The Governing Body, chaired by Howard Oyns, is made up of the Education and Resources committees, each chaired by a Governor who has experience and expertise in that area.  We also have an army of volunteers who are making a real contribution to the success of the school.  Full details of trustees members and their attendance can be found here.  The Governors register of interests are attached here. Full details of committee membership can be found below:

Howard Oyns

Howard Oyns

Chair of Governors, Co-opted

Howard spent 28 years with IBM and enjoyed a varied career covering Sales, Marketing, Operations and Finance before retiring early in 2010. He has always been interested in supporting schools and t...

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Stephen King

Stephen King

Appointed Governor

Stephen was born in Chichester and educated locally. Following a baptism of fire at the formidable Mrs Shoesmith’s Northgate House School he attended Oakwood Prep School and then Seaford College, ne...

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Helen Humphrey

Helen Humphry

Vice Chair of Governors, Appointed Governor

As one of the original founders of Chichester Free School, Helen played a large part in researching and writing the original proposal which was approved by the Department of Education in 2012. She the...

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Matt Burkes

Matt Burkes

Co-opted Governor

Matt Burkes is a GP with Langley House Surgery in Chichester. He originally trained and worked as a psychologist before going to medical school at St George’s, London. He is widely published in the...

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Joseph Appleby

Joseph Appleby

Chair of Resources Committee, Parent Governor

Joseph was educated locally at Seaford College in Petworth, before completing a degree at the University of Plymouth, then returning back to West Sussex to start his career at Langmead Farms.  Joseph...

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Anne Harris

Anne Harris

Chair of Education Committee, Parent Governor

Anne has an electronics engineering degree from Warwick University and has over 20 years’ experience in industry mainly helping companies to design and improve their manufacturing processes to achie...

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P Spencer Ellis

Paul Spencer Ellis

Co-opted Governor

Paul retired in 2016 after a career teaching in schools and university in the UK and France.   He was seconded as Acting Head into a school which had failed an Ofsted Inspection in 2001 and stayed a...

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Richard Andrews

Co-opted Governor

Richard currently works as Head of Standards and Compliance for the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire, contributing to the work of ensuring there is an efficient and effective...

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K Wade

Kate Wade

Staff Governor

Kate grew up and went to school in Kent and moved to this part of the world after she married her husband who was serving in the Royal Navy at Portsmouth.  Since completing her PGCE she has been...

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Michelle Leggatt

Michelle Leggatt

Associate Governor

Michelle has 25 years’ through-the-line marketing experience in a wide variety of industries including the education, aircraft, finance, automotive and retail sectors. She is Managing Director of Mi...

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