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Governor Information & Meet the Governors

For further information please contact Paula Lankester (Chair of Governors):

 

chairofgov@attleborough-pri.norfolk.sch.uk

 

Minutes of meetings are available from the school office.

Governor Profiles

Name: Sam Bartram

Type of Governor: Co-opted

Appointed by: The Governing Board

Term of Office: 6th December 2018 to 5th December 2022

Responsibilities: SEND and LAC

Register of Business/Pecuniary Interests: wife is a teacher at APS

Relationships with school staff: wife is a teacher at APS

I moved back to Attleborough in 2012 having lived here previously as a teenager. I have two young children and am committed to supporting the school in my role as governor to ensure a positive primary education for local children.

I have a degree in Education Studies and have worked for Norfolk Children’s Services since 2007 primarily in Special Educational Needs, but have also worked as Medical Needs Coordinator. I hope to apply this experience in my role as SEN and LAC governor at the school.

 

Name: Will Betts

Type of Governor: Co-opted

Appointed by: The Governing Board

Term of Office: 6th December 2018 to 5th December 2022

Responsibilities: none

Register of Business/Pecuniary Interests:

Relationships with school staff: None

I am retired having worked for Aviva in Norwich and London, and more recently with Lloyds bank in London. My work was mainly in Information Technology and running a number of major Projects within both organisations. I was born in Drayton, Norfolk and have lived in South Norfolk for over 30 years not withstanding regular commuting to London during my working years. I have enjoyed my time so far as a Governor at APS so far  and see it very much as an opportunity to contribute to helping the school achieve its ambitions.

 

Name: Tom Copland - Deputy Headteacher

Type of Governor: Staff

Appointed by: The Governing Board

Term of Office: 30th November 2016 to 29th November 2020

Responsibilities: Teaching and Learning

Register of Business/Pecuniary Interests: School Games Strategy Norfolk Group

Relationships with school staff: None

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, and now a member of this Governing Board for three years, I feel I am in a strong position to help the school continues to move forwards on our journey as a full primary school. 

Outside of work I am a keen singer, avid reader and a regular swimmer. 

 

Name: Kerry Dilks

Type of Governor: Co-opted

Appointed by: The Governing Board

Term of Office: 30th November 2016 to 29th November 2020

Responsibilities: Safeguarding

Register of Business/Pecuniary Interests: None

Relationships with school staff: None

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.

 

Name: Heather Etteridge

Type of Governor: Local Authority

Appointed by: The Governing Board

Term of Office: 7th December 2017 to 6th December 2021

Responsibilities: Health & Safety, PE & Sport Premium, and Equalities & Diversity

Register of Business/Pecuniary Interests: None

Relationships with school staff: None

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.

 

Name: Emma Hamshaw

Type of Governor: Co-opted

Appointed by: The Governing Board

Term of Office: 2nd May 2019 to 1st May 2023

Responsibilities: none

Register of Business/Pecuniary Interests:

Relationships with school staff: None

 

Name: Emma Jackson

Type of Governor: Co-opted

Appointed by: The Governing Board

Term of Office: 13th October 2016 to 12th October 2020

Responsibilities: Headteacher appraisal

Register of Business/Pecuniary Interests: none

Relationships with school staff: none

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.

 

Name: Ian O'Rourke

Type of Governor: Co-opted

Appointed by: The Governing Board

Term of Office: 2nd May 2019 to 1st May 2023

Responsibilities: none

Register of Business/Pecuniary Interests:

Relationships with school staff: None

I moved to Attleborough with my wife and two daughters, who both attended APS with my youngest still attending,  only a couple of years ago and have fallen in love with the town and the people here. We have been made to feel very welcome since our move from  Kent in the South East. I am pleased to be on the board and to give a voice as a Parent Governor. My background is in corporate Learning and Development ( mainly banking and insurance) and I currently work for a Talent Management software company helping global clients work through their learning strategies and initiatives. I hope with both my corporate and parent hats I can offer some support and guidance to the school.

 

Name: Andrew Severn

Type of Governor: Co-opted

Appointed by: The Governing Board

Term of Office: 19th March 2018 to 18th March 2022

Responsibilities: Pupil premium

Register of Business/Pecuniary Interests: Riverwalks School

Relationships with school staff: None

My name is Andrew Severn and I am a Deputy Headteacher at a school in Suffolk. I am proud to be a Co-opted Governor at APS. I have been involved with the school as a parent since it was a Junior School and now with all of my children at High School I appreciate the good start APS gave them in their schooling.'

 

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