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Governance of City Academy Whitehawk:

Principal Sponsor:   Aurora Academies Trust

Introduction to the members of the Local Academy Board: 


Mark Church, Headteacher



Stephen Dawson, Parent Governor, Chair of Local Advisory Board

Stephen Dawson is the Chair of the Local Academy Board. He and his wife Emma have four children in the school and love living in Whitehawk . Stephen used to be a garden landscaper before becoming a church pastor in 2008 for CCK who meet at Brighton Racecourse. Stephen is involved in various local community activities as well as being part of the team that run Newday, which is a large youth festival that happens each summer.

David Bailey - Parent Governor

I'm originally from Newport, South Wales.  My family moved here in 2006. I have worked in the youth service as a youth worker and sports coach until quite recently when I had to give up work to care for my partner who became unexpectedly ill.  In my spare time I like to run and have completed the Brighton Marathon 4 times.

Laurie Fry - Co-opted Governor

Laurie Fry is a semi retired businessman. He spent much of his career working abroad, mainly in Russia and eastern Europe. He has links with Brighton going back 40 years, although originally from south Wales. He is now involved in a number of educational projects, with a particular interest in languages and music. With two young granddaughters he has a personal interest in early years education.