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. Interim-Chair of Governors and member of Standards and Achievements Group. Safeguarding Governor
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.
Co-opted Governor. Chair of Standards and Achievements Group. SEND Governor
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.
Staff Governor. Member of Standards and Achievements Group
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 of Personnel and member of Resources Group
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.
Co-opted Governor. Chair of 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.
Parent Governor. Interim Vice Chair and member of Resources 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 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.
Member of Standards and Achievements Group
Co-opted Governor. Member of Personnel Group and Health & Safety Governor
I have been a school governor at Melton Primary for a number of years.
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!
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Interim Vice Chair
Interim Chair Finance
Chair of Standards