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The Governors can be contacted directly at govs@standrews-inf.co.uk and the Chair of Governors can be contacted at dlambeth@standrews-inf.co.uk


David Lambeth - Chair / LA Governor

Chair Business and Resources Committee/Teaching and Learning Committee

I am married with three grown up children and am now retired.  For 49 years I worked in the finance industry.  I was appointed a governor by the Local Authority in January 2011 but have had previous experience as a governor at Hawks Farm Primary School in Hailsham where my three grown up children attended.  All five of my grandchildren attended St Andrew's but have now left to attend Tollgate, St Catherine's and Eastbourne College.


Father David King - Foundation Governor Chair for Teaching and Learning Committee

Fr David is the Vicar of St Andrew's Church and Foundation Governor of the school. His wife worked at the school until 2019 and they have four children. Fr David was ordained in 2000 and before that was a teacher, teaching Infants at a school in Crawley for 5 years before working at a school for children with Cerebral Palsy for a further 3 years. In the little spare time he has he enjoys cycling and playing badminton (not at the same time!) He is passionate about education and is delighted to be a Governor of this excellent school.


Mark Simmons - Vice Chair / Safeguarding Link Governor / Foundation Governor

Teaching and Learning Committee

I am a committed Christian and regular church goer. I am married and have 2 children who attend the St Andrew's and who both really enjoy every aspect of their school life. I enjoy all sports, especially watching and playing football. I am employed by Eastbourne Blind Society as a Resource Officer. My role is to provide support, information and equipment to people with a visual impairment in the Eastbourne area. I volunteered to be a governor hoping that I would be able to contribute in some way to the running of a really good school and that my experience and skills would be a positive benefit to the school. I also hope to give something back to the school that has looked after and taught my children so well.


Phil Crossinggum - Co-opted Governor

Teaching and Learning Committee

I have taught at St. Andrews for many years and I am currently the Deputy Head Teacher, teaching in Year 1, I have been the Deputy for 6 years. One of my main areas of responsibility is Assessment Data and I regularly feed back to the Teaching and Learning Committee on the termly progress of the school. I am passionate about teaching infants and feel privileged to have a chance to further support the strategic development of the school as a governor.


Katrina Weston - Staff Governor

Teaching and Learning Committee

I have been teaching as a class teacher at St Andrews since sept 1997. I am currently teaching year 2 although I have taught in all 3 year groups. I am pshe and behaviour lead and DSL.

I am married with 2 children, Holly is 16 and studying at Bexhill College doing a BTEC extended diploma in Health and Social Care and Lucy who is 11 has just started St Catherine’s college. I also have a dog called Marley and 2 cats Pickles and Lola. Both my children are avid dancers so a lot of my “spare time” is being mum’s taxi and also walking the dog with friends and family.

I hope to be an approachable, motivated and dedicated governor using the skills I have developed over the years and who the staff can rely on and come to me for help and support.


Jonathon Phillips

Co-Opted Governor

Business & Resources Committee

I am a qualified management accountant with 15 years experience working in an international business in East Sussex.  Focusing on the business and resources side of the governing body.  I hope to be able to apply my professional skill set to good effect!  My wife and I have three wonderful children, our eldest has just finished Foundation Stage at St Andrew's and loved every minute.  I am passionate about supporting the already amazing work of all the staff at the school so the pupils can continue to blossom during the first steps of their education.

Alison Lawrence

Alison Lawrence

Co-Opted Governor

I have been married for 29 years and have two grown up daughters. I have a passion for supporting young people especially those with special educational needs and disabilities. I have worked in this field for a number of years. In my spare time I enjoy crafting of all kinds, cooking and walking my crazy labradoodle Murphy.

Jemma Smith

Jemma Smith

Parent Governor

I am a local Solicitor in private practise in the local area. My husband and I have two wonderful children, our oldest is currently in Year 1 at St Andrews. 

Sue Mattocks

Susan Mattocks

Co-Opted Governor

I'm a retired secondary school teacher of R.S. and philosophy and spent most of my career in Kent. In the early 1980s I volunteered with VSO and taught English at Trongsa Junior High School in central Bhutan.

Until the pandemic clipped all our wings, one of my passions was travel especially in S.E. Asia. I'm very involved in the life of Eastbourne parish church as a church warden and love joining the choir when the opportunity arises. 

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Helen Diplock

Co-Opted Governor

 Helen Diplock is a local mother to two children, who are in local infant and junior schools.  After a 20 year career in the civil service, Helen now provides debt counselling locally in Eastbourne, alongside running a web design business.  Helen is a committed Christian, with experience of raising a child with Special Educational Needs.


Current Governors & Details of Appointment September 2021

Governor Name First appointment date Renewal Date End Date Type of Governor Appointed by
Carol Meakins Ex Officio n/a n/a Ex- Officio School
Phil Crossinggum 21/04/15 21/08/19   Co-Opt Governors
Alison Lawrence 01/09/21     Co-Opt Governors
Father David King 08/12/08 n/a n/a Foundation Dioceses
David Lambeth 19/01/11 16/12/18   Local Authority LA
Mark Simmons 01/12/13 01/09/17 01/09/21 Co-Opt Parents of School
Jonathon Phillips       Co-Opt Governors
Katrina Weston 01/09/2018 01/09/2022   Staff Staff
Susan Mattocks 01/09/21    01/09/21 Co-Opt Governors
Jemma Smith 01/09/21     Parent Governors
Helen Diplock 01/09/21     Co-Opt Governors

Register of Governor Committees

Name Governor Category Committee
Carol Meakins Music Teaching & Learning/ Business & Resources
Phil Crossinggum Data & Assessment Governor, Maths. Computing Teaching & Learning
Alison Lawrence MHWB, SEND Teaching & Learning
Father David King RE, SMSC, Pastoral, BV Teaching & Learning
David Lambeth English, Health and Safety. GDPR Teaching & Learning/ Business & Resources
Mark Simmons Humanities, P.E., CP & LAC  Teaching & Learning
Katrina Weston EYFS Teaching & Learning
Jonathon Phillips Maths, Music Business & Resources
Helen Diplock P.H.S.E., R.H.S.E, Science Business & Resources
Sue Mattocks Art & D.T.

Teaching & Learning

Jemma Smith Computing Business & Resources

School Declaration Of Interests Register September 2021

Name of Governor Name of Business Including: Governor elsewhere, related/married to member of staff, employed at school Nature of Business Nature of Interest Date of Entry
Lambeth,David (Vice) Retired N/A N/A Sept 18
King, Father David Clergy, Married to Member of Staff Clergy Pastoral, Married to member of staff Sept 18
Simmons. Mark (CP Governor) Employed Charity Local community Sept 18
Jemma Smith Local Community, Parent Legal Parent, Local community Sept 21
Crossinggum,Phil (Co-Opted) Staff (Deputy Head) Staff Member Staff, Married to a member of staff Sept 18
Meakins,Carol (Headteacher) Staff (Head) Staff Member Staff Sept 18
Katrina Weston Staff Teaching Staff Sept 18
Alison Lawrence Local Community   Local community Sept 21
Susan Mattocks Retired N/A Local community Sept 21
Helen Diplock Employed Charity Local community Sept 21

Governor Attendance at Full Governing Body Meeting 2020-21


Name 17.09.20 01.10.20 19.11.20 02.12.20 28.01.21 04.03.21 13.05.21 21.06.21
David Lambeth Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Father David King Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Carol Meakins Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mark Simmons Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Phil Crossinggum Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Helen Diplock Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes No
Carrie Baker Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Natalie Odey-Knight Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ben West Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Resign Resign
Jonathon Phillips Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Katrina Weston Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No

Governor Attendance at Extra Ordinary Full Governing Body Meetings 2020-21

David Lambeth      
Father David King      
Carol Meakins      
Mark Simmons      
Phil Crossinggum      
Alison Lawrence      
Helen Diplock      
Jemma Smith      
Susan Mattocks      
Jonathon Phillips      
Katrina Weston      
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