Governing Body – Homewood College

The governing body, as set out in the legal document the Instrument of Government, comprises  13 governors.  The total is made up from differing categories: 8 co-opted, 2 parent, one staff, one headteacher staff and one local authority.  With the exception of headteacher staff all terms are for 4 years, although a governor may resign at any time.

How are governors appointed?

Governors do have to meet certain criteria (Declaration Eligibility 2017 ) and be willing to abide by the Code of Conduct 2019 .   The staff governor is elected by and from the staffing body.  The parent governors are elected by and from the parental body but if no one is elected then a parent of a former pupil may be appointed by the governing body.  Other parents, such as those with a child with special educational needs (SEMH) or with a child who has special educational needs and is over 18 may be appointed by the governing body in the absence of applicants from other parental categories.  Co-opted governors are appointed by the governing body based on their skill set.   Associate members (if any) are appointed by the governing body for specific roles.  They do not have a vote at full governing body meetings.   Should you wish to apply to become a governor please contact the school office for an application form.

Vacancies:  There are currently three vacancies in the co-opted category and one in the parent category.  The governing body would like to hear from you if you are interested in filling either of these roles.  Please contact for further information, Janet Johnson, clerk to the governing body – or Bob Wall, Chair of Governors – or via the school office – 01273 604472

Governors and Register of Interests

Governing Body Work

The work of the Governing Body has three main strands:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Governors are not involved in the day to day running of the school, which is managed by the School Leadership Team. Governors agree to abide by the Code of Conduct 2019 Homewood College Governing Body More information about the role of governors is available in the governance handbook 2019

Homewood College has connections with The Connected Hub and Brighton and Hove Pupil Referral Unit and together they form The Central Hub.  From April 2018 they have all been led by an Executive Headteacher.   The governing body at Homewood College liaises with members of these units’ management committee to develop the benefits of joint working.  The structure of the governing body changed in autumn 2018 from having two committees to carry out some of its work, to two working groups made up of governors and members of the Management Committee and a Resources Committee made up solely of governors.  The working groups have advisory powers only.  There is also a pay committee drawn from the governing body that sits to fulfill its functions under the pay policy.

Old committees:

Committees from September 2018:

Working groups from September 2018:

  • Performance
  • Safeguarding


Approved, non-confidential minutes will be published on this page for the full governing body and committee meetings from the last 3 years once they have been approved at the following meeting.  These  include details of governors’ attendance.  Non confidential agenda papers may be available upon request to

Meetings School Year 2019/20

Full governing body 25.9.19  minutes

Full governing body 21.10.19  minutes

Resources Committee 16.10.2019 minutes

Resources Committee 27th November 19 minutes

Full governing body 11th December 2019 agenda Governors attended: RC LC AG JM CS BW

Full governing body 20th January 2020 Governors attended: JA LB RC LC FJ JM BW

Resources Committee 4th February 2020 Minutes confidential. Governors attended: LB LC JM BW

Full governing body 25th February 2020 Joint meeting with Management Committee Minutes confidential. Governors attended: JA LC FJ JM BW

FGB 23rd March 2020 Governors attended: LC RC LC JM SS BW

FGB 13th May 2020 Governors attended: JA LC RC LC JM SS BW

Resources 24th June 2020 Cancelled

FGB 9th July 2020 Governors attended JA LB RC LC JM SS BW

Meetings School Year 2018/19

Full Governing Body minutes:

FGB 8th July 2019 minutes

FGB 1.5.19 Minutes

FGB 21.3.19 minutes

FGB 12th December 2018

FGB 24th September 2018

Resources Committee minutes:

Resources 5th June 2019 minutes

Resources minutes 27.2.19

Resources minutes 21.1.19

Resources minutes 27.11.18

School Year 2017/18

FGB minutes 27.6.2018

FGB minutes 9.5.18

minutes FGB 16.4.18

FGB minutes 14.3.2018

Agenda FGB 21.2.18  Present EW, RC, JM, PL, AC, GL

FGB minutes 31.1.2018

FGB minutes 8th Nov 17

13th October 2017 Confidential.  Governors Present GA AC LH PL EW

FGB 20.9.17 minutes