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Our Governors

As a local Governing Body under the Diocese of Chichester Academy Trust, our aim is to support the Headteacher and his staff in ensuring that each and every pupil is well supported in order to reach his/her full potential, academically, socially and spiritually.  Governors are appointed by the Diocese of Chichester and are drawn from the community, parents and staff.  The Governing Body meets six times a year and is responsible for strategic decision making within the school.

To find out more about each Governor, please go to the About Our Governors page. 

To contact the Governors, please email the Clerk to Governors, Paula Palmer on

List of Academy Members and Directors

First Name Last Name Term of Office Start Term of Office End Governor Type Governor Lead
David Jeffries 01/10/22 31/09/26 Foundation Governor  
Reverend Alan Weaver  01/12/21   30/11/25 Foundation Governor  
Solomon Berhane 01/09/18 - Ex Offico -
Graham Brownett 01/08/22 31/07/26 Business and Community Local Governor Interim Chair of Governors and Chair of Business and Finance Committee
Lea Hepburn 01/09/20 31/08/24 Foundation Governor Safeguarding & CP Lead
Philip Hepburn 21/01/20 21/01/24 Foundation Governor Premises Lead
Catherine Finn 12/06/20 11/06/24 Parent Governor  
Elizabeth Foster 01/09/20 31/08/24 Foundation Governor Chair of Teaching, Learning & Standards Committee
Richard Holste MBE 01/08/22 31/07/26 Business and Community Local Governor Safeguarding Governor
Sandie Wootton 13/05/21 12/05/25 Foundation Governor Vice-Chair of Business and Finance Committee
Alan Powell 18/10/22 17/10/24 Associate Governor  
Hilary Carden 28/02/22 27/02/26 Staff Governor  
Colin  Newall 6/12/22 5/12/26 Business and Community Local Governor  

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