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                                                         Holbrook Governing Body

The Governing Bodies main responsibilities is to ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.  The Governors at Holbrook also want to provide enriching learning experiences for the children and  encourage a love for learning that will continue through their lives.  That they will grow to be well rounded, confident adults that in turn will contribute to their community.


All state maintained schools are accountable to their Governing bodies which in turn are accountable to parents and the community.  Governing bodies are made up of parents, staff, representatives of local authority and the business community.  Governing bodies are required to meet formally a minimum of three times a year, this may include an annual ‘away day’ type event to review the previous year’s strategy and to set the following year’s priorities.


The governing body is responsible for the conduct of its school, must make decisions which are in the best interest of the children and young people and must promote high standards of educational achievement at the school.  It is the school’s accountable body as such:

  • Provide a strategic view of the school by establishing a vision and setting the purpose and aims of the school within an agreed policy framework
  • Appoint and performance manage the Headteacher, agreeing the school improvement strategy which includes setting statutory targets with supporting budgets and staffing structures.
  • Monitors and evaluates the work of the school by reviewing the performance of the Headteacher, the effectiveness of the policy framework, progress towards targets, and the effectiveness of the school improvement strategy.
  • Sign off the self-evaluation process and responds to school improvement service and Ofsted reports as necessary. 

Our Governors


        Ali O'Neil

Co-Chair of Governors, Curriculum & Sports Premium




Amalia Lovett

 Co-Chair of Governors, Partnerships & Resources



Ian Holmes      

Headteacher, Resources



Ali Abbott

Associate Governor, Curriculum


Andrew Baldwin

Local Authority Governor,  Premises and Resources




Claire Bouskill

Staff Governor

First Aid



Simon Stothard

Parent Governor

Finance & Resources



Philip Turner

Co-Opted Governor, Pupil Premium, HR & Resources



Dr Heather Duggan

Parent Governor

Health & Safety




Shantel Garnham

Co Opted Governor




Lisa Matthews

Co Opted Governor




Chris Brett

Parent Governor,




Further information about membership of the governing body can be found in the Holbrook governing body membership document.

For more information on the role of the Governor or how to become a Governor please reference the West Sussex Council page.


To contact the Chair of Governors, please speak to Mrs Moloney, Clerk to the Governors in the school office.