WSGA committee members


Liz Barnes

Chair of governors at Millais School in Horsham. Both my parents were involved in education so it seemed natural to join the PTA when my daughter started at school. After she started secondary school it was suggested that I would find the role of a governor gave me another opportunity to help support and develop the work of the school. Challenges change each year, but with a good team of governors working closely with the school leadership we work together to provide the best education and school experience we can for all our students.

Rowena Chalk

Details to follow

Margaret Foote

Chair of governors at Manor Field primary School, Burgess Hill. I chose to become a governor as I have been involved in education all my working life and felt that that knowledge could be put to use to support staff and children, even although my teaching days are over. I particularly feel passionate about children whose needs can be overlooked, because of the demands of all the other aspects of school life.

Peter A D Griffiths

I am a foundation governor at Albourne CofE primary School because I was involved with the local Church St Bartholomews as churchwarden. Governor at Downlands Community College; I was co-opted as a local county councillor. Trustee governor at Chailey Heritage School; from my time as WSCC Education & Schools representative I was subsequently co-opted by the Foundation Trustees

Rhoda Hatton

Co-opted governor at Arunside Primary School in Horsham. Valuing education, holding a belief that it should be available to all, gaining satisfaction from observing young people as they grow in confidence and develop their abilities as well as a desire to utilise my skills in the world of education within my local community, encourages me to continue as a governor.

Chris Hawker (Co-chair)

National Lead Governor and co-opted governor at Lavant CE primary School, Rogate CE primary school and Central CE junior academy. My motivation is to help schools provide the best possible education opportunities for the children in their care.

Kerry Jones (Vice chair)

Maintained primary school governor representative on WSCC Schools Forum and chair of governors at Bramber Primary School, Worthing; chair of governors at St Andrews C of E High School for Boys, Worthing; co-opted governor at Compton and Up Marden C of E Primary School.

Neil Ryder

Maintained primary governor representative on Schools Forum; chair of governors at Rogate C of E primary and governor at Rake C of E primary (now partnered with Rogate). More details at: Rogate primary: governor details. My mother, brother and daughter were / are teachers, so I know how much help schools need from people with outside experience and viewpoints. I have always loved young children and always felt that helping to improve the start to their lives was a way I could put something back into my local community.

Gillian Santi (co-chair)

LA governor at St Mary’s CE Primary School, East Grinstead. I have been a governor for many years and this is my third school. I am passionate about the entitlement of all our children to receive a good education in a good school, which will support their development into confident young people who enjoy their own lives and contribute to everyone’s future.