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The Governing Body

The Governing Body of the Riverside Federation (Etchingham C E School & Bodiam C E School) is made up of volunteers from the local community, parents, teaching and support staff, the Children’s Services Agency (LEA) and the Diocese of Chichester. We meet regularly, both as a full body and in committees, to assist the smooth running of the school and to promote the highest possible standards to ensure that every child in our care reaches their full potential. We work in close partnership with the Headteacher, setting aims and objectives for the school, adopting and reviewing policies to achieve those aims and outlining clear targets. Our role is seen as a ‘critical friend’, offering constructive advice and support. 

Whilst the Headteacher has responsibility for the internal organisation, daily management and control of the school, Governors have statutory duties and a responsibility to monitor the impact of teaching and learning. We assist with self-evaluation and continuing school development.

This is a challenging but most rewarding role. We welcome a wide range of experience and skills amongst our dedicated members. 

Should you require any further information about the work of the Governing Body or are interested in becoming a Governor should a vacancy occur, please contact the Chair of Governors via the school office.  

Finance:

  • Annette Childs
  • Cindy Rea
  • Beverley Waldis (Chair)
  • Matthew Montebello
  • Gregory Coleman
  • Patrick Stevens

Premises, Health & Safety:

  • Phillip Hinde (Chair)
  • Matthew Montebello
  • Gregory Coleman
  • Patrick Stevens

Staffing:

  • Annette Childs (Chair)
  • Beverley Waldis
  • Matthew Montebello
  • Patrick Stevens

Standards, Curriculum and SEN:

  • Annette Childs
  • Jason Waring (Chair)
  • MatthewMontebello
  • Miss Claire Day
  • Heloise Prus
  • Richard Fretwell
  • Rebecca McCormick
  • Phillip Hinde

Our Current Governors 

Chair of Governors (Appointed by Governing Body)  Co-opted Governor

Mrs Annette Childs (Term of Office 01/07/2020 - 30/06/2024)

Governor (Appointed by Governing Body)        Associate Governor

Mr Geoffry Lucas (Term of Office 01/07/2020 - 30/06/2024)

Foundation Governor (Appointed by the Diocese)

Mr Phillip Hinde (Term of Office 01/07/2020 - 30/06/2024)

Co-opted Governor (Appointed by the Governing Body)

Mrs Rebecca McCormick (Term of Office 01/07/2020 - 30/06/2024)

Vice Chair of Governors (Appointed by the Governing Body)

Miss Beverley Waldis (Term of Office 01/07/2020 - 30/06/2024)

Co-opted Governor (Appointed by the Governing Body)

Mr Jason Waring (Term of Office 01/07/2020 - 30/06/2024)

Parent Governor (Elected by Parents)

Mr Richard Fretwell (Term of Office 01/07/2021 to 30/06/2025

Staff Governor (Ex-officio) Mr Matthew Montebello (Term of Office linked to role)

Co-opted Governor (Appointed by the Governing Body)

Miss Claire Day (Term of Office 01/07/2020 - 30/06/2024)

Co-opted Governor (Appointed by the Governing Body)

Mrs Cindy Rea (Term of Office 01/07/2020 - 30/06/2024)

Co-opted Governor (Appointed by the Governing Body)

Mr Gregory Coleman (Term of Office 01/07/2020 - 30/06/2024)

Foundation Governor (Appointed by the Diocese)

Mr Patrick Stevens (Term of Office 01/07/2020 - 30/06/2024)

Co-opted Governor (Appointed by the Governing Body)

Mrs Heloise Prus (Term of Office 01/07/2020 - 30/06/2024)

Foundation Governor (Ex-Officio)

Rev Christopher Irving (from 1st March 2018)   Term of office linked to role)

  

Governor Attendance at meetings

Please see the pdf document at the end of this page.

Register of Governor Business Interests

Name of governor

Name of Business

Including: Governor elsewhere, related/married to member of staff, employed at the school

Nature of Business Nature of Interest Date of Appointment or Acquisition Date of Entry
Annette Childs (Chair) Nil Return N/A N/A 01/07/2020 23/09/2020
Gregory Coleman

Employed at Etchingham CEPS,

Employed by KCC

School

Business Manager of Etchingham CEPS,

Business Manager at Goudhurst & Kilndown CE School and at Benenden CE School

01/07/2020 23/09/2020
Claire Day Employed at the School School Head of School at Etchingham 01/07/2020 23/09/2020
Phillip Hinde

 

Wife employed at Etchingham CEPS (zero hour contract)

 

School

 

 

Wife HLTA at Etchingham CE (zero hours)

01/07/2020 23/09/2020
Geoffry Lucas Member of ESCC Schools Forum LA Schools Forum Member of Forum responsible for Schools Funding 01/07/2020 23/09/2020
Rebecca McCormick Child Pupil at Bodiam CE School.  Chair of Bodiam Preschool Committee

 

Preschool
Child in Year 4 Bodiam, Chair of Bodiam Preschool 01/07/2020 23/09/2020
Rev Christopher Irvine Nil return N/A N/A 01/07/2020 23/09/2020
Heloise Prus

Employed at Bodiam CE School

 

School Head of School at Bodiam CE School 01/07/2020 23/09/2020
Cindy Rea

Nil Return

N/A N/A 01/07/2020 23/09/2020
Patrick Stevens

Member of PCC and Treasurer

Trustee and Treasurer of various charitable trusts

Church Parochial Council

Charitable Trusts

Parish Church Council Member and Treasurer

Trustee and Treasurer, Resolution Foundation and Sussex Community Foundation

Treasurer, Clare Social Leadership Foundation and Treasurer and Member of Rye Deanary 

Vice Chair National Trust Bodiam Castle Advisory Committee

01/07/2020 23/09/2020
Beverley Waldis

 Nil Return

 N/A

 N/A

01/07/2020 23/09/2020
Jason Waring

 

Employee ESCC

 

Local Authority

Employed in Management Position in Orbis ICT Services (ESCC) 

01/07/2020 23/09/2020
Matthew Montebello

 

Employed at Etchingham C E School and at Bodiam  C E School

 

School

 

Executive Headteacher, Bodiam and Etchingham C E Schools.

 

01/09/2020

 

23/09/2020