Governing Body

Governor Role Category Term of office expires Business Interests
Mike Collins Head Teacher (WVJS) Head Teacher N/A
Heidi Jordan Head Teacher (SIS) Head Teacher N/A
Shaun Turner Health & Wellbeing inc. Personal development, behaviour and welfare, PE & Sports Parent Governor 30 September 2023
Alexandra Knight Curriculum (inc EYFS, Core, Foundations & RSE) Parent Governor 30 September 2023
Lily Engall SEN/Child protection/Pupil Premium/Looked after Children Staff governor 30 September 2023
Angela Eastick

Chair of governors


Co-opted Governor 30 September 2023
Matthew Ward

Vice Chair of governors

Quality of teaching and learning inc Outcomes

Co-opted Governor 30 September 2023
Paula Mellor Safeguarding inc. attendance, Safer recruitment Co-opted Governor 30 September 2023
Charlotte Lucas Effectiveness of Leadership & management Co-opted Governor 30 September 2023
Rochelle Smith GDPR Co-opted Governor 30 September 2023
Julia Whiting Partnerships, governors, parents and the community Co-opted Governor 30 September 2023
Vacancy Premises development inc. health & safety Co-opted Governor 30 September 2023
Heallen Payne Associate member 30 September 2023
Educator Solutions Clerking Service Clerk N/A

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

As well as chair of governors, my role within the governing body is finance. I am involved with the annual budget setting and regular monitoring to ensure spend is in line with the school improvement development plans and the budgets set. My background is in accountancy and I have 2 daughters. The eldest is in year 4 at Woodland View Junior School and my youngest has just commenced her reception year at Spixworth Infant School.

Matt Ward, Vice Chair, Co-opted Governor

My prescribed role on the governing board is quality of teaching & learning, including outcomes and assessment. 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 2 and I have a younger son at Stepping Stones Day Nursery, who will start school in 2020.

Julia Whiting, Co-opted Governor

I have been a parent at the school since September 2017, my son is currently in Year 2 and I enjoy getting involved in school events as much as I can.  I am passionate about the performance and direction of the school and  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.

Shaun Turner, Parent Governor

I am very pleased to have been appointed as a Parent Governor of the new Federation. My son is currently in Year 1 and I am keen to help support and develop the future development of the Schools.  I have a long background in football and business development and am passionate about how sport can play a positive role in young people’s lives and I’m pleased and excited to be leading in the area of Health & Wellbeing including Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare, PE & Sports.

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 2019/20

Date Time Attendance
Monday 30 September 2019 18.00 13/13
Thursday 5 Decemebr 2019 13.00
Monday 3 February 2020 18.00
Thursday 19 March 2020 13.00
Monday 11 May 2020 18.00
Thursday 2 July 2020 13.00

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