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Governance of City Academy Whitehawk:

Principal Sponsor:   Aurora Academies Trust 

Aurora Academies Trust Governance

Aurora Academies Trust Organisational Chart

On a local level the academy is governed by a Local Academy Board (LAB).  Please click here to view the LAB Terms of Reference. 

The Chair of the LAB is Mrs Janis Taylor and can be contacted at the school address:

Whitehawk Road, Brighton, BN2 5FL

Here is an introduction to the members of the Board:

Mark Church, Headteacher

David Bailey - Parent LAB member

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.

Richard Benton-Stace - co-opoted LAB member

Laurie Fry - Co-opted LAB member

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.

Maggie Mansell - Staff LAB member

Janis Taylor - Co-opted LAB member and LAB chair

I have worked in the field of Primary Education for over 40 years. I remain passionate about every child’s right to access a high quality and stimulating education in order to ensure they get the very best possible chances in life.  I have had a long, varied and satisfying career and have thoroughly enjoyed the challenges I’ve met, and the variety of posts I’ve held, over the years.

I started my career as a teacher at what was then, Whitehawk Junior School. Following ten years at the school I went to Somerhill Junior School (now Brunswick Primary in Hove) as deputy head. I then moved to Middle Street Primary School as headteacher and had two further headships, one of which was as acting head in a school judged as requiring special measures.  I moved to West Sussex to work as an adviser to schools for the next ten years and then returned to headship at Hove Junior School in 2007.

Following my retirement in 2015 I have worked as an independent consultant with a range of schools across Brighton and Hove and East and West Sussex.

Having started my career at Whitehawk Junior School over 40 years ago I am thrilled to be involved, once again, with the school and community as chair of the Local Academy Board.



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