At Melton Primary School we have 14 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.
Chair of Governors, member of the Standards and Achievements and Resources Group.
I have been a school governor for 12 years, the last eight at Melton Primary School. Since becoming a governor at Melton I have seen the school improve year upon year. My drive is to see that all the children get the best possible education irrespective of their abilities. As the Special Education Needs governor, I am aware of the different requirements of the pupils and have a special interest in making sure that Melton school meets the needs of these children.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, walking in the local area and sailing.
Co-opted Governor. Chair of the curriculum committee and member of the Standards and Achievements Group.
I have been on the governing body for 4 years, starting out as a parent governor. I currently have two children at Melton and a third who will be joining in the not too distant future. 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 6 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.
Parent Governor and member of the Standards and Achievements group.
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. 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.
Member of Standards group
Head Teacher. Finance, Curriculum, Personnel, Premises and Child Welfare.
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!
Julie Da Silva
Member of Stadnards Group
I moved from South Africa to England with my family in 2016 and have settled in Melton, which we now consider our home.
I have spent my career primarily in the financial planning industry where I worked in employee benefits and medical insurance. Prior to that, I ran my own videography business. Since moving to England, my focus has been settling my family into our new lives.
I am passionate about SEN in a fully inclusive environment and have a keen interest in the school’s overall academic development and achievements. I am positive that the school will continue to grow from strength to strength.
In my spare time I enjoy writing, catching up with friends and spending time with my family in the beautiful Suffolk countryside. I also love to travel and experience different cultures which I am fortunate to now do with my husband and children.
Co-opted Governor. Chair of Finance, and member of the Resources Group.
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.
Co-opted Governor. Vice Chair and chair of personnel and member of the Resources Group.
Nick is a self-employed Management Consultant specialising in digital transformation in the financial and professional services sectors.
Nick became a governor in 2010 whilst his son was in Year 6 at the school. Nick became Vice-Chair of the governing body in November 2015 and is currently Chair of Personnel and Pay Committee, Head Teacher Performance Management Committee and a member of the Finance Committee.
Nick lives locally with his wife and son in Melton. In his spare time, Nick enjoys long distance running and can often be seen running around Melton, Lower Ufford, Woodbridge and Wickham Market.
Nick is also a Trustee and Director of the Sunflower Community Care Farm.
Clerk to the Governing Body
Annabel has been clerk to the governors at Melton Primary School for 3 years. Her role is to document meetings as well as supporting the school and governors to ensure they comply with current legislation. It is a role she enjoys enormously and gives her a rare insight into the inner workings of the education system.
In her spare time, she enjoys exploring the great outdoors with her husband, two young children and dog.