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. I am passionate about supporting children in Brighton & Hove, by making sure they achieve their potential through the support of their teachers. Policies – deciding how, in broad strategic terms the school should be run. Looking to register for parent access? 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. Sixth form college in Brighton, East Sussex, England. Student. Location. The history, vision and ethos of Varndean School, staff, policies and more. You want to help strengthen the link between schools and the communities. Varndean College principal Phil Harland has praised staff and students, saying that he was proud of their success on A-level results day. 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. The Local Authority recommend appointment of one Local Authority to the Governing Body. This is the official Facebook page for Varndean College, Brighton. Varndean. Admissions; Prospectus; Staff Vacancies; School Direct; Timings of the school day; Uniform They are there to give direction and focus by performing a vital strategic role. “The Department of Education has high expectations of governing bodies. Support. Student users. William Deighan the Headteacher is a staff governor by virtue of his office. It shares the Surrenden campus with Balfour Junior School, Balfour Infants School, Dorothy Stringer High School and Varndean Secondary School. Learning with us. Staff. 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. ©2020 Varndean College Brighton, United Kingdom Welcome to Varndean STS. Fee payments are processed on receipt of enrolment but will only be refunded if a course is cancelled. Please enter your login details below to begin. Search. 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. 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. I have worked for Brighton & Hove Schools since 1998. If you are interested in becoming a Governor at Varndean please contact the Clerk to Governors: teresadee@varndean.co.uk. Student voice, extra-curricular and enrichment, DofE, charities, wellbeing and more. Welcome to Varndean Parent Portal JavaScript is turned off in your web browser Students. ©2020 Varndean College Brighton, United Kingdom Welcome to Varndean STS. please click here to go to My Varndean Parent users. 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 Staff. From The Blog. This is the official Facebook page for Varndean College, Brighton. 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. Visual Directory. I believe in supporting to my local community through active contribution of skills and experience. please click here to go to My Varndean Parent users. I live close to Varndean, and have done for over 35 years. Expression of interest in being a Co-opted Governor, Extract from Governors Handbook January 2015. 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. 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. In the boxes below please enter your email address, date of birth and your postcode. 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. In 2013 and again in 2017, Ofsted inspectors described Varndean as a 'Good' school. Response by Varndean College to Arthur Burns on 12 May 2016. 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. College. 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. 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. Curriculum – ensuring that the curriculum is balanced and broadly based, and that the National Curriculum is taught. 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. What is a half term ‘circuit break’? The campus is situated near the Sussex Downs, on a cliff overlooking Brighton Marina and the English Channel.. Address Varndean College Surrenden Road Brighton East Sussex BN1 6WQ. If insufficient parents stand for election the governing body may appoint parent governors. 729 likes. 2,150 were here. The day-to-day management of the school is the responsibility of the Headteacher and staff. The school staff elects one staff governor to the Governing Body. All governors share in that corporate responsibility. Goat Club Diary; Goats in the News; Meet our Goat Leaders; Meet the Goats; Meet the Rabbits; Varndean Songs. 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. The evenings provide an opportunity to hear from a variety of subjects to find out how to support your child's learning at home. Please enter your login details below to get started Username. 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. 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. Courses Adult Education Brochures Events Videos International News Contact Apply. Appointed as Local Authority Governor on 15th September 2014, reappointed on 15th September 2018. Standards – ensuring a strategic and systematic approach to promoting high standards of educational achievement. 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. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction. Telephone Reception/Switchboard: 01273 508011 Student Absence Hotline: 01273 546645 Adult Education: 01273 546602 Adult Education Enrolment: 01273 546604. 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. 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. Without the support and inspiration the teachers gave, I would not be where I am today. Find out more about our smaller school structure. Your session has timed out, please sign in. 2,130 were here. Looking for a tutor near Varndean College? 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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. Varndean Goats. To succeed at Varndean School you will be passionate about your teaching, reflective in your practice and committed to improving. 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. 2020 Certificates of Excellence for schools now live on School Guide. Varndean College, Brighton is a popular and successful sixth form college with over 1450 students aged 16 to 18. I therefore bring experiences as a parent and as businessman to the governing body. 2,150 were here. Likewise, in education, I have first-hand experience of the considerable benefits of a school having a strong and diverse board of governors. However, governors are volunteers who can leave at any time and can similarly be re-appointed or re-elected. GCSE and A-level exams in Wales cancelled for 2021. Other staff both teaching and support may become a staff governor as long as they are paid (volunteers do not qualify). Other parents at the school elect parent governors. Welcome to My Varndean. Varndean was one of the best times of my life. Parent. Courses may be cancelled if enrolments do not meet minimum number requirements. Updates Student Staff Parent. Password A-levels and GCSEs to be delayed in 2021. The association maintains contact with thousands of Old Varndeanians and organises regular reunions and other functions. 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. 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, There are two positions for elected parent governors at Varndean School. I feel strongly that school should be a happy and safe place to learn. 2,130 were here. Varndean College Students Union, Brighton, United Kingdom. 'Onward and Upward, York Place to Varndean 1884–1975' by Tony Allt and Brian Robson. College will be closed on Wednesday 2nd December 2020 - ALL LESSONS WILL BE ONLINE. I have been a deputy head and head of three junior schools during that period. If you are interested in becoming a Governor at Varndean please contact the Clerk to the Governors at teresadee@varndean.co.uk. It shares the Surrenden campus with Balfour Junior School, Balfour Infants School, Dorothy Stringer High School and Varndean Secondary School.. History. 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. Varndean Goats. 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. It is only the Full Governing Body, which has legal duties and powers. 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. I am also a trustee and the Treasurer of a national charity, chairing its Finance and Investment Committees. 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. Varndean School Governing Body Declarations of Interest 2020/21, Attendance Register of the Governing Body. Union. Amongst other things, this gave me extensive expertise in stakeholder engagement, governance and government & media relations, as well as general management. Varndean College offers A-Level courses to sixth form students in Brighton as well as a … I am currently the Varndean School governor lead for Equality. 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). Password. 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. Student. For the last ten years of my career I ran a national membership-based organisation. 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. I have been a governor at the school for almost 10 years now. Search. Admissions; Prospectus; Staff Vacancies; School Direct; Timings of the school day; Uniform Updates. 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. 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. Show Local Tutors. Please enter your login details below to begin. Goat Club Diary; Goats in the News; Meet our Goat Leaders; Meet the Goats; Meet the Rabbits; Varndean Songs. ... ©2020 Varndean College Brighton, United Kingdom. The Full Governing Body appoint a number of governors based on the skills and experience that they can bring to support 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. Finance – determining how to spend the budget allocated to the school. And so I applied to become a parent governor in 2017. This is the official Facebook page for Varndean College, Brighton. The Local Authority appoint highly skilled and experienced governors to schools to provide support to schools irrespective of any political affiliation or preference. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.". 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. 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. Published privately in 1993 by the Old Varndeanian Association. Varndean School is a secondary school serving a large area of Brighton, England.. Please enter your login details below to get started Username. Parents including carers of pupils are eligible to stand for election as governors. Varndean Song Dec. 2020; Joining Us. 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. Individual governors have no power or responsibility. Varndean College reserves the right to amend the provision of courses or their content in light of changing circumstances. Parent. I also have considerable experience in the voluntary sector. Information on our curriculum, options, exams, making the grade and provision for all levels of learning. Staffing – deciding the number of staff, the pay policy and making decisions on staff pay. Varndean College is on Surrenden Road, in the northern part of Brighton. This is the official Facebook page for Varndean College, Brighton. I have a deep understanding of how good governance can enable an organisation to achieve better outcomes. In the evenings it opens its doors to the community to offer a wide range of courses. 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. Turner.[1]. Varndean shares the Surrenden Campus with Balfour Primary School, Dorothy Stringer High School and Varndean College. Varndean College is a sixth form college in Brighton and Hove that serves the needs of sixth form students and adults. Varndean College Surrenden Road Brighton East Sussex BN1 6WQ Tel: 01273 508011 Email: office@varndean.ac.uk Get Directions. Student users. Updates Student Staff Parent. 1-2-3-4-5+Search. No Governors that have served at Varndean School in the past 12 months have since stepped down. For general enquiries please email: office@varndean.ac.uk For Adult Education enquiries please email: commed@varndean.ac.uk To … 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 Governors work with the Headteacher making decisions about: The usual term of office is four years. Discipline – agreeing procedures for staff and student conduct and discipline. Varndean College is on Surrenden Road, in the northern part of Brighton. I have been a Local Leader in Education working alongside colleagues in other schools in need of additional support. About. varndean.ac.uk. Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of all staff. Admissions. Appointments – appointing the Headteacher and assisting with the appointment of Deputy Headteachers and other senior staff. Updates. 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. Responsible Areas - Governor Recruitment, Evaluation and Development. Click register below. Login. I am a Public Health Doctor and have significant management experience at senior level in the NHS and more recently local government. Finance, Buildings. For a full list of staff and their contact details please see the complete staff list. 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. 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