The membership of the governing body of Littlegreen Academy is determined by the Terms of Reference.
There are three types of governors:
- Co-opted Governors
- Parent Governors
- Staff Governors
Co-opted and Parent Governors are all volunteers who are not paid. The staff governors are all paid members of staff but do not receive any additional payments in connection with being a governor.
There is also a Clerk to the Governors who arranges and attends meetings and helps with legal and constitutional matters, but cannot vote on any matter at any meeting. This is a paid post.
Statutory information about the current governors and resignations can be found in the Governance Documents section below.
Minutes from meetings of the Academy Committee are available on request.
To contact our Chair of Governors please email:
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I grew up in Portsmouth and after graduating from university I went off to work as an outdoor activities instructor in beautiful Dorset. I found that working with young people was a really rewarding experience and I decided that a career in teaching was my vocation. Subsequently I qualified as a science teacher and my journey has taken me from a mainstream classroom in an inner city boy's school, to leadership roles in schools for pupils with SEND. I gain the greatest job satisfaction when I know that my work contributes to ensuring that children are reaching their full potential.
I live with my husband and my two rescue dogs Nelson & Emma. I love the outdoors, walking, cycling, kayaking or swimming and sometimes running. Reading is my escape and I have far too many books.
I am passionate in my belief that all children and young people should have the very best opportunities through education. As the Head of School I am privileged to work with committed staff that are dedicated to ensuring that the pupils of Littlegreen Academy are happy and successful, that they learn through exciting and creative activities. Each day I look forward to spending time with the boys.
Hannah DavisStaff Governor
I have worked at Littlegreen for 15 enjoyable years and in this time I have held many positions within the school.
I live in Chichester and enjoy spending time with friends, travelling and going on adventures with my two children.
I am extremely proud to be an Assistant Headteacher at Littlegreen Academy. I love my job because I get to spend time with some of the most interesting and brilliant young people. I feel privileged to be just a small part of their lives.
I have been involved in the development of the school to what it is now through many changes over the years. The team of staff at Littlegreen Academy are exceptional and we all work together to give the young people the best possible opportunities, experiences and skills needed to lead a successful and happy life.
Gordon DuffChair of Academy Committee
I have been a governor for over 12 years and was appointed as a National Leader of Governance in March 2015.
I have supported many governing bodies, across various phases of education (EYFS - KS4) and I also have extensive experience of working with schools that specialise in alternative provision (SEMH) and special educational needs (SEND).
I also have experience of working with maintained schools, academies and multi academy trusts.
I am passionate regarding my role as a NLG and I firmly believe that strong governance impacts positively on the outcomes for children.
I retain a good sense of humour (an essential requirement for anyone that works within the education sector) and I relish every opportunity to work with governors, to enable them to reflect on their practice, better hold leaders to account and to assist them with ensuring that the learners in their schools, get the very best educational experience.
I very much look forward to working with the governors at Littlegreen Academy and to meeting everyone associated with school.
Laura KingStaff Governor
I currently work in the Pastoral Department at Littlegreen Academy. I am a qualified Thrive practitioner, supporting students outside of the classroom on a 1:1 basis.
Prior to working at Littlegreen I worked as a heritage professional, managing archaeological sites for a commercial archaeology unit. I also have a long-term association with the Air Cadet Organisation where I specialise in teaching leadership skills to young people. It was this experience which provided me with the impetus to explore a career in education.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time outdoors with my family, reading and sewing.
I enjoy the day to day challenge that working at Littlegreen brings, no two days are the same, and I am looking forward to continuing to support our students to access the classroom and find ways to achieve their potential.
Jessica MaierCo-opted Governor
Career: Graphic Design.
We lived and worked in the Far East before coming to West Sussex and have been living half a mile from the school for the last 25 years, being active members of the local community.
I am a printmaker using linocut and enjoy sailing in the Solent and playing the concertina.
I worked as a volunteer at Littlegreen School for 8 years and now I hope to be able to help keep the school on the right path to give the boys an opportunity to enjoy their education and succeed in their lives.
Sarah NelsonParent Governor
Sarah NelsonEmployment:Police Call Handler.Hobbies and interests:I play the saxophone in a large concert band, it's been part of my life for over 20 years. I am attempting to get running and did manage the Great South Run and I really enjoy my garden. It's a constant battle between me, the rabbits, pheasants and mice!What you enjoy about involvement with the school:I am completely new to being a Parent Governor but my son started at Littlegreen in the youngest year group and has now been there 2 years.It has been life changing as he joined traumatised by his earlier experiences of school and is now happy and settled.I look forward to assisting in anyway I can to make it a happy and settled place for everyone involved in the school.
Leanne WelchParent Governor
I have two children, both with SEN, one of whom has attended Littlegreen since 2019. Being at Littlegreen has changed his mindset to school and is very happy.
I work at Crinsham Farm supporting children with SEN.
In my free time I love to spend time with my family and friends. I look forward to supporting Littlegreen as a Parent Governor.
Rachel McAlpineCo-Opted Governor
I am an Assistant Family Support Worker at Redwood Park Academy having worked within the SEND sector for around 10 years now. I have been lucky enough to work several different roles including, working for a SEN charity, organising sports events, offering 1:1 respite care and residential support.
One of my favourite things is taking my dog Frankie out for walks, we especially love going to the beach. I love spending time with my nieces and nephews. I play rugby for a local rugby team often on a weekend.
I hope that my background of working within SEN will help my understanding of the support young people within the school require. I hope that my passion and energy will allow me to think and bring new ideas to the role.