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

Outcomes

Quality of teaching and learning

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 Local Authority.

Governor at another school within the county.

Kerry Goodhew Core subject link governor Co-opted governor 25 September 2021 Works part time at another school within the cluster
Jutta Wright Clerk N/A

Angela Eastick, Chair of GovernorsAngela Eastick, Chair of Governors

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. 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.

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.

Kerry Goodhew, Co-opted governor

I joined the governing body in September 2017 after vacancies were advertised in a letter home. My area of responsibility within the governing body is bring the core subject (English, maths and science) link Governor. I really enjoy getting involved in school life and events and helping out as much as I can. My eldest child left Spixworth Infant School in July 2016, my middle child is now in year 1, Maple Class, and my youngest is at Stepping Stones Day Nursery and will start school in September 2019. I have been a secondary school teacher for 15 years and I am currently a part-time teacher at Woodland View Junior School and also a supply teacher in secondary schools around the county. I have also worked for an exam board for 6 years, so I’m hoping that my skills and experience in education and assessment will bring many benefits to the governing body and the school.

Matt Ward, 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 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.

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
Thursday 29 October 2018 13.00
Monday 4 February 2019 18.00
Thursday 21 March 2019 13.00
Monday 13 May 2019 18.00
Thursday 11 July 2019 13.00

Contact the Governorschairofgov@spixworth.norfolk.sch.uk