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 Judith Austin
Vice Chair of Governors Peter Roundell
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 3
Parent Governor 1



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
Alison Doig SEND Link Governor LA Governor 06/11/2019 05/11/2023
Janine Fall HR Link Governor, Equality & Diversity Link Governor Parent Governor 30/11/2020 29/11/2024
Darrell Hamilton   Co-opted Governor 07/12/2020 06/12/2024
Richard Karn Chair of Governors, Training Link Governor, Sports Premium Link Co-opted Governor 18/03/2016 19/03/2024
Simon Lewis Data Link Parent Governor 14/01/2020 13/01/2024
Ian Mailer Information Governance Link Governor Parent Governor 14/01/2020 13/01/2024
Gavin Mulcahy   Co-opted Governor 22/09/2020 21/09/2024
Peter Roundell Finance Link Governor, Vice Chair of Governors Co-opted Governor 01/10/2019 30/09/2023
Anthony Southern Health and Well Being Link Governor Co-opted Governor 09/02/2018 08/02/2022
Joanna Taylor   Staff Governor 01/10/2019 30/09/2023
Helen Vine Careers Link Governor Parent Governor 09/12/2019 08/12/2023
Historic – Governors left in the last 12 months      
Janet Bass Governor – resigned Co-opted Governor 31/08/2015 01/09/2020
Ian Richardson Governor – resigned Co-opted Governor 15/01/2020 27/10/2020
Trevor Goldsmith Governor – disqualified by FGB Co-opted Governor 01/10/2019 07/12/2020
Debbie Allen Resigned Parent Governor 14/01/2020 28/01/2021
Elizabeth Williams Resigned Co-opted Governor 01/10/2019 30/09/2023
Stephen Baldwin Resigned Co-opted Governor 01/10/2019 31/08/2023



Declarations of Interest 2021-2022

Name of governor Type of governor Date appointed    

Expiry Date

Relevant business interests    

Links to other educational establishments


Personal relationships with the school staff or other governors Date interest declared
Debbie Allen (resigned 28.01.2021) Parent Governor 14/01/2020 13/01/2024 Nil Nil Nil 21/10/2020
Stephen Baldwin Co-opted Governor 01/10/2019 30/09/2023 Nil Nil Alison Baldwin Invigilator 28/09/2020
Caroline Barlow  


Staff – Headteacher Ex-Officio Governor 01/09/2015 31/08/2040 Nil Ambition Institute – Facilitation. Nil 20/10/2020
Alison Doig LA Governor 06/11/2019 05/11/2023 Nil Governor at Woodlands Federation Nil 24/09/2020
Richard Karn Co-opted Governor 18/03/2016 19/03/2024 Heathfield Partnership (Director) Fourscore Consulting Nil Nil 29/09/2020
Simon Lewis Parent Governor 14/01/2020 13/01/2024 Nil Nil Nil 04/10/2020
Ian Mailer Parent Governor 14/01/2020 13/01/2024 Director of Soft Balance Ltd that does not do any business with the school Nil Father to two children at Heathfield Community College 29/09/2020
Gavin Mulcahy Co-opted Governor 22/09/2020 21/09/2024 Nil Nil Member of Staff at Heathfield Community College 02/11/2020
Peter Roundell Co-opted Governor 01/10/2019 30/09/2023 District Councillor, Wealden District Council  

Member of The Board of Conservators of The Ashdown Forest

Nil Nil 06/11/2020
Anthony Southern Co-opted Governor 09/02/2018 08/02/2022 Nil Nil Nil 8/10/2020
Joanna Taylor Staff Governor 01/10/2019 30/09/2023 Nil Nil Member of Staff at Heathfield Community College 9/10/2020
Helen Vine Parent Governor 09/12/2019 08/12/2023 Nil School Business Manager at All Saints C.E. Primary School, Bexhill – paid for position by ESCC. Parent of three children at Heathfield Community College.  


Elizabeth Williams Co-opted Governor 01/10/2019 30/09/2023 Nil University of Brighton – mentor to four students Nil 3/11/2020
Darrell Hamilton Co-opted Governor 07/12/2020 06/12/2024 IOP Coach Teacher Training  

GCSE, Alevel examiner, OCR, AQA,Edexcel

Author Cambridge International

Uckfield college member of staff    


Janine Fall Parent Governor 30/11/2020 29/11/2024 Nil Nil One child at Heathfield Community College 4/12/2020

Governor Attendance 2020-2021

Governor Name Full Governing Board
(6 x pa)  

5 Meetings-1 cancelled

Education Committee  
   (3 x pa)  

2 meetings -1 cancelled

Financial & General Purposes Committee  
(3 x pa)
Alison Doig 3 2 3  
Anthony Southern 3   2  
Caroline Barlow 5 2 3  
Darrell Hamilton 3 1   Started 7/12/20
Gavin Mulcahy 5      
Helen Vine 5 2    
Ian Mailer 5   3  
Janine Fall 5     Started 30/11/20
Jo Taylor 5 2    
Peter Roundell 5   3  
Richard Karn 5   3  
Simon Lewis 5   3  
Stephen Baldwin 5 1 2 Resigned 31/8/21
Liz Williams 3 0 0 Resigned 24/06/21
Debbie Allen 2 1   Resigned 28/01/21
Ian Richardson 0     Resigned 27/10/20
Trevor Goldsmith 0     Removed 7/12/20
A blank box indicates the governor is not a member of that committee.