Constitution, Log of Pecuniary Interests and Attendance

The Governing Board is made up of representatives from many of the main stakeholder groups who contribute to College life – in particular, parent governors, staff governors, governors appointed on behalf of the local authority and co-opted governors.  Every governor serves a term of office – normally four years, before standing for re-election.  The Governing Board has a collective responsibility and decisions are made by majority vote.  Each full governor has a vote on key decisions.  From time to time we increase our wealth of knowledge and expertise through the appointment of Associate Members to the governing board.  An associate member will be engaged to bring additional and particular skills and experience, and will play an active part in the discussion and debate on the plans and aspirations for the College, but they have some restrictions applied in any voting processes.



Summary of Constitution
Position Name
Chair of Governors Richard Karn
Clerk Verity Clark
Vice Chair of Governors Helen Vine
Summary of Posts
Post Required
Co-opted Governor 8
LA Governor 1
Parent Governor 5
Staff – Headteacher Ex-Officio Governor 1
Staff Governor 1
Summary of Vacancies
Post Vacancies
Co-opted Governor 2
Parent Govenor 4



First name Last name Link Position(s) Governor Type Start Date End Date
Caroline Barlow   Staff – Headteacher Ex-Officio Governor 01/09/2015 31/08/2040
Lucy Cameron Stakeholder Engagement Parent Governor 13/11/2021 12/11/2025
Roger Enock Sixth Form Co-opted Governor 19/11/2021 18/11/2025
Mark Evans Safeguarding Co-opted Governor 11/2022 11/2026
Richard Karn Chair of Governors, Attendance, Behaviour, Training, Sports Premium Co-opted Governor 18/03/2016 19/03/2024
Simon Lewis Data, Pupil Premium, SEND Co-opted Governor 14/01/2024 13/01/2028
Ian Mailer Finance, GDPR Co-opted Governor 14/01/2024 13/01/2028
Jon Reynard Human Resources, Mental Health & Well-being Co-opted Governor 20/03/2023 20/03/2027
Joanna Taylor   Staff Governor 01/10/2023 30/09/2027
Helen Vine Careers, Curriculum Local Authority Governor 09/12/2023 08/12/2027
Historic – Governors left in the last 12 months      
Gavin Mulcahy Resigned end of term Co-opted Governor 22/03/2020 21/03/2024
Alison Doig Resigned end of term LA Governor 6/11/2019 5/11/2023



Declarations of Interest 2023-2024

Updated 19 February 2024

Member Entity Nature Notes From To
Caroline Barlow
Heathfield Community College Governing Board Staff – Headteacher Ex-Officio Governor 01 Sep 15  
Ambition Institute Employee Facilitate National NPQH training     
Heathfield Community College Personal or close family relationship Daughter on zero hour contract with Facilities team 04 Sep 23  
Lucy Cameron
Heathfield Community College Governing Board Parent Governor  13 Nov 21 12 Nov 25
Heathfield Community College Student Children in Year 10 and Year 13
Child now at university that went to HCC
9 Aug 16  
IQ 4 Business Ltd Owner/Director  Business Coaching and Mentoring 1 Feb 12  
Business Growth Kent Ltd T/A BNI Kent Director  Business networking organisation with groups throughout Kent 1 Feb 19  
Roger Enock
Nothing to declare        
Mark Evans
Nothing to declare        
Mr Richard Karn
Fourscore Consulting Limited Owner Management Consultancy and interim management company – managing director and owner  01 May 16  
Heathfield Partnership Trust Limited Director Charity promoting the wellbeing of Heathfield and surrounding villages  01 Nov 14  
Simon Lewis
Heathfield Community College Governing Board Parent Governor  14 Jan 20 13 Jan 24
Heathfield Community College Student Children in Year 10 and Year 12    
Ian Mailer
Heathfield Community College Governing Board Parent Governor  14 Jan 20 13 Jan 24
Heathfield Community College Students I have two children at the school, in Y10 and Y8 01 Sep 22 31 Jul 25
Arcadis UK Employee      
Jon Reynard
The Aurora Group Business or finance interests The Aurora group, my employer is a company running independent special schools across the country. I am an advisor for 12 of there 18 schools 1 Sep 22  
  Personal or close family relationship I am an ex-student of the college    
East Sussex CC Other governance role I worked for East Sussex for 33 years as a teacher and senior leader, including a HT for 25 years. Most recently i worked as a HT for the South Downs Learning Trust in Eastbourne    
Joanna Taylor
Heathfield Community College Governing Board Staff Governor  01 Oct 19 12 Nov 27
Heathfield Community College Employee Employee at HCC    
Helen Vine
Heathfield Community College Governing Board  Parent Governor  17 Nov 19 08 Dec 23
All Saints CE Primary School, Bexhill Employee School Business Manager     
All Saints CE Primary School, Bexhill Governing Board  Clerk to Governing Board     

Governor Attendance 2022-2023

Governor Name Full Governing Board
(3 x pa)   
3 Meetings
Education Committee  
   (3 x pa)   
3 Meetings
Financial & General Purposes Committee  
(3 x pa)
3 Meetings
Caroline Barlow 3   3  
Lucy Cameron 2      
Roger Enock 2 2    
Mark Evans 2   2  
Richard Karn 3   3  
Simon Lewis 3 2    
Ian Mailer 3   3  
Gavin Mulcahy 3   3  
Jon Reynard 1 1   Only required at 1 x FGB & 1 x Edu.
Jo Taylor 2 3    
Helen Vine 3 3