Meet the Governors
Our Governors have a wide range of experiences and have a key role through offering challenge, being a critical friend and supporting staff to ensure the school achieves the very best outcomes.
Heather BaldwinChair of Governors Community Governor
I am a born and bred Seafordian. I am married with two adult sons, a grandson and one cat! I trained as a teacher and went on to become a primary Headteacher. I have always believed it is important to understand how children learn to ensure they are given the best education possible. To this end I gained a Masters Degree looking into how best to support children with additional and different needs. Being a Governor at Cradle Hill School gives me the opportunity to support the Headteacher, staff and pupils of this very caring and successful school.
Revd James HollingsworthCo-opted Governor
Revd James Hollingsworth
I have been a Governor at Cradle Hill since January 2021. I am also a Governor at Seaford Head Secondary School. Prior to moving here in September 2020, I have been a Primary School Governor for over ten years (with Barcombe and the Skylark Federation) and five years with Chailey Secondary School. I'm keen to help the School to enable each child to grow in curiosity and wonder as they learn about the world. When I'm not being a School Governor I'm the Vicar of St Leonards Seaford and St Luke's Chyngton.
Dr Iain DayCo-opted Governor
Dr Iain Day
I am currently Senior Project Manager and Scientific Advisor for an international scientific instrument company. Previously, I spent 14 years at the University of Sussex, where I was Senior Lecturer in Chemistry and NMR Spectroscopy, recently holding the position of Director of Teaching and Learning for the School of Life Sciences. In this role I was responsible for the undergraduate degree provision for over 19 degrees across 8 subjects. I was also a member of the School senior management team. Prior to joining Sussex, I held post-doctoral positions at the University of Greenwich, and the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Outside of work, I am keen cyclist and am learning to play the guitar!
Sue FearsCo-opted Governors
I have been a Governor in East Sussex for almost 12 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 a governor of a really good school and firmly believe that every child should receive a good education, enjoy school and reach their full potential.
Stephanie GeorgalakisParent Governor
Charlie GrimbleVice-Chair Local Authority Governor
I retired from Beckenham, to Seaford with my wife in January 2016, after a career in social housing with LB Lambeth and a large regional housing association. My involvement in education included Chairing the PTA at our 3 children's primary school, and comprehensive secondary school. I was Chair of Governors for 14 years at the secondary school and saw it transform from a state boys school with grant -maintained status with 6 forms of intake and a 6th form of 250 pupils, through to a standalone academy with a 7 form entry and a co-educational 6th form of 650 pupils. The school maintained its Outstanding assessment from Ofsted throughout my tenure, and excelled in sport drama and music as well as in the academic curriculum. I oversaw a 38m complete rebuild under the Building Schools for the Future programme. I am particularly proud of the inclusive education we were able to offer, supported by a specialist facility on site for pupils with special educational support needs.
Andrea KeithHeadteacher Staff Governor
It is a privilege and a pleasure to be the Headteacher of Cradle Hill CP School. I have worked at the school in a wide range of roles since December 2006. My husband and I chose Cradle Hill for our children to attend and it remains a priority for me to make it the best school possible for the community I live and work within. As a busy mum with two just about teenage children, family time is precious; I simply love spending time with my family whether walking along the beautiful Seaford beach, occasionally skiing down stunning mountains, riding a bike or standing next to a football pitch or netball court watching my children.
Peri Kusadali,Staff Governor
I have been a teacher at Cradle Hill since September 2018 I currently work as the Teacher of Sea Lion class (Year 4).
Jenny NormanCo-opted Governor
I am a parent of two children, one in year six of Cradle Hill and the other now at Seaford Head, I have been a governor at the school since November 2013 and serve on the Finance and Leadership and committee. 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, obtain the right answers to ensure all the children get the right education.
Jenna SpinkParent Governor
Maurice WallerCo-opted Governor
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.
Paul VouralCo-opted Governor