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:
Alan Foster (Co-Chair)
Stephen Manning (Co-Chair)
Mthr. Lucy Sullivan
Fr. Joel Mennie
Local Authority Governor role
About our Governors:
Alan Foster is Co-Chair of the Governing Board and also a Foundation Governor. In addition to the standard governor roles he is the school’s Safeguarding Governor and is also a member of the Headteacher’s Performance Review Panel.
Stephen Manning is Co-Chair of the Governing Board and also a Foundation Governor who was appointed in July 2022. Stephen is the Governor responsible for Finance and is also a member of the Pay Committee.
Rebecca Webb 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 and she is on 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 to which she has also been Chair of Govenors previously.
Claire Williamson 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.
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.
Toni Dean has been a member of the Governing Board at Nyewood CE Junior School since January 2021. Toni is a parent governor and is responsible for Training and health and safety. She also supports the safeguarding lead governor.
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.