Welcome to the Governors' section of our school website
Our Governing Body are proud to hold strategic responsibility for our school. The DfE define the Governors' Core Roles as:
- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
- Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of its pupils and the performance management of staff
- Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
Our Governing Body meet each half term and in addition, two committees meet to fulfil specific duties. We hope you will find the attached documents useful and would welcome your feedback at any time. Governors can be contacted via the School Office.
In fulfilling their financial responsibilities, governors make reference to the government's financial benchmarking service which can be found via this link - benchmarking website
Dave Merefield joined the Governing Body in December 2016 and his term ends in 2020. He is a co-opted Governor who serves on the Pupil Outcomes Committee, with responsibility for English. Dave is currently the Chair of our Governing Body.
Dave has two children at our school. He is employed by a major food retailer as the Senior Sustainability Manager where he has accountability for reducing carbon emissions and managing energy throughout the business.
He is keen to use his experience to support the Governing Body and help maintain the school’s reputation – putting the children’s’ learning and development at the centre of all decisions made.
David Small joined the Governing Body in March 2017 as a Foundation Governor and his term as a Governor will end in 2021. He serves on the Resources Committee and is currently the Vice Chair of Governors.
David has worked as a Solicitor in his own Practice in Chichester for 22 years and hopes to bring some of the experience that he has gained over that career to good use in serving the Governing Body and its committees.
Living locally for nearly 10 years David is aware if the School’s proud reputation and Christian ethos and is keen to be a part of the future of the School and its community.
Rev'd Richard Hutchins
Rev'd Richard joined the governing body in April 2020 when he was licensed as vicar of Catherington and Clanfield with responsibility also to support the vicar of Rowland's Castle with work in the Blendworth parish.
Richard is our Ex-officio Foundation Governor and he serves on the Resources Committee and our Christian Values Team.
Katherine works locally as a community Pharmacist, and hopes to put the skills used in her working life to good use in serving on the Governing Body. Also, as one of the Foundation Governors, she wants to see the strong links the school has with the various Churches in the area continue to develop, as it is through these links that the caring and affirming atmosphere that makes the school such a great place for our children to be educated is able to strengthen and grow.
Katherine is pleased to be serving the school and the Church as a Foundation Governor. Both her children have enjoyed attending the school and she is privileged to be supporting the work of the school in this role.
Anna Trevellick was elected to join the Governing Body as a Parent Governor in December 2017. Her term as a governor ends in 2021.
Anna and her family live within the local community. Two out of three of Anna’s children have or are attending Horndean CE Junior school. Her eldest son went through HJS having had a very positive experience and now attends HTC.
Anna is a qualified Registered Nurse and has worked on the renal unit at Queen Alexandra Hospital for 20 years. She is currently a nurse specialist in the field of living kidney donation. Excellent listening and communication skills with the public and the multidisciplinary team are essential as well as being approachable and having positive attitude. All of these skills she hopes to bring and utilise to the governor team. She also hopes to gain more skills as being part of the school governing body.
Holly Lane joined the Governing Body in February 2020 and her term as a governor ends in 2024. She is a staff governor and serves on the Pupil Outcomes committee.
Holly is a Year 6 teacher at Horndean Church of England Junior School. Within her school role, Holly is also the Religious Education Leader and a member of our school’s Christian Values Team.
She enjoys being a governor and working within a team of people with different backgrounds and expertise, all wanting the best for the pupils at Horndean Church of England Junior School.
Mark Angell joined the Governing Body in November 2018 as a Local Authority representative and his term as governor ends in 2022. He serves on the Resources Committee as Vice Chair.
Mark has a child at our school. He ran his own consultancy company for 20 years before joining a major defence company in the local area. Mark brings a wealth of experience in the computing and technology fields to the Governing Body.
He is keen to use his experience to support the Governing Body and maintain the school's excellent standards and reputation.
Emma joined the Governing Body in December 2019 as a parent governor and her term as governor will end in 2023. She serves on the Resources Committee with specific responsibility for finance.
Emma is a qualified teacher and financial adviser and hopes to bring her finance experience to assist the Governing Body and its committees.
Living locally for 11 years, Emma has four sons who have all attended Horndean CE Junior School. Her youngest son currently attends the school.
Amy joined the Governing Body in March 2020 as a co-opted governor and her term as governor will end in 2024. She serves on the Pupil Outcomes Committee.
Amy is an Assistant Headteacher at Horndean Technology College with whom the school enjoys strong professional links.