Battle & Langton Church Of England Primary School
Market Road, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0HQ

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Headteacher Mr Simon Hughes
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What We Do

We meet as a Full Governing Board six times per academic year. Between us we represent parents, staff, the church, the local authority and the local community. We are all volunteers, committed to the overall aim of raising standards.

We work as part of the overall management structure of the school.

We have a responsibility for the accountability of the school. Our function is to provide both support and challenge. Collectively we are responsible for the schools’ performance and are accountable to the local authority for compliance with legal obligations and sound financial management.

The Governing Board has 1 formal subcommittee which is the Finance & Operations Committee chaired by Paul Foulkes, associate members on this committee have full voting rights within this subcommittee.

Under the Education Act of 2002, the law states: "The Governing Board shall conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement at the school."

  • Decide the strategy for improvement.
  • Provide the Headteacher and staff with support, advice and guidance.
  • Ensure the statutory obligations and duties are met.
  • Approve budgets and ensure financial probity.
  • Ensure the health and safety of pupils and staff.
  • Monitor and evaluate the performance and effectiveness in each school against agreed targets and objectives.
  • Ensure the maintenance of the vision and ethos of each school, within the overarching Christian values of our foundation.
Our Instrument of Governance allows for 12 governors:
  • 2 Foundation Governors (1 Ex-Officio, appointed by the diocese)
  • 2 Parent Governors (appointed by parents)
  • 1 Headteacher
  • 1 Staff Governor (appointed by the school staff)
  • 1 Local Authority Governor (appointed by the local authority)
  • 5 Co-opted Governors (appointed by the governing board)
Parent and Staff Governors are elected. All Governors serve a 4 year term.

If you would like to find out more about becoming a Governor, further information is available here.

If you would like to contact the Chair of Governors please email:

Chair of Governors

Adrian Davis

Vice Chair

Kevin Doherty

Co-Opted Governors

Aran Hawkins

Paul Foulkes

Jeannie Newhouse

Parent Governors

Kirsty Barber

Daniel Andrews

Foundation Governors

Lee Duckett

Staff Governors

Simon Hughes

Corrine Hutson

Associate Members

Gary Alexander

Julie Crocker

Helen Bowler

Amanda Cartwright


Emily Clark

If you'd like to visit our school or have any questions please Contact Us via the School Office