About Our Governors

Graham Marcroft : Chair of Governors

Graham Marcroft

Chair of Governors

Father Nick : Foundation Governor

Father Nick

Foundation Governor

Fr Nick is Assistant Curate of Christ Church, St Leonard's and a Foundation Governor at Christ Church School. He was born in Guernsey and studied Mathematics at University, before working as a Pastoral Assistant and Tutor. He trained for the Priesthood in Oxford and was Ordained in 2017. Fr Nick is regularly in School, leading Collective Worship and Mass, giving talks, and supporting children, staff, and parents/carers. He is Link Governor for Mathematics, Science, and More Able and Talented, and sits on the Ethos and Worship Committee. Fr Nick is interested in all areas of mental health and is training as a Psychotherapist at Brighton University.

Diane Van Eygen : Foundation Governor

Diane Van Eygen

Foundation Governor


Diane’s children attended Christ Church School when they were younger and the school served them well. Throughout her career, she has built up knowledge and skills regarding Special Needs and Safeguarding in Adult Social Care, managed small and large services and is currently a Market Support Officer for E.S.C.C. This background knowledge and experience will support her in her role as the Safeguarding Link. Diane is very proud to be a member of the Christ Church LGB as a Church lead.

Georgina Knight : Foundation Governor

Georgina Knight

Foundation Governor


Having worked all of her career in Human Resources, Georgina is now retired, although she volunteers at Hastings Magistrates Court where she supports witnesses when they come into Court.  She is also a Restorative Justice Facilitator with Victim Support.  Georgina was appointed to the Christ Church Academy LGB in February 2019 and she is the link Governor for Attendance, Behaviour and HR.

Hollis Curtis : Foundation Governor

Hollis Curtis

Foundation Governor


I'm Hollis and have been serving as a Foundation Governor since 2009. I’m originally from the United States and moved to England in 1998. I’ve had 2 children come though the school and I believe Christ Church is an amazing school especially the students and staff. I look forward to serving for many more years to come.

Bishop Peter Wheatley : Foundation Governor

Bishop Peter Wheatley

Foundation Governor


Peter is currently Honorary Assistant Bishop, Dioceses of London, Southwark and Chichester and Priest-in-Charge at Christ Church & St Mary Magdalen and St Peter & St Paul, ST Leonards on Sea.  Prior to this he was Bishop of Edmonton from 1999 until 2014 and hasover forty years' experience as a school governor.  Peter was appointed to the Christ Church Academy Local Governing Body in June 2019 and is the Ethos & Worship Link Governor.

Governance Documents

The number of Formal Complaints received between 2017 – 2018 was 2.
The number of Formal Complaints received between 2018 – 2019 currently stands at 0.
If you have any queries please contact Charles Shaw at DCAT – cshaw@dcat.academy