Governors

The governors play a crucial role in Little Common School through challenging and supporting school leaders in equal measure.

We are dedicated to continual school improvement and to our school vision ...

Learning, Caring, Succeeding... Together. 

We welcome feedback from parents. Please contact us or the Chair of the Governing Board by emailing leglington@littlecommon.org and put Clerk in the subject line. 

 

We are recruiting 2 new parent governors

Are you a committed and confident person with a strong desire to make a positive impact on children's education?  We are seeking enthusiastic individuals ideally with experience of either finance, education, business or health and safety, to join our team as parent governors.

The Chair of the Governing Board is holding a governor information coffee morning on 12th January 2024 at 8.45am in our main hall.  If you would like to attend this event please email leglington@littlecommon.org to advise of your attendance.

 

Governor application form.

Letter of invitation to attend information coffee morning and to apply for parent governor role

Governor code of conduct.

 

Please click here for governor information:

Details of Little Common School's governing body structure, governors' terms of office and committee membership

Details of Governor's Attendance at Meetings

Details of Governor's Declarations of Interest

The above information can also be seen at the bottom of this page within the final governor tab.

   

Nick Wilkinson - Chair of Governors - Co-opted Governor

(nwilkinson@littlecommon.org)

Nick has over 30 years of partnership experience, which includes chair of many strategic partnership boards.  

Richard Errington - Co-opted Governor

Richard works in London in the IT Division of a major UK Bank and specialises in the delivery of major change programmes. He has 2 children at the school.

Richard sits on the Strategic Organisation Committee and is the link governor for Finance.

 

Louise Moor - Headteacher and Governor

As the Headteacher of Little Common School, Louise is also a School governor. 

Louise works very closely with the governors who offer her support and challenge in order to ensure that we attain our school vision of ‘Learning, Caring, Succeeding…together’.

 

Wendy Gorham - Co-opted Governor

Wendy is a former secondary school teacher and now works for East Sussex County Council.  Her role focuses on employability skills and career opportunities for young people across East Sussex.  She lives in the Little Common and has a child who was a pupil at the school.  Wendy sits on the Strategic Organisation Committee.  Wendy is the link governor for careers.

 

 

Marsh Golding - Associate Governor

Marsh took early retirement as an Education Welfare Officer in a large outer London authority seven years ago before moving to Sussex. She has worked in the field of education for thirty two years and as a EWO for twenty six years. Having considerable experience in school governance, Marsh has supported both secondary and primary schools both as a parent and community governor.  Marsh is very involved in Little Common School as both a volunteer and community governor. Marsh sits on the Quality of Education Committee and is link governor for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

Recently, Marsh has been involved in appointing new staff and has used her extensive knowledge of education to support the school through a recent Ofsted inspection.

 

Nicola Rand - Local Authority Governor

Nicola worked at Filsham Valley Secondary School (later to become St Leonards Academy) for their SEN/ASD department for many years before taking early retirement in 2011. She supported students with accessing the National Curriculum whilst helping them achieve their full potential.  Her role also included managing a large team of Teaching Assistants.  She was previously a staff Governor at Filsham Valley where she was Chair of the SEN/Pupil Welfare sub-committee.
Nicola has 2 grown up children and has become more involved with Little Common School.  Nicola sits on both the QEC and SOC committees.  Nickie is pleased to be able to offer the school the benefit of her experience and skills and acts as link Governor for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND, including pupil premium).

 

Nicola Marsden - Staff Governor

Nicola joined the school in January 2022. She is currently teaching in Year 4.  Nicola sits on the Quality of Education Committee.

 

 

 

 

 

 Governor Information on terms of office

                                        Committee                  Type                               End of term

Louise Moor SOC/QEC Staff N/A
Nick Wilkinson (Chair) SOC Co-opted 12/10/2026
Nickie Rand QEC/SOC/PAY LEA 03/01/2025
Nicola Marsden QEC Staff 12/11/2026
Marchelle Golding QEC Associate 12/11/2026
Wendy Gorham SOC Co-opted 12/10/2026
Richard Errington SOC/HTPM Co-opted 29/06/2024

 We have vacancies for 2 parent governors.

Declarations of interest

 

Louise Moor None
Nick Wilkinson (Chair)

Additional Governance role

Employed by Kent County Council

Nickie Rand None
Nicola Marsden None
Marchele Golding None
Wendy Gorham Works for ESCC children and economies services
Richard Errington None

Meeting attendance register 2022/23

                                                   Committee                  Full governor                    Total

Governor

Committee meetings

Full Governing Board meetings

Total Attendance

Mr Wilkinson (chair & SOC chair)

100%

66%

83%

Mrs Appleby (Headteacher)

100%

100%

100%

Mrs Bevis (chair of TLC)

100%

66%

 83%

Mr Errington

100%

100%

100%

Mr Hooper

100%

100%

100%

Mrs Golding

33%

33%

33%

Mrs Rand

100%

66%

87%

Miss Francis

N/A

100%

100%

Mrs Gorham

100%

100%

100%

Mr Sankofa

50%

0

25%

Miss Nicola Marsden

100%

50%

75%

There are a different number of meetings for each committee which reflects in the % of attendance.