The role of the Governing Body at

Glemsford Primary Academy


The key role of any Governing body is to work with the Headteacher to help the school improve. To achieve this the Governing body needs to understand what is great about the school and what could be improved upon. In addition to listening to external educational professionals, like Ofsted Inspectors or School Performance Advisors, the Governing body needs to understand the views of the school staff, the pupils, the parents, the community and other stakeholders that want the school to be the best it can be. At the heart of good Governance is the consideration of the impact on the children. The principal goal is ensuring a happy, healthy, fun learning environment where every child reaches his or her potential and enjoys the process of learning.

We welcome your comments and opinions and can be contacted by writing to Mr Mike Humphreys Chair of the Governing body c/o Glemsford Primary Academy.


Michael Humphreys: Chair of the Governing Body and Resources Committee

Co-opted Governor

Term of Office:

Start: 13-12-2016


My wife and I have lived in the village for the last 5 years and apart from a 5 year spell in Tunbridge Wells we have lived in and around the Sudbury area for the last 45 years. I have been retired for the last 8 years or so. From leaving college I worked for various Architects and Consulting Engineers on the design of building services and more laterly in the Energy Supply  industry.As part of my job I was elected to be the Senior Union Repreesentative for Prospect and it was my responsibility to engage in the duties regarding redundacy, wage negotiations and disiplinary procedures etc.

We have 4 grown up children and 9 grandchildren, the eldest of whom is now a primary school teacher. We spend a lot of time with the family and engage with their various activities in and out of school with the sporting and drama classes which take us back and forth to Kent and London.

I hope to bring the benifits of my experiences to the dedicated Board of Governers to help further the already great reputation of the school                                                               

Pecuniary Interests: None declared

Individual Responsibility:

Science, Safeguarding


Andy Samways: Chair of the Learning and Achievement Committee

Trust Governor

Term of Office:

Start: 04-03-2016

End:   29-02-2020

My role on the Samuel Ward Academy Trust Executive Team sees me lead the work of the Suffolk Borders Teaching Alliance. As a result, my time is dedicated to developing high quality training opportunities for teachers and school staff to promote the best teaching, learning and leadership for children in our locality. I have over twenty years’ experience in teaching and leading in education and have lived in this part of Suffolk since 2003.

Pecuniary Interests: None declared

Individual Responsibility:


Early Years


Jayne Stead

Staff Governor

Term of Office:

Start: 13-07-2015

End:   12-07-2019

I have lived in Glemsford since 1984 and I live with my husband and 2 grown-up daughters. Both attended Glemsford School and still have very found and happy memories of the school.

I have worked at the school since 1999 and have seen many changes within it. I believe the school is the strongest it has ever been and am very excited to be part of all the new up and coming adventures.                     

Pecuniary Interests: None declared

Individual Responsibility:

Health and Safety



Rosie Kerr

Co-opted Governor

Term of Office:

Start: 13-12-2016


I am married with two grown up children and I have lived in the village for 14 years. I work for another primary in the Trust as their SENCO and I am the SEND governor for the Academy.

I enjoy running and reading.

Pecuniary Interests: None declared

Individual Responsibility:

SEN, Pupil Premium, LAC




Term of Office:

Start: October 2020



Pecuniary Interests: None declared

Individual Responsibility:

All areas



Rachel Fryer

Parent Governor

Term of Office:

Start: Sept 2018



Pecuniary Interests: None declared

Individual Responsibility:


Past members: 

Vincent Quattrucci    01-01-2014 to 31-01-2016

Louisa Stokes          01-01-2014 to 31-03-2016

Claire Kent              01-01-2014 to 14-12-2015

Nansi Flack             01-01-2015 to 30-04-2015

Kelly Sorrell            01-01-2015 to 21-07-2016

Amy Howe              04-06-2015 to 11-10-2016

Demi Willett           29-01-2016 to 07-12-2016

John Smith             21-03-2016 to 13-12-2016

Andrew Hammond  24-09-2015 to 31-03-2017

Rita Turner            17-05-2016 to 24-05-2017

Patrick Prigg          29/01/2016 to 20/07/2017

Ken Turner            13/12/2016 to 04/10/2017

Paul Cuthbert        29/01/2016 to 17/04/2018  

Claire Martin         01/01/2014 to 01/06/2018

Lucy Bowman       31/01/2017 to 21/07/2017

Dave Harman       01/06/2018 to 07/10/2020

Unity Schools Partnership Scheme of Delegation



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