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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

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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. He is married to Hilary and has 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.


Ben West

SEND Link Governor/Co-Opted Governor

Business and Resources Committee

I am a parent to a year 2 child, I have chosen to be a parent Governor to help in some areas. I have had 10 years' experience working in education. I have been working the last 3 years for Eastbourne and Wealden YMCA, as youth and community manager. Just recently I have taken on the role if Housing manager, working with a range of young people. I am also part of a local church and help run their children's workshops.


Carrie Baker

Co-Opted Governor

Teaching and Learning Committee

I currently have 1 son attending St. Andrew's Infants' (Year 2), another son who had just left to move up to Tollgate, and an older daughter who is in year 9, at The Cavendish.  When not running around after my 3 children, I help run a toddler/preschool group 2 days a week at Kings Church.  As a member of Kings, I'm also involved in a few other areas in the life of church.  In this season of my life, I am giving my time to help others, and being on the governing body is one of the ways I can do that.  Life can be challenging and parenting well, is even harder.  So when I can, I try to connect with the parents around me during the school run.  I know from experiences in my own life, someone giving me a smile or saying hello can make my day so much better, and life a little brighter.  If you see me around, come over for a chat or hug!


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.


Natalie Odey-Knight

Co-Opted Governor

Business & Resources Committee

I am a proud parent of 3 children, all of whom have attended (or are currently attending) St. Andrew's, so naturally I'm very passionate about this wonderful school.  I am a qualified solicitor and I have also worked as a writer and editor for various legal and corporate publications.  However, the best "job" I have ever had is being a parent and I am forever grateful for the time I have had to spend with them, the ways in which they have inspired me and the different perspective they have given me on life.  These days, therefore, I enjoy the simple pleasures such as cooking, reading and spending time at the beach.  I'm also an aspiring writer who still dreams of one day writing "that book" (just don't ask me if it's finished any time soon!).  In addition to this, I am a part-time TA at Tollgate Junior School and occasionally volunteer in the English Departments of various secondary schools.  In this way, I hope to cover the entire length and breadth of children's education and to give my time, support and encouragement to our greatest assest of all: our children!


Current Governors & Details of Appointment September 2019

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
Carrie Baker       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
Ben West 01/09/17    01/09/21 Parent Parents of School
Natalie Odey-Knight       Parent Governors

Register of Governor Committees

Name Governor Category Committee
Carol Meakins Music Teaching & Learning/ Business & Resources
Phil Crossinggum Data & Assessment Governor, Computing Teaching & Learning
Natalie Odey-Knight Art & DT Business & Resources
Father David King RE, SMSC, Pastoral, BV Teaching & Learning
David Lambeth English, Health and Safety Teaching & Learning/ Business & Resources
Mark Simmons Humanities, CP & LAC  Teaching & Learning
Katrina Weston EYFS Teaching & Learning
Jonathon Phillips Maths, Science Business & Resources
Ben West S.E.N, P.E, Medical Conditions Business & Resources
Carrie Baker PHSE, RHSE, Health & Wellbeing Teaching & Learning

School Declaration Of Interests Register September 2018

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
West, Ben (Parent) Local Community, Parent Charity Parent, Local community Sept 18
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

Governor Attendance at Full Governing Body Meeting 2018-19

Name 13/09/18 08/10/18 11/02/19 29/04/19  
Jackie Bignell Y Y Resigned Resigned 2/6
Father David King Y Y Y Y 5/6
Father John Underhill Y Y Apologies Apologies 4/6
Mark Simmons Y Y Y Y 6/6
David Lambeth Apologies Y Y Y 5/6
Phil Crossinggum Y Y Y Y 6/6
Carol Meakins Y Y Y Y 6/6
Sean Brink Y Y Apologies Y 5/6
Ben West Y Apologies Y Y 4/6
Natalie Odey-Knight Y Y Y Y 5/6
David Woozley Apologies Y Y Y 5/6
Carrie Baker Y Y Y Y 6/6
Jonathon Phillips Y Y Y Y 5/6
Katrina Weston Y Y Y Y 5/6

Governor Attendance at Extra Ordinary Full Governing Body Meetings 2017-2018

Name March 2018 April 2018  
Jackie Bignell Y Y 2/2
Father David King Y Y 2/2
Father John Underhill Y Y 2/2
Mark Simmons Apologies Y 1/2
Anna Seath n/a n/a n/a
David Lambeth Y Y 2/2
Ann Almeida Y Y 2/2
Rose Campbell Y Y 2/2
Phil Crossinggum Y Y 2/2
Carol Meakins Y Y 2/2
Sean Brink Apologies No apologies received 0/2
David Woozley n/a n/a n/a

Governor Attendance at Extra Ordinary Full Governing Body Meetings 2017-2018

Name March 2018 April 2018  
Jackie Bignell Y Y 2/2
Father David King Y Y 2/2
Father John Underhill Y Y 2/2
Mark Simmons Apologies Y 1/2
Anna Seath n/a n/a n/a
David Lambeth Y Y 2/2
Ann Almeida Y Y 2/2
Rose Campbell Y Y 2/2
Phil Crossinggum Y Y 2/2
Carol Meakins Y Y 2/2
Sean Brink Apologies No apologies received 0/2
David Woozley n/a n/a n/a
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