Annual Conference

The annual Brighton and Hove Governors' Annual Conference will take place on Saturday 31 January 2015. There will, of course, be opportunities to network with many interesting people. However, we want the discussions to continue throughout the year. 


As your association we are here to enable all governors to work in collaboration to help improve governance across the city.


We all benefit from listening to other governors' experiences, but, there is simply not enough time at the conference to share our ideas.


The many pressing issues that we know governors would like to hear about include:


Reconstitution. What experiences can you share that will help other schools avoid pitfalls?


BME and other minority recruitment. What have you done, and can others share your good practice?


Attainment and well-being. Have you introduced ideas that have had a significant effect in these areas?


Collaborations with other governing bodies. Do you have success stories to pass on?


We would also like to hear about anything else that you consider would be relevant and that you can share publicly.


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Children and Young People's Committee



We are parent governors with a statutory role to represent parents’ views providing a non-political voice for all parents in the area in local decision making. Our aim is to get your voice heard and you can contact us about general issues in your child’s school. We both have a place on the Children and Young People’s Committee and we have voting rights on education issues.

Martin Jones

As a Committee member I need to represent the parent governor view on City education. My experience as a governor at Blatchington Mill Secondary School as well as expertise in Banking and Finance help me fulfil this role. Since 2012 I have represented Parents on the SEND Partnership Board


Amanda Mortensen

I am a parent governor at Down's Special School and vice chair of governors at Westdene Primary school. I work in the voluntary sector and have a background in journalism. I also have a keen interest in SEND issues and I am particularly keen to represent the views of parent governors on issues such as admissions, attainment and support in school for children with disabilities and additional needs.


As your representatives we need input from parents on the issues and policies discussed and voted on at the CYP Committee. These include decisions that impact on the Education and Wellbeing of Students throughout the City. (Updates on and agendas on Council website).

At the next meeting (3rd February) we will discuss the SEND (special

educational needs and disabilities) review. To give both your school and yourself a voice please contact us so we can represent parents’ views.


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