Sheddingdean Community Primary School

Sheddingdean Community Primary School

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Ofsted 2016: Teachers value the contribution that pupils make to lessons. They use questions skilfully to engage pupils and encourage discussion.
Ofsted 2016: The entire staff team is committed to ensuring that the school is a happy place for pupils.
Ofsted 2016: The values of the school, ‘reflective, resourceful, reciprocal and resilient’, are well embedded in the school’s culture and regularly referred to in assemblies and lessons.
Ofsted 2016: In the Early Years, adults support children well by listening to responses and asking questions that extend thinking, using appropriate vocabulary to support learning.

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Meet The Governors

Claire Smith- Co-opted Governor

Living down the road in Pyecombe, I am retired from a long career in IT & Project Management and I have two adult sons, 

I have been a Speak Out Stay Safe Volunteer for the NSPCC Schools Service for three years. In this role I visit primary schools all over Sussex to talk to children about how they can keep themselves safe by talking to trusted adults if they feel worried or unsure about anything. 

I love being in schools engaging with children and decided to become a School Governor to help support children in a very different capacity. 

In my role as Governor, I will combine my business skills with my passion for safeguarding children and enjoy being part of the Sheddingdean team. 

  

Liz Styles - Co-chair of Governors

I have been a governor at Sheddingdean since 2017. Over the last few years, it has been a joy to see the school develop and grow in new ways. It is always a delight to be in school seeing everyone in action, learning, teaching and growing together. I’ve lived in the local areas just over 5 years since moving here for my job. I work at The Point C of E Church in Burgees Hill where I am the Children’s Pastor. My role includes leading assemblies and RE lessons. I serve local Primary schools as well as parent & toddler groups in the community and of course Sunday services. It’s fair to say my job is a lot of fun.

 

Rebecca Johnston - Co-opted Governor

I am always keen to take an active role in supporting my children's schools. Two of my three children have been through the school with one child in Year 6.  I am also a teacher and work on a supply basis in the school too. As a parent Governor, I am a voice for parents and carers to the management of the school, so please share any issues that you wish to raise about any aspects of school life.

Nick Johnston - Co Chair of Governors

I was first elected to the Governing body in April 2019. However, my history with the school goes back a lot further as I was a parent for 14 years, starting when our eldest child started in Reception in September 2005, only ending when our youngest finished in Year 6 in July 2018.

Professionally, my career started in Human Resource Management, but since 1998, I have worked in technology-based learning. I currently work at Imperial College London designing online learning resources for postgraduate degree programmes in the Faculty of Medicine.

I am originally from the West Country but have moved gradually east over the last 20 years, moving to Burgess Hill in 2005. I am married to Rebecca (aka Mrs Johnston, Art/DT Lead in the school), and we have three children. We are fans of the Sussex Sharks Cricket Team and go to all the T20 Blast home matches each year. I also play cricket for Burgess Hill CC.

Having now taken on the role of Co-Chair, I am very much looking forward to working in partnership with the leadership team, the staff and the parents alike – to make the school the best it can possibly be for current and future generations.

Roelien Platt - Parent Governor

I have recently been appointed to the governing body at Sheddingdean Community Primary School and I am excited to work with the other governors and teachers, to ensure that our school continues to go from strength to strength (I'm a big advocate of continuous improvement!). I have worked in Treasury & Trade Finance for the past 15 years and have two daughters who attend Sheddingdean school (Reception & Year 6). We moved from Twickenham to Burgess Hill a little over a year ago and could not be happier. We enjoy spending time with our two dogs, going for walks in the beautiful surrounding areas and exploring the nearby beaches. As a Parent Governor, I hope to support the school in providing our children with the very best all-round educational experience in an environment that will enable them to achieve their full potential.

Andrew Foster – Parent Governor
I have been a parent governor at Sheddingdean School since 2019 and recently in September 2020 I was elected as Vice Chair by the governing body. This is a fantastic opportunity to be given and I endeavour to take up this responsibility with 100% commitment to ensure that Sheddingdean School remains fully committed to the ongoing education needs of each and every pupil within the school.
I have worked in the NHS for 12 years in various roles and following the successful completion of my BSc in Paramedic Science, I am currently employed as a Paramedic where I spend many hours visiting members of the public who require assistance. I strive to look for ways to make changes to improve user experience and have been a member of the implementation team for large scale projects within the Ambulance Service.
Prior to joining the NHS, I worked in a health and education setting assisting children and young adults with SEN and multiple disabilities, both physical and neurological. I have a strong interest in safeguarding and am currently in the process if completing a Diploma in Safeguarding.
I have two Daughters who are at Sheddingdean School in Year 1 and Year 5, who thoroughly enjoy being part of the Sheddingdean School community.

Michelle Norman – Parent Governor
Hi, I’m Michelle. I have just joined the Governors Team as a Parent Governor. I’m very excited to be in the position and support the team here at Sheddingdean. I currently work for a family run business involved in Health, Safety, Environment and Security management. I have experience in the role of a parent governor from a previous school where one of my children attended.
When I’m not being a taxi for my family and running about between meetings, I enjoy walking our dogs and cooking. I have 4 children one of whom is at Sheddingdean.

Laura Sykes  - Clerk to the Governors