St Margaret’s CE Primary School: Foundation Governor Vacancies

We currently have vacancies for two Foundation Governors.

Foundation Governors are appointed by the Diocesan Board of Education, but it is usual practice for candidates to be nominated by the parish churches of St Margaret’s and St Wulfran’s.  Applications from individuals with experience in analytical thinking and understanding data would be particularly welcome, however, that isn’t compulsory.

What is essential, is to have an interest in education, be able to ask carefully considered questions and be willing to commit to attending governance meetings.  We typically meet as a Full Board 5 times per year, usually from 1630-1830 on Monday evenings.  Governors are also encouraged join one or more sub-committees, that meet between 3 and 6 times per year.  These meetings may take place during the school day.  

Both the Local Authority and the Diocese offer a range of high-quality training to support Governors in their induction and beyond.

Further information on the role of a Foundation Governor is available in the Governor section of the school website.  The application form for Foundation Governors is available on the Diocesan website – Foundation Governor Nomination Form.  Paper copies of these documents are also available in both churches.

If you think this is something you might be interested in, then please contact either of the Co-Chairs for an informal discussion.

The Co-Chairs can be contacted as follows:

Kyri Souppouris –
Belle Howard –


Friday 10th December at 1930
Ovingdean Choral Society Christmas Concert
Finzi – ‘In terra pax’; Holst – ‘Christmas Day’;
Vaughan-Williams – ‘Fantasia on Christmas Carols’.
Tickets £12 available from Dawn Davidson, Ann-Marie Newman or on the door.

Sunday 12th December at 1430
 ‘Shepherds Arise’
Nearly thirty enthusiastic local singers, musicians and mummers present a selection of beautiful old West Gallery carols from Sussex villages accompanied by flute, fiddle, bassoon, clarinet and concertinas. Between the carols are readings about Christmas in Sussex in the past, and the musicians play lively dance tunes from old Sussex manuscripts. As always, there will be some old favourites & some new additions. This is a lovely celebration of Christmas from earlier centuries, still full of the joy and delight it gave then. Free entry. Retiring collection towards St Margaret's Church.
Saturday 18th December at 1500
Massimo Redaelli (violin)
Violinist Massimo Redaelli will perform a solo programme including the first of Bach's solo Violin Sonatas (BWV 1001) and the Second Partita (BWV 1004). Massimo performs on a violin by Thomas Urquhart, instrument maker to the English Court, from around 1680, in its original set-up. This violin is close in construction to contemporary northern European models and thus particularly suited to Bach. Tickets £7.50, raising funds for St Margaret’s Church.
Tuesday 21st December at 1930 (live and live-stream)
The Brightones
The acappella trio with local musicians Ellie Edmonds, Emma Stannard and Georgia Bishop will perform a selection of jazz standards, traditional folk songs and Christmas songs. The concert will also be available to live stream. Tickets £5.


Sunday 19th December at 1500
Festival of 9 Lessons & Carols

Friday 24th December at 1700
Family Crib Service

Friday 24th December at 2300
Midnight Mass

Saturday 25th December at 1000
Sung Parish Eucharist of Christmas Day

Sunday 26th December at 1000
Eucharist of St Stephen (said)

Preparing for Christmas – The Gospel of John Study Course
Continuing on Saturday mornings at 1100 on 27th November and 4th, 11th 18th December.

Church Cleaning Day…
…in  preparation for Advent and Christmas. Friday 25th November from 1030. Volunteers needed, please, to mop, dust, polish, clean brasses, make tea and coffee etc. Please let the Churchwardens know if you plan to come and help.

Knit & Natter
The group meets on Wednesdays at 1900 in church. New members always welcome. We knit and we natter. Just come along! Sue Leaney – 07803 179 617