Overview

School governors are ordinary people from the local community who wish to make a positive contribution to children’s education. They are the largest volunteer force in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. Governors are not involved in the day-to-day management of the school.

Almost anyone can become a school governor and you can find out more information here. All new governors receive training and support from Ivy Learning Trust and their fellow governors. If you are interested in assisting the school in this way, please contact governance@ivylearningtrust.org.

Governors

All governors are voting members of the Local Governing Board. Panels and working groups are established as needed, but there are no ongoing committees.

Name

Title

Date of Appointment

Term of Office

Appointed by

Declaration of Interest

Date Interest Declared

Chair of Governors Trust Appointed

01/09/2023

4 Years

Ivy Learning Trust

None

N/A

Consultant Executive Headteacher

01/01/2023

Ex-officio

Ex-officio

Headteacher, Windhill21 Primary School

January 2023

Head of School

01/01/2023

Ex-officio

Ex-officio

Trustee, Wroxham School Friends Association

January 2023

Staff Governor

11/11/2022

4 Years

Elected

None

29/11/22

Parent Governor

07/12/2023

4 Years

Elected Parent

None

N/A

Parent Governor

07/12/2023

4 Years

Elected Parent

None

N/A

Trust Appointed

01/09/2023

4 Years

Ivy Learning Trust

Governor at St Marys CoE

21/01/20

Trust Appointed

07/06/2023

4 Years

Ivy Learning Trust

None

N/A

Karen Fernandes

Trust Appointed

12/07/2023

1 Year

Ivy Learning Trust

None

N/A

Kerry McEwan

Trust Appointed

01/09/2023

4 Years

Ivy Learning Trust

Headteacher Larkspur Primary Academy

01/09/2023

Declarations of Interests for Ivy Learning Trust Members and Trustees

View a PDF version of the declarations of interest below or download here: Ivy Learning Trust Declaration of Interests.pdf

Scheme of Delegation

View a PDF version of the Scheme of Delegation below or download here: Ivy Learning Trust Scheme of Delegation.pdf

 

Governance Arrangements

Information on governance arrangements is available on Ivy Learning Trust’s website

Trust’s Annual Report and Accounts, Memorandum, Articles of Association, Funding Agreements, the names of Trustees and Members and Executive Pay (Governance Arrangements).

Local Governors who have stepped down in the last 12 months

Name

Title

Date of Appointment

Date Stepped Down

Appointed by

Declaration of Interest

Date Declared

Tina Alexander

Chair of Governors

03/04/2020

31/08/2023

Ivy Learning Trust

None

N/A

Governance documents which need to be available for public inspection can be requested by emailing the governance professional at governance@ivylearningtrust.org.

More about our governors

Leigh Kilpert

Chair of Governors

I currently work as Head of Education and Student Experience for the Faculty of Population Health Sciences at University College London (UCL). I am responsible for all the Education Administration and Student Experience staff across the Faculty. I lead projects that enhance our students’ experience of their education.

I have worked in higher education for more than 20 years in a variety of roles: administration, management, and teaching. I have worked in three different countries and am acutely aware of the pressures faced by all forms of education in a global economy.

I applied to be a governor because I strongly believe that a child’s education is a collaborative effort between teachers and parents. I am grateful for the responsibility I have been given and look forward to representing the views and concerns of the Wroxham School community.

Philippa Moore

For 10 years, I have successfully led Windhill21 School in Bishop’s Stortford, developing the school from a challenging position to one of excellence. My experience is extensive as I previously led a village school and developed my own teacher-training business.

I am passionate about education and am committed to all children being enthused and inspired by a rich and gritty curriculum which sparks children’s curiosity and reflects a current global perspective. Developing a culture of brilliance is my hallmark.

The role of Consultant Executive Headteacher of The Wroxham School is totally aligned with my skills set and I am excited to be part of and working with The Wroxham team.

Leanne Bridges

Staff Governor

I have been a primary school teacher for twelve years having taught across all key stages within the primary phase in varying socio economic areas. This has given me invaluable experience as a teacher and I have acquired skills which have helped shape my educational philosophy and approach to education.

I have been teaching at Wroxham for five years and throughout my time here I have been both class teacher and the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator. I’m also fortunate enough to have covered every class in school which has given me a well rounded view of each year group.

I am involved in the extra-curricular life of the school – leading choir, the School Council and assisting in the orchestra.

As Staff Governor, I am looking forward to being a direct link to the Governing Body for my Wroxham colleagues and working closely with the Governing Body for the benefit of our fantastic school.

Elena Waters

Parent Governor

I have been a qualified teacher for 15years teaching physical education across all key stages from EYFS to KS5 including exam qualifications. I have always been very active and participated in both gymnastics and trampolining to a highly competitive standard.

My current role is teaching in KS1 with responsibilities of staff health and well-being and whole school gymnastics. Throughout my career I have worn many different hats including; intervention teacher, KS1 PE coordinator, head of house, student leadership coordinator and ski trip coordinator.

I believe children should benefit from an enriched school curriculum in order to achieve their full academic potential. My professional and personal experience have provided me with in-depth knowledge and understanding of what is required from schools, parents/carers and the child to achieve this without barriers.

I enjoy being part of the Wroxham community and am very invested in the progression of the school to provide the best education for our children.  I am looking forward to being part of the school’s development and journey, by becoming an ambassador and helping to implement the school’s ethos for success.

Kiera Antwi

Parent Governor

I have two children currently enrolled in the school and I am looking forward to contributing my skills and insights to the local governing body. I am committed to collaborating with the school community to elevate academic standards and enhance student outcomes. 
 
With over 14 years of experience as an executive assistant to high-level executives in global FTSE banks, I bring problem-solving skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with diverse teams. My corporate background has equipped me with a strong understanding of organisational structure, communication, and stakeholder management, which will be helpful in my role as a parent governor.  

I am delighted to have this opportunity to work within the school’s governance and work collaboratively towards a bright future for our children.

Jenisa Altink

I currently work for the legal publishing division of a FTSE 100 global provider of information-based analytics, overseeing the strategic development of a product specialising in public company transactions and corporate governance. My corporate perspective gives me a fresh take on the challenges faced by the education sector.

I am passionate about fostering enthusiasm and enjoyment for education from a young age, and currently sit on the governing body of two primary schools in Hertfordshire. I am delighted to have an opportunity to contribute to the development of Wroxham as a parent governor.

Amina Graham

I am a practising barrister with 15 years’ experience in the fields of criminal, regulatory, and sports law.

I have experience both personally and professionally working with children and young people and I have a genuine passion for achieving the best outcomes for all children and young people.

I have been a Vice Chair of a primary school governing body in the past as well as a Trustee of a multi-academy trust. I am a member of various fostering panels and also a panel member for the Independent Review Mechanism that considers appeals against fostering panel decisions. I am also a parent at the school.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, and I am also an avid football fan.

 

Kerry McEwan

I have been in education for 22 years and have two children of my own. I am currently headteacher at Larkspur Primary School in Ware. Children deserve the best education and I am passionate about ensuring they can go out into the world and achieve what they want as independent, strong and resilient learners who can confidently conquer anything.

Head of School – non governor, attends meetings.

Nicky Easey

I am Head of School and have been at Wroxham for over 13 years, mostly teaching across Key Stage 2. I have an Early Years degree, having started my education journey working in a nursery in St Albans. While at Wroxham, I have completed my masters in Education Studies, specialising in reading for pleasure. I am a Specialist Leader in Education, supporting the work of the Alban Teaching School Hub. I absolutely love teaching and enjoy working with children and families across the school. The Wroxham School is a very special place to work and I am proud to be part of the team.

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