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THE GOVERNING BODY OF MANOR GREEN PRIMARY

The Governing Body of Manor Green Primary consists of 12 members and operates without a committee structure. There are 2 meetings per term – School Business and Pupil Focus.

Governors serve for a term of 4 years

 

Jan Chester – Co-opted / Chair

Appointed: 13/4/2015 and re-elected 13/4/2019
Area of expertise: Finance
Declarations on register of business & pecuniary interest: None
 

Lynda Guy – LA Governor – Vice Chair

Appointed: 12/9/2016 and re-elected 21/10/2020
Area of expertise: Safeguarding & Premises
Declarations on register of business & pecuniary interest: None
 

David Reid

Appointed: 06/06/2015 + previous
Area of expertise: Headteacher for 25 years. All of my teaching experience is in special needs. I am a National Leader Of Education and I am a strategic partner in the STAGE and SCLP Teaching School Alliances
Interests: Football, Art and reading
Declaration of register of business & pecuniary interest: Headteacher
 

Maria Cook – Co-opted

Appointed: 13/4/2015 and re-elected 13/04/2019
Area of Expertise: Being Ryan’s Mum, People Skills, Social Media, Writing, Event Planner.
Declarations on register of business & pecuniary interest: None
Interests: Going to the gym, music, cricket, football, speedway, family and friends, writing, making people smile, campaigning and making a difference locally for parent/carers and the children and adults they look after, ensuring Ryan has the happiest life possible. Other associations etc: I’m Chairperson of Autism Support Crawley, a completely voluntary parent/carer led parent/carer support group for people looking after a child or adult with Autism or a Social Communication Disorder, with or without a diagnosis.
 

James Harvey – Co-opted / Link Governor

Appointed: 13/4/2015 and re-elected 13/04/2019
Area of Expertise: I have 7 years of experience teaching children with SEN and 4 years experience of leading the upper school department at Manor Green.
Declarations on register of business & pecuniary interest: Staff member
Interests: The Arts and creativity within teaching and learning. 

 

Maria Leonard – Staff Governor

Appointed: 21/10/2020
Area of expertise:
Declarations on register of business & pecuniary interest: Staff member
 

Tasha Brabon – Co-opted

Appointed: 10/10/2017
Area of expertise – I’ve worked in the disability voluntary sector for 8 years with 4 years 1:1 experience as an Sen nanny.  Interests: watching my husband play football, reading, holidays and spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy connecting with the Down’s syndrome community in the USA learning from the many families out there.           

Declarations on register of business & pecuniary interest: None


Gary Medland - Co-opted

Appointed: 16/11/2021
Area of expertise: Served a full thirty years with Sussex Police, retiring at the rank of Inspector. Holding positions across Sussex, including roles at Brighton, Crawley, Eastbourne, Gatwick and Headquarters. The three years were as the Inspector in the Force Command and Control Centre

Declarations on register of business & pecuniary interest: None
 

Darren Greenaway - Co-opted

Appointed: 16/11/2021
Declarations on register of business & pecuniary interest: None


Charlotte Gover – Parent

Appointed: 20/11/2019
Declarations on register of business & pecuniary interest: None
 

Liz Yadav – Parent

Appointed: 20/11/2019
Area of expertise – my particular areas of expertise are geosciences (B.Sc, M.Sc) , ITIL v3 certified, project management, process definitions and documentation. For the school I am specifically assigned to the look after Personal Data Protection (GDPR). I joined the governing board as an associate member in 2017 so I could contribute to the future success of what is already an outstanding school. As a parent of a child with autism I know exactly how much difference a school like Manor Green can make to a child and their family’s life.

Declarations on register of business & pecuniary interest: None

 

Amanda Preece – Associate

Appointed: 28/6/2017                                                                                       

Declarations on register of business & pecuniary interest: Staff member