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.

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.

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.

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.

Richard Booth

Richard Booth

Governor

Richard Booth is vice chairman of the governing body with a specialism in finance.

My governance specialism in finance. I work closely with fellow governor Andrew Jones monitoring the finance at the school. I have been a governor at the school for over 15 years.

My son and daughter were pupils at Cavendish School.

Richard’s son and daughter were pupils at Cavendish School.

Tove Sørensen-Bentham

Tove Sørensen-Bentham

Governor

I am a principal lecturer at the University of Brighton where I am a joint MBA programme leader with special interest in leadership and public service management. I hold an LLM and an MSc.

My four children have all attended Cavendish School.

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.

Alison Flynn

Alison Flynn

Governor

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.

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.

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.

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 termly and is chaired by Nigel Askew. 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 effect pupil outcomes and financial resources.