The Governing Body has a duty in law to ensure that the College is efficiently managed within the delegated budget, to achieve the highest possible standards of educational achievement. Governors discharge this responsibility by monitoring College activities and providing support, where appropriate, to the Head Teacher and her Staff. All Governors are volunteers.

We are fortunate to be overseen and supported by an experienced and knowledgeable governing body. A full list of members can be found below along with a role profile and an attendance record for the previous academic year. We have four governance committees:

  • Curriculum and Achievement, chaired by Andrew Knowles
  • Personnel, chaired by Diane Shepherd
  • Finance, chaired by Shelagh Legrave
  • Premises, chaired by Nigel Brown

The Clerk to the Governors, Mrs Emma Hawkins, can be contacted via the following email address:

Governors (* also Trust Governors):

NamePostAppointedTerm of OfficeCommittee(s)Relevant Pecuniary Interests
Mrs Shelagh LegraveChair of the Governors
Trust Governor
07/05/201906/05/2023Curriculum & Achievement
Chief Executive- Chichester College Group
Mrs Yvonne WatkinsHeadteacher01/09/2016-All
Mr Roy AshcroftParent Governor31/01/202001/02/2024Catering Focus Group
Mrs Tracie BangertCo-opted10/09/202009/09/2024Curriculum & Achievement
District Councillor
Chichester District Council
Tuppenny Barn Trustee
Mr Nigel BrownCo-opted18/06/201917/06/2023Personnel
Mr Jacques CariouStaff11/11/201910/11/2023Curriculum & Achievement
Mrs Jenny CloughCo-opted05/11/202004/11/2024Curriculum & Achievement
Mrs Esther EllisFoundation15/01/201914/01/2023Personnel
Mr Donald Fowler-WattLocal Authority22/06/201919/06/2023Personnel
Mr Robert Hayes

Mrs Bridget JonesParent01/09/201731/08/2021Curriculum & Achievement
Mr Andrew KnowlesParent25/01/201824/01/2022Curriculum & Achievement
Mrs Alice LaneFoundation12/11/201910/11/2023Curriculum & Achievement
Revd Canon David Nason
Co-opted16/06/202015/06/2024Curriculum & Achievement
Mrs Diane ShepherdTrust Governor07/05/201906/05/2023Finance
Chief Executive
Chichester District Council
Mr Andrew TurnerCo-opted18/06/201917/06/2023Curriculum & Achievement
Mr Joe WarrenFoundation15/01/201914/01/2023Premises
Mr Paul WrightCo-opted01/01/2021Finance

The Role of the Governors

Becoming a School Governor Flyer

Board of Governors – Attendance 2019-20




7 days ago
The Bourne is delighted to have been re-accredited Gold Status as a Rights Respecting school.
Huge congratulations to our RRSA lead, Jo Ward and her team of RRSA ambassadors.
1 week ago
We are delighted to share that former student, Lucy Conway, has received a scholarship to Pearl River Community College in Mississippi, starting this August. Lucy, who knew she was destined for a future in sports, will be playing soccer for the 'Wildcats'. Congratulations Lucy!

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