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:
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.
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 Governing Body has a range of powers and duties laid down by various Education Acts. In the main, these responsibilities relate to:
If you would be interested in joining the Governing Body please contact the Clerk to the Governors via the school office.
For more information about how governance works in a Multi Academy Trust please follow this link https://yareeducationtrust.org.uk/governance/ to the Trust website.
|Name||Type of Governor||Appointed by||Term From||Term To||Date stepped down|
|Caroline Bell||Co-opted governor||Governing body||01/02/2018||31/01/2022|
|Steph Scott||Co-opted governor||Governing body||01/02/2018||31/01/2022|
|Jo Todd||Co-opted governor||Governing body||01/02/2018||31/01/2022|
|Nicola Turner||Parent governor||Parents||01/02/2018||31/01/2022|
|Clair Sturgeon||Parent governor||Parents||05/12/2019||04/12/2023||09/11/2021|
|David Ballard||Staff governor||Staff||05/12/2019||04/12/2023||31/08/2021|
|Maureen Foster||Staff governor||Staff||26/11/2020||25/11/2024||09/11/2021|
|Catharine Stone||Parent Governor||Parents||12/11/2021||11/11/2025|
|Verena Teufel||Parent Governor||Parents||12/11/2021||11/11/2025|
|Louise Lawes||Staff Governor||Staff||17/11/2021||16/11/2025|
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/Other Interest
Nature of Interest
Date interest acquired
Date interest ceased
Chair of Governors
Married to a member
Vice Chair of Governors
Vice Chair of Governors
Governor at another Norfolk School
|David Ballard||Staff Governor||No interest||August 2021|
|Maureen Foster||Staff Governor||No interest||November 2021|
|Jo Read||Executive headteacher||No interest|
|Peter Lamble||Chair of Governors||Governor at another Norfolk School||September 2021|
|Chair of Company||January 1993|
|Trustee of Charity||June 2016|
|Trustee of Educational Trust||July 2018|
|Friends Charity Trustee||September 2015|
|Catharine Stone||Parent Governor||No Interest|
|Verena Teufel||Parent Governor||No Interest|
|Louise Lawes||Staff Governor||No Interest|
Dated: 14 December 2021
Register of Attendance 2020-21
Full Governing Body
Mr P East
Mrs N Barker
Mrs C Bell
Mrs J Todd
Mrs S Scott
|Mrs M Vaissiere||6/6||-|
Mrs N Turner
|Mrs C Sturgeon||3/6||-|
Mrs M Foster
|Mr D Ballard||5/6||-|
Register of Attendance 2021-22
|Governor||Full Governing Body||Finance Committee|
|Mr P Lamble||2/2||1/1|
|Mrs C Bell||2/2||0/1|
|Mrs J Todd||2/2||1/1|
|Mrs S Scott||2/2||-|
|Mrs N Turner||2/2||-|
|Mrs M Vaissiere||2/2||-|
|Mrs C Stone||1/1||-|
|Ms V Teufel||1/1||-|
|Mrs L Lawes||1/1||-|