The Governing Body of Manor Green Primary

The Governing Body of Manor Green Primary consists of 12 members and operates without a committee structure. There are 2 meetings per term – School Business and Pupil Focus.

Governors serve for a term of 4 years

Jan Chester – Co-opted / Chair

Appointed: 13/4/2015
Area of expertise: Finance
Declarations on register of business & pecuniary interest: None
Attendance at full GB meetings: 5/5

Lynda Guy – LA Governor – Vice Chair

Appointed: 12/9/2016
Area of expertise: Safeguarding & Premises
Declarations on register of business & pecuniary interest: None
Attendance at full GB meetings: 5/5

Duncan Mackay – Parent Governor

Appointed: 20/06/2018
Area of expertise: Finance
Interests: Rugby, football, tennis, squash, music (used to play piano, guitar, occasional drums), history, walking. I am currently Junior Coach for East Grinstead RFC.
Declaration on register of business & pecuniary interest: Parent
Attendance at full GB meetings: 4/5

Vic Finch – SEND Governor

Appointed: 15/3/2016
Area of expertise: Parent Governor
Interests: Touring Cars Racing, DIY, Gardening.
Declaration of register of business & pecuniary interest: Parent
Attendance at full GB meetings: 5/5

David Reid

Appointed: 06/06/2015 + previous
Area of expertise: Headteacher for 25 years. All of my teaching experience is in special needs. I am a National Leader Of Education and I am a strategic partner in the STAGE and SCLP Teaching School Alliances
Interests: Football, Art and reading
Declaration of register of business & pecuniary interest: Headteacher
Attendance at full GB meetings: 5/5

Maria Cook – Co-Opted

Appointed: 13/4/2015
Area of Expertise: Being Ryan Box’s Mum, People Skills, Social Media, Writing, Event Planner.
Declarations on register of business & pecuniary interest: Parent
Attendance at full GB meetings: 4/5
Interests: Going to the gym, music, cricket, football, speedway, family and friends, writing, making people smile, campaigning and making a difference locally for parent/carers and the children and adults they look after, ensuring Ryan has the happiest life possible and escaping for a nice, cold pint with Hubby when respite allows!!
Other associations etc: I’m Chairperson of Autism Support Crawley, a completely voluntary parent/carer led parent/carer support group for people looking after a child or adult with Autism or a Social Communication Disorder, with or without a diagnosis. We are currently helping to support over 600 families within the RH postcode catchment area. We run coffee mornings, evening meetings, fundraisers and social events and we also have a very active closed Facebook page which is a lifeline to so many parent/carers who feel isolated. I work closely with many local service providers and WSCC to improve services for our families. I also write a monthly column voluntarily for The Crawley News titled ‘Living With Autism,’ which diarises our life caring for Ryan and talks about all the challenges we face and triumphs we celebrate. I sit on the Crawley Disability Forum panel to again help improve services locally.

Natalie King – Parent Governor

Appointed: 6/11/2015
Declarations on register of business & pecuniary interest: Parent
Area of Expertise:
Attendance at full GB meetings: 2/5
Interests:

Simon King – Co-opted

Appointed: 12/7/2016
Area of Expertise:
Declarations on register of business & pecuniary interest: Parent
Attendance at full GB meetings: 2/5
Interests:

Louise Bunce – Co-opted

Appointed: 13/4/2015
Area of Expertise: Appraisal & CPD – developing the potential of staff, investors in people
Declarations on register of business & pecuniary interest: Staff member
Attendance at full GB meetings: 5/5
Interests: Travelling, reading and walking and school governance

James Harvey – Co-opted / Link Governor

Appointed: 13/4/2015
Area of Expertise: I have 7 years of experience teaching children with SEN and 4 years experience of leading the upper school department at Manor Green.
I have led numerous residential trips and helped to plan and organise whole school events such as Creative Week and Winter Shows.
I have been in post as the Deputy Head Teacher from September 2016.
Declarations on register of business & pecuniary interest: Staff member
Attendance at full GB meetings: 3/5
Interests: The Arts and creativity within teaching and learning.

Caron Gillett – Staff Governor

Appointed: 01/04/2016
Area of expertise:
Declarations on register of business & pecuniary interest: Staff member
Attendance at full GB meetings: 4/5

Name: Tasha Brabon – Co Opted

Appointed: 10/10/2017
Area of expertise – I’ve worked in the disability voluntary sector for 8 years with 4 years 1:1 experience as an Sen nanny.Interests: watching my husband play football, reading, holidays and spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy connecting with the Down’s syndrome community in the USA learning from the many families out there.            Declarations on register of business & pecuniary interest: None
Attendance at full GB meetings: 1/4

Name: Liz Yadav – Associate

Area of expertise –                                                                                              Declarations on register of business & pecuniary interest: Parent
Attendance at full GB meetings: 2/4

Name: Amanda Preece – Associate

Area of expertise –                                                                                             Declarations on register of business & pecuniary interest: Staff member
Attendance at full GB meetings: 4/5

The following table shows attendance at governing body meetings during the academic year 2017-2018.

Full name of GovernorGovernor CategoryDate of current Appointment
or Election
Source of Appointment (where appropriate)Term of office / Roles within GBAttendance at full GB Meetings*Committee membershipAttendance at committee meetings*Declarations on register of business and pecuniary interestsRemarks
Jan ChesterCo-opted13/04/2015Chair5/5n/an/aNone
Lynda GuyLA12/09/2016Vice Chair5/5n/an/aNone
David ReidHeadteacher5/5n/an/a
James HarveyCo-opted13/04/20153/5n/an/aNone
Louise BunceCo-opted13/04/20155/5n/an/aNone
Victor FinchCo-opted13/03/20165/5n/an/aNone
Duncan MackayParent20/06/20184/5n/an/aNone
Natalie KingParent06/11/20152/5n/an/aNone
Simon KingCo-opted12/07/20162/5n/an/aNone
Maria CookCo-opted13/04/20154/5n/an/aNone
Caron GillettStaff13/04/20154/5n/an/aNone
Tasha BrabonCo-opted10/10/20171/4n/an/aNone
Amanda PreeceAssociate4/5n/an/aNoneDoes not have voting rights
Liz YadavAssociate2/4n/an/aNoneDoes not have voting rights