The Governing Body has 3 core functions:-

  • setting the vision, ethos and values of the school;
  • holding the Headteacher and Senior Leadership to account;
  • overseeing the financial performance of the school.

The role of the Governing Body is to offer a mixture of challenge and support to the school which includes:-

  • setting the aims and objectives for the school;
  • setting performance targets for achieving those aims and objectives;
  • monitoring and evaluating the progress the school is making towards achieving those aims and objectives;
  • approving school policies;
  • ensuring all children have access to a broad and balanced curriculum;
  • approving the school budget and monitoring expenditure;
  • appointing the Headteacher, assessing his/her performance and setting their pay;
  • assisting in the appointment of members of the teaching staff and agreeing their pay recommendations;
  • hearing appeals on pupil exclusion;
  • dealing with staff grievances and disciplinary action;
  • ensuring compliance with statutory safeguarding requirements.

As part of the role it is useful for the Governing Body to receive feedback from stakeholders, including parents. 

Please note that in accordance with the school’s Complaints Policy the Governing Body will only deal with issues that remain unresolved following direct contact with the school. All parents are therefore encouraged to approach the school in the first instance. Please contact the Governing Body via the School Office.

Our Governors come from a range of backgrounds bringing valuable resources to support the school. If you would like to know more about the role or are interested in joining the Governing Body please contact the Chair of Governors, Mr Paul Jay, via the school office.

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

Governing Body 2017-18

Name Category of Governor Term of Office Expires Responsibilities Relevant Business Interests Relationship to Staff Meetings attended 2016-2017
Paul Jay Co-opted 31/07/2019
  • Chair of Governors
  • Finance
  • Headteacher Performance
  • Year 6
None Wife is a Mid-day Supervisor at the school 5/6
Jo Moore Parent 12/02/2018
  • Vice Chair
  • Curriculum
  • Year 1
  • English
None N/A 6/6
Ginny Brigden Local Authority 24/11/2019
  • Recruitment
  • Safeguarding
  • SEND
  • Pupil Premium
Husband is Assistant Headteacher at Hadleigh HIgh School N/A 6/6
Robin Morley Co-opted 24/11/2019
  • Premises
  • Headteacher Performance
  • Year 2
  • Maths
Vice Chair at Laureate Academy and Nursery, Newmarket N/A 5/6
Joe Benford Co-opted 10/02/2021
  • Personnel
  • Early Years
  • Data 
  • Website
Wife is teacher at Gt Waldingfield Church of England Primary N/A 2/4
Adrian Jordan Co-opted 29/11/2022 N/A
Martha Asafu-Adjaye Parent 5/12/2022 N/A
Ang Morrison Acting Headteacher Ex-officio

Member of staff

Husband is Vice Chair at Highfields Nursery School, Ipswich

N/A 4/4
Amy Hilton Staff 30/06/2021 Member of staff N/A 1/1
Sue Lewis Associate 29/11/2022

Member of staff

Son-in-Law is Sports Development Officer at Abbeycroft Leisure

N/A 6/6


Name Category of Governor Relevant Business Interests Meetings Attended 2016-2017
Mark Foort Parent 4/4
Emily Edison Staff Member of staff 1/4