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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