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Governor Minutes

Governors’ meetings

Full Governing Body (FGB) meetings

The full governing body meets once or twice a term.  At these meetings the governing body carries out its three core functions, as identified by the Department for Education in the Governance Handbook:

Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff

Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure money is well spent.

The current Chair of Governors is Karen Preston and the Vice Chairs are Catherine Horner and Rachel Cooper. Minutes are published here, once they have been agreed by the governing body at the following meeting and available on request.

Full Governing Body (FGB) Membership 2017-2018 Karen Preston (Chair); Julie Cattell (JC); Rachel Cooper (RC); Giovanni Franceschi (GF); Emma Hearn (EH); Imran Hussain (IH); Catherine Horner (CH); Paul Lyons (PL), Alistair Mackintosh (AM) Jan Mathew (JM); James Murray (JaM); Richard Rudd (RFR); Caroline Taylor (CT); Jo Young (JY).

24 September 2015, 19 November 2015, 4 February 2016, 3 March 2016, 28 April 2016, 9 June 2016, 12 July 2016

28 September 2016, 13 December 2016, 8 Febrary 2017, 27 April 2017, 7 June 2017, 12 July 2017

21 September 2017

SCHEDULED MEETINGS: 11 JAN 2018, 22 MARCH 2018, 7 JUNE 2018, 12 JULY 2018, 20 SEPT 2018

Previous minutes are available on request.  Certain associated papers from the meetings are also available on request, although some will be confidential.  Please contact the Clerk to Governors for further information by email giulieankers@downsjun.brighton-hove.sch.uk or telephone the school office.


The Constitution of Governing Bodies in Maintained School (August 2015) requires governing bodies to publish individual governors’ attendance at meetings in the last year.  In the table below, governors initials are listed along the top (see full names above) and meetings are listed on the left hand side.


Key: Y = Yes (in attendance), N = No (not in attendance), N/A = not a member of that committee / resigned / not appointed.

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