Harbour Primary & Nursery School

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Our Governors

The Governing Body is committed to doing all that it can to ensure that children here get the very best. Our Governors work closely with our staff, take an active interest in the school and visit regularly during the school day to see us “in action”.  They meet at least six times a year to review, plan and discuss all aspects of school management and to ensure that a high standard of education is provided for all.

Governors are often referred to as “critical friends”, and our role is to support and question on all aspects of school life. We are involved in recruiting staff when the need arises.
We also keep an eye on the school budget, the state of the building, and attendance & welfare as well as, most importantly, the curriculum. We work together as a team, sharing the load by dividing into small committees and coming together at regular Full Governing Body meetings.

Governing Bodies represent all parts of the community: Parents, Teachers and Support Staff, Community Governors who represent local organisations and businesses, and some are appointed by the Childrens’ Services Department. We are all volunteers, but it is very satisfying to know that we are doing something worthwhile for the children.

Usually Governors are asked to sign up for four years, which means that we are on the lookout for new Governors from time to time. We advertise, when new parent governors are needed, in the school newsletter and have an election. The teachers and staff have their own election.

You are welcome to contact any member of the Governing Body through the Clerk to Governors, Mrs Mel Ellis, via the school address. Our current Chair of Governors is Mr Anthony Mayo.

Our Governing Body meets altogether at Full Governing Body Meetings 3 times a year and then all governors also sit on our Curriculum Full Body meeting which also meets 3 times a year. We have two sub committees of around six governors which also meet 3 times per year, these are Premises, and Finance and Personnel.

Mr Anthony Mayo Chairs our Full Governing Body.

Mr Stuart Ford Chairs the Premises Committee.

Mr Anthony Mayo Chairs our Finance and Personnel Committee.

Miss Lyn White and Mrs Emma Chaplin Chair our Curriculum Committee. 

We do not have any associate governors at present and have 14 members of the governing body including the Headteacher.

 

  

 

 

Mr Anthony Mayo

Chair of Governors / Parent Governor 

 

Mr Stuart Ford

Co-opted Governor

Rev Martin Miller

Co-opted Governor

 

My name is Anthony Mayo and I have been a Parent Governor since February 2015.  I have made regular visits to Harbour and observed lessons where the children work hard and enjoy them!
I am one of the SEN governors and meet regularly with the Emma Chaplin in her SENCO capacity to review how Harbour works with children with SEN and their families.

I have attended several training sessions in order for me to question Harbour Primary about our successes and areas in that we need to improve on. I have recently become the Chair of the Governing Board.

 

I’ve been a Governor at Harbour (and previously Southdown) for over 12 years and all three of my children have attended the school. My current role is as Vice Chairman of the Governing body and I am also the Chair of the Premises Committee. I have been actively involved with the school over this time including attending meetings, visits into the school and participating in the Year 6 camp for 5 years!

I am also a Governor at Seahaven Academy and hold a role on the East Sussex Governor Representative Group which supports Governing Bodies of other schools around the county. I enjoy the challenges of this role and look forward to continue contributing to the school in the future .

 

 

I have been a community governor at Harbour (and previously Gray’s) for about ten years.  Before that I was a governor of a primary school in Bermondsey, South-East London for 5 years.  I am Vicar of St Michael’s Church just over the road from school and have taken assemblies, and do governor visits.  We enjoy hosting Harbour pupils and their families at St Michael's for R.E. visits, Christingle services, Monday Messy Church and other activities.  No school is ever perfect, but Harbour is one of the best and it’s a privilege to be a governor here and to see what a great start our children get in so many ways! 

 

      

 

Mrs Lucy Hill

Parent Governor

 

 Miss Vicky Webster

Co-opted Governor

 Mrs Naomi Heseltine

Parent Governor

I have been working in the local community for 10 years, focusing on children's well-being and development of community buildings. I have had one child just leave Harbour for secondary school and one in Year 4.  I believe that my experience of working with children and their families will bring a valuable insight in to the governors role, as well as experience in budgeting multiple projects and building works.

Vicky is a very well established member of the Harbour team, having worked at the School for over 30 years! Vicky is a well-known member of the local community, having seen most of your children as they have made their way through the school.  Vicky has a wealth of Early Years knowledge to bring to the role and will be an asset to the team.

Naomi Heseltine has been a Parent Governor since January 2015. You may recognise her as Mum to Jasper in Year 3 and Evan in Year 1, as well as working at Dee’s Newsagents in Newhaven. She currently holds the role of Attendance Governor and is involved in monitoring attendance to ensure that every child receives the best possible opportunity to access education. Naomi finds her role on the Governing Body very rewarding and she enjoys being able to participate in the decision making process and gain a fuller undertsanding of how the school works. 

 

 

 

Mrs Jenny Flood

Co-opted Governor 

 PC Matthew Holt

Co-opted Governor

 Ms Elizabeth Harris

Parent Governor

I am very excited to have been asked to be a community governor of Harbour Primary. I have been a friend, first of Grays and then Harbour, since my son started school at Grays. I have enjoyed working with the children, listening to them read and more recently working with them on topics around our town's history.  I am a trustee of Newhaven Historical Society and was recently the Project Officer on the Town Council’s Heritage Lottery Funded project Newhaven's First World War. I work in our family-run IT training company and am a history doctoral student at the University of Sussex.  I am really looking forward to working with the other governors and staff and hope I can do justice to the role.

Some of you may recognise me as I work for Sussex Police as part of the local policing team. I have been  one of the local beat officers since 2006 and am now currently the Neighbourhood Schools officer (As of Jan 2016). Outside of work, I am the Scout Leader & Beaver leader for the 3rd Newhaven Scout group and know many of the young people and parents from my involvement in this. In the little spare time I have, I enjoy spending time with my family, Kayaking, and Skiing. I live locally and so feel that it is important to support the hard work and positive influences that Harbour Primary has on the children with education and the wider community.  I am looking forward to my role as a community governor at Harbour Primary and look forward to meeting many of you in both my roles at the school. 

 I have been a volunteer at Harbour Primary since my son started in reception 4 years ago. Twice a week I help with a range of activities such as art and craft and guided reading. I love being able to play a small role in the children’s fantastic learning journey. I am very passionate about providing high quality, well-rounded education for our children which is why I volunteer and why I wanted to be a Parent Governor. I became a Parent Governor in June 2016 and I am a member of the Finance and Personnel committee. As well as attending Governor meetings I undertake observations during the school day. Through these governor observations I am able to provide an objective report on the quality of the curriculum and teaching in our school. When I am not at school I am working full time as a Healthcare Assistant Educator at the local Hospital Trust.

  

 

      

 

 

Mrs Emma Chaplin

Co-opted Governor

Deputy Head

Mr Matthew Wright

Staff Governor

 

 

 

Miss Lyn White

Co-opted Governor

Deputy Head

 

 

 

Mrs Christine Terrey

Headteacher

 

     

 

   

 

   

 

 

 

 Name of governor

 Name of Business

Including: Governor elsewhere, related / married to member of staff, employed at the school

Nature of Business

Nature of Interest

Date of Appointment or Acquisition

Date of Cessation of Interest

Date of Entry

Mr Stuart Ford

H.M. Government; Governor at Seahaven Academy; Director of Newhaven & Seaford Sailing Club; East Sussex Gov Representative Group

HM Government

 

01.01.2013

10.01.2017

 31.12.2016

09.01.2021

 10.10.2016

27.02.2017

12.09.2017

Rev. Martin Miller

Rector of St. Michaels Church, Newhaven

Church of England Rector

children and families visit church

01.01.2013

10.01.2017

 31.12.2016

09.01.2021

 10.10.2016

27.02.2017

12.09.2017

Mr Anthony Mayo

Parent of two children who attend Harbour School, both my wife and mother in law volunteer at Harbour. Wife works at after school club.

 NHS-East Surrey Hospital

 

16.01.2015

 15.01.2019

 10.10.2016

12.09.2017

Ms Elizabeth Harris

Parent of child at Harbour. Employed by Brighton and Sussex University Hospital Trust as an educator.

Health Service

 

 06.06.2016

 05.06,2020

 10.10.2016

12.09.2017

Mrs Naomi Heseltine

Parent to two children who attend Harbour School,

Dee Newsagents, Newhaven

 

16.01.2015

 15.01.2019

 10.10.2016

12.09.2017

 Mr Matt Holt

Scout and Beaver leader. Schools liaison officer Sussex Police.

Sussex Police

 

 27.11.2015

 26,11,2019

 10.10.2016

12.09.2017

Mrs Vicky Webster

Admin Assistant at Harbour Primary;  

Admin Assistant

 

03.10.17

 02.10.21

04.10.17

Mrs. Lucy Hill

Parent of one child at Harbour 03.10.17 02.10.21

 04.10.17

Mrs Jenny Flood

 

 Trustee of Newhaven Historical Society; History doctoral student at University of Sussex; Family run IT training company  Historian    03.11.2016  02.11.2020

 27.02.2016

12.09.2017

Mr Matthew Wright

Class teacher in Year 5 – Porpoises Class

Harbour Primary & Nursery School

 nil return

01.10.2015

 30.09.2018

 10.10.2016

Mrs Emma Chaplin

Deputy Head and Senco at Harbour Primary; married to member of staff, two children at school

Harbour Primary & Nursery School

 

01.01.2013

10.01.2017

31.12.2016

09.01.2021

 10.10.2016

27.02.2017

12.09.2017

Miss Lyn White

Deputy Headteacher at Harbour

Harbour Primary & Nursery School

 nil return

01.01.2013

10.01.2017

 31.12.2016

09.01.2021

 10.10.2016

27.02.2017

12.09.2017

Mrs Christine Terrey

Headteacher

Harbour Primary & Nursery School

 nil return

01.01.2013

 31.12.2037

 10.10.2016

12.09.2017

 Governors Attendance at Meetings September 2016- July 2017

 

Governor / Meeting

Full Governors

 

Curriculum

 

Finance & Personnel

 

Premises

 

Teresa Owen

2/4

3/3

5/5

n/a

Stuart Ford

3/4

2/3

n/a

3/3

Naomi Heseltine

3/4

3/3

n/a

2/3

Andy Fowler (31/12/16)

1/2

1/1

2/2

n/a

Matt Holt

3/4

0/3

n/a

n/a

Liz Harris (3/06/16)

4/4

3/3

3/5

n/a

Anthony Mayo

4/4

2/3

5/5

n/a

Martin Miller

2/4

2/3

n/a

n/a

Christine Terrey

4/4

3/3

5/5

3/3

Lyn White

4/4

2/3

n/a

1/3

Emma Chaplin

3/4

3/3

5/5

n/a

Katherine Cotton

3/4

2/3

n/a

n/a

Matt Wright

3/4

2/3

n/a

2/3

Sondra Curnock (9/1/17)

3/3

0/2

2/3

n/a

Jenny Flood (3/11/16)

3/3

2/2

n/a

n/a