School Governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children's education. Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. 


The role of the governing board is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school. Time and time again Ofsted (the national inspection body for schools) has noted that the most effective schools demonstrate effective leadership and management - including by the governing board.

Ocklynge Junior School Local Governing Committee


Interim Chair and Trustee

I have worked in sport, education and community development for 15 years and currently work for the Premier League Charitable Fund where I oversee the charity’s governance arrangements and quality assurance of our national school and community programmes.

My key areas of responsibility include safeguarding; equality, diversity and inclusion; risk management; and data protection. I am also Chair of Trustees for Street Child United, an international children’s rights charity, and a Trustee of Active Sussex, who are responsible for increasing sport and physical activity participation across the county.

As a local resident and parent, I am committed to supporting Ratton School and Ocklynge Junior School to achieve the best learning outcomes for all children.

ciaran treloar

Parent Governor

I have been a teacher for 13 years in 4 different schools and I am currently a senior leader in a large secondary school in East Sussex. I am passionate about giving all young people the opportunity to be the best they can be and look forward to supporting all members of the Ocklynge Community to do the same. 

I am a Dad to two wonderful children one of which attends Ocklynge, enjoy all sports and being as active as possible with my young family. 


John piercy

Staff Governor

Having been at Ocklynge for 16 years now I am very excited to start my role as staff governor.  I have very much enjoyed working here throughout the years and felt now was the right time to use my experience of being at the school for these years and the opportunity to give something back.

I also was a pupil at Ocklynge between 1986 – 1990 and only have the fondest memories of my time here, and the staff.  My main highlight was being able to play football at Wembley as the school team won the National Football Finals and school trips to Paris and Wales (PGL).

My role at the school now is as a behaviour mentor where we help children who find some aspects of school life hard, I work in a wonderful team who have nurture at the forefront of this approach.

I live in Eastbourne and have a fiancé and 3 step children, 2 in senior schools and 1 at college in Brighton.

I am very much looking forward to contributing to the SDLT and Ocklynge in their continued progress.


Anne wardle

Safeguarding Governor Ocklynge Junior School

I am proud to be a trustee of SDLT since 2017 and I have just been appointed Safeguarding Governor at Ocklynge and Ratton Schools. I started my teaching career in Coventry and worked in schools in the city until our move to Eastbourne in 1991.

I took up a teaching post at Ratton School, where I worked until my retirement as Deputy Head teacher in 2014.

I live in Eastbourne and I have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren all in primary or secondary schools in Cornwall and Hertfordshire.

I am passionate about education and the transformative role it can play in the lives of our children and young people.

I am committed to supporting SDLT and Ocklynge and Ratton in providing the best outcomes for our children and young people



Parent Governor

As a performer for over 40 years my career has taken me from West End shows, Circus, Operetta, films, and TV. I now spend a lot of my time writing for theatre and Kids TV.

I am married to a Teacher and have two boys in year 3 at Ocklynge and am terrible at golf.

I am passionate about giving all children support to fulfil their own goals and making school a happy, memorable time in which to grow and mature.



Community Governor

I have been a primary school teacher for 10 years and I currently work in a large school in Seaford. I am passionate about providing high quality learning opportunities for all children.

I have experience of teaching all year groups in KS2 and I am excited to use this experience in my role as community governor at Ocklynge. I was a pupil at Ratton School and have great memories of my time there. 

I am mum to 2 children who keep me busy! I love watching them grow up and learn new things each day. I strongly believe all children should be given the tools and skills they need to be successful in their lives.