Governor Information

Role and work of the Governing Board

In accordance with the Government's requirement for all governing boards, the three core strategic functions of Grovelands Governing Board are:
Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils.
Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.


The Governing Board meets every term for a formal pre-arranged meeting but the Governors will be in school much more often. Our Governors are hard working and committed to making Grovelands the best school for your children and the community.

At our full Governing Board meetings, we receive and discuss reports from the Headteacher and other members of the senior leadership team. We monitor the results of internal and external assessments of the children's progress and measure the impact of policies which we have adopted to help the school's work.

We oversee and set the school’s financial budget and make sure that we spend wisely. We check to make sure we are receiving good value for the money we spend. We also make sure that the school’s provision complies with current equalities and safeguarding legislation and also that the children and staff have a safe and healthy place to work in. We work as strategic partners with the Grovelands staff to plan the school’s development whilst maintaining its core vision and ethos.


(All business is conducted through FGB meetings, there are no sub-committees)

NAME 07/09/2017 19/10/2017 07/12/20173 01/02/2018 20/03/2018 26/04/2018 12/07/2018 Number Attended % Attended

Mark Beaver
LA Governor
(01.02.18  onwards)


4/4 100%

Julie Claxton
(to 31.12.17)

N/A N/A N/A N/A 3/3 100%

Jon Goulding
(01.01.18  onwards)

N/A N/A N/A 4/4 100%

Christopher Jackson
Co-opted Governor

N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1/1 100%

Rachael Marshman
Parent Governor

5/7 71%

Michelle Mckay
Staff Governor

7/7 100%

Michael Powell
Parent Governor

7/7 100%

Gillian Sephton
Co-opted Governor

6/7 86%

Malcolm Simms
LA Governor
(to 20.12.17)

N/A N/A N/A N/A 3/3 100%

Kathleen Swaine
Co-opted Governor
(to  04.06.18 )






N/A 0/6 0%

Paul Young
Co-opted Governor

7/7 100%
Angela Duley
7/7 100%

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Grovelands School, Dunbar Drive,
Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 3UW.

Staff Contacts

  • Headteacher: Mr Jon Goulding
  • School Secretary: Mrs Carol Williams
  • Chair of Governors: Mr Paul Young
  • Designated Safeguarding Lead:  Mrs M McKay
  • Inclusion Leader: Ms C Adams
  • Deputy DSLs:  Miss K Swaine, Ms C Adams,
    Mr J Goulding