As an Independent Learning Provider and registered charity, Downs View Life Skills College is governed by a Board of Trustees. The Trustees are responsible for, among other things, agreeing the character and mission of the college and overseeing its activities.

Jill Sawyer is the Chair of Trustees and she can be contacted at: Chair of Trustees, Downs View Life Skills College, 7 Old London Road, Patcham, Brighton, BN1 8XR.

Our Trustees are:

  • Vanessa Hickey – Headteacher

  • Jill Sawyer – Chair of Trustees

  • Jenny Chapman – Trustee and Medical Adviser to the Board

  • Richard Inwood – Trustee

  • Sue Kirschler – Trustee

  • Jane McMorrow – Trustee

  • Eric Mayne – Clerk to the Board

We are developing this page which will provide more information about our trustees. Until then, if you would like more information regarding the Life Skills College and our accountability, please contact Jill or the office by email:

or on telephone number 01273 551028.

Click here to view our annual reports and accounts are available on the Charity Commission website.