Chair of Governors – Mrs Jenny Barnard-Langston
Fletching CE Primary School, Church Street, Fletching, East Sussex, TN22 3SP
The clerk, Gabriella Paterson-Griggs, can be contacted via email: email@example.com
You will find all information regarding Bluebell Federation Governance on the bluebell.greenhousecms.co.uk
Jenny Barnard-LangstonChair of Governors and Local Authority Governor
Jenny Barnard-Langston is an experienced Chair of Governors and is designated by the National College for Teaching and Learning as both a National Leader of Governance and a National Leader of Governance Advocate.
Jenny offers a range of expertise and experience to support governors, build capacity and mentors chairs of governors across maintained schools, academies and Church Schools (VA & VC)
Jenny also chairs a Sussex-based charity supporting children and adults with learning disabilities and she is a proficient leadership and management development trainer as wells as a professional psychotherapist
Richard HannayVice Chair of Governors and Co-opted Governor
I live with my wife Emma and family on the outskirts of Fletching and currently our youngest child is at Fletching CE Primary School.
I spent 17 years in the Army followed by 12 years helping my wife run a day nursery in London. I have also been a magistrate in London since 2004.
I have been a governor of Fletching Primary for 3 years and now look forward to helping guide the Bluebell Federation in its formative period and in particular to ensuring our schools come out of the Covid Pandemic as strong as ever.
Gemma WhiteExecutive Headteacher - Ex officio Governor
Hello, my name is Mrs White!
I am the Executive Headteacher at both Fletching Primary School and Chailey St Peter's Primary School.
I love spending time with family and friends and particularly enjoy trips to see the Musicals!
David KnightFoundation ex officio Governor
I am Spiritual Care Lead for the Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust.
My job there is varied and ranges from designing a Spiritual Care strategy to managing the Trust Mediation Service.
At the beginning of January I became the Vicar of Fletching and, as part of that post, a Foundation Governor for Fletching School. Prior to all of this I have had a number of jobs ranging from academic posts, to hospice chaplaincy, to vicar of parishes in rural Warwickshire and inner-city Salford.
Brenda FordFoundation Governor
I have been a nurse for 60 years. Working in General Practice in Lewes, as a Nurse Manager and Nurse Prescriber. I specialised in Chronic Disease Management.
During the last 12 years, I worked with my GP in the Medium Secure Forensic unit in Hellingly.
I am now retired and live in Chailey with my husband and our dog.
I have attended St Peter's Church since we moved here in 2004.
I love studying and am especially interested in history. Besides all the training I did for my nursing career, I managed 2 Degrees and a Master's in History with the Open University. I enjoy music , sewing, other crafts and waling in the common with our recently rehomed Patterdale Terrier.
Lex WitekCo-opted Governor
Hi, my name is Lex. I live in South Chailey, with my wife Rachel. We have two children who are 7 and 3 years old, the eldest is a pupil at Chailey St Peters, the youngest will hopefully be joining him soon.
I am a police officer, having joined Sussex Police in 2006. I worked for many years as a response officer in Lewes and the surrounding area, and I currently work as a Detective Sergeant in the West Sussex Safeguarding Investigation Unit based in Crawley.
I have a passion for travel. As a family we own a touring caravan called Bailey, so when I'm not at work (!) you will most likely find me touring around the UK, discovering new places.
Mandy WatsonCo-opted Governor
I am very pleased to be a governor for the Bluebell Federation with a particular focus on SEND pupils. I have spent many years as a teacher and Headteacher in England and in Africa and with five grandchildren now, I have a special interest in education across all phases. I am delighted to see the exciting learning Bluebell provides for all our children with our new rich curriculum opportunities. Since 2016 I have worked as the Diocesan Senior Schools' Improvement Advisor in Sussex. I was previously a Senior Education Adviser in London for 13 years. I have been a school governor since 2006 in East Sussex and in London. My hobbies are walking, (preferably in the mountains or by the sea) and reading so I am particularly pleased with our library!
Max UsherCo-opted Governor
After studying history at university, I worked first as an investment analyst and then training to be a solicitor.
I am now Head of History at Ardingly College in Sussex.
I live in Fletching with my wife Caroline, also a teacher, and son Ludo, who is in Year 1 at Fletching primary school.
As well as history I enjoy gardening, cooking (with and without Ludo) and walking.
David WoollvenParent Governor
I live in Fletching with my wife Sarah and our 7 girls who are all past, current, and future pupils of the school. Having lived in the parish most of my life, I also attended the school so have a strong connection to the area and its value to the local community.
My day job is working in Financial Services with 20 years' experience.
Having recently joined as a Governors , I'm looking forward to working with the excellent team to support the Foundation.
Dominie WoodParent Governor
I have recently become a Parent Governor for the Bluebell Federation.
I have two children currently attending Chailey St Peters.
Both myself and my husband are from the local area, and our extended families are also based locally, so we are very familiar with this part of Sussex.
I work part time as a GP, and there are certainly some similarities between the NHS and the education system.
I look forward to working alongside such a passionate and experienced team of governors.
Loveday Trevisick,Staff Governor
I'm currently a year 3 and 4 teacher at Chailey St Peters, where I have been teaching for the last 3 years. Previous to that, I taught in South East London for 20 years. At my last school I was an associate member of the IEB, and then went on to be a school governor until I moved to Brighton. This means that I have a good knowledge of the vital role played by a schools governing body in the making of decisions that directly affect the education and well-being of the children. My experience as a teacher allows me bring to the governing body a unique insight into the daily life of a school classroom; what's going well, and what can be improved on.
I'm looking forward to helping shape the new federation's future direction and focus at a very exciting time in their shared history,
Gabriella Paterson-GriggsClerk to Governors