Groombridge St. Thomas CE Primary School

Governor Terms of Office

School Governors - Diocese of Chichester

This information about the Governors is given in the following order :

Name and status; date term starts and ends

IEB Appointed 8/6/2021

Debbie Bennett Chair (experienced headteacher of schools and federations, consultant headteacher and school improvement partner)

Carrie Beech SLES representative (previously East Sussex County Council Head of Primary and Early Years)

Katharine Rabson Stark National Leader of Governance and consultant governor

Jenny Barnard-Langston National Leader of Governance

Cathy Slow Diocesan representative and Diocesan Effectiveness Partner for Chichester Diocese

Janet Bowen Associate Member (human resources)

Claire Cotter Associate Member (finance)

Sarah Greed Clerk


Governors who stepped down 2018

Ray Donelan stepped down as Chair of Governors July 27th 2018

Governors Who Have Stepped Down 2019

Roz Thomas Foundation - July 23rd 2019

Tina Reed Foundation - September 24th 2019 - end of term of office

Mrs Cathy Slow Diocesan Governor - September 24th 2019 - end of term of office

Joanna Langton Foundation- November 13th 2019

Governors Who Have Stepped Down 2020

Trevor Harrison Foundation - January 7th 2020

Maggie Carroll Local Authority - July 13th 2020 - end of term of office

Thomas Swann stood down as Chair of Governors September 22nd 2020

Governors who have stepped down 2021

Mr Stuart Fraser stepped down as Chair of Governors - 19th January 2021

Mr Garry Saunders LA Governor and temporary Chair of Governors - 23rd January 2021

Rev Sharon Francis stepped down as temporary Chair of Governors 29th March 2021

Mr Guy Orridge Parent Governor - 31st March 2021 - end of term of office

Mr Peter Symes Foundation Governor - 31st May 2021- end of term of office

IEB Appointed 8th June 2021