Mrs Rosemary Cornish
Chair of Governors
Appointed January 2006 – (current term of office ends January 2017) - Term Extended
Rosemary is a local authority appointed governor and is a member of the Staffing and Finance Committee. She lives in Rustington with her husband Martin. She has two daughters and two grandsons who attend Georgian Gardens. Now retired, she worked for the NHS as a Director of a Primary Care Trust. Rosemary also has many years experience of working in the voluntary youth sector. She is a Magistrate and a Trustee of the Lodge Hill Outdoor Education Centre. She has a particular interest in personal, health and social education and pastoral care and says she has been very impressed with the approach taken by staff at Georgian Gardens to these aspects of the children’s development.
Mr Chris Ansell
Appointed February 2011 - current term of office ends February 2019
Chris has been elected for two terms of office as a staff governor and he chairs the Learning and Standards Committee. He lives in Rustington with his family. He has a daughter at the school currently and a son who hopes to join in September 2016. He has worked at Georgian Gardens CP School since September 2004 and has lots of experience of teaching from years one to three. He is a statutory moderator for county and works as part of the county assessment team. He is also part of the locality assessment team. He aims to enable children to fulfil their potential and be the best they can be, through learning in a supportive and caring environment, which is what he tries to create in his classroom.
Mr David Marsh
Appointed December 2012 – current term of office ends April 2019
David was originally appointed as a community governor and he was recently re-appointed as a co-opted governor. He is a member of the Staff and Finance Committee, the Learning and Standards Committee and has a role overseeing the Pupil Premium Funding. He lives in Rustington with his wife Hilary. He has three sons and five grandchildren, two of whom attend Georgian Gardens. Now retired, David worked as a teacher at the Littlehampton Community School for 35 years. He is a Trustee for the CRED Foundation. David has in particular interest in Citizenship and Lifeskills Education and is the governors’ representative on the Georgian Gardens School Council.
Mr Dominic Meakins
Appointed December 2009 – current term of office ends December 2017
Dominic has been elected twice as a parent governor and he is the current chair of the Premises Committee. He is married to Helen, who has been a teacher at the school since 1997, and they have 2 children at Georgian Gardens. Dominic runs a specialist glass construction company, based in Ford. He regularly attends school events and is usually found on the barbeque flipping burgers or hotdogs!
Mrs Helen Meakins
Appointed December 2013 – current term of office ends April 2019
Helen is the leader of the Reception Year, Year One and Year Two. She has taught at Georgian Gardens since 1997 and is passionate about the education and welfare of young children. She has personally inducted over 1000 children in to school. Helen is married to Dominic and has 2 children, both of whom attend Georgian Gardens. Originally elected as a staff governor she was recently re-appointed as a co-opted governor and she serves on the Learning and Standards Committee.
Mr Roy Opie
Appointed January 2008 – current term of office ends April 2019
Roy is a co-opted governor and is Chair of the Staff and Finance Committee. He lives in Angmering with his wife and three daughters, two of whom attended Georgian Gardens. Roy is a director of the publishing house Wiley, based in Chichester, responsible for magazine and digital content publishing. His particular skills as a governor are in leadership structures, performance management, team development and financial planning. He has a passionate interest in how the children at Georgian Gardens can receive the best education possible, in a happy and supportive environment looking after all aspects of their lives. His children say they would - if only it were possible - spend all of their school years in Georgian Gardens and never leave!
Mr Graham Tyler
Appointed October 2007 – current term of office ends April 2019
Graham has lived in Rustington with his wife Diane for 36 years. He has 3 daughters and with four grandchildren at school locally he takes a keen interest in the whole of the education within the local area. He represents Rustington as a County Councillor, District Councillor and Parish Councillor. Originally a Local Authority appointed governor, he was recently re-appointed as a co-opted governor and he serves on the Staffing and Finance Committee.
Mr Pascal Volant
Appointed February 2014 – current term of office ends April 2019
Pascal lives in Angmering with his partner and children. He has two children who attend Georgian Gardens. He works as a fulltime Fire-fighter for West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service based at Littlehampton, and also as a volunteer Special Constable within Sussex Police. He has many years’ experience working with children in his current employment, and also in previous roles. He has a keen interest in healthy living, and believes that Georgian Gardens helps to promote this within the school to great effect. He was originally elected as a parent governor and has recently been re-appointed as a co-opted governor, serving on the school’s Premises Committee
Mrs Kay Wilson
Appointed December 1998 – current term of office ends April 2019
Kay is currently working as a Teaching Assistant at a local primary school, having previously taught for over 30 years (including supply cover at Georgian Gardens).
She has 4 children who all attended Georgian Gardens, during which time she served on the PTA and was elected as a parent governor. She was subsequently appointed as a community governor and most recently as a co-opted governor. She says that she has seen Georgian Gardens develop from the original school to the large, amazing school it is today, and she is proud to have been associated with it for over 30 years. She looks forward to seeing the school continue to develop and feels privileged to be involved.
Mr Ben Glyn-Jones
Appointed May 2015 - current term of office ends April 2019
Ben is the owner and managing director of Glyn-Jones and Company Limited. He lives in Rustington with his wife Deborah and three children. His daughter left Georgian Gardens last year, whilst her two younger brothers both still attend. Ben’s expertise is in property; he runs an established Lettings and Management Company and possesses a BSc in Building Surveying. 20 years of running his own business has also given Ben a good insight into brand and marketing. He hopes to put all this experience to good use in his role on the Premises Committee and as an Associate School Governor.