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:


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 Cheryl Singleton
Position and Responsibilities: Chair of Trustees and Chair of Governors at Wickham Market, responsible for Standards Position and Responsibilities: Chief Executive Officer, Trustee, Staff Governor
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. Brief Biography: Cheryl is employed by the Trust and is the CEO and Accounting officer. She has been working for the Trust since it started in 2014 and was employed in one of the schools in the Trust prior to this. She has ten years headship experience in a primary setting.
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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  
Position and Responsibilities: Community Governor  
Brief Biography: to follow  


Wickham Market Governors Meeting and Training Attendance

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