Tollgate Community Junior School

Winston Crescent, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN23 6NL

Tel: 01323 723298

Quick links: Keeping Safe & Parent Support | We currently have no vacancies | Marina Castledine | General Information | Chloe Attrill | Beverley Barlow | Mrs Paddock | Paul Turner | Andrew Baldwin | Mark Titherly

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Marina Castledine

Co-Opted Governor

Marina has worked in gallery education for over 20 years as a freelance artist, evaluator, project manager and consultant. Currently Head of Learning at Towner Art Gallery, she was previously National Manager at Tate, putting young people at the heart of change through a £5 million pound national programme. She has extensive experience of leading national and local initiatives working across ages and artforms. Expertise lies in socially engaged practice with vulnerable communities and leading cultural and education sector partners through periods of transformation.

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General Information

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and are strongly encouraged.

Tollgate Community Junior School is an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS Check.

For further information and an application pack please contact Tracy Garland at the school on 01323 723298; e-mail: or download an application pack from our website.

Download:  Support Staff Application Form |  Teaching Post Application Form

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Chloe Attrill

Chloe moved from the Isle of Wight to Eastbourne in 2004 to attend the University of Brighton, where she completed her undergraduate degree and PGCE in Physical Education. She has worked as a PE teacher at Willingdon Community School since 2008. During her 10 years’ experience in teaching, she has taken on a variety of different roles which include overseeing Careers for the school and also the role of School Sports Co- ordinator. This involves working with local primary schools to host competitions and develop Primary School Sport. She is currently second in department at Willingdon Community School and teaches once a week at Tollgate delivering different PE provision. Chloe mentors trainee PE teachers and has a passion for the development of Teaching and Learning. During her spare time she enjoys playing netball, competing in long distance running events, travelling and cooking.

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Beverley Barlow

Beverley has worked in education for over thirty years. After two years teaching at Secondary level she spent many enjoyable years teaching in Junior Schools, developing a special interest in Literacy and working mostly within Years 5 and 6. Beverley then moved into senior management of a Further Education College which trained veterinary nurse apprentices. Later she joined the University of Cambridge, managing administration at the Student Registry – and also became a Governor of a local infant school. Beverley enjoys spending time with her family – husband, children, young grandson and elderly parents. Since moving to Eastbourne in January 2017, Beverley likes walks along the beach and in the countryside, going to the gym and being an active member of the Rotary Club of Sovereign Harbour, which raises money for various local and international charities and provides services in the community. Recently she started their first Rotakids Club – for the under 12’s.

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Mrs Paddock

Clerk to the Governors

I joined Tollgate Community Junior School as their Clerk to Governors in September 2017. I am an Early Years Professional and have previously worked in management roles in a school and for ESCC. I am passionate about ensuring the best outcomes for children and believe that the governing body is pivotal in providing the school with support and challenge to achieve this.

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Paul Turner

Co-Opted Governor

Paul Turner is a director in Eastbourne Coach Finishers Ltd, a large vehicle repair centre in Eastbourne, where he has specific responsibility for their accounts function and payroll, and is also their HR manager.

Paul started his career in finance, working for a number of years in different accountancy practices, specialising in personal taxation. He then had a career change and, already having qualified as a schoolteacher, took up a teaching post in a Worthing school where he remained for over thirteen years. In that time he held the position of Year leader, was Educational Visits Co-ordinator and held a Teacher Governor role for four years.

Paul moved over to Eastbourne in 2007 and undertook supply work in the area, which included a small period of time at Tollgate. He gave up supply work fully in 2012 to take up his role at ECF Ltd.

Having left the teaching profession, Paul has missed the teamwork ethic and the satisfaction of working in a school environment, and is keen to have the opportunity now of being able to help and support the school in giving the children the best education possible.

Paul is a keen sports fan and also enjoys spending time in the kitchen concocting good old-fashioned English cuisine when he has the opportunity.

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Andrew Baldwin

Staff Governor Governor

I have been resident in Eastbourne all my life, married for 43 years and have 3 children and 6 grandchildren, and one adopted daughter. My background has been in commercial business as a business accountant, and as director of my own training company delivering adult education. I have acquired a working knowledge of a range of compliance issues which include Employment and selection, Financial, Funding, Awarding Body and Ofsted.

I am currently an active school governor of Pashley Down Infant School and chair their Learning Environment sub-committee and sit on the Finance and Pay and Personnel committees. I understand the value of “critical friendship” in an honest and open manner.

I have been employed by Tollgate as Caretaker since December 2016 and in my time with the school I have become very passionate about the school and its values and was pleased to have the opportunity to volunteer as Staff Governor to contribute further.

As caretaker I am responsible for ensuring the health and safety of all who come to the school and for maintaining the fabric and hygiene of the building. As governor I have specific responsibilities for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). I am a keen volunteer in making useful items for the school (e.g. Storyteller chair and bug house) and am looking forward to be involved in our next project of developing our “quiet area”.

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Mark Titherly

Co-Opted Governor

Mark Titherly runs his own plumbing and property maintenance company. He is married and has two daughters. His eldest daughter and nephew currently attend Tollgate having both been to St. Andrew’s Infant School. Outside work Mark enjoys spending time with his family and getting out in his campervan.

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