Governors

We would like to welcome you to the Governors’ section of our website.

Every school has a governing board which represents the interests of the children, local community and wider public in the running of the school. School governors work with the staff and the Local Authority to help secure the best possible education for the children in the school. We have one governing board for the federation of the Caister Infant with Nursery School, Caister Junior School, Hemsby Primary School with Nursery and Rollesby Primary With Nursery School.

The Full Governor Body meets ten times a year.

There are three core functions of a governing board as reflected in Ofsted’s inspection criteria:

  • Setting vision, ethos and strategic direction, engaging stakeholders, and ensuring statutory duties are met.
  • Holding heads to account for:
    • teaching, achievement, behaviour and safety
    • challenging and strengthening leadership
    • contributing to school evaluation
  • Ensuring financial solvency and probity with effective management of financial resources, including the Pupil Premium, to raise standards.

If all this sounds somewhat daunting, don’t worry we can call on many experts to provide training and help and explain what all this means.

Being a school governor is a rewarding and fulfilling role, helping to provide a suitable, safe, and exciting environment for learning is critical to giving every child the chance they deserve.

If you are interested in being a school governor please contact the school office.

Government – Useful information for all school governors

Co-opted Governors

Co-Opted Governors

Business Interest

First Appointed

Term Start

Term End

Jo Alderson ~ Finance

None

03 July 202303 July 202303 July 2027
Terry Avery – Related to Helen Wheatley 

None

03 July 202303 July 202313 Oct 2023
Callum Beales ~ Health & Safety

None

03 July 2023

03 July 2023

03 July 2027

Claire Bush ~ SEND

None

03 July 202303 July 2023

30 June 2023

Payal Patel ~Joint Interim Chair
~ Equality & Diversity & Website 
Compliance

None

03 July 202303 July 2023

03 July 2027

Alison Tilbrook 

None

03 July 202303 July 2023

03 July 2027

Helen Avery ~ Safeguarding – Related to Terry Avery.

None

03 July 202303 July 2023

03 July 2027

Parent Governors

Parent Governors

Business Interest

First Appointed

Term Start

Term End

Vicki McDermott-Thompson 

None

03 July 2023

03 July 2027

01 Jan 2026

Alton Nutile ~ Finance & Executive Head Teacher Performance management 

None

03 July 2023

03 July 2027

 01 Jan 2026

Amy Segon ~ SEND  Vice Chair
Relatives in Caister Junior School & a governor at another school. 
None03 July 202303 July 2027 

Local Authority Governors

Local Authority Governors

Business Interest

First Appointed

Term Start

Term End

David Wells~Joint Interim Chair ~ Executive Head Teacher Performance management 

None

03 July 2023

03 July 2023

03 July 2027

Executive Headteacher

Executive headteacher

Business Interest

First Appointed

Term Start

Term End

Jonathan Rice

None

03 July 2023

03 July 2023

03 July 2027

Staff Governors

Staff Governors

Business Interest

First Appointed

Term Start

Term End

Natasha Fenn ~ Rollesby

None

03 July 2023

03 July 2023

03 July 2027

Nigel Murphy ~ Federation Related to staff at the Junior School. 

None

03 July 2023

03 July 2023

03 July 2027

Lauren Tate ~ Caister Junior

None

03 July 2023

03 July 2023

03 July 2027

Associate Members

Associate Members

Business interestsFirst AppointedTerm Start

Term End

Cat Barnard

None

03 July 202303 July 2023

NA

Leanne CahillNone03 July 202303 July 2023NA
Jilly Peace 

None

01 Sep 202301 Sep 2023

NA

Donna Walker

None

03 July 202303 July 2023

NA

Gemma Watling

None

03 July 202303 July 2023

NA

Mark Parslow-Williams

None

03 July 202303 July 2023

NA

 

Clerk

Clerk of Governors

Business Interest

First Appointed

Term Start

Term End

Hannah Smedley

None

03 July 2023

03 July 2023

03 July 2027

School Linked Governors

Callum Beales

Vicki McDermott-Thompson 

Payal Patel

David Wells

Jo Alderson

Alton Nutile

Helen Avery

Amy Segon

Alison Tilbrook 

Governor Meeting Attendance Data 2023/24

Key
Y = In attendance
A = Apologies Given

Full Governing Body Meetings 

Governor/Date19/07/2327/09/2330/10/2306/12/2324/01/2428/02/2427/03/2415/05/2410/07/24 
Jo AldersonYAAYYYYY  
Helen AveryYYYYYAYA  
Cat BarnardNANANAYNANANA  
Callum BealesYYYAAYYY 

 

Leanna CahillNANANANANANAY  
Natasha FennYYYYYAYY 

 

Vicki McDermott-ThompsonYAYYYAAY  
Nigel MurphyYYYYYYYY 

 

Alton NutlieYYAYYYYA  
Mark Parslow-WilliamsYNAYNANANAYNA  
Payal PatelYYYYYYYY 

 

Jonathan RiceYYYYYYYY 

 

Amy SegonYYYYAYYY  
Lauren TateYYYAYAYY  
Alison TilbrookYYYYAAY  
Donna WalkerNAYNANANAYNA  
Gemma WatlingNANANANAYNANA  
David WellsYYYYYYYY  
Terry AveryYYNA
           

Achieved Governors - Pre 03 July 2023

Co-Opted Governors

Business Interest

First Appointed

Term Start

Term End

Mr Matt Bland

None

01 Jan 2022

01 Jan 2022

30 Jan 2023

Tina Godbolt ~ Chair

None

01 Jan 2022

01 Jan 2022

01 Sep 2023

Payal Patel 

None

01 Jan 2022

01 Jan 2022

01 Jan 2026

Helen Wheatley ~ Safeguarding – Related to Terry Avery.

None

01 Jan 2022

01 Jan 2022

01 Jan 2026

Claire Bush ~ SEND

None

20 Apr 2022

20 Apr 2022

20 Apr 2026

Terry Avery – Related to Helen Wheatley 

None

30 Mar 2022

30 Mar 2022

30 Mar 2026

Alison Tilbrook

None

20 Apr 2022

20 Apr 2022

20 Apr 2026

Mrs Diane Pearson (Staff)

None

08 Mar 2022

08 Mar 2022

08 Mar 2026

Jo Alderson

None18 Oct 202218 Oct 202218 Oct 2026

Natasha Fenn (Staff)

None

23 Dec 2022

23 Dec 2022

23 Dec 2027

 

 

  

 

Parent Governors

Business Interest

First Appointed

Term Start

Term End

Amy Segon ~ Vice Chair ~ SEND
Relatives in Caister Junior School – Governor at another school 

None

01 Jan 2022

01 Jan 2022

01 Jan 2026

Jodi Coote

None

01 Jan 2022

01 Jan 2022

 25 Feb 2023

Local Authority Governors

Business Interest

First Appointed

Term Start

Term End

David Wells 

None

01 Jan 2022

01 Jan 2022

01 Jan 2026

Executive headteacher

Business Interest

First Appointed

Term Start

Term End

Jonathan Rice

None

01 Jan 2022

01 Jan 2022

01 Jan 2026

Staff Governors

Business Interest

First Appointed

Term Start

Term End

Nigel Murphy

None

01 Jan 2022

01 Jan 2022

01 Jan 2026

     

Associate Members

Business interestsFirst AppointedTerm Start

Term End

Mark Parslow-Williams

None

01 Jan 202201 Jan 2022

01 Jan 2026

Gemma Watling

None01 Jan 202201 Jan 202201 Jan 2026
Cat Barnard

None

01 Jan 202201 Jan 2022

01 Jan 2026

Leanne Cahill

None

01 Jan 202201 Jan 2022

01 Jan 2026

 

 

  

 

 

 

  

 

Clerk of Governors

Business Interest

First Appointed

Term Start

Term End

Jilly Peace

None

01 Jan 2022

01 Jan 2022

01 Jan 2026

Achieved Governor Attendance - Pre 03 July 2023

Key
Y = In attendance
A = Apologies Given

Full Governing Body

Governor/Date

28/09/22

19/10/22

23/11/22

14/12/22

25/01/23

22/02/23

22/03/23

24/05/23

07/06/23

 

Matt Bland

Y

Y

Y

A

Y

NA

NA

NA

NA

 

Tina Godbolt

Y

A

Y

Y

Y

Y

YAY

 

Payal Patel 

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

YYY

 

Helen Wheatley

Y

Y

A

Y

Y

Y

AYY

 

Clair Bush

A

Y

A

A

A

Y

YA

 

Terry Avery

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

YYY

 

Alison Tilbrook

NA

A

Y

A

Y

A

AAY

 

Jo Alderson

NA

NA

Y

Y

Y

Y

YYY

 

Amy Segon

Y

Y

Y

A

Y

Y

YAY

 

Jodi Coote

A

A

A

A

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

 

David Wells

A

Y

A

Y

Y

Y

YYY

 

Jonathan Rice

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

YYY

 

Nigel Murphy

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

YYY

 

Mark Parslow-Williams

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

NAY

 

Gemma Watling

A

Y

Y

Y

Y

A

NAA

 

Cat Barnard

Y

A

Y

Y

Y

A

NAY

 

Leanna Cahill

Y

A

Y

Y

Y

A

NAY

 

Diane Pearson

Y

A

A

A

A

NA

NA

NA

NA

 

Natasha Fenn

NA

NA

Y

Y

Y

A

Y