Meet the Local Governing Body

A warm welcome from the Local Governing Body of The Globe Primary Academy.  This is where you can find about the academy’s governors and the work that we do.


The Governing Body is made up of 4 Trust Governors, 2 Parent Governors and 2 Staff Governors all of whom are unpaid volunteers.   The Parent Governors and Staff Governors are elected roles whereas Trust Governors are appointed by REAch2 Academy Trust.  In addition, the Executive Headteacher and Head of School also sit on the Governing Body.  Full details of each of the governors are shown below.





Click this link to read the Governors' Vision Statement

Click this link for details of the Governors' Declarations and Interests

Click this link for details of the Governors' Meetings

Click this link for details of the Scheme of Delegation


Steph Purcell

Chair of Governors


I am an experienced Human Resources professional who has worked in the education sector for both an independent training provider and currently for a Further Education College.  I have a particular interest in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and fundamentally believe that every child should have an equal opportunity to reach their full potential through effective teaching, supportand intervention where appropriate.  I have three children at The Globe Primary Academy.

Luisa Gould

Headteacher Governor

I have been a teacher for over 20 years, 10 of those as a headteacher.  As a teacher and headteacher I have a wide range of experience of teaching in and running schools that have at times been in difficult circumstances.  As Headteacher of White Meadows Primary Academy in Littlehampton, I was instrumental in bringing the predecessor school out of special measures and quickly moved it to being consistently good.  I have recently trained as an Ofsted Inspector and so hope to bring this experience to the role of Executive Headteacher and Governor here at The Globe Primary Academy.


Yvonne Kidd

Headteacher Governor


I have been working in education since 1994. I have been the Head of School at another Primary School in Littlehampton for the last five years and moved to be Head of School at The Globe Primary Academy in September 2019. I have a daughter and a granddaughter living at home and enjoy meals out, walking the dog and reading 'real' books.


I am passionate about children getting the best education we can provide and making a difference to every child who walks through the doors of The Globe Primary Academy. I also want to develop the school links with the community and work with the staff here to promise every child "11B411" (11 exceptional experiences before the age of 11).

Rogine Horne

Teaching Staff Governor


I am the teaching staff governor for the Globe Primary Academy and am very excited to be part of the new governing board. I have been a staff governor for over 10 years.  I am passionate about the children, parents and staff of The Globe Primary Academy and will strive to ensure the school continues to move forward and make progress in the coming years.


Amanda Fitzpatrick

Support Staff Governor


My name is Mandy. I have been at the Globe for 12 years, starting as a TA and then 5 years ago I started my role as a learning mentor.A role that I love. I have always lived in Lancing and all 5 of my children went to Oakfield.

I love our school and the local area so I'm very passionate about our school which is the reason I became a staff governor.


                                                                         Amy Crump

                                                                       Parent Governor

Hi. My name is Amy and I am a mother of three girls, two of which attend The Globe Primary. I have always been incredibly passionate about children’s education and was a nursery nurse for 10 years before my career change into the NHS. I have a huge passion for The Globe and am really pleased I am able to help support the staff and children through their learning in the school setting. 


Joanna Hill

Trust Governor


I am a mother of two and grandmother of one. Following a career in the Civil Service I am delighted to now have the time to work with a local school and to support the staff with enabling every pupil to reach their full potential. I know from personal experience the power of education to change lives and I look forward to getting to know The Globe team and to playing my part. I live on Shoreham Beach and my hobbies include photography, live music and enjoying time with my family.

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                                                                 Victoria Hutchings

                                                                  Parent Governor


 I am one of the parent governors for 'The Globe.' I have been teaching for fifteen years (predominately in the infants.) Since having my second child I have started work as a supply teacher, working in various schools around the area. I am passionate about helping young people achieve their potential and would like to support the school in providing a safe, nurturing environment for all pupils to enjoy and achieve.


                                                                  Francesca Tysoe 

                                                                   Trust Governor

I am privileged to be one of the Trust Governors for The Globe Primary Academy. In my career I have worked in Finance for over 20 years and look forward to bringing my experiences and skills to support the school and make a positive contribution. I have three children with one currently attending the school. I care passionately about the opportunity for our children to acquire a positive, good, education and I see this governing role as an opportunity for me to contribute towards this for the children in our community. I look forward to supporting the school in achieving their goals to help the children achieve the best experiences in education.

The work of the Governing Body

As Trust, Staff and Parent Governors, our main role is to support the academy in delivering the best possible outcomes for children by acting as a critical friend to the Executive Headteacher and Head of School.  We offer challenge and ensure that plans are robust, stretching and enable all children to thrive through the learning provided by the academy.  


The Globe Primary Academy is a registered charity and sponsored by REAch2 Academy Trust.  The Local Governing Board are accountable to the Regional Board and the REAch2 Trust Board, as well as the wider community.


The Governors are under a duty to act in the best interests of the academy and have responsibility to ensure it complies with its legal obligations; avoid any conflicts of interest, fulfil the charitable objectives of the academy and ensure robust monitoring of financial expenditure.


The full Governing Body meets at least twice a term. At these meetings, the governing body carries out it's three core functions, as identified by the Department of Education in the Governance Handbook:

  • ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

  • holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the school and it's pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management  of staff

  • overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure the money is well spent

Contact Us

We value the input of parents, carers and the local community, if you have any questions, comments or issues that you would like to discuss in person or bring to the attention of the Governing Body please email the Clerk to Governors, Mrs Kris McCulloch, at  clerk@theglobeprimary.co.uk