The Governors set aims & objectives for the school

Our Governing Body

The Governing Body’s role in the school is, essentially, a strategic one.

In consultation with the Headteacher, the Governors:

  • Set aims and objectives for the school
  • Approve policies and targets which are expected to achieve these aims and objectives
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress of the school
  • Act as ‘critical friends’ of the school, offering both support and constructive challenge to the Headteacher and staff.


The Headteacher is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school and is a member of the Governing Body.

If you need to contact the Chair of Governors Mr Clive Hale, please do so via the school or you can email him directly at chale@willingdonschool.org.uk or contact the Clerk at srogers@willingdonschool.org.uk  

Current Membership:

List of Governors - 2020 - 2021
TYPE NAME TENURE LINK DECLARATION
OF INTEREST
ATTENDANCE AT
GOVERNORS 
MEETING 2019-20
Co-Opted Clive Hale 01.09.20
31.08.24
Chair of Govs
Finance/Pay
HT Perf Mgmt
Achievement & Progress
Quality of Teaching
Data
Pupil Premium
None 12/12
Authority Barbara
Johnson
22.11.17
21.11.21

Joint Vice Chair of Govs
HR Link Governor
Safeguarding Link Governor
Mental Health
HR S/G WG Chair

Grandparent of
child at WCS
9/9
Parent          Jane Branson             06.06.17
05.06.21
Joint Vice Chair of Govs
HT Perf Mgmt
SEND
Boys
Literacy
Curriculum WG Chair
VLRG WG Chair
Parent of child at WCS
Director Jane Branson Ltd
Co-Chair of Governors
at Chyntgton Primary
9/9
Co-Opted Tom Lawson 04.11.20       
03.11.24      
TBC Headmaster of Eastbourne
College
N/A
Staff Emily Beer   Headteacher Headteacher at WCS 6/6
Parent Jo Saunders 19.03.20
18.03.24
CEIAG Link Governor
HR
2nd in Safeguarding
HR S/G WG
Parent of child at WCS
Employed by Diocese of Chichester
Academy Trust as Guidance Manager
Member of Core Executive Group
for St Columba SE Primary School, 
Fareham
4/4
Co-Opted Colin Etwell 01.09.19
31.08.23

Health & Safety Link Governor  
Finance/Pay
Governor Training
Mental Health
SEN & Nurture
H&S/Premises WG-Chair
VLRG WG

None 5/7
Co-Opted Brett Levett 01.09.19
31.08.23
Finance/Pay - Chair
School Website
GDPR
VLRG WG
  6/7
Co-Opted Richard Winton 01.09.19
31.08.23
Appeals & Exclusions
History
Curriculum WG
Teacher at Hailsham CC
Parent of child at WCS
4/4
Co-Opted David Wakefield 30.10.20
30.10.24
Finance/Pay
Marketing
School Website
Online Safety
Boys
Governor at Willingdon Primary School
Parent of children at WCS
6/6
Staff  Catherine Johnson 19.09.19
18.09.23
Attendance Teacher at WCS 3/4
Co-Opted Oliver Marlow 25.09.18
24.09.22
Literacy
Curriculum WG
Head of External Relations at
Eastbourne College
6/7
Clerk Sam Rogers 01.09.16