Governors

Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. The role of the governing board is absolutely key to the effectiveness of our school. Time and time again Ofsted (the national inspection body for schools) has noted that the most effective schools demonstrate effective leadership and management - including by the governing board.

The role of the governing board is a strategic one with three key functions:

  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

There is lots of useful help and advice regarding admissions at www.nga.org.uk but please contact Helen Clarke in the Neatishead school office on 01692 630241 or office@neatishead.norfolk.sch.uk if you have any enquires about our governors or how you become one.

Neatishead, Salhouse and Fleggburgh Federation Governors

Name Position Term of Office Attendance Full Board
Ms Julie Church Head Teacher N/A
Mrs Margaret Alston PCC appointed Foundation Governor 25.03.20 - 24.03.24
Mr Richard Barker Co-opted Governor, Chair 25.03.20 - 31.08.20
Mrs Laura Davies Staff Governor 25.03.20 - 24.03.24
Mr Nick Drew PCC appointed Foundation Governor 25.03.20 - 04.10.21
Mrs Angela Feeley Co-opted Staff Governor 25.03.20 - 24.03.24
Mrs Jane Gay PCC appointed Foundation Governor 25.03.20 - 24.03.24
Mrs Laura Jarvis Parent Governor 25.03.20 - 24.03.24
Mr William Knight Co-opted Governor 25.03.20 - 24.03.24
Mrs Ingrid Rounce Co-opted Governor 25.03.20 - 24.03.24
Mrs Liz Spurling Co-opted Governor 25.03.20 - 24.03.24
Mrs Helen Clarke Clerk N/A
Julie Church
Margaret Alston

I have lived in Billockby for the past 52 years during that time I have been Churchwarden for forty plus years. I have been Lay Chair for about 30 years.

For 34 years I was a Magistrate in Great Yarmouth, where I was Chairman of the Youth Bench and the full Bench until I retired when I was 70 years old.

I was a Governor at Langley Independent School for 30 years, 21 of those a Chairman of the Governing Body which included a preparatory school in Norwich.

I am very interested in education and feel I could maybe help.

Richard Barker

Most of my working career was in managing Local Authority education and children\'s Services in London, Kent and Medway. I have been Assistant Director of Education/Children\'s Services for Medway Council with full responsibility for a broad range of services, including SEN, Behaviour Services, Admissions, school places planning and buildings development and child protection.  I have been a successful children\'s services consultant supporting Local Authorities, school clusters and individual schools on strategic development; Ofsted preparation and bidding for funding. I am privileged to be elected chair of governors of Neatishead, Salhouse and Fleggburgh School Federation. As strategic leaders, we as governors are accountable to parents, children, staff and indeed Ofsted and SIAMS  (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) for how well the school does. Seeing our children learning and succeeding in class, or enjoying performing in their Christmas Play, makes it all worthwhile.
Laura Davies

I have been a teacher at Neatishead for five years, previously working in a first school in Norwich, a large primary school and a Pupil Referral Unit. I am the senior teacher and have further responsibilities for pastoral care and RE. I am lucky to be able to share my passion for music with all the children. I run a choir, we perform with and compete against other schools and we all just love to sing! I am training to be a Forest School leader and our outdoor learning is exciting and vibrant. Neatishead C of E Primary School is a wonderful place to teach and learn.
Nick Drew

 

I was born in Manchester in 1949 and was educated at Harrow School.  I went to Manchester University (Economics Degree) and then became a Chartered Accountant.

I have been a Board Member of a wide variety of Companies- although now retired.

For many years I have been treasurer and a member of Neatishead PCC.

My grandchildren attend Neatishead Primary and Pre School.

I have lived in Neatishead / Barton Turf for 36 years and have been married for 39 years. I have a daughter who is an Anaesthetist Registrar, and a son who is a Chartered Accountant.

My interests include Gardening, Golf, Collecting (Ceramics/ old Beer Bottle labels!), and Travel.

I have recently been appointed as DBE/PCC Foundation governor of Neatishead & Salhouse.

Angela Feeley

I moved from Southampton with my husband and 3 young children 11 years ago. My children all attended and achieved great success at Salhouse Primary School: leaving well-prepared for their secondary education.

I began my career with Salhouse Primary school 9 years ago and have enjoyed roles such as:

1:1 teaching support for children with special educational needs and whole class teaching as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant.

Today, I continue with elements of these but within my current role of Pupil and Family Support Lead.  Pupil and family support is varied: ranging from helping the youngest children to settle into school, to the oldest children coping with their transition to high school education.

Modern family life is busy and can be complicated and I am always available to help families when they may need some extra support at various times during each school year.

Much of my time, with the children, involves talking about their worries in meeting all the expectations of learning whilst coping with growing up and all the different social interactions that life requires.

I have been a staff governor for 6 years working closely with Neatishead Primary school whilst based at Salhouse School. I am really enjoying working in our newly-formed, 3-school Federation with Fleggburgh Primary school too.

 Jane Gay

I have been teaching in Norfolk primary schools for many years and have also managed a Preschool before doing Early Years inspections for Ofsted. I am currently working as a Safeguarding Officer alongside my responsibilities as a school governor and occasional supply teaching.

I have been a governor in Norfolk schools for nearly 20 years, both primary and secondary.

My responsibilities at Neatishead and Salhouse are Safeguarding with safer recruitment and Attendance, Pupil, Family and Community Support, Early Years and SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools)

Laura Jarvis

I am an elected Parent Governor with two children in Salhouse and many years ago I was a pupil at Neatishead Primary. After a degree in Civil Engineering I switched career paths and decided to become an accountant. I now work full-time for an Oil & Gas company in Norwich. I am new to the role of a Governor and I am hoping to learn quickly so that I am able to help the board continue to maintain high standards. I have taken on roles as part of the Finance Committee and am the RHSE Governor.

Both of my children are thriving, both educationally and emotionally, thanks to the hard work of everyone at school. I would like to be part of ensuring that all pupils get as good an opportunity.

Mr William Knight

I am a Chartered Surveyor dealing with Leisure & Commercial Property.
I have a step son who is currently in Grebes at Salhouse Primary School.
I feel I have the experience to assist the Governing Body and look forward to being able to support the Federation.
Ingrid Rounce

I have been a teacher at Fleggburgh CE Primary School for the past 18 years and previous to that, I taught in schools in both Norwich and Leeds. I have been a governor at Fleggburgh for the past 17 years and look forward to now working as a governor across the federation.

I am Head of School at Fleggburgh and have responsibility for curriculum implementation, SIAMs and pastoral care.  I also teach Diamond Class, our KS2 class, and I enjoy the balance of leadership and being in the classroom with the pupils.  There is nothing more rewarding than seeing pupils understand concepts and making steps in their learning!

Liz Spurling

I was born in Kent and educated at Blackfen School for Girls. I then went on to Westminster Catering College. I am a HLTA at Caister Junior School and have just completed my Primary Teaching and Learning degree after studying with the Open University for the past 5 years. I am about to start my Teacher Training year September 2020.I have been a parent governor at Fleggburgh for the past 8 years. I have 2 children 16 and 9 who both have attended Fleggburgh and achieved great results well prepared for their continuing education.

I am looking forward to seeing the federation develop rewarding the children's journey.

None of our governors have declared any relevant business & pecuniary interests.  Any relationships between governors & members of the school (including spouses, partners & relatives) are included in their personal information.

What is a register of business & pecuniary interests?

It is a list of any business or financial interests.  For example: the company the person or people close to them work for, directorships, significant shareholdings or other appointments within a business or other organisation which may have dealings with the school.

The register enables governors to demonstrate that in spending public money they do not benefit personally from decisions that they make.

Neatishead CofE Primary

School Road
Neatishead
NR12 8XN

Tel: 01692 630241

E-mail: office@neatishead.norfolk.sch.uk

Salhouse CofE Primary

Cheyney Avenue
Salhouse
NR13 6RJ

Tel: 01603 720402

Email: office@salhouse.norfolk.sch.uk

Fleggburgh CofE Primary

Main Road
Fleggburgh
NR29 3AG

Telephone: 01493 369283

Email: office@fleggburgh.norfolk.sch.uk

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