Our School

Graham Pickhaver

Chair of Governors (Trust Appointed Governor)

I’m Graham Pickhaver currently Chair of governors. I’ve been a Norfolk school governor now for twenty years having served in a variety of schools and have lived in Briston for nine years. I am retired with a background in education and theology.  For me education is about the partnership of home and school working together to develop each child’s individual personality and potential so that they can live and function in society.  Astley is well placed to work with parents and carers in this greatest of responsibilities!

Term of office: 30.09.14 - 16.07.21     Governors Meeting Attendance: 100%

Business and Pecuniary Interests: Director of Synergy Multi-Academy Trust from 2017 to present

Appointed by: Selected by the Governing Body in consultation with skills audit

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Our Schools

Synergy Multi-Academy Trust comprises ten Norfolk schools serving children between the ages of 2 and 18. Our schools work collaboratively together to raise standards and provide education of the highest possible standard, offering the best of opportunities for pupils. The Trust was initially established in 2015. We believe that all of our schools have strengths and areas to develop, and that all can improve through sharing expertise and wisdom. The Trust understands that there will be excellent practice in each school, and that every school will be able to contribute to the development of the Trust as a whole.

Our Schools

Synergy Multi-Academy Trust comprises ten Norfolk schools serving children between the ages of 2 and 18. Our schools work collaboratively together to raise standards and provide education of the highest possible standard, offering the best of opportunities for pupils. The Trust was initially established in 2015. We believe that all of our schools have strengths and areas to develop, and that all can improve through sharing expertise and wisdom. The Trust understands that there will be excellent practice in each school, and that every school will be able to contribute to the development of the Trust as a whole.