|Governor||Role||Category||Term of office expires|
Chair of governors
Leadership, Management & Staff development
|Co-opted governor||22 February 2020|
Vice chair of governors
Safeguarding/ safer recruitment
Premises, health & safety
|Co-opted governor||1 February 2021|
|Heidi Jordan||Head teacher||Head teacher||N/A|
Pupil Premium, SEND & LAC
Foundation subject link governor
|Staff governor||11 September 2018|
Values & aims
Partnerships, governors, parents & community
|Parent governor||24 March 2019|
Outcomes, attainment, progression & aspirations
EYFS link governor
|Co-opted governor||25 September 2021|
Core subject link governor
|Co-opted governor||25 September 2021|
|Matthew Ward||Parent governor||3 October 2021|
I joined the governing body in February 2016 after seeing vacancies advertised in the school newsletter. 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. I have a daughter in year 2 so can be found most mornings and afternoons outside Horse Chestnut Class. I have a younger child, currently attending Stepping Stones Day Nursery, who will start school in September 2019.
I am currently School Governor in two Infant Schools in Norfolk and joined the Governing Body here at Spixworth in February 2017. For Spixworth, primarily I am Governor responsible for Safeguarding and premises, health & safety. I am currently Head of Norfolk Music Service and Lead Norfolk Music Education Hub and have worked as a manager and teacher in a Music Service capacity for the last 15 years. Prior to that, I had studied to be an Opera Singer and still regularly enjoy playing and singing in concerts whenever I get the chance! I joined the Governing Body as I am really keen to make a difference in the lives of children and young people and offers me a more in-depth insight into the strategic workings of a school. While the majority of my previous experience has been at KS2 to KS5, I have a son who started school in September and so feel that this is the perfect time to increase my knowledge of EYFS and KS1. In my spare time I enjoy building sandcastles and enjoying ice-cream on the beach!
Scott Wilkinson, Parent Governor
I joined the governing body in February 2015 after seeing a vacancy in the governors newsletter. I was keen to take an active role in supporting the school as both my children attended. My current areas of focus are values & aims and Partnerships, governors, parents & the community. In practice this means ensuring we are giving our children the right mindsets to take advantage of the opportunities available to them, increasing communication methods and extending family and community events.
I joined the governing body as a co-opted governor to help support the school. My areas of responsibility are Outcomes, attainment, progress &aspirations as well as 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 have a six year old son who is in year 2 and 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.
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 Curriculum as well as being the Core Subject 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 has just started Reception, in Oak class, and my youngest is at Stepping Stones Day Nursery and will start school in September 2019. I have been a secondary school science teacher for 14 years and 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 recently joined the governing body as the newly appointed parent governor. I am a qualified Actuary at Aviva with a wide range of experience in finance, risk management and IT. Outside of work, I have a broad range of interests including playing the guitar, watching sport, reading non-fiction books and cycling. My eldest son started in reception in Beech Class in 2017 and I have a younger son at Stepping Stones Day Nursery, who will start school in 2020.
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.
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).
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.
Local Authority (LA) governors are appointed by the LA. LAs can appoint any eligible person as an LA 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 Meetings Calendar 2017/18
|Monday 25/9/17||13:00||6 out of 7 governors|
Contact the Governors – email@example.com