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Meet the Governors

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Governors of Shoreham Village School

As Governors, we aim to provide all children at Shoreham Village School with the confidence and academic skills that will enable them to reach their own personal goals.


Our skills are varied, we come from different walks of life and volunteer our time for meetings, monitoring visits, training and other activities, but we have a common objective to help the school become the best it can. To this end, we are committed to supporting our Head Teacher to manage the school in such a way that it provides a learning environment that encourages all our pupils to make progress academically and socially.


Working closely with the Headteacher, we aim to:

  • Support all the staff who are dedicated to inspiring our pupils
  • Engage with parents, carers and the wider community in a partnership where all opinions are valued
  • Create a caring, friendly and supportive school where children can reach their learning objectives


The Governing body meets nine times a year to review the performance of the school. In addition we make monitoring visits which focus on some aspect of the School Plan and these are reported back to our meetings. Regular training is undertaken to ensure we achieve the high standards required of a successful governing body.


We are also responsible for approving and monitoring the school budget, completing an annual Health and Safety audit, and maintaining and improving the school’s premises.


The safety and wellbeing of the children and the quality of teaching and learning is at the heart of our activities. We are committed to providing an education that meets the needs of each child in a safe and supportive environment.


Shoreham Village School Governing Body consists of governors comprising parents, co-opted governors, one local authority governor, one staff governor and the Headteacher. 


Current GovernorsCategory & appointing bodyRoles & committee membershipsDate of appointmentTerm of officeDeclared business interests, other governorships, relationships to staff
MrRobert James DavidBlackettParent - appointed by GBResources Committee14/03/20224 yearsNone
DrAnthony RichardCraighillLocal Authority - appointed by GBTeaching & Learning Committee (Vice Chair)13/10/20204 yearsNone
MrJasper Jack HillenDaleCo-opted - appointed by GBChair of Governing Body;
Resources Committee (Chair)
05/02/20224 yearsNone
MrsCarlyFelsteinParent - appointed by GBResources Committee25/11/20224 yearsNone
MrsGillianLovatt-YoungHeadteacher - ex officioResources Committee;
Teaching & Learning Committee
01/09/2014ex officioDirector: Love Leadership Limited
Rev DrDiane ElunedReesCo-opted - appointed by GBTeaching & Learning Committee14/03/20224 yearsNone
MrsNikola HelenSheratonStaff - elected by staff bodyTeaching & Learning Committee18/11/20224 yearsNone
MrsGwen MarieWarrCo-opted - appointed by GBVice Chair of Governing Body;
Teaching & Learning Committee (Chair)
17/12/20194 yearsNone
Former Governors     
MrTonyMcEwenParent Resources Committee14/12/2018Resigned 31/12/2021None
MrsTracey GraceMooreParent - elected by parent bodyResources Committee (Vice Chair)26/06/2020Resigned 12/10/2022None
Meeting attendance9 Nov 2021
Resources Team
25 Jan 2022
8 March 2022
Resources Team
14 March 2022
14 March 2022
T&L Team
16 May 2022
4 July 2022
T&L Committee
4 Oct 2022
31 Oct 2022
31 Oct 2022
T&L Committee
8 Nov 2022
Resources Committee
25 Nov 2022
25 Nov 2022
Pay Committee
Robert BlackettN/GN/G, YN/G, YYN/AYN/AYYN/AYXN/A
Anthony CraighillN/AYN/AYYAYYYYN/AYY
Gillian Lovatt-YoungYYYYYYYYYYYYY
A = apologies accepted            
EFGB = Extraordinary meeting of the FGB          
FGB = Full Governing Body            
N/A = attendance not required            
N/G = not a governor at that time           
X = absent without prior apologies           
T&L = Teaching and Learning            
Y = attended             

Historic Record of Governor Attendance at Meetings (2013 - present)