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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
 

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
 

Co-Opted Governor – We currently have two vacancies.