At Melton Primary School we have a range of Governors consisting of teachers, parents of children at our school and other interested parties, each sharing the goal of making the school the best it can be.
Co-opted Governor. Co Vice Chair and SEND Governor. Subject: Maths
I have been on the governing body for 4 years, starting out as a parent governor. I currently have three children at Melton.
It is interesting to see the school world from so many different perspectives: as a parent, a governor and as a teacher (I currently teach Year 1 at Kyson Primary).
Currently, Melton is on an exciting journey, evolving into the best school it can be. As lead of the curriculum committee, I closely monitor that all children are receiving high-quality teaching which allows them to achieve their full potential. As maths lead and Pupil Premium governor, I strive to ensure quality for all and push for support and challenge for the pupils.
In my spare time, I enjoy running, going to the gym, reading, holidaying and watching my children play football.
I grew up in Suffolk, attended university in London and have since lived in Portsmouth and Plymouth. I completed my PGCE (Early Years) in 2015 at Plymouth University. I then stayed in Plymouth and taught Reception for three years. I returned home to Suffolk in 2018 and was delighted to be appointed at Melton Primary School where I have taught Parrots Class and my current class, Puffins.
I became a staff governor in December 2019 and I am proud to carry out this role at Melton Primary School. I feel passionate about raising standards of teaching and learning at our school. I am currently Art and Music Team leader and I am a member of the Languages Team.
In my spare time I enjoy swimming, running, baking, decorating, going to the theatre and spending time with friends and family! It’s great to be able to visit the different places we’ve lived to spend time with friends we’ve made along the way, too.
Co-opted Governor. Chair and Link Governor. Subject: Geography, Computing and DT
I am a self-employed Management Consultant specialising in digital transformation in the financial and professional services sectors.
I became a governor in 2010 whilst my son was in Year 6 at the school and became Vice Chair of the governing body in November 2015. I am currently Chair of Personnel and a member of the Finance Committee.
I live locally with my wife and son in Melton and in my spare time enjoy long distance running. I can often be seen running around Melton, Lower Ufford, Woodbridge and Wickham Market.
I am also a Trustee and Director of the Sunflower Community Care Farm.
I moved to Suffolk in January 2018 having taught in Leeds for 23 years. My first appointment in the county was as Interim headteacher at Shotley Primary School, over-seeing the school’s conversion to academy status in the summer.
Prior to my move south, I was headteacher at Queensway Primary School, leading the school through two successful Ofsted inspections. I am now enjoying more sunshine, less rain, coastal walks, flatter bike rides and ‘crushed’ peas with my fish and chips!
Co-opted Governor. Co Vice Chair. Subject: Art
I moved to Melton in 1999 having worked in London in accounting and then IT, latterly in the Personnel Department of the BBC. I have been a member of Melton Parish Council since 2008 and was happy to become the council nominated co-opted governor of Melton Primary School in 2014. I am also a trustee of the Melton Trust and an active member of Melton Women’s Institute. I chair the Finance committee and sit on the Personnel Committee.
My hobbies, when I have time, are gardening, crafts, reading and crosswords.
Parent Governor. Subject: Music
I grew up in Suffolk and then spent the next 20 years living in Bath and London. I worked for Channel 4 and BSkyB and currently work for a small Service Design company in London and Melton Parish Council. In 2016 I moved to Melton and both my children have attended the school. I became a parent governor in 2018 and also help with the school swimming lessons.
Spare time is spent reading, going to the theatre, walking the dog or taking on crazy challenges like the National 3 Peaks.
Co-opted Governor. Co Health & Safety Governor. Subject: PSHE
Parent Governor. Subject: PE and Outdoor Learning
I moved to the area in 2002 having grown up in Leicester and worked on farms in mid Wales and Leicestershire until the big move. I have worked as a shepherd all my life and now I work for the National trust looking after the flock of sheep at its properties in the area.
I am a FA level 2 coach and have coached Wickham Market youth teams for 14 years and did 8 years at Ipswich High School for Girls coaching years 3-6. For many years I ran a youth club in Bawdsey and worked with the school doing Lego League and the Young Enterprise scheme.
I am passionate about the outdoors and getting children back in touch with nature. Exploring the environment and learning where food comes from is very important to me. Interactive hands on learning experiences are vital to interact with children at all levels. I also enjoy DIY, sport, cooking and art.
Co-opted Governor. Subject: Science
I have lived in Ufford for over 23 years and was a secondary school teacher for 34 years until I retired. I felt it was time for me to give something back to the local community and saw the vacancy for a governor at Melton, so became a co-opted one in September 2020.
I am the Science lead and look forward to doing what I can to help produce our Scientists of the future.
I currently volunteer at Sutton Hoo and do some tutoring where possible. I can be found most weekday mornings in the gym. I used to do a fair bit of sailing but COVID restrictions and old knees have put paid to that!
Co-opted Governor. Safeguarding Governor. Subject: English
I am delighted to have been appointed as a governor at Melton Primary school. I am a mother of five and grandmother of four (so far!)
I have recently retired from being the headteacher of two successful schools in Felixstowe and I now look forward to working with the Melton school community.
I have always been passionate about children and ensuring that they get the very best start in life both at home and in school. Since I have retired I look after my grandchildren, volunteer for the NHS, and am responsible for both safeguarding and property at my local Methodist church.
|Name||Role||Pecuniary Interests||Personal Interests||Other governor/ trustee roles|
|Katy Martin||Co Vice Chair||None||None||None|
|Hayley Bloss||Co Vice Chair||None||None||None|