Governing Body

Governor  Role Category Term of
office expires
Business
Interests
Angela Eastick

Chair of governors

Finance

Effectiveness of leadership and management

Staff and whole school development and training

Co-opted governor 22 February 2020
Matthew Ward

Vice Chair of governors

Quality of teaching and learning inc Outcomes

Curriculum link governor

Parent governor 3 October 2021
Heidi Jordan Head teacher Head teacher N/A
Neil Campbell

Safeguarding/Safer recruitment

Attendance

EYFS link governor

GDPR

Co-opted governor 25 September 2021 School improvement
officer with Heart
Education Trust.
Lily Engall

SEN/Child protection

Personal development, behaviour and welfare

PE & Sports

Staff governor 1 October 2022
Julia Whiting

Partnerships, governors, parents and the community

Premises development, health  safety

Parent governor 29 November 2022
Gemma King Clerk N/A

Angela Eastick, Chair of GovernorsAngela Eastick, Chair of Governors, Co-opted governor

I joined the governing body in February 2016. As well as chair of governors, my roles within the governing body is finance and leadership, management and staff development as well as staff and whole school development and training. I am involved with the annual budget setting and regular monitoring to ensure spend is in line with the school improvement development plan and the budgets set. My background is in accountancy and I have 2 daughters. The eldest is now in year 3 over at Woodland View Junior School and I have a younger child, currently attending Stepping Stones Day Nursery, who will start school in September 2019.

Matt Ward, Vice Chair, Parent Governor

I joined the governing body in 2017 as a parent governor and currently hold the role of vice-chair. My prescribed roles include outcomes, attainment, progress & aspirations as well as quality of learning & teaching I am also the core subject link governor. I am a qualified Actuary at Aviva with a wide range of experience in risk management, finance, human resources and IT. Outside of work, I have a broad range of interests including playing board games, watching sport, reading non-fiction books and cycling. My eldest son is currently in Year 1 and I have a younger son at Stepping Stones Day Nursery, who will start school in 2020.

Neil Campbell, Co-opted governor

I joined the governing body as a co-opted governor to help support the school. My areas of responsibility are Safeguarding and safer recruitment, attendance, GDPR, as well as being the link governor for the EYFS. I am currently an adviser for Norfolk County Council Intervention and Inspection Service, supporting schools to make rapid improvements and ensure the best outcomes for children. Although I trained as a secondary music teacher, I now work across all phases in education. I am excited to serve as a governor. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, serving at church, playing piano and running.

Julia Whiting, Parent Governor

I have been a parent at the school since September 2017, my son is currently in Year 1 Oak class and I enjoy getting involved in school events as much as I can.  When I saw there was a parent governor vacancy, I didn’t hesitate in applying as I am passionate about the performance and direction of the school.  I am keen to learn all I can about the school whilst developing some new skills.  I work for ReAssure, an outsourced part of Aviva and my role there covers various aspects of governance.  I am looking forward to getting involved in my areas of responsibility and broadening my existing skills.

How Governing Bodies are made up

There are four categories of governor which must be represented on the governing body: parents, school staff, the Local Education Authority (LEA) and the community.

Parent Governors

Parents, including carers, of registered pupils at the school are eligible to stand for election for parent governorship at the school. Parent governors are elected by other parents at the school. If insufficient parents stand for election, the governing body can appoint parent governors.

A person is disqualified from election or appointment as a parent governor of a school if they are an elected member of the local authority or if they work at the school for more than 500 hours (i.e. for more than one-third of the hours of a full-time equivalent in a school year (at the time of election or appointment).
Staff Governor

Both teaching and support staff paid to work at the school are eligible for staff governorship. Staff governors are elected by the school staff and must be paid to work at the school; volunteers are not eligible.

LA Governor

Local Authority (LA) governors are appointed by the LA. LAs can appoint any eligible person as an LA governor.

Co-opted Governor

Co-opted governors are appointed by the governing body to represent community interests. Co-opted governors can be persons who live or work in the community served by the school, or persons who do not work or live close to the school but are committed to the good governance and success of the school.

Governor News

Governor Meetings Calendar 2018/19

Date Time Attendance
Monday 1 October 2018 18.00 6/6
Thursday 29 October 2018 13.00 4/6
Monday 4 February 2019 18.00 7/7
Thursday 28 March 2019 13.00 4/7
Monday 13 May 2019 18.00 5/6
Thursday 11 July 2019 13.00

Contact the Governorschairofgov@spixworth.norfolk.sch.uk