Our Governing Body

As Governors we have three core strategic functions:

1. Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
2. Hold the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils;
3. Oversee the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

As a Church of England Voluntary Aided School we also have responsibility for maintaining the Christian character of our school and ensuring that all our children have the opportunity to ‘Shine from the inside out’.

We have 6 Foundation Governors. These are appointed by the Church.

SueCramp Sue Cramp Chair of Governors

Chair of Governors

I am an Assistant Priest in the Earsham Benefice.  Before retiring I was a mathematics teacher and teacher trainer.

ChristineDouglas Christine Douglas

Vice Chair of Governors

I worked as a teacher and also as a Headteacher before I became an adviser for Suffolk local authority and then an education adviser supporting leaders in Church of England Primary Schools.  I am now enjoying retirement.

CarolineHutton Caroline Hutton

Vice Chair and Safeguarding Governor

I am the School and Families Worker for the Churches in this area.  I am married to the Rev Chris Hutton.  We have 3 children and 2 are at this school.  I was a teacher before I became a mother.

CraigJones Craig JonesFinance and Premises Committee Governor

I work in a garage in North Suffolk.  I am married to Nicky and we have two children, they are both at this school.

JanineLascelles Janine Lascelles

Chair of Curriculum and Standards Committee and Governor for SEND with Equality and Diversity

Before taking early retirement I was SENDCo and an English teacher at a local High School. I also work voluntarily at the River Waveney Trust Centre in Earsham as Education and Halcyon Co-ordinator.

EdMiddleton Ed MiddletonFinance and Premises Committee Governor

I work locally as a Graphic Designer.  I am married to Chloe and we have two children, one of them is at this school.

We have 2 Parent Governors.  These are elected by parents at the school.
DavidReynolds David ReynoldsChair of Finance and Premises Committee and Cluster Governor

I am a Software Developer for a small company based in Norwich.  I am married to Becky and we have three girls, two of whom are at this school.

Pecuniary Interest:  My wife works at the school.

PaulaRose Paula Rose

Curriculum and Standards Committee

I am a Mum with five children.  My youngest is at this school.  I am a Care Support Worker who has worked with both children and vulnerable adults.


Mrs Armstrong and Miss Braddock are also Governors.

Currently we have a vacancy for a Local Authority a Foundation Governor.

Pecuniary Interests

A pecuniary interest is a situation where a member of the governing body may be affected personally or financially, directly or indirectly, or in some other way by a decision made at a meeting where the governor is present.  Only one of our governors has a pecuniary interest.


Graphs of Governors Questionnaire to Parents Autumn 2015

Questionnaire results sent to parents December 2015