School governors

School Governance

 

Releasing Potential School is overseen by the Releasing Potential Board of Trustees. An Education Governance Group scrutinises data on academic progress and progress in relation to, for example, attendance, engagement and behaviour, and feeds this back to the full Board. Group members meet termly with the Head of School to discuss reports on various aspects of progress; the full Board of Trustees meets quarterly. All of our Trustees and committee members bring  talent, experience,  energy and commitment to the work, we are very fortunate and very grateful to have their services.

 

Releasing Potential Education Governance Group Members

Elise Eminson

Committee Chair, Education Governance Group

 

Elise is a qualified teacher with an MEd; she is currently working on her doctoral thesis in the importance of oracy in teaching and learning; she has recently started teaching on the NCFE Level 5 Diploma in Education & Training . Elise has been a trustee at Releasing Potential for a number of years and brings considerable experience to her role in the Education Governance Group.

 

Jo King

Committee Member, Education Governance Group

Jo is a qualified teacher and now local vicar who co-founded Releasing Potential in 2001. Jo has generously agreed to return in an advisory capacity as part of the Education Governance Group. Jo’s long experience in SEN, in education generally, and in Releasing Potential specifically, brings a uniquely well-informed perspective to the role.

Jennifer Brooker

Committee Member, Education Governance Group

 

With a background as a software engineer Jennifer started out developing code for submarines, but quickly found a love for all things data. Throughout her career in innovation and product development she has worked to use data as a force for positive change. Now serving on the Educational Governance Group, Jennifer looks forward to bringing her skills in data and analytics to ensure that our approach to education gives the best opportunity to our students both now and in the future.

 

Lara Penfold

Committee Member, Education Governance Group

Lara is Head of Education at Releasing Potential School; she is a qualified teacher who discovered a love and a talent for working with children with Special Educational Needs whilst on a supply teaching placement. Lara first worked for RP as an Engage Tutor before leaving to live and work in New Zealand. Lara returned to the UK and took on the task of developing the Releasing Potential School curriculum and of ensuring that we fully meet all Independent School standards.

Milly Joseph

Committee Member, Education Governance Group

Milly joined Releasing Potential in 2011 as an assistant to an Engage group whilst studying Water Sports Studies and Management at University. Through her time at Releasing Potential she has run an Engage group and supported with sailing through the summer. Last year Milly went away to train as a Primary School teacher and has returned to run our Explore outreach and primary provision.

Releasing Potential School Trustees

Alexis Brooker

Chair of Trustees

Alex chairs the Releasing Potential board of trustees. He has previously worked as the Chief Operating Officer of a local software business, and now runs his own successful organisation. Alex has a degree in Astrophysics from Cardiff University and is an experienced manager and company Director. Alex is passionate about STEM and runs the Chichester Raspberry Jam, a local community group where people of all ages learn to code.

 

Sheila Roberts

Releasing Potential Trustee

Shelia comes to us with a wealth of experience working as a Justice of the Peace and voluntary member of the Sussex Youth Offending Team. She has also has spent much of her energy over the years supporting voluntary and community sector organisations and has a keen interest in Restorative Justice. Sheila works alongside Catherine Brennan to ensure children and young people at Releasing Potential are safe.

 

Paul Suter

Releasing Potential Trustee

Paul has the skills essential to any board: a way with numbers. Paul is now retired but previously as Finance Director of a local business he provides guidance and support with budgeting and spreadsheets. As a member of the Finance Group he provides a wise voice and a steady hand, and has been instrumental in recent decisions around focusing the school’s work on our central mission to support children and young people.

Katherine Hooper

Releasing Potential Trustee

 

Katherine has over 15 years experience in various aspects of the Human Resources function, working at a local automotive manufacturer. She holds a BSc in sports and exercise science and a PGDip in Human Resources management. She has three daughters, and is very happy to be assisting Releasing Potential in its mission of supporting children and young people.

 

Jennifer Brooker

Releasing Potential Trustee

 

Jennifer is the newest member of board of trustees.  Please see biog abve.

 

Elise Eminson

Releasing Potential Trustee

 

Elise has been a trustee at Releasing Potential for many years. Please see biog above. 

 

Havant School Site:

Releasing Potential School

7 Kingcroft Court

Ridgway

Havant

Hampshire

PO9 1LS

Charity No: 1097440

DfE number: 850-6093

Chichester School Site:

Releasing Potential School

4 St James' Works

St Pancras

Chichester

West Sussex

PO19 7NN

 

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