For information about Governors please contact the Headteacher.


Chair:  Maureen Eade


Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. The role of the governing board is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school.  Our school governors are drawn from different parts of the community and can be parents and staff or from the LA, the church, the community and other groups. This helps ensure the governing body has sufficient diversity of views and experience but does not mean governors of a particular category represent that group on the governing body.

School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. Governors appoint the head teacher and deputy headteacher. It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is governors who work with the headteacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources. The governing body has a range of duties and powers and a general responsibility for the conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement. They work closely with the head teacher to make key decisions vital to the successful running of the school on matters such as performance, targets, school policies and school development plans.

Each individual governor is a member of a governing board, which is established in law as a corporate body. Individual governors may not act independently of the rest of the governing board; decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing board.

The role of the governing board is a strategic one, its key functions are to:

  • set the aims and objectives for the school
  • set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend).



Name:                        Date of Appointment:    Appointed By:  Business and Pecuniary Interests:                                   Attendance 2016/17
Mrs Helen Adshead   May 2017                         LA                   Burston & Tivetshall Primary Partnership (Chair of Governors)    5/5

Individual  Responsibility:  

Outcomes for Children (including vulnerable groups)
Children’s Centre
Policies and Website
Health & Safety

Mrs Maureen Eade   May 2017                           LA                Stone Lodge Academy (Chair of Governing Board)                      5/5
                                                                                                      DNEAT Local Governor: Swaffham CE Junior Academy
                                                                                                      Interim Executive Board Suffolk (Chair): Beck Row & Glade
                                                                                                      Interim Executive Board Norfolk (Chair): Diss Federation
                                                                                                      Thetford Grammar School (Chair)
                                                                                                      Member of School Advisory & Improvement Group, Evolution Trust (Elm Tree &                                                                                                                                                       Dell Primary Academies)


Individual  Responsibility:  

Effectiveness of Leadership & Management
Quality of Teaching, Learning & Assessment
Outcomes for Children (including vulnerable groups)
Early Years Foundation Stage
Children’s Centre
Health & Safety

Mr Stuart Graver     May 2017                          LA                    Emneth Nursery School (Governor)                                            5/5
                                                                                                       West Norfolk Academy Trust (Local Governor - Walpole & Cross Keys Primary)
                                                                                                       Spouse employee of St Edmund’s Academy, King’s Lynn

Individual  Responsibility:  
Vice Chair
Quality of Teaching, Learning & Assessment
Outcomes for Children (including vulnerable groups)
Children’s Centre
Health & Safety

Mrs Andrea Ryan    May 2017                          IEB Clerk         Interim Executive Boards, Suffolk (Warren & Glade) (Clerk)                  5/5
                                                                                                       Interim Executive Board Norfolk (Diss Federation) (Clerk)

The term of office for all members is the term of the Interim Executive Board.