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Governor Profiles  

South Ashdown Schools’ Federation

Contract any governor through the school office email:  office@bonners.e-sussex.sch.uk  

 

 

 

 

Chair of Governors

Robin Timson – Co-opted Governor

Background: I am a qualified accountant working in the insurance industry. I started my career within finance in the transport industry, and have had the good fortune to work and live in a number of different countries with my family, including Dubai, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and South Africa.

Interests:

I currently have 3 children at Buxted school, and am passionate about ensuring that children achieve the best possible outcomes, and are given the best possible support, whilst assisting the schools to constantly evolve and improve. I also coach mini’s rugby at Uckfield Rugby Club.

 Governor Responsibilities: Finance

 

Lara Roberts – Foundation Governor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gail Hayes – Parent Governor

Background experience;For the majority of my career, I have worked in a business development role. Over the most recent years, I have been assisting to grow and oversee the day to day running of a Fire Protection business, This role involves health & safety compliance for our clients and I am also responsible for the management of the staff I work with. I am an advanced qualitied Nutrition advisor and I am also an assistant vote counter for the Wealden Council Elections team.

Interests:

I have three children; my eldest is in full time employment, middle is at Lewes college and my youngest attends Bonners school. I became a parent governor because I wanted to give some of my time and expertise from both a parent and business perspective.  The happiness of a child within the years of their education is paramount to me & the understanding that every child is different, Therefore I am always interested to learn about new and Innovative ways of educating children.

Paul Ford – Co-opted Governor

Background experience: I work in performance sport for the British Olympic Association. Having completed my degree and doctoral studies in human exercise physiology, I now act as a sports manager, focusing on the preparation of athletes for competition at an Olympic Games. I work across a number of different summer and winter sports, and have fulfilled leadership roles for Team GB at multiple Games. Prior to working for the Olympic team, I worked as a sports scientist and as a University lecturer. In the Queen's 2016 New Years Honours List, I was very fortunate to be awarded with an MBE for services to sport. 

Interests: I currently have two children that attend Buxted Primary School, and have a toddler who will go there in the future. I am hugely passionate about sport and try to live as active a lifestyle as possible with my family and friends.

Governor responsibilities: Special focus on the d

 

 

 

Charlotte Vickery – Staff Governor

Background experience: I am the reception teacher at Bonners CE Primary School. I lead the foundation stage across the federation which allows me to be part of both schools. I also run the library at Bonners with the help of Year 5 students. 

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. I have recently started my leadership journey completing the University College of London Early Leadership course and I am currently participating in the NPQML programme. 

Governor Responsibilities: Staff Governor;  

 

 

Jenny Eadon – Co-opted Governor

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: Currently Vice-chair of the Teaching and Learning Committee. Previous Chair of both the Finance and Resources Committee and the Teaching and Learning Committee. Member of the Pay Committee, the Strategy Group and the Equal Opportunities Working Group. I am the Governor responsible for Safeguarding and Inclusion and also for Gifted and Talented learners. Champion of SEN.

 

 

Richard Tyson – Foundation Governor

Background experience: Having qualified to teach history over twenty years ago I am currently Director of Teaching School at Bennett Memorial Diocesan School in Tunbridge Wells where I am a member of the school leadership team. This role also involves leading Teach Kent & Sussex school centre for initial teacher training (SCITT). These roles have given me significant experience of leading professional development across primary and secondary schools to teachers, school leaders and governors at a local, regional and national level. I have previously served as a chair of governors in another East Sussex Church of England primary school. 

 Interests: As a school leader of a Church of England school and as a member of St Bartholomew's church in Maresfield I am passionate about the importance of a Church of England education. The Church of England vision for education has a central theme of wanting every child to be able to 'live life in all its fullness.' The motto of Bonners is 'Floreat Bonners' meaning 'Let Bonners flourish' As part of the governing body I want to ensure that every child has that opportunity to flourish through access to a full and varied curriculum that is exceptionally well taught.

 Governor responsibilities: I am a foundation governor representing St Bartholomew's church, Maresfield. 

 

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.

Hannah Froger - Parent 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 two daughters currently 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. 

Categories and Committees for website – updated 30.4.20 

Name 

Category of Governor 

Appointed by 

Delegated Area of Responsibility 

Governor Term of Office 

Business / Material / Pecuniary Interests  

Meeting Attendance 2018/2019 

Hayley Simpson 

Co-Opted Governor 

Governing Body 

 

23 May 2019 –      22 May 2023 

None 

2 out of 2 

Ewa Wilson 

Headteacher (Ex-Officio) 

Governing Body 

 

 

None 

2 out of 2 

Jenny Eadon 

Co-opted Governor 

Governing Body 

Safeguarding & Child Protection 

SEN & Inclusion 

7 March 2019 –       6 March 2023 

None 

8 out of 8 

Claire Jones 

Co-Opted Governor 

Governing Body 

 

30 April 2020 –  

29 April 2024 

 

 

Charlotte Vickery 

Staff Governor 

Staff Election 

 

 

25 Jan 2018 –  

24 Jan 2022 

None 

7 out of 8 

Richard Tyson 

Foundation Governor 

Diocese 

Christian Ethos 

 

17 Sept 2018 –      16 Sept 2022 

Children at school                 Tenax Trust                

Director of Teaching School 

4 out of 8 

Robin Timson 

Co-opted Governor 

Governing Body 

Chair of Governors 

Finance 

20 September 2018- 19 September 2022 

Children at school 

5 out of 8 

Paul Ford 

Co-opted Governor 

Governing Body 

 

Vice Chair of Governors 

Sports Funding & Curriculum 

8 November 2018 – 7 November 2022 

Children at school 

6 out of 7 

Lara Roberts 

Foundation Governor 

Diocese 

Christian Ethos 

7 June 2019 –  

6 June 2023 

 

Child at school 

Local GP 

2 out of 3 

Gail Hayes 

Parent Governor 

Parent Governor Election 

Premises and Health & Safety 

Parents & Community 

23 May 2019 –  

22 May 2023 

Child at school 

2 out of 2 

Hanna Froger 

Parent Governor 

Parent Governor Election 

Parents & Community 

11 July 2019 –       10 July 2023 

Child at school 

N/A 

Ben Sear 

Foundation Governor 

Diocese 

Christian Ethos 

 

11 July 2019 

Governor at Nutley CEP 

1 out of 1 

Cathy Hemming 

Co-Opted Governor 

Governing Body 

 

7 March 2019 –     30 April 2020 

None 

7 out of 8 

Anne Radford 

Headteacher (Ex-Officio) 

Governing Body 

 

 

1 April 2015 –  

31 March 2019 

None 

6 out of 6 

John Barker 

Foundation Governor 

Diocese 

Christian Ethos 

 

2 November 2016 – 23 May 2019 

None 

4 out of 7 

Paul Winder 

Parent Governor 

Parent Governor Election 

 

 

29 September 2017 – 26 April 2019 

Children at school.            Director & Shareholder -      Merthur Ltd.                       Director only – Financial Planning for Professionals 

5 out of 6 

Charlotte Sutton 

Co-opted Governor 

Governing Body 

 

8 November 2018 – 23 May 2019 

 

None 

1 out of 4 

Marion Tooze 

Co-Opted Governor 

Governing Body 

 

7 March 2019 –  

1 Sept 2019 

 

 

3 out of 6 

Sue Bancroft 

Co-opted Governor 

Governing Body 

 

7 March 2019 –  

2 November2019 

None 

6 out of 8 

Michelle Pledger 

Co-opted Governor 

Governing Body 

 

7 March 2019 –  

6 March 2023 

Child at school 

8 out of 8 

Duncan Irvine 

  

Co-Opted Governor 

 

Governing Body 

 

 

23 May 2019 –  

31 Dec 2019 

 

 

Chair of Governor  Uckfield College 

 

8 out of 8