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:
•    4 elected Parent Governors
•    1 Local Authority Governor
•    1 elected Staff Governor
•    1 Headteacher Staff Governor
•    6 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 Finance Committee
•    The Resources Committee

The Governors


Governor

Role

Term
of Office

Appointed
by

Attendance
Record for Meetings in 2014/15

Susan
Mines

Headteacher
Governor

Permanent

Member
by virtue of her office

Attended
4 out of 4 full Governing Body meetings, and 7 out of 7 committee meetings

Sarah
Jennings


Parent
Governor

July
2015 – July 2019

Elected
by parents

Attended
3 out of 4 full Governing Body meetings, and 5 out of 7 committee meetings

Claire
Butler


Parent
Governor

July
2016 – July 2020

Elected
by parents

Ian
Dennis

Parent
Governor

July
2015 – July 2019

Elected
by parents

Attended
4 out of 4 Full Governing Body Meetings, and 3 out of 3 committee meetings

(Vacancy)

Parent
Governor



Elected
by Parents



Penny
Gilbey

Local
Authority Governor

July
2015 – July 2019

Local
Authority

Attended
3 out of 4 full Governing Body meetings

Jane
Eacott

Co-opted
Governor

July
2015 – July 2019

Governing
Body

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

Greg
Barnes

Co-opted
Governor

July
2015 – July 2019

Governing
Body

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

Anne
Bergin

Co-opted
Governor

July
2015 – July 2019

Governing
Body

Attended
0 out of 4 full Governing Body meetings, and 0 out of 4 committee meetings-illness

Zaac Dyer

Co-opted
Governor

September 2016 - Ausgust 2020

Governing
Body



(Vacancy)

Co-opted
Governor



Governing
Body



Rita Webb

Staff
Governor

May
2016 – May 2020

Elected
by staff


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


Governor

Role

Resigned

Appointed
by

Kevin
Lockwood

Chair of
Governors

23rd
June 2016

Governing
Body

Louize
Kinsella

Vice Chair of
Governors

22nd
July 2016

Governing
Body

Register of Interests


Governor

Interests
declared

Sarah Jennings

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

All other governors declared that they have no relevant interests