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Appointed By



Declared Interests

Full Voting Rights


(Academic year 2021-2022)


(Academic year 2022-2023)

Mr John Barnes Ex Officio   1/9/2022 -  Head Teacher Employed by the school Yes n/a 2/2

Mrs Carol Feltwell  

Local Authority




Chair of Governors


Leadership and Management  



7/7 2/2

Mrs Alice Briley

Associate  Governor


12/11/21 -11/11/25

Deputy Head; Year 5/6 classteacher

Employed at school


7/7 2/2
Miss Cassie Kirk Staff Governor Elected by staff 20/1/22 -19/1/26 Year 1/2 class teacher Employed at the school Yes 5/5 2/2
Father Robert Beaken   Ex Officio Foundation Governor Diocese of Chichester 28/3/22-27/3/26 Ethos   Yes 2/3 1/2
Mr Ganan Skandakumar Co-Opted Governor FGB 19/5/22 - 18/5/26 Finance, Health and Safety, GDPR   Yes 2/2 2/2
Miss Jay Chappill Parent Governors Elected by Parents 1/9/22 -1/9/26 Personal Development, Behaviour and Attitudes

Parent at school

Employed by school

School Crossing patrol

After school club provider

Yes n/a 1/2
Mrs Charlotte Buckland Parent Governor Elected by Parents  1/9/22 - 1/9/26

Vice Chair

Quality of Education

Parent at school Yes n/a 1/2

Catsfield School Governors

The Catsfield School Governing body is a team of local people who have volunteered for the role. There is a wide range of experience amongst the governors, with business people, parents, and school staff included, as well as church representation since we are a church school. We keep ourselves up to date by means of school visits, and by making good use of the training courses provided by East Sussex Governor Services.

The Governing Board at Catsfield CEP School has 12 members and a meeting is quorate with 6 members.

The members are:

  • The Head Teacher
  • 1 Local Authority appointed Governor
  • 1 Staff Governor
  • 2 Parent Governors (elected)
  • 2 Foundation Governors (appointed by the Diocese of Chichester)
  • 1 Ex Officio Governor
  • 4 Co-opted Governors

The performance of the Head Teacher is monitored annually by a team of three Governors.

Our Chair of Governors is Mrs Carol Feltwell who can be contacted via email cfeltwell@catsfieldcep.e-sussex.sch.uk

If you have any issues you would like to raise with us, please contact the school, or email us at clerktogovernors@catsfieldcep.e-sussex.sch.uk  and we will get back to you.

Governors who have left in the last 12 months:

  • Andrew Jervis July 2022
  • Julie Hunter July 2022
  • Corey Creasey July 2022
  • Sarah Cox July 2022
  • Sophia Krage Dec 2022
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