• Mrs Jane Branson

    Co-opted Governor, Co-Chair of Governors, Training Link Governor & Teaching and Learning Lead

    Experienced teacher and education advisor.
    Especially interested in reading and writing.
    Loves books, cats, theatre and baking!

    If you wish to speak with the Chair of Governors please email

  • Mrs Sharon Richenberg

    Co-opted Governor, Vice Chair, SEND Link Governor, Pupil Premium Link Governor & Pupil Governor Link

    Background in healthcare and psychology.
    Interested in listening and responding to the views of our pupils.
    Enjoy growing vegetables, our glorious countryside, opera and reading.

  • Mr Robin Tollyfield

    Headteacher Governor

  • Mrs Sarah Greed

    Clerk to the Governors

  • Mr Peter Bush

    Co-opted Governor, Data Link Governor & Health & Safety Lead

    I have worked at the University of Brighton since 2008 and currently lead the popular Biomedical Science courses as well as a list of administrative roles, while trying to carry out some research in my specialist interest of cartilage.
    We moved to Seaford in 2015 and my daughter attends Chyngton school.
    When not working I enjoy being outside tending the garden, the bees, or paddling up the Cuckmere.

  • Ms Jacky Cross

    Co-opted Governor, Data Link Governor & Shadow Vice Chair

    Experienced teacher and teaching and learning consultant.
    Enjoys walking, music, art and cooking.

  • Mrs Liz Hunter

    Associate Governor

    Teacher in both Junior and Secondary School, now a home tutor.
    Main education focus was PSHE, Able and Gifted and History.
    Interests: photography, my cats, the environment.

  • Mrs Jemima Hutchinson

    Associate Member, Human Resource Shadow Link Governor & Health & Wellbeing Shadow

    I have worked in safeguarding, youth and children’s services for local government for over 16years now. Special interest in Safeguarding and CSE. I have always lived in Seaford and went to Chyngton as a child myself.

  • Mr Chris Mercer

    Co-Chair of Governors, Information Governance Link Governor, Sports Premium Link Governor & Strategic Organisation Lead

    Experienced physiotherapist and team lead.
    Special interest in staff development.
    2 children currently at Chyngton in years 5 and 6.
    Keen if hapless surfer.

  • Mrs Chris Jennings

    LA Governor, Early Years Link Governor, Safeguarding Link Governor & Parent Liaison & Safeguarding

    I am a mother of 4 children (youngest born 1984) who were all educated at Annecy and Seaford Head schools.
    I jointly started and ran Chyngton Playgroup for about 15 years.
    1993-2010 at SHCC I taught and assessed 16+ and adults to achieve NVQs (inc. Child Care).
    1990-2012 I taught Adults who have Learning Disabilities a range of life skills subjects.
    2010 to present I work as a support worker to adults who have learning disabilities.
    I have been a governor at Chyngton Primary school since 2008. My current roles include parent/carer/staff - liaison.

  • Mr Ross Pavey

    Parent Governor

    Two of my three children attend Chyngton School.
    I have a passion for people, and seeing them reach their full potential.
    Love paddle boarding and being with my family.

  • Mrs Susannah Robson

    Staff Governor

    Part-time teacher at Chyngton School. For the last 15 years, I have taught in a variety of different schools in London and East Sussex. When I am not at Chyngton, I teach a gentle form of yoga and also work as a Progressive Counsellor and Natural Spiritual Healer.

  • Mrs Suede Stanton-Drudy

    Parent Governor, Human Resource Link Governor & Health & Wellbeing Link Governor

    Australian, vegetarian, Buddhist, Lawyer.
    Mum to two children, one at Chyngton and the other close behind.
    Loves to watch TED talks.

  • Mr Russell Wood

    Parent Governor, Finance Lead

    I have two children with the eldest having started at Chyngton in September 2017. I have always enjoyed my education and hope to assist the school with bringing that to the next generation.