St Michael’s, Church of England, VA, Primary and Nursery School

Governors

To see the current Instrument of Government click here.

We currently have one Parent Governor vacancy and one Foundation Governor vacancy.  If you are interested in joining our governing board please speak to John Neenan for more information.  To find out more about the role please talk to any of our governors or Fiona Tibbitt (clerk to governors). Follow this link for an overview of a school governor’s role.

To find out what is different about being a Foundation Governor click here.

Governors’ Annual Statement 2019-20

Governing Body Minutes

Our Current Governing Body

Mrs Olivia Corfield 

Chair of Governors

Parent Governor

Appointed: 21.01.2019

Current term ends: 20.01.2023

Special responsibilities: Member of the Finance and General Purposes committee

Business/Pecuniary Interest: Business Manager and Staff Governor for Marsham and Hevingham Primary School

Current years attendance: 100%

Dr David Hibberd

Vice Chair of Governors (LA governor)

Appointed: 01.01.2017

Current term of office ends: 31.12.2020

Special responsibilities: Chair of the Finance and General Purposes committee and member of the Strategy committee

Business/Pecuniary Interest: School ICT technician

Current years attendance: 100%

Mrs Eleanor Milligan

Foundation governor

Appointed: 01.01.2017

Current term of office ends: 31.12.2020

Special responsibilities: Chair of the Curriculum committee

Member of the Strategy and Curriculum committees

Business/Pecuniary Interest: Early Years lecturer at the UEA

Current years attendance: 100%

Mrs Mary Evans

Foundation governor

Appointed: 22.01.2017

Current term of office ends: 11.01.2021

Special responsibilities: Safeguarding Governor  and SEND, LAC and PP

Member of the Strategy and Curriculum committees

Business/Pecuniary Interest: Councillor for Aylsham Town Council

Current years attendance: 95%

Personal statement: As a governor I welcome the opportunity to support the school in order to achieve and maintain a high standard of education for all the pupils at St Michael’s School.

Mr Chris Marriott

Foundation governor

Appointed: 01.01.2017

Current term of office ends: 31.12.2020

Special responsibilities: Health and Safety linked governor

Member of the Finance and General Purposes committee

Business/Pecuniary Interest: None

Current years attendance: 90%

Personal statement: I became a governor to assist the development and education of the school.  I have a daughter who attends St Michael’s.

Mrs Georgina Chapple

Foundation governor

Appointed: 16.07.2020

Current term of office ends: 15.07.2024

Special responsibilities: Member of the Finance and General Purposes committee

Business/Pecuniary Interest: None

Current years attendance: 100%

Personal statement: I would like to invest my time back into the community by supporting the school as they ensure the children achieve all they can.

Revd Tracy Jessop

Foundation Governor

Appointed 03.12.2020

Current term of office ends: 02.12.2024

Special responsibilities: RE linked governor

Business/Pecuniary Interest: None

Attendance: 100%

Personal Statement: I have recently moved to Aylsham in my role as Curate in the Diocese of Norwich. Schools are at the heart of communities and the opportunity to be a governor will help me make relationships with the young people and their families, as well as the staff team that goes beyond the familiarity of being involved with Collective Worship. My previous work in local government has given me skills and experience across a broad range of management activities which could be put to good use as a governor.

Mrs Julie Phillips

Staff governor

Appointed: 19.02.2018

Current term of office ends: 18.02.2022

Special responsibilities: Member of the Curriculum committee

Business/Pecuniary Interest: None

Current years attendance: 90%

Personal Statement: I joined St Michael’s School in 2004 and have always loved the warm family feel. I have enjoyed teaching in year groups right across the school. I am keen to be a governor at this exciting time as we progress as a primary school and look forward to continuing to contribute to the strategic development of the school.

Mr John Neenan

Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher

Appointed: 01.09.2018

Current term of office ends: ongoing

Special responsibilities: Member of all committees

Business/Pecuniary Interest: None

Current years attendance: 100%

Mrs Fiona Tibbitt

Clerk to governors (School Business Manager)

Appointed: 01.10.2012

Business/Pecuniary Interest: None

Current years attendance: 100%

From this team we annually elect a Chair of Governors (currently a Foundation Governor) and a Vice-Chair (currently an LA Governor).  In addition, we sometimes temporarily add to the team by electing an Associate Governor to enable us to benefit from their particular skills or knowledge or as part of their induction to the role of full Governor.

Business or pecuniary interest

David Hibberd is also our school ICT technician and this is noted in our meetings in case of  conflict of interest.

Mary Evans is a councillor for Aylsham Town Council.

Olivia Corfield is business manager for Hevingham and Marsham Federation.

There are no other business or pecuniary interests to note.

We are proud that our team is exceptionally dedicated and passionate about our school. “Leaders and governors have a heartfelt commitment to helping pupils succeed.”(Ofsted October 2020)  This is indicative of the support generally that St. Michael’s receives from parents, SMASH (school PTA team) and the wider community in Aylsham. The governors organise into 3 committees in order to manage their work efficiently.  These committees are:

  • Finance and General Purposes, chaired by Dr David Hibberd
  • Curriculum, chaired by Mrs Eleanor Milligan
  • Strategy, chaired by vacancy

Click here for our committee terms of reference.

The Governing Body at St. Michael’s School maintains strong links with all associated groups but especially the parents of the School and the local Church(s) and as a result any governor vacancies are quite quickly filled by new enthusiastic governors, passionate about our School.  However we are always keen to welcome new people onto the team and should you be interested in becoming a governor, please contact the Chair of Governors via the School Office (01263 732260).

Our thanks go to Mr Matt Chapple who served as a Foundation Governor from 19.11.19 to 03.12.20, especially for all his work on the new school logo and also to Revd Jack Branford and Mr Peter Martin who both served as a Foundation Governor from 01.01.2017 until 31.07.2020 and Richard Hodder who also served as a Foundation Governor from 01.01.2017 until 15.04.2020.