Cavendish School GovernorsOur Mission: Believing in Excellence
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.
Clerk to the Governors, Damian Mooncie
Chair of Governors
I have a keen interest in education and in the success of students.
Richard’s son and daughter were pupils at Cavendish School. His wife is a teacher at the school
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.
Tove is a principal lecturer at the University of Brighton where she is a joint MBA programme leader with special interest in leadership and public service management and holds a LLM and an MSc.
Tove’s four children have all attended Cavendish School.
I have four children all currently attending Cavendish in both the primary and secondary phases.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I believe that efficient administration of the Governing Body unpins directly the success of school pupils and as such enjoy my role enormously.
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.