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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.  

 

Our Committee Membership

Finance:

Annette Childs

Geoffry Lucas

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)

Margaret Williams

Claire Day

Heloise Prus

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) Co-opted 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 LA) Miss Beverley Waldis (Term of Office 01/07/2020 - 30/06/2024)
Parent Governor (Elected by Parents) Mr Jason Waring (Term of Office 01/07/2020 - 30/06/2024)
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 documents 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 Cessation of Interest

Date of Entry

Annette Childs (Chair)

Nil return

 

 

01/07/2020

 

23/09/2020

Gregory Coleman

Employed at the Schools

Employed by KCC

 

School

Business Manager of Riverside Federation

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 (zero hours)

 

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

 

Child in Year 4

Preschool Chairperson

01/07/2020

 

05/11/2020

Rev Christopher Irvine

Nil Return

 

 

01/07/2020

 

23/09/2020

Heloise Prus

 

Employed at Bodiam CE School

School

Deputy Headteacher at Bodiam CE School

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

 

05/11/2020

Beverley Waldis

Nil Return

 

 

 

01/07/2020

 

23/09/2020

 

Jason Waring

 

 

Employee ESCC

Local Authority

Employed in Management Position in Orbis ICT Services (ESCC)

01/07/2020

 

 

 

09/11/2020

 

 

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

 

Term of office linked to role

 

Cindy Rea

 

Nil return     01/07/2020   23/09/2020

 

 

 

 

 

PDF Documents can be opened using Adobe Reader, available for free at https://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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