Cavendish School Governors

Our Mission: Believing in Excellence
 

As a governing body we aim to ensure that the staff, and all those involved in running the school, are well supported and that their welfare and development receive the highest priority.

Governors form the school’s accountable body and we are responsible for the conduct of the school, for promoting high standards and for making sure that the school is a central part of the local community in Old Town.

Members of the governing body are drawn from the local community, parents, staff at the school and other stakeholders to ensure that there is as full a range of views as possible.

Alison Flynn

Alison Flynn

Vice-Chair of Governors

I am keen to support the school as a governor towards the achievement of its aims and objectives for all the pupils and staff. I am particularly interested in the all through age range, primary and secondary phases. I believe I have lots to offer and am also keen to add to my education experience.

I am recently retired after 16 years’ experience in leadership including executive head and head teacher roles. I now work as an independent education consultant.

Andrew Manton

Andrew Manton

Vice-Chair of Governors

Prior to being a governor, my professional experience has been in the business world.

I have a varied background from IT to project and programme management. I hope to be able to use my business skills and convert them to an education setting where appropriate.

Both my children have recently started in the primary phase at Cavendish.

Andrew Jones

Andrew Jones

Chair of Governors

My Governor role center’s around finance, to ensure value for money , thus maximizing funds available to educate our pupils.

I have worked for HSBC bank for 16 years, gaining my professional financial qualifications. For the last 21 years I have worked for Marks & Spencer in various financial roles. I was appointed in 1992.

Anne Stead

Anne Stead

Staff Governor

I am the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) Lead at Cavendish and have been since the opening of the New Primary Building in 2016.I am responsible for the Pre School and Reception classes. I also work closely with the Primary Head of Phase and Key Stage Leaders in the Primary Phase.

I qualified as a teacher in 1998 from The Institute of Education, London University and have worked in Primary Schools in London and East Sussex. I have also worked abroad as a teacher in Spain and New Zealand.

I am newly appointed to the role of Staff Govenor.
I enjoy living with my family in Eastbourne and both my children currently attend Cavendish Secondary Phase.

Arthur Cornell

Arthur Cornell

Governor

Head Teacher of a Secondary Comprehensive School for 21 years.
Formerly the Cavendish School Head Teacher (1978-1999)

I am pleased to support the new all through status of the school with its added opportunities.

Denise Kong

Denise Kong

Staff Governor

I am the Database Manager for the Cavendish School. I am also a Chair of Governors at King’s Academy Ringmer, and Vice-Chair of the East Sussex Governor Forum.

My original qualifications are in Maths and Computer Science, but I since then I also qualified as a Youth Worker and Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Leader for East Sussex County Council.  These diverse roles have helped give me a useful background for working in a school and volunteering in school governance.

Gwen Taylor-Hall

Gwen Taylor-Hall

Staff Governor

I have worked in education for almost 30 years initially in Yorkshire before moving
with my family to Eastbourne. My teaching specialism is PE but I have taken
opportunities to move more into pastoral care and now Deputy Head (Pastoral) at
Eastbourne College. My governor role is focused on safeguarding.
I am keen to use my experience in education to contribute and support the team
behind Cavendish School. I enjoy playing my part in the school now and I am looking
forward to being part of the school in the future.

Dr Hasan Gilani

Dr Hasan Gilani

Governor

I have been serving as a senior academic in the higher education sector for more than 17 years now, with special interest in quality, standards and student experience. Therefore, my governor role is focused on quality and standards of education to ensure the highest levels of pedagogical development along with positive student experience.

Prior to joining the world of academia, I have had a detailed insight into the corporate world of business strategy, fashion retail marketing and brand management from working with international brands like Motorola, Pepsi Cola, Marks and Spencer and Debenhams. I have has also worked as a consultant at many developmental projects in the NGO sector, working jointly with German (GTZ), Dutch (PHMP) and British (DFID) organisations.

Louise MacQuire-Plows

Louise MacQuire-Plows

Parent Governor

I have children in both the primary and secondary phase and believe strong relationships between parents/carers and the school is essential.

I work as Manager for the Local Authority and I have experience of working with children, young people and parents, evaluating services, managing budgets and leading on communication across a diverse workforce.

Through my work as a parent governor I want to ensure our children and young people’s wellbeing is a priority and their future opportunities are limitless.

Peter Midwinter

Peter Midwinter

Governor

I am passionate about Cavendish School and its place within the Eastbourne community. Having been a Deputy Headteacher at the school and until recently, living close to the school, I know both it and the community it serves well. In 2018 I retired, after 40 years in education and I hope that I am able to draw upon my experiences, where
appropriate, to ensure Cavendish is able to make a difference to young people’s life chances both now and in the future.

Jane Earley

Jane Earley

Staff Governor

I am the library manager for Cavendish school and my focus is on engendering a love of independent reading across the through school.  Helping to raise literacy levels and academic attainment through reading is fundamental and one of the reasons I became a governor. Keeping staff informed of our roles and responsibilities is also important.

Sarah Morgan

Sarah Morgan

Advisory Clerk to the Governors

I have been clerking for governing bodies for 16 years and I joined Cavendish in December last year. My role is to work with the Chair and Headteacher, to agree meeting agendas, ensure required documentation is made available and to minute the meetings. I also act as a support to the Chair and Vice Chairs and advise on procedures and governance legislation where required.

Outside of work, I am a keen amateur photographer and astronomer. I also love long distance walking, all around Sussex and way beyond! I have a passion for travel, enjoying off-the-beaten-track locations and volunteering where possible.

 

Peter Marchant

Peter Marchant

Headteacher

I am proud to be the headteacher of the Cavendish School. I took up the post in September 2015 at a very exciting time for the school in which we become an all through school. As part of my role, I work as a governor focusing on the strategic direction of the school.

My professional background has always been in education and I am fortunate to have worked in a number of different areas around the south east, gaining much experience. I have been a Deputy Headteacher in two schools before becoming Head of School and finally, Interim Principal before taking up my post at Cavendish.

The Full Governing Body

The Governing Body meets half-termly and is chaired by Andrew Jones. Its purpose is to hold the Headteacher to account, provide strategic direction and be the decision-making body reviewing proposals from the Headteacher, which directly affect pupil outcomes and financial resources. Contact: Sarah Morgan smorgan@cavendish.e-sussex.sch.uk