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Patcham Infant School

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Who are we?

All governors and any associate members have agreed to act according to the Patcham Infant School Governing Body Code of Conduct.  With the exception of the headteacher all governors are appointed for four years at a time but may resign at any time. Patcham Infant School Governing body comprises 12 full members: 

  • Headteacher governor -        the headmaster may choose to be a governor
  • Staff governor -                      nominated from and elected by the staff
  • 3 parent governors -              nominated from and elected by parents of pupils
  • 6 co-opted governors -         appointed by the governing body on the basis of their skills and knowledge
  • Local authority governor -    selected and appointed by the governing body with the approval of the local authority
  • Clerk to the governors -        appointed by the governors and has no vote
  • Associate member -              appointed by the governing body on the basis of their skills and knowledge


The Governing Body 2018-2019


Governors declare their interests at least annually and at each meeting it is checked whether they have an interest in any agenda item.  If there is a conflicting interest then they do not vote on that item and the other governors decide whether it is appropriate for them to contribute to the discussion or need to withdraw

Governors who have stepped down or whose term has expired in the last year:

Andy Ahmad Walsh - appointed 9.12.15 stepped down 4.7.18 No interests declared

Helen Emerson - elected 20.5.16 stepped down 12.9.18 Teacher at Dorothy Stringer School

Patcham Infant School Governing Body Declarations of Interest 2019


Name of Governor Name of business/Organisation Nature of Business Nature of Interest

 Darren Middleton

(Associate Member)

Hamptons International Property Agents Employee
Eric Baxter Southern Water - IT Water supply  Employee
Andy Flowerday

All Saints Church

PCC Trustees


 Employee - Vicar

 and Chair of PCC Trustees

Ron Guilford None  
Irene Evans

N Barrons

Trainer and Supply teacher for Brighton and Hove


 Michelle Lankstead

Company Secretary

Algas Ltd  Employee
Graham Kane Head of Performance for Sussex Police and Crime Commission (PCC) Police  Employee
Helen Hawkins Patcham Infant School School  Deputy Headteacher
Margaret Maslin None
Thomas Rhodes Philips Surveyors LLP Surveyors  Employee
Chris Taylor Patcham Infant School School  Headteacher
Nina Taylor
  1. Lloyds Banking Group
  2. BHCC


Council, Procurement contract performance specialist


Spouse Employee

Claire Wickham Patcham Infant School School  Employee - Teaching Assistant