In general terms the Governors are responsible for setting the strategic direction of the school.  The Headteacher is responsible for day to day management and operational matters. The Governing Body meet once a term. Governor's details are given below. The term of office for each governor is four years, apart from that of the Head Teacher. 

Dear Parents,

Following the recent parent governor election, we are pleased to welcome both Richard Harding and Luke Page to the governing board.

Paul Ireland, Chair of Governors, and formerly a parent governor whose own daughter recently moved up to Uckfield College, was voted by the board to become a co-opted governor, creating a second parent governor vacancy and enabling both Richard and Luke to be invited to the board.  We are now in the fortunate position of having a full governing board for the first time since January 2022.  This is remarkable as there are many schools who have been unable to recruit governors to fill these valuable voluntary positions.

The future is looking very bright for Rocks Park School!

FGB Meeting Minutes 2023-09-28 FINAL.pdf

If you would like to see the minutes from any governor meetings, please contact the office:

Have You Got Any Questions?

Your views about anything around school life are very important to the Governors. You can ask any question about anything at Rocks Park. We will either respond directly with the answer, or, for popular topics, we will feature the answers in a Newsletter for all to read.

Please Email your questions to:

Paul Ireland - Chair of Governors: 

Paul Ireland

Chair of GovernorsCo-opted GovernorMember of Resources CommitteeMember of T&L CommitteeMember of Head Teacher Performance Review PanelMember of Pay Review Panel 
Becky Cheng
Parent Governor
Co-Vice Chair of Governors
Member of Resources CommitteeMember of T&L Committee

David Hall

Parent Governor
Co-Vice Chair of Governors
Member of T&L CommitteeCommunications

Helen Longton-Howorth

Ex-OfficioHeadteacherMember of Resources CommitteeMember of T&L Committee 

Charlotte Roberts

Deputy HeadteacherCo-opted governorMember of T&L 

Chris Sherwood

Co-opted governorChair of T & L CommitteeSEND and Disability Link Governor
Training Link Governor 

David Brown

Co-opted governor
Chair of Resources Committee
Governor Responsible for FinanceMember of T&L CommitteeChair of Head Teacher Performance Review PanelMember of Pay Review PanelData Link Governor 

Lindsay Aly

Staff governor
Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Governor

Holly Tonge 

Co-opted Governor
Safeguarding Link Governor
Member of T&L

Luke Page
Parent governor

Richard Harding
Parent governor

Vicky Skinner

Clerk to

Statutory information

Attendance Register 2022-23.pdf
Rocks Park School Governing Body Membership 2023-09-15.pdf
2022-12-15 Governors declaration of interest - Sheet1.pdf