

In the past 12 months, the following have been members of the Governing Body, but have since resigned…


Governor

Role

Resigned

Appointed
by

Claire
Butler

Parent
Governor

July 2017

Parents


Greg
Barnes

Co-opted
Governor

July 2017


Governing
Body

Jane
Eacott

Co-opted
Governor

July 2017

Governing
Body

Zaac
Dyer

Co-opted
Governor

July 2017

Governing
Body

Penny
Gibney

Local Authory
Governor

September 2017

Local
Authority

Register of Interests


Governor

Interests
declared

Sarah Jennings

Governor at PACA.
0.5% ownership of My Interactive Learning Kit. Equity only,
no involvement in the business and receives no payments

Allistare Smedley

Employee of the local authority and Governor at St John the Baptist School

Rosalind Turner

Director of Riverside Management Consultancy Ltd
Trustee, Shoreham Wordfest Community Interest Company
Trustee, Adur and Worthing Trust
Chair, Local Governing Committee, PACA

Stephen Berry

Governor at St Barts and Patcham High School
Spouse is Regional Officer for Teacher's Union NASUWT

All other governors declared that they have no relevant interests