Governance

The governing body has responsibility for raising school standards through three key roles of setting strategic direction, ensuring accountability and acting as a critical friend. You are most welcome to contact a governor with any comments or questions - please speak to the reception or attend one of our monthly "meet a governor" sessions.

If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a Governor, please contact the school office or email:  info@avocetacademy.org

 

We do not have governing body committees. The whole governing body work together on standards in the school with named people providing reports on areas such as safeguarding and premises. The Trust have a finance committee who report directly to the governing body. 

If you would like more information about Avocet Academy Trust please follow this link

Members of Wickham Market's Local Governing Body

 

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Roger Theobald Helen Murray
Position and Responsibilities: Chair of Trustees and Chair of Governors at Wickham Market, responsible for Standards Position and Responsibilities: Head of school
Brief Biography: Roger was professionally involved in education over his working life, including time as a headteacher of two Primary schools and as a Senior Adviser, time which included advising headteachers and staff in schools and managing initiatives in several key areas of school improvement. Since moving to Wickham Market in 2012, he has been involved in the governing body of Wickham Market Primary School, as well as the setting up of the Academy trust, and as a volunteer helper at the school. He is pleased to be able to offer both his professional experiences and his commitment to being involved in the community of Wickham Market to both the school and the academy trust.  
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Jo Maghoo Louise Turner
Position and Responsibilities: Vice Chair, Health and Safety Governor Position and Responsibilities: Vice Chair and Safeguarding Governor
Brief Biography: Jo is a parent governor at Wickham market with two boys currently at the school. She is a primary school teacher who has taught for many years in a variety of schools both in the UK and Australia. Brief Biography: to follow
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 Joanne Ashburn  Elizabeth Barham
Position and Responsibilities: Community Governor  Position and Responsibilities:
Brief Biography: to follow  Brief Biography:
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Emma Robson  
Position and Responsibilities: Staff Governor  
Brief Biography:  I joined Wickham Market as a part-time Special Educational Needs Coordinator in September 2017 (mon - Wed). I was invited to join the Governing body in January 2018 as a staff governor. I am passionate about ensuring that all pupils with special educational needs are supported in class and that their needs are met. I am also the schools alternate safeguarding lead.
In my spare time, I enjoy volunteering from Suffolk Wildlife Trust, storytelling at events such as Latitude Festival, Folk East, Foxburrow Farm May Fair and Apple Day.
 

  

Wickham Market Governors Membership, Pecuniary Interests and Meeting Attendance 2018/19

Name Date Appointed Resignation date Pecuniary Interests Meeting Attendance  
Roger Theobold (chair) 01/11/14 na  None    
Jo Maghoo 01/11/14 na  Wattle designs Owner (10636708)    
Elizabeth Barnham   na      
Louise Turner 01/11/14 na  Alej ltd (06150994)    
Joanne Ashburn 12/06/17 na  None    
Helen Murray (head of school) 01/09/16 na  None    
 Joanne Harris (staff governor)    na    Long term leave  
 Emma Robson (temp staff governor)    na      
           
           
           

 

Wickham Market Governors  Membership, Pecuniary Interests and Meeting Attendance 2017/18

 

Name Date Appointed Resignation date Pecuniary Interests Meeting Attendance
Roger Theobold (chair) 01/1114 na  None  
Jo Maghoo 01/11/14 na  Wattle designs (10636708)  
Louise Turner 01/11/14 na  Alej ltd (06150994)  
Joanne Ashburn 12/6/17 na  None  
Helen Murray (head of school) 01/09/2016 na  None  
         
         
         
         
         
         



 

Wickham Market Governors Meeting, Pecuniary Interests and Training Attendance 2016/17

Wickham Gvr web info 10 10 17 17 V7 Wickham

 

Wickham Gvr web info 10 10 17 17 V7 Wickham Market Attendance