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North Walsham Junior,Infant School and Nursery Federation


Welcome to our Governors’ section. 

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

The schools are part of The Yare Education Trust and joined as converter academies on 1st February 2018. The main registered office is Laundry Lane, Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich, Norfolk, NR7 0XS.


Details of the Trust’s Funding Agreements, Articles of Association, Scheme of Delegation, Financial Information and other detailed governance arrangements can be found on the Trust’s website.


The Local Governing Body( LGB) sets the strategic direction of the schools by:

  • promoting high standards of education, ensuring that the needs of every child are catered for
  • supporting and challenging in order for the schools to move forward
  • having a long term view to ensure the schools work together to achieve their aims


We are committed to continuous improvement. Our governors are able to bring a range of expertise and skills and this helps to direct the Federation in a positive and effective way. If you would like to contact the Governors, then please ring or email the school office and they will pass on your message.


Governing Body responsibilities

 A key responsibility of the LGB is to act as a ‘critical friend’ to the schools: to support, to challenge, to ask questions, ultimately to represent the school community.


The Local Governing Body works in close partnership with the Headteacher, staff and the Trust.  Whilst the Headteacher is, of course, responsible for the day to day running of the school, the governors are involved with such things as staffing, curriculum, school buildings and finance.  It ensures the school functions well and maintains the proper range of academic and social objectives.


Membership of the Governing Body includes parents, teaching staff and representatives from the local community. The Full Governing Body meets at least once each term; additionally, there are sub-committees which also meet termly.


The Full Governing Body has two sub-committees:

  • Pupils and Learning (Chair Mrs Caroline Bell) and
  • Quality of Leadership (Chair Mrs Nicola Barker)

The Governing Body has a range of powers and duties laid down by various Education Acts. In the main, these responsibilities relate to:

  • Setting targets and promoting high standards of educational achievement
  • Setting the strategic framework within which the school operates
  • Management of the school’s delegated budget
  • Ensuring that the curriculum for the school is balanced and broadly based

Members of the Governing Body

Paul East - Chair

Nicola Barker - Vice Chair

Katie Pascoe - Staff Governor

Caroline Bell, Steph Scott, Jo Todd and  Nicola Turner– Co-opted and Parent Governors


What our Governors have done:

Each year we produce an annual governance statement outlining what our Governors did. You can view the report below.

Full Governing Body Register of Business/Pecuniary  Interest



Nature of Interest


Date interest acquired

Date interest ceased

Paul East

Chair of Governors

No interest



Nicola Barker

Vice Chair of Governors

No interest



Caroline Bell

Co-Opted Governor

No interest



Jo Todd

Co-Opted Governor

No interest



Steph Scott

Co-Opted Governor

No interest



Nicola Turner

Parent Governor

No interest



Katie Pascoe

Staff Governor

No interest



Jo Read

Executive Headteacher

No interest



Gill Finch

Deputy Headteacher

No interest



Jenny Wyant

Assistant Headteacher/Inclusion Leader

Husband is the owner of East Coast Event & Manufacturing Company that have carried out work for the school.

October 2001


Dated: 24 September 2018