Our School

The Governors

There are 12 governors on the Governing Body representing the following groups:

  • 1 Headteacher

  • 1 Staff Governor

  • 7 Trust Appointed Governors

  • 3 Parent Governors

and additional Associate members

Current vacancies:-

1 Trust Governor

Governors meet each half term. Each governor takes on particular roles and responsibilities and apart from the normal business of each meeting we may often report back on our specific responsibilities during that period. We regularly receive reports from subject lead staff and this is one way of how we get to know the staff as well as coming into school for specific reasons.

School governors act in the same way as directors of any size company. Our responsibility is to work together with the Head teacher, staff and pupils to provide a successful learning environment at Astley Primary School. To do this we set the strategic direction for the school, agree targets for pupil achievement, ensure a proper curriculum is in place, approve and monitor the School’s Improvement Development Plan, monitor and evaluate progress, make sure targets are achieved, and oversee the school’s budget.

Term of office

Role

Pecuniary Interests

Jen Goakes

ex-officio

Headteacher

Nil

Claire Newstead

11/11/18 – 10/11/2022

Trust Appointed Governor

Nil

Graham Pickhaver

17/07/17 - 16/07/2021

Trust Appointed Governor

  • Director of Synergy Multi-Academy Trust from 2017 to present

Carol Sexton

17/07/17 - 16/07/2021

Trust Appointed Governor

Nil

Alannah Nash

16/09/19 - 15/09/23

Trust Appointed Governor

Nil

Julie Coleman

6/9/2017 – 5/9/2021

Staff Governor

Nil

Alex Seager

16/09/19 - 15/09/23

Associate Governor to 'The Governors'  Trust

Nil

Jenny Meara

3/2/20 - 2/2/23

Trust Appointed

Nil

Katie Andrews

3/2/20 - 2/2/23

Trust Appointed

  • Manager of Briston and Community Preschool on site at Astley from September 2020
  • Governor for Cawton Primary Academy from September 2011

Sarah Warricker

27/11/19 - 26/11/23

Parent Governor

Nil

Karen Cornish

13/7/2020 -  12//7/2024

Parent Governor

Nil

Tracey Hopper

14/9/20 - 13/9/24   

Parent Governor

Nil

 

Governors serving in the last 12 months:

Lisa Cook 16.1.18 - 31.1.20

Lara Lacey 11.11.18 - 1.9.20


 

 

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.