A Governing body:

  • Works in conjunction with the Head Teacher
  • Conducts their work mainly through committees and meetings lead by members of the governing body, with guidance  from the Head Teacher and the relevant paperwork
  • Makes decisions collectively as a team, specific committees or individuals

School governors:

  • Ensure a high standard of educational attainment
  • Oversee the school budget, including staffing and pay levels
  • Maintain a balanced curriculum, particularly that the National Curriculum and Religious Education are taught
  • Review and question reports on test results and pupils continuing achievement in National Curriculum assessments
  • Partake in the appointment of senior staff (including the Head Teacher) and govern staff conduct and discipline
  • Accept widespread responsibility for the conduct of the school
  • Formulate targets for pupil achievement
  • Draft action plans after an Ofsted inspection

You can read more about the role of a Governing Body in the Dfe Governors Handbook.

All of the governors at The Flying Bull Academy are appointed by Chichester Academy Trust. For information of the names of any committee the governor serves on, positions of responsibility and their term of office please click here

The representatives of the Governing Body are:

Chair – Gynette Parke (Parent)



Michael Swann (Local Authority)




Deamonn Hewett-Dale (Head teacher)


Mr D. Hewett-Dale


James Hallett (Co-opted)


Lynne Metcalfe (Co-opted)

Mrs L. Metcalfe


Debbie D’Apice (Co-opted)

I was born in Portsmouth and grew up in Horndean, leaving education at 16. I have been a Civil Servant for 35 years working for the Inland Revenue, now HM Revenue and Customs. I moved back to Portsmouth aged 20 and have lived in Buckland for most of the last 30 years. I like the simple things in life – walks along the seafront, spending time with family and friends, reading and picnics.

Debbie Morgan (2)


Luke Needham (Co-opted)

Mr L. Needham


Bill Webber (Co-opted)

Bill Webber (2)


Judith Turner (Parent)



Rachel King (Parent)



Rose Wiggins (Staff)

Mrs R. Wiggins


Shelley Urquhart (Parent)


The following Governors do not have voting rights on any of the governing body committees:

Clerk to Governors – Karen Churchill (Staff)


Mrs K. Churchill


Jerry Goddard (Director of Standards and Chichester Academy Trust (CAT) Link)


Samantha Cantini  Deputy Head (Associate)

Mrs S. Cantini


Lee Dallinger  Deputy Head (Associate)

Mr L. Dallinger

Governors secure area