At West Rise Infants we are very fortunate to have a very supportive and active Governing Board who work alongside the Headteacher and staff to ensure that our school is a special and unique place, where expectations and standards are high.

The Governing Body is made up of 9 members. There is 1 parent Governor, 1  Authority Governor,  5 Co-opted Governors and 2 Staff Governors.  There is also a Clerk to Governors.


Our Governors are:

Ms Nicole Hartley

Co-opted Governor



Hello my name is Nicole Hartley.  My son is at St Johns Mead school. My passion and work is bringing mindfulness and yoga into schools and so I'm delighted to be offered the position of governor for this school, with all the amazing work they've done with Mindup.


I hope to bring a different perspective as well as my skills and experience from years of working in the charity sector, as a holistic counsellor and yoga teacher.


I'm looking forward to working with the other governors and staff to support the overall well-being of all the children of West Rise Infant School.                                                                                                                 

Mr Duncan Lawson

Co-opted Governor



I first became a governor when my eldest son attended West Rise Infant School. He, along with his younger brother, are now in the junior school. After almost five years as a governor I still enjoy being involved and being part of the advancement and growth of this fantastic school and its pupils.


As I am a professional photographer, you may also see me wielding a camera at school events and trips, taking pictures for the school.





Mr Gareth Jones

Co-opted Governor

Hello, my name is Gareth Jones and I have been the Headmaster of St Andrew’s Prep School in Eastbourne since September 2015. Before moving here I lived and worked in Oxford for sixteen years where I taught English and History, was Director of Sport and a boarding Housemaster.


I have three children and a wife who is also a teacher.   


I love innovation of all kinds and I am very excited about being a Governor at West Rise Infants because I think it has a lovely atmosphere and ambition.

Mrs Gina Greaves

Co-opted Governor

Hello my name is Gina Greaves and from 1992 until 2014 I was a member of the administration staff at the School.  During those years I observed the school evolving into the very special and inspirational setting that it is today.  


I am so proud to have been part of the School's development over the years and was very happy, on my retirement in 2014, to be offered the opportunity to continue my support for the whole school community by becoming a member of the Governing Board.


I have always lived locally and have a daughter and her family living nearby and a son and his family living in Western Australia.










Jenny Fielder

Parent Governor













 Scott McCallum

Co-Opted Governor















Hello my name is Jenny and I am very excited to be starting my new role as a parent governor. I have a son who attends the infant school and hopefully my daughter will join the school in the future.  I have lived in Eastbourne for over 15 years and I am a Dietitian working for the NHS.


I am looking forward to becoming more involved in school life and I hope to be able to help the school to continue its great work supporting the health and wellbeing of everyone in the West Rise Infant School family.



I  am very excited to have been recently appointed as a parent governor. My daughter started at the school last September and my son will hopefully starting in the nursery next September. I attended the school as a child and have seen the school continue to grow.


Becoming a governor gives me the opportunity to help the school continue to build and provide a great start for all the children who pass through the door.


Mrs Lynne Weir

Staff Governor

Mrs Emily Ellis

Staff Governor

Mrs Melanie Hunt

Clerk to Governors