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Buxted Church of England Primary School

Governors

Governor Profiles  

South Ashdown Schools’ Federation

Chair of Governors - chair@sasf.org.uk

Clerk to Governors - clerk@sasf.org.uk 


Chair of Governors

Hanna Froger - Co-opted Governor

I am a teacher in a large secondary school specialising in all things Design and Technology. I am committed to the academic and pastoral development of my students hope to bring my expertise Design Technology, Food Technology and Teaching and Learning to the SASF and the pupils of Buxted and Bonners. I am currently Head of Department and was previously Head of Year and have worked with many primary schools on the transition from primary to secondary.

Interests

I have a daughter at Uckfield College and one at Buxted school and a son who will follow them in the future. I am excited about being part of the SASF and looking forward to seeing the direction in which both schools will go over the next few years

Lara Roberts

Lara Roberts – Foundation Governor 

Background Experience: I am a GP and have practiced Medicine for thirteen years. I am currently working part-time as a Locum GP and teaching medical students part-time at Brighton and Sussex Medical School. I am on the executive committee of a medical-legal indemnity company for GP’s and have delivered business strategic and support within their complaints advisory service. I am also on the Buxted Parochial Church council. I live in Buxted with my husband and two daughters, one who currently attends Buxted School. 

Interests: I am interested in child development, health and wellbeing and how individuality is nurtured to enable a child to achieve their true potential and that through learning children are “inspired” to “aspire”. I support the Church of England’s foundations and how Christian values are integrated within the vision and ethos across the Federation. 

Roles and Responsibility: I am a Foundation Governor and part of the Health and Well-Being and Christian Ethos committees  

Lyndsey Rogers – Parent Governor

Background: I am a paediatric nurse with 20 years experience.  My speciality for many years was diabetes but more recently I have moved to a reviewing, supporting & educating role within an NHS Integrated Care Board.  I live in Maresfield with my son (who attends Bonners), my step-daughter (when she is not away at university) and my Husband.  I was keen to become a parent governor to strengthen the working relationship between parents & schools to ensure the best outcomes for our children.  I am passionate about special educational needs and ensuring the school is inclusive to all children and parents.

Interests: I am an avid netball player and I love walking my crazy dog, Daisy.  Health and wellbeing is really important to me and I am keen to promote this for the children in our community too.

Ross Moss - Parent Governor

Background: I have worked in the charity sector for over 15 years and now work for the Sussex Wildlife Trust in a membership engagement and fundraising role. I am passionate about caring for the natural world and wildlife and believe nature and time spent outside can support and enhance educational priorities and outcomes. I live in Buxted and have two sons who attend the school.

Interests: As a family we love spending time exploring our local area. I also like to bake and keep active with time at the gym or at our allotment.

Linda Huggett - LA Governor

Background: I have forty two years experience in primary education. I undertook two headships in Surrey and took early retirement in 2013. I then worked briefly as an educational case worker. In 2014 I joined Access to Education in Surrey, working with children who were not accessing education due to a variety of medical,  behavioural and special needs. I was a behaviour specialist and developed programmes to integrate children  into mainstream or special education.

I am looking forward to using my considerable experience and skills to ensure a high quality education for all the children within the federation.

Interests: I am a voracious reader and a member of two book clubs. I enjoy all music and attend many concerts with my husband. For some years I have been learning to play the piano, with limited success!

For exercise I swim every weekday morning. I enjoy watching tennis and football and am a passionate supporter of Crystal Palace.

 

 

Richard Ellis - Co-opted Governor

Background: I have a varied experience in education and creative technologies having taught film and animation for children's workshops and in adult education. I’ve worked in Learning and Development creating online elearning and video training solutions for Sussex Police and I currently teach Visual Effects and Animation to Computing and Digital Media degree students at the University of Sussex.

Interests: I have one child at Bonners school and another in the Nursery. I'm passionate about the potential of art and creativity and the way that technology can enhance this. I’m keen to give support and expertise where I can to help the learning and experience for children at Bonners and Buxted Schools.

 

 

Charlotte Vickery – Staff Governor

Background experience: I am the Early Years Foundation Stage lead at Bonners CE Primary School. I teach in the reception class and lead the Nursery. I have completed the NPQML programme run by University College London. I am a moderator for East Sussex County Council which enables me to share my practice with a variety of schools across the county.  

Interests: Being a foundation stage teacher I am particularly interested in cross curricular learning and learning through hands on experiences. Within my teaching I try to instil a love of learning and exploration.  

Governor Responsibilities: Staff Governor 

 

Jenny Eadon – Vice Chair Co-opted

Background experience: I have had a long career in Further and Higher Education, culminating in Director of Curriculum encompassing several disparate departments, from level 1 to degree courses.

Interests: I am interested in how we learn. I think all learners should be challenged and encouraged to deliver their full potential. The learning environment should provide academic, artistic, cultural and physical experiences that foster lifelong enthusiasm and enjoyment of discovery in learners. Learners should be encouraged to develop self-confidence and

discipline, alongside respect and understanding for other cultures, traditions and people. I am always keen that the young mind should be broadened and deepened to become aware that there is more to know, something extra to find out. There is little more rewarding than to see a nurtured, young intellect blossom into full expansive maturity.

Governor responsibilities:  Vice-chair of Governors . I am the Governor responsible for Safeguarding and Inclusion. Champion of SEN. 

Ben Sear – Foundation Governor

I became the Rector of Maresfield Church in 2019, though I was a member of the congregation previously until 2012.  I originally studied biochemistry at university and worked for the Medical Research Council before starting my theological training.  Prior to our arrival in Maresfield, I was based in Patcham (Brighton) for four years during my on-the-job training.

I am married to Claudia and have two daughters.  I am very glad to be part of village life and to have this opportunity to support the school and develop its links with the church.

 

Christina Pembrey - Co-opted Governor

Background: I have always had a keen interest in education and child development and after an undergraduate degree in Educational Psychology, qualified as a primary school teacher in 2009. Since then I have taught across the primary age range and developed a particular interest in children’s reading development. I’m excited to be on the governing body for SASF to help support the schools being the best they can be. 

 Interests: I am a mum of 3 boys, the eldest of which attends Buxted Primary School. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. 

Harriet Creamer - Co-opted Governor

Background: I am a lawyer by training and worked for many years as a partner in a large City law firm.  After a period of time out while my children were growing up, I returned to work as an independent consultant, advising on management and people development issues for a range of law firms across the UK and abroad.  I believe very strongly that all children and young people should be able to access an excellent education and have previously been a governor in both the private and the state sector.  I am also a trustee at St Peter & St James Hospice in Wivelsfield Green.

Interests: I am married with three grown up sons: the eldest lives and works in Madrid, the other two in London and I enjoy spending time with them when I can.  I’m a keen choral singer - I sing with The Bach Choir in London (of which I’m also a trustee) and am a huge supporter of music provision in schools.

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Pete Molloy - Foundation Governor

The Rev’d C. Peter Molloy was appointed rector of the Parish of Buxted and Hadlow Down in September 2020. Previously, he served in the Anglican Church of Canada for 20 years in Dawson City, Yukon; Vancouver, British Columbia; Christopher Lake, Saskatchewan; and Westport, Ontario. Whilst serving in the Diocese of Saskatchewan, he also served as Director of Youth Ministry. He took a sabbatical in 2015 and was appointed as a Visiting Scholar at Pusey House/St. Cross College, Oxford where he looked at the Pursuit of Holiness as a Mission Imperative for the Local Church. He hopes to assist with the integration of the Christian faith into the life of the schools in the parish. He has a son in Buxted school.

Ewa Wilson - Headteacher Bonners - Ex Officio

Karen Head - Headteacher Buxted - Ex Officio

 Governing Board 2023/24

Name

Category of Governor

Appointed by

Delegated Area of Responsibility

Governor Term of Office

Business / Material / Pecuniary Interests

Meeting Attendance 2022/2023

Ewa Wilson

Headteacher (Ex-Officio)

Governing Body

 

29 May 2019

None

7 out of 7

Karen Head

Headteacher (Ex-Officio)

Governing Body

 

01 Sept 2021

None

7 out of 7

Rev. Peter Molloy

Foundation Governor (Ex-Officio)

Diocese

Christian Ethos

01 Jan 2021

None

4 out of 7

Rev. Ben Sear

Foundation Governor (Ex-Officio)

Diocese

Christian Ethos

11 July 2019

Governor at Nutley CEP

2 out of 7

Lara Roberts

Foundation Governor

Diocese

Christian Ethos

7 June 2023 to 
6 June 2027

Child at school

Locum GP

3 out of 6

Harriet Creamer

Co-opted Governor

Governing Body

Finance

Sports Premium

01 Sept 2020 to
31 August 2024

Trustee – St Peter & St James Hospice

5 out of 7

Jenny Eadon

Co-opted Governor

Governing Body

Vice-Chair of Governors

Safeguarding & Child Protection

SEN & Inclusion

7 March 2023 to
6 March 2027

None

7 out of 7

Richard Ellis

Co-opted Governor

Governing Body

Governor Training

 

01 Sept 2020 to
31 August 2024

Child at school

Wife – breakfast club supervisor at school

Lecturer at University of Sussex

Freelance work in video editing

6 out of 7

Christina Pembrey

Co-opted Governor

Governing Body

EYFS/Teaching & Learning

Health & Wellbeing

01 Sept 2020 to
31 August 2024

Two children at school

Child at Bonners Nursery

6 out of 7

Linda Huggett

Local Authority Governor

Local Authority

Data

SEN & Inclusion

29 April 2021 to
28 April 2025

None

5 out of 7

Hanna Froger

Co-Opted Governor

Governing Body

Chair of Governors

11 July 2019 to
10 July 2023

None

5 out of 7

Charlotte Vickery

Staff Governor

Staff Election

 

 

01 Mar 2022 to
28 Feb 2026

Teacher at Bonners School

6 out of 7

Lyndsey Rogers

Parent Governor

Parent Election

Health and Safety 

10 July 2023 to
09 July 2027

None

1 out of 1

Rosalind Moss

Parent Governor

Parent Election

EYFS Teaching and Learning

25 Sept 2023 to
24 Sept 2027

None

N/A

 Governors who left within the last 12 months

Katharine Rabson Stark

Co-opted Governor

Governing Body

Resigned

23 Sept 2021 to

22 Sept 2025

LA Governor – St Thomas a Becket Federation (Framfield & Blackboys)

Consultant Governor for ESCC

Member of Interim Executive Board as Governor for Groombridge St Thomas Primary

LA Governor – Holy Cross CE Primary school, Uckfield

Member of East Sussex Governors’ Forum

Primary Governor Representative on East Sussex Schools Forum

5 out of 7

Gail Hayes

Parent Governor

Parent Governor Election

Term of Office ended

23 May 2019 to

22 May 2023

None

 3 out of 5

Sarah Puttock

Co-opted Governor

Governing Board

Resigned

1 Sept 2020 to
16 Jan 2024

Teacher at Buxted School

5 out of 7

Michaela Spies

Co-opted Governor

Governing Board

Removed due to non attendance

29 Apr 2021 to 14 Jan 2024

None

0 out of 7