There are three types of governors:
- Co-opted Governors
- Parent Governors
- Staff Governors
Co-opted and Parent Governors are all volunteers who are not paid. The staff governors are all paid members of staff but do not receive any additional payments in connection with being a governor.
There is also a Clerk to the Governors who arranges and attends meetings and helps with legal and constitutional matters, but cannot vote on any matter at any meeting. This is a paid post.
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Academy Governing Body
I grew up in Portsmouth and after graduating from university I went off to work as an outdoor activities instructor in beautiful Dorset. I found that working with young people was a really rewarding experience and I decided that a career in teaching was my vocation. Subsequently I qualified as a science teacher and my journey has taken me from a mainstream classroom in an inner city boy's school, to leadership roles in schools for pupils with SEND. I gain the greatest job satisfaction when I know that my work contributes to ensuring that children are reaching their full potential.
I live with my husband and my two rescue dogs Nelson & Emma. I love the outdoors, walking, cycling, kayaking or swimming and sometimes running. Reading is my escape and I have far too many books.
I am passionate in my belief that all children and young people should have the very best opportunities through education. As the Head of School I am privileged to work with committed staff that are dedicated to ensuring that the pupils of Littlegreen Academy are happy and successful, that they learn through exciting and creative activities. Each day I look forward to spending time with the boys.
Hannah DavisStaff Governor
I have worked at Littlegreen for 15 enjoyable years and in this time I have held many positions within the school.
I live in Chichester and enjoy spending time with friends, travelling and going on adventures with my two children.
I am extremely proud to be an Assistant Headteacher at Littlegreen Academy. I love my job because I get to spend time with some of the most interesting and brilliant young people. I feel privileged to be just a small part of their lives.
I have been involved in the development of the school to what it is now through many changes over the years. The team of staff at Littlegreen Academy are exceptional and we all work together to give the young people the best possible opportunities, experiences and skills needed to lead a successful and happy life.
Gordon DuffChair of Governors
I have been a governor for over 12 years and was appointed as a National Leader of Governance in March 2015.
I have supported many governing bodies, across various phases of education (EYFS - KS4) and I also have extensive experience of working with schools that specialise in alternative provision (SEMH) and special educational needs (SEND).
I also have experience of working with maintained schools, academies and multi academy trusts.
I am passionate regarding my role as a NLG and I firmly believe that strong governance impacts positively on the outcomes for children.
I retain a good sense of humour (an essential requirement for anyone that works within the education sector) and I relish every opportunity to work with governors, to enable them to reflect on their practice, better hold leaders to account and to assist them with ensuring that the learners in their schools, get the very best educational experience.
I very much look forward to working with the governors at Littlegreen Academy and to meeting everyone associated with school.
Terry SandallsParent Governor
Terry SandallsI joined a well established family owned retail jewellers as a sales assistant at the age of eighteen. Over time I achieved a position in management which I retained until I retired.My grandson has attended Little Green since 2017, my other grandchildren are in mainstream education.I have chosen to become a school governor at Little Green so that I can become more involved with the school and find out how they bring out the best in every child and prepare them for life outside of education.My family, walking, gardening, and coarse fishing take up any spare time.
Gareth MorganCo-opted Governor
I spent my career working within the Pharmaceutical Sector. I originally carried out medical research but moved into various roles within manufacturing, quality, logistics and distribution.
I was the UK Director for Supply and Distribution for Pfizer (UK).
I am an Advisory Board member for the University of Portsmouth Business and Law School (past Chair). I give some talks to the business students each year on how to get funding for their start-up businesses.
I have also been Chair of Trustees for a local mid-sized charity (The Rainbow Centre).
I mentor CEO's within the charity sector and business owners on strategic matters.
James MudieCo-opted Governor
James MudieCareer/employment - Third Sector consultantIt's been a privilege to spend the 13 years in the charity sector in various roles helping organisations identify and solve structural and business development issues.Hobbies and interests - Rugby, although long retired, remains my sporting passion and when not chasing my young family around I like to cook and enjoy attempting to write short stories.Although new to the governor role, it's clear Little Green Academy has a very dedicated, knowledgeable and committed group of people working to make it success. I'm looking forward to helping in anyway I can.
Jessica MaierCo-opted Governor
Career: Graphic Design.
We lived and worked in the Far East before coming to West Sussex and have been living half a mile from the school for the last 25 years, being active members of the local community.
I am a printmaker using linocut and enjoy sailing in the Solent and playing the concertina.
I worked as a volunteer at Littlegreen School for 8 years and now I hope to be able to help keep the school on the right path to give the boys an opportunity to enjoy their education and succeed in their lives.