The Governors of Nyewood CE Junior School are people who have been appointed to ensure that the children in our school are given every opportunity to thrive and fulfil their potential. Our Governing Board is made up of a number of committed, dedicated and talented people who each bring a range of skills to governance.
The Governing Board's role is that of ‘critical friend’ who will challenge and hold to account the school's leadership team on issues of performance, effectiveness and finance. The day-to-day running of the school is managed by our highly qualified and experienced Headteacher, Senior Leadership Team and staff. We adopt a Circle Model approach to governance, where the Board works as a whole team, rather than under numerous, separate committees. We meet seven times a year and also engage in in-school visits and monitoring relevant to our roles on the Board.
Who are our Governors?
At Nyewood CE Junior School, our Governing Board consists of twelve governors, as follows:
a. Two parent governors (voted in by the parent community of the school if there is more than 1 candidate)
b. One local authority governor (appointed by the local authority)
c. One staff governor (voted in by the teaching staff of the school)
d. One headteacher.
e. Seven Foundation governors (appointed by the church)
The Diocese of Chichester shall appoint five Foundation Governors from the local parishes on the recommendation of the Parochial Church Councils of the Parish of St Wilfrid, Bognor Regis and the Parish of Aldwick. The holders of the following office shall be Foundation Governor Ex-Officio: The incumbent of the Parish of St Wilfrid, Bognor Regis and the incumbent of the Parish of Aldwick. All of these governors have a special remit to ensure that the school preserves its particular religious character.
Our Governors are:
Rebecca Webb (Chair)
Claire Williamson (Vice Chair)
Mthr. Lucy Sullivan
Fr. Joel Mennie
About our Governors:
Rebecca Webb is our Chair of Governors. She is a Foundation Governor and has been a member of the Governing Board at Nyewood CE Junior School since 2018. Rebecca is the Governor responsible for Curriculum, Sports Premium, and she is on the ‘Data Squad’, a group that regularly monitors progress and attainment of pupils. She is also on the Pay Appeals Committee and the Headteacher’s Performance Review Panel. Rebecca is an experienced Governor, having served on the Governing Board at Nyewood CE Infant School for 4 years before joining us here at the Junior School.
Claire Williamson is the Vice Chair of Governors. She is a Parent Governor, has a daughter in year 6 and has been a member of the Governing Board at Nyewood C of E Junior School since 2018. Claire has governing responsibility for the E-Safety and Health and Safety areas. She sits on what’s known as the ‘Data Squad;’ a group of governors that meets regularly with the school to monitor progress and attainment of pupils. She is also a member of the Headteacher’s Performance Review Panel.
Mother Lucy Sullivan:
The Reverend Lucy Sullivan is an Ex Officio Governor as the Priest-in-Charge of two local parish churches: St Richard's, Aldwick and St Thomas à Becket, Pagham. Mthr Lucy is a new member of the Nyewood Juniors Governing body, and this is the first time she has held a governor's seat. She also sits on the governing body for Nyewood Infants school.
Reverend Joel Mennie:
Revd Joel Mennie is an ex-officio Foundation Governor and is Vicar of Saint Wilfrid Church, Bognor. In addition to the standard governor roles, as a Church school governor, Joel works with the other Foundation Governors, the Senior Leadership Team and the Diocese of Chichester Education Department, to develop and uphold the distinctive Christian ethos of the school. This includes, the provision of pastoral support and the delivery of collective worship.
Nigel Brown is a Foundation Governor who has been a member of the Governing Board at Nyewood CE Junior School since 2019. Nigel is part of the Pay Committee, a member of the headteachers review panel and the Governor responsible for Special Education Needs, Pupil Premium and inclusion.
Clare Hughes is a Local Authority Governor and has been a member of the Governing Board at Nyewood CE Junior School since early 2021. Clare is the Governor responsible for assisting with the School’s finance and wellbeing and she is on the ‘Data Squad’, a group that regularly monitors progress and attainment of pupils. She is also on the Pay Committee.
Toni Dean is a member of the Governing Board at Nyewood CE Junior School since January 2021. Toni is the Governor responsible for Training and she is on the ‘Data Squad’, a group that regularly monitors progress and attainment of pupils. She is also on the Pay Appeals Committee.
Ollie Hughes is a staff Governor who has been part of the Governing Board since 2018. Ollie represents the staff team to ensure that their voice is valued and represented within Governors meetings. He is part of the Curriculum team as a Governor, helping to lead, steer and develop the learning opportunities that take place within the school.