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 2



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   Parent Governor 13/11/2021 12/11/2025
Alison Doig SEND Link Governor, Pupil Premium Link Governor LA Governor 06/11/2019 05/11/2023
Roger Enock   Co-opted Governor 19/11/2021 18/11/2025
Janine Fall HR Link Governor, Equality & Diversity Link Governor, Safeguarding 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 Health & Safety Link Governor 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      
Debbie Allen Resigned Parent Governor 14/01/2020 28/01/2021
Elizabeth Williams Resigned Co-opted Governor 01/10/2019 26/062021
Stephen Baldwin Resigned Co-opted Governor 01/10/2019 31/08/2021



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
Caroline Barlow   


Staff – Headteacher Ex-Officio Governor 01/09/2015 31/08/2040 Nil Employed by Ambition Institute to facilitate National NPQH training  Nil 11/10/2021
Alison Doig LA Governor 06/11/2019 05/11/2023 Nil Governor at Woodlands Federation Nil 08/10/2021
Janine Fall Parent Governor 30/11/2020                29/11/2024 Business Operations and resource management leader, Mazars UK Coach for U7 rugby at Tunbridge wells rugby football club Child at Heathfield Community College 8/10/2021
Darrell Hamilton Co-opted Governor 07/12/2020 06/12/2024 GCSE, IGCE, A Level Physics tutor 
TEFL tutor

Open University Associate Lecturer

NFER (contract), Teacher Trainer (contract)

Author IGCSE Physics workbook

Author IGCSE English Language Section (Physics)

Member of staff Uckfield College Child in Yr 12 at Heathfield Community College 29/10/2021
Richard Karn Co-opted Governor 18/03/2016 19/03/2024 Heathfield Partnership   
(Director) Charitable Trust
Nil Nil 07/10/2021
Simon Lewis Parent Governor 14/01/2020 13/01/2024 IT Director at Europa Technologies Ltd.  Nil Children in Yrs 8 and Yr 10 at Heathfield Community College 10/10/2021
Ian Mailer Parent Governor 14/01/2020 13/01/2024 Associate Technical Director at Arcadis UK Nil Children in Yr 8 and Yr 10 at Heathfield Community College 07/10/2021
Gavin Mulcahy Co-opted Governor 22/09/2020 21/09/2024 Nil Nil Member of Staff at Heathfield Community College 25/10/2021
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 17/11/2021
Anthony Southern Co-opted Governor 09/02/2018 08/02/2022 Nil Nil Child in Year 11 at Heathfield Community College 18/10/2021
Joanna Taylor Staff Governor 01/10/2019 30/09/2023 Nil Nil Member of Staff at Heathfield Community College 8/11/2021
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. Child in Year 10 at Heathfield Community College.  11/10/2021
Lucy Cameron Parent Governor 13/11/2021 12/11/2025 Director/owner of IQ 4 Business Ltd T/A ActionCOACH 
Director Business Growth Kent Ltd T/A BNI Kent
Nil Child at Heathfield Community College 10/11/2021
Roger Enock Co-opted Governor 19/11/2021 18/11/2025 Nil Nil Nil 18/11/2021

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)
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     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