Trish Bancroft - Foundation governor    - Vice Chair of The Board
Term of office:
31/03/21 -
Currently has no financial business related involvement with the school.
Rector of united benefice of St Luke, covering Stedham, Iping, Milland, Linch & Rake. Ordained as a priest in 2011, Trish has recently gained her MA with merit in Christian spirituality. She is also an experienced teaching assistant.
This academic year:
meeting invitations 16
meetings attended  11
apologies 4
David Bertwistle - Headteacher   
Term of office:
31/03/21 -
Executive headteacher at all Downland Village Schools Federation schools and Head of School at Compton and Up Marden CE Primary School. Currently has no financial business related involvement with the school.
Member of Downland Village Schools Federation governing body as executive headteacher
This academic year:
meeting invitations 18
meetings attended  15
apologies 0
Paul Brown - Associate member   
Term of office:
31/03/21 - 31/03/25
Head of school at Rake
Currently has no financial business related involvement with the school.
Experienced primary school teacher
This academic year:
meeting invitations 16
meetings attended  14
apologies 0
Richard Christmas - Staff governor   
Term of office:
31/03/21 - 31/03/25
Currently I have no financial business related involvement with the federation
Teacher at Compton since 2003 and now teaching the daughter of a child he had in his first class! Background in study of religions and very interested in how religious education can be used to promote personal development as well critical thinking skills. In his spare time, loves to walk and cook and learning to play the banjo as well as solve cryptic crosswords!
This academic year:
meeting invitations 5
meetings attended  5
apologies 0
Jeremy Cogman - Parent governor   
Term of office:
31/03/21 - 31/03/25
Currently I have no financial business related involvement with the school.
I have a child at the school.
This academic year:
meeting invitations 16
meetings attended  15
apologies 1
Carolyn Costello - Foundation governor   
Term of office:
31/03/21 - 31/03/25
Currently I have no financial business related involvement with the federation
Parish councillor for Stoughton Parish Council. Parochial church council member for the Octagon Parish Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust Public Governor
Head of boarding in an independent girls' school (Lavant House) for 8 years with responsibility for safeguarding, welfare and pastoral care, achieving many good school/boarding inspections and doubling the size of the boarding house. Also a Parish Councillor for Stoughton.
This academic year:
meeting invitations 5
meetings attended  5
apologies 0
Edward Doyle - Foundation governor   
Term of office:
31/03/21 -
Focuses on Christian ethos of the school and monitors RE and spiritual, moral,  social & cultural development.
Rector of local church and united benefice with all associated involvements on village activities. I have no financial business related involvement with the school.
Local rector (united benefice including churches at Rogate, Terwick, Trotton and Chithurst)
This academic year:
meeting invitations 16
meetings attended  11
apologies 0
Vicky Elms - Co-opted governor    - Vice Chair of The Board
Term of office:
31/03/21 - 31/03/25
Currently I have no financial business related involvement with the federation
Currently, I have no non-pecuniary interests to declare.
Vicky’s most recent professional role - prior to a career break to focus on her two young children - was assistant headteacher and DSL at a large secondary school in Hampshire. Previous roles in education include achievement coordinator, pastoral lead and head of KS3
This academic year:
meeting invitations 5
meetings attended  4
apologies 1
Margaret Farwell - Co-opted governor   
Term of office:
31/03/21 - 31/03/25
Currently has no financial business related involvement with the school.
This academic year:
meeting invitations 10
meetings attended  2
apologies 7
Stephanie Garwood - Associate member   
Term of office:
31/03/21 - 31/03/25
Deputy designated safeguarding lead
I have no financial business related involvement with the school.
I am the head of school at Rogate and SENDCO at all 3 schools. I have taught at Rogate for 9 years over a period of 11 years. For two years I was the lower school leader at Liphook Junior School before returning to Rogate as the SENDCo and then deputy headteacher. I have been a staff governor for 3 years and I am responsible for managing and reporting on pupil premium and special educational needs. I am also a Level 3 trained forest school teacher and founded the forest school at Rogate 6 years ago.
This academic year:
meeting invitations 16
meetings attended  14
apologies 0
Rita Harrison-Roach - Co-opted governor   
Term of office:
31/03/21 - 31/03/25
I have no financial business related involvement with the school. I am a member of the Rogate parochial church council.
During my past working life I worked for the local authorities of Kent, London Borough of Bromley and Hampshire as a children & families social worker for 25 years. I have continued my interest in public service working voluntary initially for the citizens advice bureau and more recently as the safeguarding officer for the United benefice of Rogate with Terwick and Trotton with Chithurst.
This academic year:
meeting invitations 14
meetings attended  14
apologies 1
Chris Hawker - Co-opted governor    - Vice Chair of The Board
Term of office:
31/03/21 - 31/03/25
Governor at Lavant CE Primary School, Central CE Junior Academy, Chichester, Lancastrian Infant School, Chichester and at St Columba, Fareham I have no financial business related involvement with the school.
Chris has worked in IT for over 30 years and is currently employed by a UK banking group. He has been a school governor for 19 years at Lavant CE Primary School and during that time has supported governors at other primary schools, both locally and elsewhere in West Sussex. He was designated a National Leader of Governance in March 2015 and has been a governor at Rogate since February 2016.
This academic year:
meeting invitations 13
meetings attended  12
apologies 0
Sarah Hill - Parent governor   
Term of office:
31/03/21 - 31/03/25
Currently I have no financial business related involvement with the federation
Parent governor at CUP since 2018. Lives in the locality and is an active member of the community. Has a background in early years and currently sits on the West Sussex children and young peoples scrutiny committee.
This academic year:
meeting invitations 5
meetings attended  5
apologies 0
Susie McAuley - Associate member   
Term of office:
31/03/21 - 31/03/25
Teacher at both Rake and Rogate
Currently I have no financial business related involvement with the Organisation.
I have been teaching for over 25 years in a variety of schools both overseas and in the UK. I've been at Rogate for 3 years and at Rake since January. In my career I have taught EYFS, KS1, KS2 and KS3 children each with their own delights and difficulties but loved what they ave each taught me. I have led English, Computing and Science in many of those schools and I was part of the SLT as head of Pastoral for a Primary School I taught at in Thailand. STEM is now my particular area of interest and passion, my aim being for our federation to become a good example of hands on, active learning with children who can explore the engineering side of their talents. This requires building external links as well as the experiences of the staff, in order to deliver an exciting curriculum.
This academic year:
meeting invitations 14
meetings attended  11
apologies 3
Kate O'Kelly - LA Governor   
Term of office:
31/03/21 - 31/03/25
LibDem member of West Sussex county council for Midhurst division and of Chichester district council for Harting Ward. Currently has no financial business related involvement with the school.
GP in Chichester for 10 years whilst also working at Brighton and Sussex Medical School. Since 2011 working with patients with dementia as an old age psychiatrist. More recently appointed West Sussex magistrate. Governor MRC since 2017.
This academic year:
meeting invitations 13
meetings attended  9
apologies 1
Ed Platt - Co-opted governor   
Term of office:
31/03/21 - 31/03/25
Currently I have no financial business related involvement with the federation
I have two children attending Compton & Up Marden Primary.
Has two children at the school. Air traffic controller by trade, and school governor since Dec 2017 - already experienced a full Ofsted inspection, a governing body rebuild, a consultation on the future of the school, and a successful strategic federation with DVFS. Also on the PCC at St Mary’s Funtington.
This academic year:
meeting invitations 4
meetings attended  3
apologies 0
Neil Ryder - Co-opted governor    - Chair of The Board
Term of office:
31/03/21 - 31/03/25
Member of West Sussex Governors Association executive council and member of the WSCC school forum. Also member and voluntary clerk of Trotton-with-Chithurst parish council, member of management committee of Rogate & Trotton News, chairman of Stedham, Trotton And Rogate Community Trust (START) and treasurer of R & T News (local magazine). Currently has no financial business related involvement with the school.
About me: 8 years as RAF pilot; 5 years at Financial Times; 8 years at FTSE 100 company covering investor, media & government relations, corporate marketing and strategy (finally on 10-man executive committee and 4-man strategy committee).Co-founder and director of global investor relation consulting firm for 21 years. Chair of UK Investor Relations Society (4 yrs), director of International Investor Relations Federation (10 yrs), chair of Oxshott Care voluntary care charity (20 yrs).
This academic year:
meeting invitations 19
meetings attended  20
apologies 0
Company / Charity / Inst. Trotton-with-Chithurst parish council
Nature of business Parish council local to Rogate primary, with some residents attending the school
Nature of Interest Elected member and voluntary clerk
Date Interest began 08/06/2016