The Governing Body

  • Mrs Faye Heath-Lay

    Chair - Co-opted

    I have lived in Bolney since 2010 with my husband and two sons, one of which currently attends Bolney CEP School.

    I am a primary school teacher and a mathematics consultant. I have worked in West Sussex schools for almost 20 years and therefore understand both the joys and the challenges of working in a range of school settings.
    I have been a governor since 2014. I want to use my experience to support both the excellent staff and enthusiastic, hard-working children here, to ensure the school continues to be the best it can be.

    Term of office - 1.1.15 - 28.11.22

  • Mrs Lorraine Kenny

    Staff (Headteacher)

    Term of office - 1.1.16

  • Dr Tony Bond


    My wife and I moved to Bolney in summer of 2017. Mainly for family reasons, my daughter lives in Brighton. I was a general practitioner in the Peterborough area for 35 years, during which time I sat on numerous committees involved in trying to deliver top quality health care on ever shrinking and inadequate budgets.

    For 16 years I was responsible for the training of young doctors wishing to become GP’s, teaching, supporting and monitoring their education over the 3 year training scheme, having over 40 doctors under my care most of the time!

    I am also a lay minister (Reader) in the Church of England for the last 13 years, and have enjoyed excersising that ministry in Bolney and Cowfold since our arrival here.

    I am married to Ruth who is an Anglican priest and have 2 grown up children, our daughter locally in Brighton and our son now living and working in Norway.

    Term of office - 17.9.2018-16.9.22

  • Mrs Angela Nagendra

    Parent Governor

    I have lived in Bolney for 21 years and I am a qualified secondary school teacher of music.Presently I teach piano, flute and ukulele and I run some music groups at Bolney school. My Daughter is currently in year 5 here.

    I have been a govenor since 2017 and I find it extremely interesting to be such a part of the school. Bolney school's attraction lies in it's community feel and nurturing ethos.

    Term of office - 12.10.17 - 12.10.21


    Felix and Unity have become our Pupil Governors and will work alongside the Governing Body, guided by Mrs Harrison and Mrs Nagendra.

    Hi, I'm Unity, these are some facts about me:
    My favourite colour is rose gold, but don't tell my house captains!
    Maths is my favourite subject and it's not just because my class teacher is also the Maths leader.
    I love all Chinese food (especially Duck Pancakes!).
    As well as being Pupil Governor, I am a Librarian.
    After school I do Netball and Tennis.

    Hi, my name is Felix and here is a bit about me:
    You may know that I am mad about Chemistry and often read books about it.
    My favourite colour is mainly Blue though I am in the Red team so don't say anything to my house captain!
    I often play football and am on the school team (I tend to play in defence getting lots of bruises but saving goals in the process).
    I also have a reputation for plutonium (Pu) as I am madly into it because of its radiation factor.
    My favourite scientist is Albert Einstein who was born in Germany, 14th March 1879.

  • Mrs Zoe Belton

    Clerk to the Governors

    I have been Clerk to the Governing Body since I joined the marvellous Bolney CE Primary School in November 2007. I love my job and the community around me here at Bolney.

  • Mrs Rebecca Harrison

    Vice Chair - Co-opted

    I live in Bolney with my husband and two boys - William and Isaac who both attend the school. We love the village and the school, I couldn't be more overjoyed with how William and Isaac settled in and the wonderful welcoming feeling from staff and other pupils.

    I am a Pharmacist and I've worked in various community pharmacies locally for over ten years. Prior to having the children I was also on the West Sussex local pharmaceutical committee (LPC).

    I am very keen and enthusiastic to have an opportunity to be a school governor. I relish a challenge and would like to have the opportunity to use and develop my skills and knowledge to make a real difference to the children in Bolney school

    Term of office - 8.3.17 - 8.3.2021

  • Mrs Ros Barton

    Elected Parent

    I have lived in Bolney since 2002 and my son is currently in year 5 at Bolney CEP. I have owned my own Veterinary Clinic in Burgess Hill for the last 15 years and I am patron of the local charity Sussex Caring Pets, who arrange for owners to take their pets into schools, hospitals and care homes to help make people's lives happier, speed recovery and bring a smile to people's faces.

    I have been a governor at this school for the last 4 years and have found it both interesting and rewarding. I became a governor to try and improve communication between the school and the parents and I felt my business knowledge could possibly be useful in these hard funding times.

    We are fortunate to have such a special school in Bolney , with a very hardworking team striving to give our children the best they can in these challenging times .

    Term of office - 7.11.18 - 7.11.22

  • Mrs Judith Kew

    Local Authority

    Throughout my teaching career I have focussed on pupils with Special Educational Needs in primary schools.

    I moved to West Sussex with my family in 1993 and worked as part of the perapitetic special needs team for four years. Since 1997 I have worked at Bolney School and other local schools until I retired in 2012. Since 2014 I have enjoyed working alongside other Governors to ensure that Bolney School continues to flourish.

    Term of office - 24.2.15 - 28.11.22

  • Mrs Carole Wood


    Term of office - 18.9.18 - 17.9.22

  • Mrs Clare James

    Elected Staff

    Term of office - 1.1.18 - 1.1.2022

  • Mrs Gemma Spencer


    I live in Bolney with my husband and our young son Charlie. I have always been a Sussex girl having lived in Haywards Heath for most of my life but made the move to Bolney in 2017 and it was definitely the right choice for us. We love the community spirit here in Bolney and although Charlie isn't old enough to attend Bolney school just yet I hope that one day he will!

    I am a Solicitor in Horsham specialising in Wills, Probate and Trusts. My job is very important to me as I really get to know my clients and their families and help them through, what can be, a very challenging time in their lives.

    I am delighted to join the Governors of Bolney school and I am keen to support the teachers and pupils in any way that I can.

    Term of Office - 9.12.19 - 8.12.2023



Governors attendance at Full Board Meetings/ Governance Structure: Please see list on PDF above.
All of our Governors have been DBS checked and have Section 128 clearance.
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