The day-to-day management of the school is the responsibility of the Headteacher and staff. While I have no direct experience of the education sector (other than as a father), I am a passionate believer in a well-rounded state education as a means of improving the quality of life for all, and my hope is that, using my past skills, I will be able to assist with the continuing improvement in Varndean’s attainment levels and the quality of the students’ experience. My wife and I both grew up in Brighton and after spending over 10 years in London, have recently returned to Brighton with our two young children to be closer to our families. As a deputy and a head teacher, I have been a governor for the last 16 years and I fully aware of the importance that governors can have on the strategic direction of a school and the ultimate positive impact on pupils’ educational experience. Varndean College Nov 2002 – Present 18 years 1 month Teaching Drama, Student Pastoral Care, Teaching Technical Theatre, Stage Lighting, Set Design, Theatre Production Planning, Theatre Production Management, Ordering Equipment, Curriculum Planning, Filming Productions, Film Editing, Marketing Events, Managing Department Budgets, Video editing, Goat Club Diary; Goats in the News; Meet our Goat Leaders; Meet the Goats; Meet the Rabbits; Varndean Songs. Goat Club Diary; Goats in the News; Meet our Goat Leaders; Meet the Goats; Meet the Rabbits; Varndean Songs. Search. Password. Admissions; Prospectus; Staff Vacancies; School Direct; Timings of the school day; Uniform Varndean School Governing Body Declarations of Interest 2020/21, Attendance Register of the Governing Body. Union. Support. Response by Varndean College to Arthur Burns on 12 May 2016. Student voice, extra-curricular and enrichment, DofE, charities, wellbeing and more. Learning with us. The Government has announced opens in a new window that it will not publish any school or college level educational performance data based on tests, assessments or exams for 2020, and has outlined accountability arrangements opens in a new window for 2020/21. Varndean was one of the best times of my life. It shares the Surrenden campus with Balfour Junior School, Balfour Infants School, Dorothy Stringer High School and Varndean Secondary School. Having recently retired from a lifetime of commuting, I applied to become a governor as a way of getting more closely involved in my community, and to give something back to that community now that I have time on my hands. Varndean College picks up host families to accommodate students: all of them live within transport accessibility from school (several minutes by bus), are constantly checked and monitored by college staff - many families have been cooperating for many years. Register. For general enquiries please email: office@varndean.ac.uk For Adult Education enquiries please email: commed@varndean.ac.uk To … Please enter your login details below to get started Username. Likewise, in education, I have first-hand experience of the considerable benefits of a school having a strong and diverse board of governors. Varndean College offers A-Level courses to sixth form students in Brighton as well as a … “The Department of Education has high expectations of governing bodies. The history, vision and ethos of Varndean School, staff, policies and more. I have worked for Brighton & Hove Schools since 1998. Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of all staff. I have been connected to the school since 1995, having seen three of my children pass through Varndean, and I am currently serving my fifth term as a Governor. Having previously been the vice chair for several years and chair of the resources committee for 6 years, I was thrilled to be elected as the Chair of Governors in 2013. Click register below. 2,130 were here. Visual Directory. Admissions; Prospectus; Staff Vacancies; School Direct; Timings of the school day; Uniform All governors share in that corporate responsibility. I have been a governor at the school for almost 10 years now. Your session has timed out, please sign in. I am a Director within BDO a leading accountancy firm and a qualified Chartered Accountant with over 25 years’ experience in providing assurance and consultancy services across both the public and private sectors. Courses Adult Education Brochures Events Videos International News Contact Apply. please click here to go to My Varndean Parent users. I feel very fortunate to have been appointed a co-opted governor of Varndean School in April 2016 - with the aim to work collaboratively with the other members of the Governing Body and the School Senior Leadership Team, towards raising the standards of education for all children, including the most and least able. By profession, I am the Managing Director of a Retail Finance business within Close Brothers Group having trained as a Chartered Accountant, with extensive experience of delivering business transformation, financial performance oversight and improving employee engagement. 2,150 were here. The evenings provide an opportunity to hear from a variety of subjects to find out how to support your child's learning at home. And so I applied to become a parent governor in 2017. Number of Meetings Attended by each Governor, Attendance at Full Governing Body meetings during 2019/20 was at 82%, Quality of Education - Curriculum  & Teaching, Behaviour, Attitudes & Personal Development. Address Varndean College Surrenden Road Brighton East Sussex BN1 6WQ. In the evenings it opens its doors to the community to offer a wide range of courses. Staffing – deciding the number of staff, the pay policy and making decisions on staff pay. Please enter your login details below to get started Username. Appointments – appointing the Headteacher and assisting with the appointment of Deputy Headteachers and other senior staff. Varndean. The Old Varndeanian Association exists to maintain a network between former pupils and students of both the school and college, as well as former pupils of Varndean Girls' School. Looking to register for parent access? Turner.[1]. William Deighan the Headteacher is a staff governor by virtue of his office. I was also a non-executive director of a number of not-for-profit companies, a role very similar to that of a school governor. Governors work with the Headteacher making decisions about: The usual term of office is four years. Varndean College offers A-Level courses to sixth form students in Brighton as well as a range of adult education courses suitable for all ages Expression of interest in being a Co-opted Governor, Extract from Governors Handbook January 2015. Students. All courses are attended at your own risk. In 2013 and again in 2017, Ofsted inspectors described Varndean as a 'Good' school. ©2020 Varndean College Brighton, United Kingdom Welcome to Varndean STS. Varndean College designated the proposed building site a biodiversity reserve in July 2010 with support from Brighton and Hove Council (who committed resources to help create the natural conditions for a butterfly and wildlife haven) and the Butterfly Council (a national NGO). ©2020 Varndean College Brighton, United Kingdom Welcome to Varndean STS. 2,150 were here. Successful. I am also a trustee and the Treasurer of a national charity, chairing its Finance and Investment Committees. Policies – deciding how, in broad strategic terms the school should be run. Other parents at the school elect parent governors. Varndean shares the Surrenden Campus with Balfour Primary School, Dorothy Stringer High School and Varndean College. Finance, Buildings. The Senior Leadership Team comprises the following staff: Nominated by the Local Authority and appointed by the Governing Body, Institute of Chartered Accountants Scotland, Author of Making Every Maths Lesson Count, You care about the education children receive, You want to make an important contribution to your local community, You enjoy a challenging and rewarding role, You are keen to help all children do better at school. I believe in supporting to my local community through active contribution of skills and experience. The campus is situated near the Sussex Downs, on a cliff overlooking Brighton Marina and the English Channel.. Show Local Tutors. In all types of schools, governing bodies should have a strong focus on three core strategic functions: Governors play an important part in overseeing the running of the school in the interests of the community it serves. Telephone Reception/Switchboard: 01273 508011 Student Absence Hotline: 01273 546645 Adult Education: 01273 546602 Adult Education Enrolment: 01273 546604. No Governors that have served at Varndean School in the past 12 months have since stepped down. varndean.ac.uk. I feel strongly that school should be a happy and safe place to learn. Welcome to Varndean Parent Portal JavaScript is turned off in your web browser Information on our curriculum, options, exams, making the grade and provision for all levels of learning. Welcome to My Varndean JavaScript is turned off in your web browser You will not be able to use My Varndean until this is turned on. Curriculum – ensuring that the curriculum is balanced and broadly based, and that the National Curriculum is taught. However, governors are volunteers who can leave at any time and can similarly be re-appointed or re-elected. About. In 1972 the first girls were admitted to the school (a small number of girls attended A level physics classes at the school in 1970–71), and in 1975 it became a sixth form college under its first principal, David A.G. 2,130 were here. This is the official Facebook page for Varndean College, Brighton. Varndean College Students Union, Brighton, United Kingdom. Varndean College, Brighton is a popular and successful sixth form college with over 1450 students aged 16 to 18. The Local Authority appoint highly skilled and experienced governors to schools to provide support to schools irrespective of any political affiliation or preference. Other staff both teaching and support may become a staff governor as long as they are paid (volunteers do not qualify). Ex Officio Governor since 1st January 2009, Responsible Area - School Operation and Improvement Strategy, Elected as Staff Governor on 10th March 2015 and re elected on 10th March 2019, Responsible Area - Stakeholder Engagement. 729 likes. This is the official Facebook page for Varndean College, Brighton. The evenings were devised to support Year 11 parents but their success encouraged us to offer similar targeted events for all year groups at Varndean School. Appointed as Co-opted Governor on 25th April 2016, Responsible Area - School Improvement Strategy, Finance, Performance & Pay, Appointed as Co-opted Governor on 7th June 2018, Responsible Areas - Careers Guidance , Special Educational Needs, Vulnerable /Looked After Children, Appointed as Co-opted Governor on 2nd October 2019, Appointed as Co-opted Governor on 1st December 2016, reappointed on 1st December 2020, Responsible Area - Health & Safety, Premises Management, Buildings, Staffing Matters, Appointed as Parent Governor on 24th March 2017, Responsible Area - Equalities, Safeguarding and Behaviour, Appointed as Clerk to Governors 1st September 2008, Responsible Area - Governance procedure and compliance. Individual governors have no power or responsibility. Amongst other things, this gave me extensive expertise in stakeholder engagement, governance and government & media relations, as well as general management. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction. I feel very fortunate to have been appointed a co-opted governor of Varndean School in April 2016 - with the aim to work collaboratively with the other members of the Governing Body and the School Senior Leadership Team, towards raising the standards of education for all … Roedean School is an independent day and boarding school founded in 1885 in Roedean Village on the outskirts of Brighton, East Sussex, England, and governed by Royal Charter.It is for girls aged 11 to 18. The college said that its pass rate at A level was 98 per cent while students taking vocational courses had a 100 per cent pass rate. Password Sixth form college in Brighton, East Sussex, England. By profession I am a chartered accountant with specific specialisation in compliance and corporate governance and I am a partner in a consultancy providing services to Higher Education sector, and in particular those involved in residential student accommodation in the UK. Updates Student Staff Parent. Appointed as Local Authority Governor on 15th September 2014, reappointed on 15th September 2018. Welcome to My Varndean. Please enter your login details below to begin. Our governors are passionate about working in partnership with the headteacher and his team to ensure all our students enjoy their education at Varndean and realise their full potential in their future lives. GCSE and A-level exams in Wales cancelled for 2021. 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In return, staff benefit from tailored professional development opportunities and programmes, to enable them to realise their own potential and achieve their personal career ambitions. Staff. Varndean Goats. You want to help strengthen the link between schools and the communities. Varndean College is on Surrenden Road, in the northern part of Brighton. Varndean College reserves the right to amend the provision of courses or their content in light of changing circumstances. Varndean Song Dec. 2020; Joining Us. Responsible Areas - Governor Recruitment, Evaluation and Development. Student. College will be closed on Wednesday 2nd December 2020 - ALL LESSONS WILL BE ONLINE. This is the official Facebook page for Varndean College, Brighton. Varndean College is a sixth form college in Brighton and Hove that serves the needs of sixth form students and adults. Varndean College offers A-Level courses to sixth form students in Brighton as well as a range of adult education courses suitable for all ages. Student users. Varndean College is on Surrenden Road, in the northern part of Brighton. Search. During the academic year there were four scheduled Full Governing Body Meetings and three additional Full Governing Body Meetings , one that was held without the required seven days' notice. Parents including carers of pupils are eligible to stand for election as governors. Parent. It is only the Full Governing Body, which has legal duties and powers. I live close to Varndean, and have done for over 35 years. Login. The Local Authority recommend appointment of one Local Authority to the Governing Body. As part of this move I was keen to get actively involved in our local community and in particular education, which has been a long-standing passion of mine influenced by my own state school experience. Student users. If insufficient parents stand for election the governing body may appoint parent governors. To succeed at Varndean School you will be passionate about your teaching, reflective in your practice and committed to improving. Standards – ensuring a strategic and systematic approach to promoting high standards of educational achievement. Updates Student Staff Parent. The college was founded in 1884 in York Place, Brighton, as a boys' secondary school and moved to its current site (overlooking the city and the sea) in 1932, later attaining grammar school status, becoming Varndean Grammar School for Boys, administered by the Education Committee for the County Borough of Brighton. For a full list of staff and their contact details please see the complete staff list. College. I am a Public Health Doctor and have significant management experience at senior level in the NHS and more recently local government. They are the strategic leaders of our schools and have a vital role to play in making sure every child gets the best possible education. From The Blog. Please enter your login details below to begin. Varndean Song Dec. 2020; Joining Us. A-levels and GCSEs to be delayed in 2021. Student. I have been a Local Leader in Education working alongside colleagues in other schools in need of additional support. Published privately in 1993 by the Old Varndeanian Association. Staff. For the last ten years of my career I ran a national membership-based organisation. They are there to give direction and focus by performing a vital strategic role. I therefore bring experiences as a parent and as businessman to the governing body. I also volunteer for a number of initiatives that encourage business links with schools to provide young people with inspiration, motivation, knowledge, skills and opportunities to help achieve their potential. First Appointed as Community Governor on 5th April 2004, currently a Co-opted Governor, Responsible Area - Finance, Buildings, School Trips, Parent Governor appointed on 8th March 2018, First Appointed as Community Governor on 2nd October 2005 currently a Co-opted Governor. Finance – determining how to spend the budget allocated to the school. I continue to enjoy the role and am looking forward to being more involved in the secondary sector as this will give me further insight as to how pupils progress after leaving primary. please click here to go to My Varndean Parent users. Parent. Updates. Location. Fee payments are processed on receipt of enrolment but will only be refunded if a course is cancelled. 1-2-3-4-5+Search. Looking for a tutor near Varndean College? The Full Governing Body appoint a number of governors based on the skills and experience that they can bring to support Varndean School. It shares the Surrenden campus with Balfour Junior School, Balfour Infants School, Dorothy Stringer High School and Varndean Secondary School.. History. The association maintains contact with thousands of Old Varndeanians and organises regular reunions and other functions. Admissions. This is the official Facebook page for Varndean College, Brighton. What is a half term ‘circuit break’? 'Onward and Upward, York Place to Varndean 1884–1975' by Tony Allt and Brian Robson. 2020 Certificates of Excellence for schools now live on School Guide. If you are interested in becoming a Governor at Varndean please contact the Clerk to the Governors at teresadee@varndean.co.uk. For maintained schools this is reflected in law, which states that the purpose of maintained school governing bodies is to conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement for all. Varndean College offers A-Level courses to sixth form students in Brighton as well as a range of adult education courses suitable for all ages If you are interested in becoming a Governor at Varndean please contact the Clerk to Governors: teresadee@varndean.co.uk. Without the support and inspiration the teachers gave, I would not be where I am today. The school staff elects one staff governor to the Governing Body. I am passionate about supporting children in Brighton & Hove, by making sure they achieve their potential through the support of their teachers. Varndean Goats. I have been a deputy head and head of three junior schools during that period. ... ©2020 Varndean College Brighton, United Kingdom. I also have considerable experience in the voluntary sector. To achieve this, the school and its staff need to be supported in turn by its governors, acting in their role as both sounding board and critical friend. Varndean School is a secondary school serving a large area of Brighton, England.. Discipline – agreeing procedures for staff and student conduct and discipline. Since becoming involved with Varndean, I've found it to be a truly unique school within Brighton - offering our students hugely diverse and exciting learning and extra curricular opportunities, whilst maintaining a sense of community and belonging typically associated with much smaller schools. Varndean College offers A-Level courses to sixth form students in Brighton as well as a range of adult education courses suitable for all ages. I have a deep understanding of how good governance can enable an organisation to achieve better outcomes. Find out more about our smaller school structure. Varndean College Surrenden Road Brighton East Sussex BN1 6WQ Tel: 01273 508011 Email: office@varndean.ac.uk Get Directions. Courses may be cancelled if enrolments do not meet minimum number requirements. There are two positions for elected parent governors at Varndean School. As well as being a keen follower of Brighton and Hove Albion, I have a young family and old family including many grandchildren. Varndean College principal Phil Harland has praised staff and students, saying that he was proud of their success on A-level results day. Updates. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.". Students. I am currently the Varndean School governor lead for Equality. In the boxes below please enter your email address, date of birth and your postcode.