The Governors are an integral part of the management structure of the school.  We are fortunate to have governors who are committed and enthusiastic and who bring an abundance of different talents, skills and expertise to the role. They work closely with the whole school community to ensure that the school is led and managed well and provides a good education for the children.

The foundation governors are appointed by the Diocese.
The local authority governor represents Brighton & Hove City Council.
The parent governor is elected by parents and staff governors are elected by the staff.

The full board of Governors meets three times per year, but a lot of work is carried out in various sub-committees. The sub-committees meet twice each term.
The minutes of governors' meetings are available for parents/carers and staff on the school’s website or from the school office on request. 

SJB is a ‘voluntary aided’ school, which means that the governors have responsibility for raising 10% of all building costs.  To support this, every family registered in the school is asked to make a voluntary contribution of £20.00 per year for each child attending the school. This is called the ‘Governors / Children’s Fund’.
Tax-paying parents are encouraged to sign a ‘gift aid’ form.  This helps the school enormously, as taxes paid can be claimed back from the Inland Revenue.  This increases the donation by approximately one third. The procedure is simple and there is no cost to parents/carers.
The Governing body currently consists of 8 governors and is made up as follows:



Term of Office

Appointed by

Original Appt Date

Fr Peter Fitch

Foundation Governor 

06/12/2017 - 05/12/2021

The Diocese


Patricia Duffy

Foundation Governor 

(Chair and Vice Chair)

31/05/2016 - 30/05/2020

The Diocese


Jasmin Gabot

Foundation Governor

02/03/2016 - 01/03/2020

The Diocese


Allistare Smedley

Local Authority Governor

(Chair and Vice Chair)

03/03/2015 - 02/03/2019

Local Authority


Richard Ray

Parent Governor

02/03/2016 - 01/03/2020

Elected by Parents


Carmel Hughes

Headteacher Governor


Member by virtue of their office


Tina Davidson

Staff Governor

03/02/2014 - 02/02/2018

Elected by Staff


Attendance at meetings:                         Instrument of Government 2015

Minutes of meetings:
14th March 2017