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Meet the Governors

Sue Fears - Chair of Full Governing Body                                                                      
Email:  GovSueF@cradlehill.e-sussex.sch.uk                                                                                                 Term: 07/05/2013 to 06/05/2017

I have been a Governor in East Sussex for almost 11 years.  In May 2013 I joined Cradle Hill Governing Body and in September 2013 became Chair of Governors.  I work at a Primary School in Brighton where I am the Designated Person for Safeguarding and support families and pupils.  I am very proud to be the Chair of Governors of a really good school and firmly believe that every child should receive a good education, enjoy school and reach their full potential.


Andy Stiles - Vice Chair of Full Governing Body                                                           
Email: GovAndyS@cradlehill.e-sussex.sch.uk                                                                                Term: 01/12/2013 to 30/11/2017

I am a parent of two children, one child who attends Cradle Hill in Key Stage 2. I have an active role in a local children’s football team and act as Treasurer.   I have been a parent governor at Cradle Hill since December 2013 and am the Vice Chair of the Leadership and Management Committee.  I play an active role in the school assisting within my role in Leadership and Management reviewing the schools budgets and assisting the leadership team with the development of the school, taking it forward to meet the goals set by continually reviewing outcomes against objectives throughout the year which work towards closing any gaps in education that are identified.


Heather Baldwin - Chair of Learning Committee                    
Email: GovHeatherB@cradlehill.e-sussex.sch.uk

I am a born and bred Seafordian. I am married with two adult sons and currently two cats! I trained as a teacher and went on to become a primary Head Teacher. I have always been fascinated to develop my understanding of how children learn and I am still keen to continue learning. To this end I gained a Master’s Degree looking into how best to support children with additional and different needs. Being allowed to be a Governor at Cradle Hill means I can continue to use and develop the skills I have.


Maurice Waller - Vice Chair of Learning Committee (Co-Opted Governor)                                                       
Email: GovMauriceW@cradlehill.e-sussex.sch.uk                                                                            Term:15/05/2013 to 14/05/2017

I have been a governor of Cradle Hill Primary School since the summer of 2013. I am a retired Head Teacher with more than forty years’ experience in primary education and I am keen to contribute to the welfare of the pupils at this school in every way I can.


Robert Gower (Co-Opted Governor)
Email: GovBobG@cradlehill.e-sussex.sch.uk                                                                                 Term: 08/09/2014 to 07/09/2018

Robert (BOB) Gower:-Born at St Albans in 1943 but moved to Wandsworth after 3 months, where I lived for a further 37 years before moving to Seaford in 1981, when I married Pauline. I have always considered Seaford as a town by the sea and not a seaside town and have enjoyed the community spirit of the town and the friendship of all of the residents.

I had a career in Banking with Nat West for 33 years before retiring aged 50 and entering into a new career as a Financial Adviser for a further 20 years. Whilst in Wandsworth a ran for 20 years several youth clubs on a voluntary basis and was a fund raiser for the then named Royal Hospital & Home for Incurables Putney for a similar period of time.

In May 1999 I was elected a Town Councillor and enjoyed 4 years serving the community being Chairman of the Finance Committee for 2 years. I played club cricket for 40 years before retiring aged 57.

In 2000 I joined the Governors of Cradle Hill, as the Towns’ representative, since 2003 I have continued serving as a Community Governor and consider it to be an honour to be a Governor of such a wonderful Community Spirited School as Cradle Hill.


Paul Owen (Co-Opted Governor)
Email: GovPaulO@cradlehill.e-sussex.sch.uk                                                                                 Term: 20/11/2013 to 20/11/2017

I have served as a Community governor since 2007 until 2011 at Denton Community Primary and moved over to Cradle Hill as my youngest son attended Cradle Hill School from 2002 until 2009.  I am based at St Leonard’s and St Luke’s churches in Seaford and bring informal pastoral support for staff, governors and pupils.


Amanda Callen (Co-Opted Governor)
Email: GovAmandaC@cradlehill.e-sussex.sch.uk                                                                           Term: 09/09/2013 to 08/09/2017           

A parent of three children at Cradle Hill and has been a governor at the school for nearly six years. She began as an elected parent governor and is now a co-opted governor.  Amanda sits on the leadership and business committee (formerly personnel, finance and buildings) and has particular interests in school sports and the government PE and activity funding. 


Charlie Grimble (Local Authority Governor)
Email: GovCharlieG@cradlehill.e-sussex.sch.uk                                                                              Term: 08/11/2016 to 09/11/2020


Jenny Norman (Parent Governor)
Email: GovJennyN@cradlehill.e-sussex.sch.uk                                                                                 Term 22/11/2013 to 21/11/2017

I am a parent of two children at Cradle Hill one in year two and the other in year five. I have been a governor at the school since November 2013 and serve on the Curriculum and Leadership and Management committees.  I am passionate that every child has the best education possible and therefore as a parent governor feel it is my responsibility to represent the parents of Cradle Hill asking the leadership of the school the right questions and obtain the right answers to ensure all the children get the right education. 



Mrs Fairhead - Headteacher (Staff Governor)
Email: MaureenF@cradlehill.e-sussex.sch.uk                                                                                   Term 01/09/2014 to 31/08/2018

I am delighted to lead such a wonderful school as Cradle Hill CP School. I have been here since September 2014 but I have been a Head Teacher since 2004. We are lucky to have such a strong team of governors to support our school. They bring a wide range of skills and talents and we put them all too good use.   On a personal note, as a mother and grandmother my time is split between work and family but I still find time to walk the dog, read, dance, ski occasionally and support West Ham Football Club


Karen Young - Teacher (Staff Governor)
Email: KarenY@cradlehill.e-sussex.sch.uk                                                                                      Term 01/09/2015 to 31/08/2019

I have been a teacher at Cradle Hill since December 2005 I currently work as the Teacher of Turtles class (Year 3).  I enjoy my involvement as a Staff Governor.   One of the highlights of my academic year is attending the schools residential trips each year.


Julie Foley - Deputy Headteacher (Associate Governor)
Email: JulieF@cradlehill.e-sussex.sch.uk                                                                                               Stepped down 08/11/2016 

Cradle Hill is a school which is very dear to me and I feel privileged to have been part of the school for 30 years, joining as a Newly Qualified Teacher in 1986 and I have had many other roles since then. I have taught in every year group, been Deputy Head since 2009 and also enjoyed a year as Acting Head Teacher in 2013 to 2014.

I have lived in Seaford for 26 years and have found it to be a wonderful, warm community. I have been married for 27 years and have two grown up daughters, both of whom attended Cradle Hill for their Primary Education. As a family we love spending our weekends walking along the seafront or over the Downs. We never fail to appreciate the natural beauty of this area.

I am immensely proud of Cradle Hill School achievements and as a Governor, as well as Deputy Head, I am delighted that I can be involved in shaping the future of the school as we drive towards achieving Outstanding status.


Kathleen Middleton - Teaching Assistant (Associate Governor)
Email: KathM@cradlehill.e-sussex.sch.uk                                                                                              Stepped down 08/11/2016

I have been a Teaching Assistant at Cradle Hill since 1990, I am currently the Health and Safety Co-ordinator and work closely with the Head Teacher and Business Manager to ensure our school is a safe place to learn.  I am a member of the PTFA and enjoy attending and helping with the many activities that are organised, especially the school disco’s where I enjoy a good boogie.