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 a four year term but may resign at any time. Patcham Infant School Governing body has 12 governors on its constitution: 

  • 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 

There is also a Clerk to the Governors who is appointed by the governors but has no vote.  Associate members may also be appointed from time to time to assist the governing body on the basis of their skills and knowledge.  Their voting rights are agreed by the full governing body but they never have a vote at full governing body meetings.


The Governing Body 2021-2022


Andy Flowerday

Co-opted Governor


Original appointment 17.9.14

Current term 16.3.19 - 15.3.23

Chris Taylor

Headteacher Staff Governor

03.9.14 - 


Tracey Grennan

Co-opted Governor

Originally appointed 14.10.20

Current term 25.11.20 - 24.11.24

Helen Hawkins

Co-opted governor

Original appointment 16.3.15 

Current term 16.3.19 - 15.3.23


Parent Governor

The governing body is pleased to welcome Jim Hughes. 

Term 2.12.20 to 1.12.24


The governing body is pleased to welcome

Sam Hawkins

Associate Member term

14.10.20 - 13.10.24

Nina Taylor

Parent Governor

Originally elected 9.12.15

Current term 9.12.19 - 8.12.23

Ron Guilford

Chair of Governors 

Co-opted Governor

Originally appointed 3.11.08 Current term 25.11.20 - 24.11.24

Thomas Rhodes

Co-opted Governor

Health and Safety

Originally appointed 6.7.16

Current term 16.7.20 - 15.7.24

Co-opted Governor

The governing body is pleased to welcome Kate Dorrian

Term 15.9.21 to 14.9.25


Parent Governor

Nominations to be sought formally September 2021 - expressions of interest to clerk to governors 

Emma Pettit
Co-opted Governor
7.7.21 to 6.7.25


Lizzie Hilton

Staff Governor

16.7.19 to 15.7.23


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

 Graham Kane stepped down October 2020 and Darren Middleton May 2021

Eric Baxter and Michelle Lankstead stepped down 7.7.2021

Patcham Infant School Governing Body Declarations of Interest 2021

 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 conflict 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. 

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

All Saints Church

PCC Trustees


 Employee - Vicar

 and Chair of PCC Trustees

Tracey Grennan Retired Teacher None None
Ron Guilford None  
Sam Hawkins (associate member) SE England Partnership Manager Creative and Cultural Skills ltd

1 Employee

2 Spouse of Deputy


Lizzie Hilton Patcham Infant School School Teacher
Jim Hughes Clarion Housing Group Housing Association Employee
Helen Hawkins Patcham Infant School School

1 Deputy Headteacher

2Spouse S Hawkins - associate member

Emma Pettit NHS Forensic Psychiatrist with NHS Employee
Thomas Rhodes Philips Surveyors LLP Surveyors  Employee
Chris Taylor

Patcham Infant School



Nina Taylor

Legal and General

 Insurance Company


Governors in previous year:




Darren Middleton (10.7.19 to 15.5.21)

Hamptons International

Property Agents


Graham Kane (6.10.17 to 16.10.20)

Head of Performance for Sussex Police and Crime Commission (PCC)



Eric Baxter (3.10.18 to 7.7.21) Parent governor

Southern Water - IT

Water supply co.


Michelle Lankstead (4.7.18 to 7.7.21) Co-opted governor

Company Secretary, Algas Ltd



Get In Touch

Highview Avenue South, Patcham,
Brighton & Hove BN1 8WW

01273 509 766


Follow Us Back To Top
Leaflet | Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors, CC-BY-SA