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

Rob Stanbridge - Chair of Governors/Parent Governor

I've been a governor at Sheddingdean School for a number of years now with 2 boys both attending the school.

I first became interested in the role following a chat with the head teacher in the playground. I didn't know anything about school governors before I took up the role, but I felt that if there was something I could do to support the school then I'd try my best to make Sheddingdean a great place for my children to learn and have fun. If you have any questions about being a governor or anything you would like to raise, I'll do my best to help.

 

Liz Styles - Co-opted Governor 

 

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 - LA Governor

I have been the School's LA Governor since April 2019. However, my history with the school goes back to September 2005 when my eldest child started in Reception class, three days after we moved to Burgess Hill. From that time, I was a parent at the school until July 2018 when our youngest child finished in Year 6. However, I have always had a strong desire to play an active role in the life of the school because I love the school and want to give something back to the school that educated and cared for my three children so well. 

I work in Chichester for a publishing company where my work involves working in partnership with UK universities to design, develop and deliver their online distance learning Masters degree programmes. I also studied for an online distance learning Masters in Education (M.Ed.) degree myself, finishing in September 2018. 

I am married to Rebecca (who also sits on the Governing Body) and we have three children. We are fans of the Sussex Sharks Cricket Team, and we go to all the T20 Blast home matches each year. 

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 just joined the Governors Team as a Parent Governor and I’m looking forward to spending time with the rest of the team in supporting Sheddingdean.

I have worked for the NHS for 11 years in various roles, most recently as a Paramedic following successful completion of a BSc in Paramedic Science. Prior to joining the NHS I worked in a setting for Children and Young Adults with SEN and Multiple Disabilities.

When I'm not busy assisting the community, I enjoy spending time with my family. I have two Daughters aged 4 and 8 who both attend Sheddingdean.

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