When High Down Schools federated we formed a single Board of Governors working on behalf of both schools. The governing body has a range of duties and powers and a general responsibility for the conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement.
Mrs Sonia Goddard (Chair)
Mr Rob Audain (Vice Chair) Mrs Andreya Cowan
Mrs Penny Atherton Mrs Heather Kirkpatrick
Mr Joe Lee Mrs Denise Major
Cllr Sue Mason Mrs Sue Parker
Mr Ron Steven Mr Rhodri Hopkins
Mrs Simone Vaughan (Staff Governor) Mrs Francoise Johnstone
Mrs Tamsyn Grant Mrs Gail Meacock
Ms Beckie Collard Mr Nolan Hibberd
Mrs Monette DeBaun Stransom Mrs Charlotte Birkett
You can contact the Chair of Governors via the school office – 01275 843969
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monitoring and evaluating the work of a school play a major role for a governing body. At High Down, we have a detailed monitoring schedule which is very closely linked to the School Improvement Plan. Maths, literacy, pupil premium provision to name but a few form a large part of monitoring visits carried out by the governors. These visits ensure the governors have a detailed understanding of the life and workings of the school and are able to both support and challenge the senior leadership team.