Governors

Gildredge House opened in 2013 and is non-profit making and state-funded. As a Free School, we are aspirational in setting high standards and have specific freedoms, for example, over the curriculum, school day and terms, staffing and budget. However, the school will still be subject to the same Ofsted inspections as all maintained state schools.

The Board of Governors sets and safeguards the school ethos of high expectations for the behaviour, progress and attainment of all students in the school, and for the conduct and professionalism of both staff and Governors. The Board also sets the strategic direction and objectives of the school. Governors will systematically monitor performance against agreed targets and performance indicators, ensuring that the school provides a high quality and effective learning experience for all students.

Our core responsibilities as Governors can be summarised as:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its students, and the performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

In a Free School the governance structure has two layers: Members of the Gildredge House Free School Trust, with their own specific responsibilities, and the Board of Governors, where each person fulfils the role of Governor, Director and Trustee.

As Governors, we are aware that the specific knowledge, skills and experience that we bring to our roles can contribute significantly to our overall strategic effectiveness. We are also committed to ongoing training and development opportunities. The Governing Board currently includes ten Governors appointed by the Members, two Members of the Trust, two elected parent Governors and a staff Governor, all volunteering their time to support and challenge the school in order to raise standards of achievement for all students.

The Board of Governors meetings are held throughout the year and Governors also serve on one or more of the following committees; Education, Enterprise, Pay & Personnel or Admissions. These committees meet on a regular basis. Governors are linked to specific curriculum areas, undertake regular monitoring visits and aim to attend as many school events and open days as possible.

Governing Board

Name Date of appointment Date term of office ends/ended Appointing body
Mrs Lea Gilbert 15/04/2013 31/01/2017 Appointed by GB/board
Mrs Janice Logan 06/08/2013   Appointed by GB/board
Mr Graham Walker 01/10/2014 22/02/2017 Appointed by GB/board
Mrs Linda Caroe 01/09/2013 01/04/2016 Appointed by GB/board
Mrs Rachel Moreton 20/02/2017 19/02/2021 Appointed by GB/board
Mrs Louise Baxter 01/10/2014 30/09/2018 Appointed by GB/board
Mr Steven Blower 01/03/2016 29/02/2020 Appointed by GB/board
Mrs Gabrielle Mace 20/02/2017 19/02/2021 Original (signatory) members
Mrs Anne McWilliams 01/10/2013 12/09/2015 Appointed by GB/board
Mr Julian Mace 01/10/2013 30/09/2018 Appointed by GB/board
Mr Trevor Scott 01/10/2014 30/09/2018 Appointed by GB/board
Mr Adam Molloson 01/10/2013 30/09/2017 Elected by school staff
Mr Aidan Delaney 01/07/2016 30/06/2020 Appointed by GB/board
Mr Neil Best 01/03/2014 01/10/2017 Appointed by GB/board
Mr Paul Amos 01/11/2015 31/10/2019 Appointed by GB/board
Mrs Nicola O'Donnell 01/10/2014 31/12/2016 Appointed by GB/board
Mrs Jeni King 01/10/2013 01/10/2017 Original (signatory) members
Mr Peter Pyemont 01/10/2013 01/10/2017 Original (signatory) members
Mr Bruce Mathews 01/10/2013 01/03/2016 Appointed by GB/board
Mrs Selene Edwards 01/02/2017 31/01/2021 Appointed by GB/board
Mrs Alison Allart 01/02/2017 31/01/2021 Appointed by GB/board
Mr Stuart Reeves 01/02/2017 31/03/2042 Appointed by GB/board

Register of business interests 2016-17

  • Directorships, partnerships and employment with businesses that provide goods or services to the trust
  • Trusteeships and governorships including at other educational institutions and charities irrespective of whether there is a trading relationship with the trust
Name of trustee Name of business/ charity / educational institution Nature of business Date when interest began
Julian Mace n/a n/a n/a
Louise Baxter n/a n/a n/a
Trevor Scott n/a n/a n/a
Gabrielle Mace n/a n/a n/a
Rachel Moreton n/a n/a n/a
Neil Best n/a n/a n/a
Nicola O’Donnell n/a n/a n/a
Stuart Reeves n/a n/a n/a
Graham Walker n/a n/a n/a
Paul Amos n/a n/a n/a
Adam Molloson n/a n/a n/a
Steven Blower n/a n/a n/a
Alison Allart n/a n/a n/a
Selene Edwards AQA Examiner 2010
Aidan Delaney University of Brighton
Employee
2005
TechResort C.I.C Director 2014

Meeting attendance record

Meeting attendance 2015-16

Julian Mace

Julian Mace

Chair of Governors and Member of Gildredge House Free School Trust

Mathematics & Training Link Governor with a special interest in Modern Foreign Languages.

Louise Baxter

Louise Baxter

Vice Chair of Governors

Early Years, ICT and Science Link Governor with a special interest in Sixth Form, PSHE and Citizenship.

Steve Quayle

Steve Quayle

Clerk to the Governors

Mr Quayle ensures that the Governors' work is well organised & effective, providing advice on legislative & procedural matters. Direct email: s.quayle@gildredgehouse.org.uk

Stuart Reeves

Stuart Reeves

Head Teacher & Governor (Ex Officio)

Mr Reeves is the second Head Teacher at Gildredge House and he joined in April 2017.

Alison Allart

Alison Allart

Parent Governor

Parent Governor.

Paul Amos

Paul Amos

Governor

Special interest in Sport and Financial Education.

Neil Best

Neil Best

Governor

Early Years & English Link Governor with a special interest in Development & Income Generation.

Steven Blower

Steven Blower

Governor

Member of the Enterprise Committee.

Aidan Delaney

Aidan Delaney

Governor

Computer Science Link Governor.

Selene Edwards

Selene Edwards

Parent Governor

Parent Governor.

Gabrielle Mace

Gabrielle Mace

Governor and Member of Gildredge House Free School Trust

Sixth Form Link Governor with a special interest in Parental Engagement.

Adam Molloson

Adam Molloson

Staff Governor

Special interest in Health & Safety and Parental Engagement.

Rachel Moreton

Rachel Moreton

Governor

Health & Safety Link Governor with an interest in Safeguarding & Parental Engagement.

Trevor Scott

Trevor Scott

Governor

Special interest in Finance & Performance Management.

Ian Carter

Ian Carter

Associate Governor

Associate member of the Education Committee.

Sara McKenna

Sara McKenna

Associate Governor

Associate member of the Education Committee.

Peter Pyemont

Peter Pyemont

Associate Governor and Member of Gildredge House Free School Trust

Special interest in Mathematics and in relevant and topical news for Governors.

Graham Walker

Graham Walker

Associate Governor

Associate Member of the Education Committee.

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