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.

Local Governing Body

Chair of Governors

Ark Federation (Moorlands, Peterhouse) Matthew Price
Eden Federation (Cawston, Easton St Peters, Hockering and Gt Witchingham) Mary Blathwayt and Andrew Whitehead
Churchside Federation (Gooderstone and Mundford)Michael Cross
Dereham Church of England Junior AcademyGrant King
Dereham Church of England Infants and Nursery Patricia Waller
Dove Federation (Caston, Parkers)Bruce Gordon
Gayton and Middleton FederationTony Leigh
Hope Federation (Brisley, Rudham)Bruce Gordon
Hopton Church of England Primary AcademyChris Grogan
Kessingland Church of England Primary AcademyKeith Jennings
Kingfisher Federation (Ditchingham, Gillingham and Earsham)Caroline Hutton
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 AcademyPaul Watkinson (Transition Board)
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 and Lyng Federation Jo Tinson
Unity Federation (Sculthorpe, Colkirk, Little Snoring)Bruce Gordon
Whitefriars Church of England Primary AcademyJill Hemmings
Yaxham Primary Academy Leroy Burrell