Millais School

In Pursuit of Excellence

Governors

The Governing Body of Millais School is made up of volunteers from various parts of the community served by the school – parents, school staff, local authority appointed and individuals from the broader Horsham community.

We come from many backgrounds and have a wide range of skills and experiences, which bring an independent view to issues of strategy, performance, the management of resources and setting the standards and expectations of the school.

Above all else, we are committed to ensuring that all students are given every opportunity to fulfil their potential and to the ongoing success and further improvement of the school.

The Governing Body operates at a strategic level, leaving the Headteacher and senior school leaders responsible and accountable for the operational day-to-day running of the school. The core functions of the governing body are;

  • To work with the Headteacher to set the vision and strategic direction of the school
  • To ensure the accountability for the educational performance of the school through searching questioning of the Leadership Team
  • To ensure the best use is made of the school’s financial resources

Other responsibilities include;

  • Ensuring a welcoming and safe environment for learning
  • Ensuring the delivery of a broad but balanced curriculum
  • Setting standards for pupil behaviour and discipline
  • Approving staffing structures and performance related pay procedures
  • Approving key policies and reviewing their impact
  • Dealing with complaints against the school, appeals and grievances

The full governing body meets in full on a monthly basis; 3 times in the Autumn term, 3 or 4 times in the Spring term and 2-4 times in the Summer term. There are two committees the Pay & Staffing Committee which reviews all Staffing matters and has fully delegated powers to implement the schools pay policy and the Finance and Resourcing Committee which reviews all matters relating to finance, premises, ICT and facilities.

Please see the link below for further information regarding the role of school governors in West Sussex;

 

The governing body of Millais School was reconstituted on 1st September 2015 and is now constituted under “The School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2012. It is made up of 15 governors;  

9 Co-opted governors – Appointed by the governing body taking into consideration the skills and experience they can bring to the role

1 Local Authority Governor – Appointed by the Local Authority

3 Parent Governors - Elected by the Parents/Carers of pupils at the school

1 Staff Governor – Elected by the Staff of the school

1 Headteacher – An ex-officio member by virtue of their post All governors serve a 4 year term except the Headteacher , who unless chooses not to, is a governor by virtue of their post.

The role of school governor is a voluntary one and any absences by governors at meetings have been approved by the governing body.

Please find below further details about the members of the governing body at Millais School including appointment information, attendance and business & pecuniary interests.

Mrs Elizabeth Barnes

Mrs Barnes is a Co-opted Governor and Chair of the governing body. She was appointed on 2nd September 2015. She has served on the governing body of Millais School since October 1996 as a parent governor and then as a co-opted/community governor. She serves on the Pay & Staffing Committee and is a governor representative on the schools Health & Safety and Catering Committees.

Mrs Eleanor Coate

Mrs Coate is a Co-opted Governor and Vice-Chair of the governing body. She was appointed on 2nd September 2015. She has served on the governing body of Millais School since March 2005 as a community governor.  She serves on the Pay & Staffing and Finance & Resources Committees.

Mrs Vickie-Jayne Allen

Mrs Allen is a Staff Governor.  She was elected on 5 July 2016.  This is her first term of office.  She serves on the Finance & Resources Committee.

Mrs Linda Boyle

Mrs Boyle is a Co-opted Governor. She was appointed on 2nd September 2015. She has served on the governing body of Millais School since October 1997 as a co-opted/community governor.  She serves on and is Chair of the Pay & Staffing Committee.

Mrs Sian Butler

Mrs Butler is a Parent Governor. She was elected on 20th October 2015. This is her first term of office. 

Mrs Caroline Carroll

Mrs Carroll is a Co-opted Governor. She was appointed on 2nd September 2015. She has served on the governing body of Millais School since May2013 as a staff governor and then as a co-opted/community governor.  

Mr Andrew Coe

Mr Coe is a Parent Governor. He was elected on 16th November 2016. This is his first term of office. 

Mr John Dent

Mr Dent is a Co-opted Governor. He was appointed on 2nd September 2015. He has served on the governing body of Millais School since September 1999 as a co-opted/community governor. He serves on the Finance & Resources Committee.

Mr Paul Gresham

Mr Gresham is a Co-opted Governor. He was appointed on 2nd September 2015. He has served on the governing body of Millais School since September 2009 as a Local Authority governor. He serves on and is Chair of the Finance & Resources Committee.

Mr Andy Hurdle

Mr Hurdle a Parent Governor. He was elected on 20th October 2014. This is his first term of office. 

Dr Alison Lodwick

Dr Lodwick is the Headteacher and a Staff Governor by virtue of her post. As an ex-officio member she was appointed on 1st September 2015. She attends the Pay & Staffing Committee as an advisor, serves on the Finance & Resources Committee and is an ex-offico member of the schools Health & Safety and Catering Committees.

Mrs Elaine Marshall

Mrs Marshall is a Co-opted Governor. She was appointed on 2nd September 2015. She has served on the governing body of Millais School since October 2012 as a parent governor.  

Mrs Nuala Vallally

Mrs Vallally is a Co-opted Governor. She was appointed on 2nd September 2015. She has served on the governing body of Millais School since October 2002 as a parent governor and then as a Local Authority governor.  She serves on the Pay & Staffing Committee and is a governor representative on the schools Catering Committee.

Mrs Mary Wood

Mrs Wood is a Co-opted Governor. She was appointed on 2nd September 2015. She has served on the governing body of Millais School since October 2011 as a parent governor.  She is a governor representative on the schools Health & Safety and Catering Committees and serves on the Finance & Resources Committee.

Retirements in 2016/2017

Mr Jonathan Simpson

Mr Simpson was a Parent Governor. He was elected on 19th October 2012 and retired from his post on 18 October, 2016. 

Mrs Christine Hook was an LA Governor.  She was appointed on  September 2010 and retired from her post on 30 May 2017.

For further information regarding the Governing Body, please contact the Clerk to the Governing Body via the School Office.

Governing Body of Millais School - Information for the Academic Year 2016-2017

 

Governor AttendanceRolesCommittees Business/Pecuniary/ Governorship Interests

Governing Body            Committee    
E Barnes8 of 86 of 6Chair of GBPay & StaffingNone 
E Coate7 of 810 of 10Vice Chair of GB

Pay & Staffing

Fin & Res

None 
V Allen4 of 81 of 4  Fin & ResNone 
L Boyle7 of 86 of 6Chair of Pay & StaffingPay & StaffingNone 
S Butler 6 of 8n/a  None 
C Carroll5 of 8n/a  None 
 A Coe6 of 7n/a  None 
J Dent6 of 82 of 4  Fin & ResChartered accountant, owns JWD Sussex Ltd, providing accountancy and overhead cost management services 
P Gresham8 of 84 of 4 Chair of Fin & ResFin & ResNone 
A Hurdle7 of 8n/a  Deputy Director at the Department of Education.  Spouse is an invigilator at Millais School. 
 A Lodwick7 of 810 of 10  Fin & ResNone 
E Marshall5 of 8n/a  None 
N Vallally5 of 85 of 6  Pay & StaffingNone 
M Wood6 of 84 of 4  Fin & ResCo-owner of The Detective Project Mid Downs - education/entertainment business. 
J Simpson0 of 1n/aRETIRED 18.10.16None 
C Hook4 of 7n/aRETIRED 30.05.17 None