Who are we?
Patcham Infant School Governing body comprises 12 full members: a headteacher governor; a staff governor; three parent governors; 6 co-opted governors and a local authority governor. There is also a clerk to the governors and an associate member. The parent governors are nominated from and elected by parents of pupils. The staff governor is nominated from and elected by the staff. The headteacher may choose to be a governor. The local authority governor is selected and appointed by the governing body with the approval of the local authority. Co-opted governors and associate members are appointed by the governing body on the basis of their skills and knowledge. The clerk is appointed by the governors and has no vote. 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.
The Governing Body 2018 - 19
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 2018/19
|Name of Governor||Name of business/Organisation||Nature of Business||Nature of Interest|
|Hamptons International||Property Agents||Employee|
|Eric Baxter||Southern Water - IT||Water supply||Employee|
All Saints Church
Employee - Vicar
and Chair of PCC Trustees
Trainer and Supply teacher for Brighton and Hove
|Graham Kane||Head of Performance for Sussex Police and Crime Commission (PCC)||Police||Employee|
|Helen Hawkins||Patcham Infant School||School||Deputy Headteacher|
|Thomas Rhodes||Philips Surveyors LLP||Surveyors||Employee|
|Chris Taylor||Patcham Infant School||School||Headteacher|
Council, Procurement contract performance specialist
|Claire Wickham||Patcham Infant School||School||Employee - Teaching Assistant|