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Governor Information & Meet the Governors

For further information please contact Kerry Dilks (Vice Chair of Governors):

Governor Profiles

Mark Allison

My background is in international and community development but I switched to work in education in 2010, after a very positive experience as a parent governor of a school in Thetford. I am a qualified primary teacher and have also taught English and maths to adult learners. I now work for a school improvement company and am committed to support schools to deliver high quality education for their pupils/learners in anyway that I can. I have a particular interest in the wellbeing of staff and pupils alike and was very happy to join the governing body of Attleborough Primary in the autumn of 2018.


Tom Copland

I am a staff governor and Deputy Headteacher at Attleborough Primary School. Since arriving in Norfolk in January 2016 I have thoroughly enjoyed working within such a positive and supportive environment. Having been a member of the Governing Body at my previous school in Birmingham for two years, I look forward to offering this Governing Board my experience as we enter a period of change and become a through primary school. 

Outside of work I am a keen singer and a regular swimmer. Last year I completed a 5km swimathon for charity and am always looking for a new challenge.


Heather Etteridge

I am a retired conveyancing executive having worked for a local firm of solicitors for over 30 years. I joined the Governing Board in December 2017. I am the Local Authority Governor. I enjoy working with Governing Board and supporting the school in any way I can to achieve its aims and aspirations.  Although I live just outside the town, I was born and bred in Attleborough and went through the Attleborough schools.


Emma Jackson

I have lived in Attleborough for 6 and a half years & I have two children at the infant school.  I feel very privileged to live in such a lovely part of the world with such a strong community feeling.

I work in the NHS as a physiotherapist which involves working with safeguarding and policies as well as accounting for myself and having to appraise and hold others to account. Being able to use these skills to give something back to the community and be a part of a team ensuring high quality education is delivered is very exciting.


Kerry Dilks

I am a new co-opted Governor, having joined the Governing Board at the end of 2016.  I’m looking forward to being involved in the exciting development of AJS to a through primary school.  I have lived in Attleborough with my husband since 2005 and my two children currently attend AJS.  Having worked in Norwich for many years, I am now very happy to be working at the Attleborough based office of Rogers & Norton as a property solicitor.