Our Local Governing Bodies

The three core functions for governance in all academies are:-

• Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
• Holding the Executive Leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
• Overseeing the financial performance of the academy and making sure its money is well spent

Primary responsibility for these functions is held by the Trust Board of Trustees, but it delegates responsibilities to the Local Governing Body (LGB) of each academy via the Scheme of Delegation.

Our Local Governing Bodies consist of approximately 6 Trust Appointed Governors, 2 Parent Governors, 1 Staff Governor and the Headteacher.

The full LGB meets twice each term.  There are also termly meetings for sub-committees, where they are in use:

  • Resources Committee (covering finance, premises, IT, health & safety)
  • Standards & Curriculum (covering teaching, learning and safeguarding)
  • Ethos & Community (covering RE, Christian distinctiveness, Collective Worship, engagement with staff, pupils, parents and community)

Local Governing Body

Chair of Governors

Ark Federation (Moorlands, Peterhouse) Matthew Price
Cawston Church of England Primary AcademyRoy Apps
Churchside Federation (Gooderstone and Mundford)Michael Cross
Dereham Church of England Junior AcademyJaime Mallett
Dove Federation (Caston, Parkers)Mike Dwyer
Gayton and Middleton FederationTony Leigh
Hope Federation (Brisley, Rudham, Weasenham)Rachel wade
Hopton Church of England Primary AcademyChris Grogan
Kessingland Church of England Primary AcademyKeith Jennings
Kingfisher Partnership (Ditchingham & Gillingham)Bruce Gordon
Lyng Church of England Primary Academy Bruce Gordon
Nar Valley (Castle Acre, Sporle, Narborough)Bruce Gordon
Open AcademyNick Plater
St Mary FederationBruce Gordon
St Michael's Church of England AcademyBruce Gordon
St Peter and St Paul Carbrooke Church of England Primary AcademySonya Kuzmic
Sandringham Estate Federation (Flitcham & Sandringham and West Newton)Roger Wood
Swaffham Church of England Primary AcademyPaul Smith
The Bishop's Church of England Primary AcademyKate Clements
Thomas Bullock Church of England Primary AcademyJan Pierson
Trinity Federation (Easton St Peters, Great Witchingham, Hockering)Mary Blathwayt
Unity Federation (Sculthorpe, West Raynham, Colkirk, Little Snoring)Julia Little
Whitefriars Church of England Primary AcademyJill Hemmings