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The Governing Body at Grove works very closely with the school, meeting regularly each term. Our role is to support and challenge the school to secure improvements.

In order to do this we receive regular updates from school leaders, then we visit the school to find out for ourselves.

As well as regular monitoring of progress and attainment in English and Maths, governors look at the wider curriculum. We meet with subject leaders and ask questions about the way the school delivers the best possible curriculum for our learners.

We will continue to challenge and support the school and report our findings to you.

Best wishes

Jackie Cutchey

Chair of Governors

 

Our Governors are:

Mrs Jackie Cutchey (Chair)

Mrs Rae Aldous (Exec Headteacher)

Mrs Amanda Ward ( Headteacher) 

Mr Stephen Clarke

Mr Jeremy Rowe

 Mr Mike Chaplin

Mrs Emma Hall

Mrs Mary Corker

Mr John Hughes

Mrs Sarah Ross

Mrs Julie Cover

 

 

Governors

Jackie Cuthchey

I have been involved in primary education for more than 40 years, spending the last 16 years of my career as headteacher. I am on the board of trustees of two academy sponsors, both as a volunteer. I am committed to supporting and challenging schools in order to provide the best for all learners. I am proud to be associated with Grove Primary.

Rae Aldous I have been headteacher at Westwood Primary School since September 2012. Working in partnership with The Active Learning Trust, through careful recruitment of outstanding staff and targeted school improvement the school was successfully lead  out of Special Measures and has been transformed resulting in a learning community which is both happy and harmonious and where strong leadership ensures positive outcomes for all children and their families. I have been Interim Executive Head of Grove since 1st October 2017.
Amanda Ward I have been Headteacher at Grove since April 2017. I am dedicated to driving improvement at Grove and building relationships with children, parents and staff, working together to allow every child to meet their full potential.
Stephen Clarke Stephen Clarke joined the Governing body in 2017 and is responsible for safeguarding. 
Jeremy Rowe Jeremy Rowe joined Grove Governing body in October 2017. He has been a successful Headteacher, Executive head and is now  CEO of the Waveney Valley Academies Trust.
Mary Corker I am a retired teacher who continues to have an active part in the life of schools. Providing children with a sound education and supporting young children to mature into well rounded adults is extremely important to me. 
Mike Chaplin I have worked in both primary & high schools in the Lowestoft area for many years. This includes delivering PE & Sports as part of the curriculum and extra curricula. I also work for Positive Futures which provides activities for our young adults in the evenings and during school holidays.  My wife is a primary teacher working at another Lowestoft School. All children are entitled to a high quality education and as a governor, I provide challenge and support to Grove so we can get it right for the children in our community.
John Hughes I have been involved in education for many years having worked as a high school teacher and I ran the Lowestoft School Sports Partnership. My specific work as a governor has included supporting PE Premium. I regularly visit the school, meeting with staff and children. 
Emma Hall I am a Trust governor . The school is committed to ensuring positive outcomes for each and every one of the children who attends and I am proud to be part of the leadership team that supports this.
Sarah Ross I am a staff governor. I joined Grove in September 2017 as the new permanent Deputy Head. I began as a governor in November 2017 and am enjoying contributing to the Governing body.
Julie Cover I am a staff governor. I have been working as a TA at Grove and put myself forward as staff governor in November 2017.

 

Governors are required to publish any relevant business and pecuniary interests. 

 

Name

Relevant business interests of governors

Details of any other educational establishments (if any) they govern

The relationships between governors and members of the school,

including spouses, partners and relative

Jackie Cutchey P J Cutchey (plumbing and heating)
  • Herman Primary School
  • Cliff Park Trust
  • Westwood Primary School
 
Jeremy Rowe CEO Waveney Valley Academies Sir John Leman NONE
Amanda Ward NONE NONE NONE
Mike Chaplin Suffolk Community Coaching Westwood Primary School NONE
Mary Corker Andrew Chambers (plumber) Westwood Primary School NONE
Stephen Clarke NONE NONE Child at school
Rae Aldous NONE Westwood Primary School NONE
Sarah Ross NONE NONE NONE
John Hughes NONE Westwood Primary School NONE
Julie Cover NONE NONE NONE

The dates for the Governor's meetings are:

 

Autumn 2017

FGB- Monday 9th October 2017 6 pm

 

FGB- Thursday 7th December 2017 5pm

 

Spring 2018

FGB-  Thursday 18th January 2018 5pm

FGB- Thursday 22nd March 2018 5 pm

 

Summer 2018

FGB- Thursday 24th May 2018 5 pm

FGB- Thursday 5th July 2017 5 pm

Terms of office and responsibilities.

Name

Role

Term of Office

Date Appointed

End Date

Jackie Cutchey

Trust Governor

Chair of Governors

4

9/10/17

9/10/21

Emma Hall

Trust Governor

 

4

9/10/17

9/10/21

Mary Corker

Trust Governor

Personal development behaviour and Welfare Team

SEN

4

9/10/17

9/10/21

John Hughes

Trust Governor

PE Premium

4

9/10/17

9/10/21

Mike Chaplin

Trust Governor

Health and safety

4

9/10/17

9/10/21

Rae Aldous

Trust Governor

SEN

4

9/10/17

9/10/21

Amanda Ward

Headteacher

5

1/10/17

1/10/22

Stephen Clarke

Parent Governor

Safeguarding

3

3/11/16

3/11/19

Julie Cover

Staff Governor

Personal development behaviour and Welfare 

3

1/12/17

1/12/20

Sarah Ross

Staff Governor

Personal development behaviour and Welfare 

3

1/12/17

1/12/20

Jeremy Rowe

Trust Governor

4

9/10/17

9/10/21


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