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 email@example.com if you have any enquires about our governors or how you become one.
Neatishead, Salhouse and Fleggburgh Federation Governors
|Chair of governors|
|Graham Johnston||Appointed by GB/board||18 October 2021||17 October 2025|
|Angela Feeley||Appointed by GB/board||7 November 2013||24 March 2024|
|Ingrid Rounce||Appointed by GB/board||25 March 2020||24 March 2024|
|Laura Davies||Elected by school staff||3 December 2012||24 March 2024|
|Susanna Fidoe||Appointed by GB/board||8 December 2022||7 December 2026|
|Lisa Phillimore||Appointed by GB/board||14 December 2020||13 December 2024|
|Philip Sweeney||LA Governor||22 September 2023||21 September 2027|
|Rev'd Darleen Plattin||Foundation Bishop Appointed||2 May 2023||1 May 2027|
|Diane Burgess||Appointed by GB/board||01 September 2023||31 August 2007|
|Sarah Organ||Appointed by GB/board||01 September 2023||31 August 2007|
|Jade Powles||Appointed by GB/board||01 September 2023||31 August 2007|
|Laura Davies||I have been teaching at Neatishead for over 10 years, previously working in a first school, a large primary and then a Pupil Referral Unit. Whilst at Neatishead I have taught across the school but predominantly in the Early Years and KS1. My job is exciting and varied as I am also Head of School, RE and SIAMS lead and the Forest School leader. Our Federation is such a positive, supportive and caring environment for all our pupils and staff and one I am very proud to be part of.|
||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.
||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!
|Graham Johnston||I have three young children at Salhouse Primary School. We returned to Norfolk - where I was born - in Spring 2022 after 20 years in London. I am a mental health counsellor and therapist. Before training as a therapist, I spent 15 years working in senior policy and operational positions in the UK Government. Until recently, I was Director of Policy at The Bowlby Centre, the UK's leading centre for training in attachment theory. I have an MA in International Relations from Nottingham University and an MBA from Imperial College, London.|
|Lisa Phillimore||I am a co-opted governor. I sit on the Quality of Education committee, along with the Wellbeing and Personnel committee. I have worked in education for over 16 years, from Nursery to Year 6. I am very passionate about supporting all children to become lifelong learners.|
|Susanna Fidoe||Having moved to the area in 2021 (from London, where I’m originally from) my oldest son started school at Fleggburgh Primary School and we quickly saw what a positive environment it is. This is why I’m looking forward to being on the Governing body and helping the schools in the Federation to continue their good work. My background is in law, having worked as an international construction and infrastructure disputes lawyer for 14 years (as part of this I was lucky enough to live in Panama for 18 months working for the Panama Canal Authority). I am currently retraining to be a family law barrister.|
|Jade Powles||As a mother of two daughters attending Fleggburgh Primary School I believe the safe and nurturing environment created by the school really encourages children to engage in and love their learning journey. I strongly believe that the health and wellbeing of everyone across the federation is key to individuals feeling supported and valued and therefore able to thrive and reach their full potential.
I have spent my career as a beauty therapist, working closely with a diverse range of people. Good communication has of course been a key aspect to this role as well as the ability to treat people sensitively and with respect, and this is something I like to think I do in all areas of my life.
I am pleased to be a part of the governing body, to help maintain the high standards that the federation achieve and I am excited to work with them to make the learning journey of every individual child, a happy, healthy and positive experience.
|Rev'd Darleen Plattin||I am the current Rector of the Bittern Group of Churches. I have been a school Governor in various schools for the past 16 years and served on the Diocesan Board of Education. I regularly lead Collective Worship at Salhouse and I am very keen to maintain Church School distinctiveness alongside being an inclusive community school.|
|Sarah Organ||I am a mum to two children at Salhouse primary school. They have been, and continue to be, my biggest teachers and I love to be humbled and learn from children. I am a joint business owner in a Speech and Language therapy company. I love my job and I work with children in a complex needs special educational setting. I have a passion for the connections we all make through communication and making sure this is available for everyone. I hope to provide positive support within this federation.|
|Diane Burgess||I am Diane Burgess and I am a mother of two grown up children who were both born and educated in Norfolk. I am a Social Worker and an Approved Mental Health Professional and have experience working in different roles with children and parents/carers in social care, education and the voluntary sector both in Norfolk and in the Channel Islands. I believe every child should have access to education and that learning is a continuum throughout their life.|
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.
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