Creative Learning Without Limits

Our Governors

Our role is to work in partnership with the Headteacher to provide the best education for the children in line with the school’s vision and Christian values. We meet as a full Governing Body five times during the academic year. At these meetings we receive a report from the Headteacher, discuss the work of our sub-committees and consider other information that is important to the school. Each year we also hold a governors ‘Deep Dive’ day. Focussing on a particular priority from our Improvement and Development Plan, we spend the day in school talking and listening to children so we can understand their perception of their learning and progress.
We are responsible for monitoring and evaluating the performance and effectiveness of the school and most of this work is carried out through one of the following sub-committees:
  • Teaching and Learning Committee – Governors consider the schools performance in line with the National Curriculum. It monitors targets set in the Improvement and Development plan and analyses its impact on the progress and attainment of pupil groups.
  • Teaching and Learning Committee Terms of Reference
  • Resources Committee – Governors look at the financial performance of the school, monitor its income and expenditure against improvement and development priorities and makes sure its money is well spent. This committee is also responsible for making sure the schools premises are kept in good order and that the requirements of Health and Safety law are met.
  • Resources Committee Terms of Reference
  • Personnel Committee – Governors oversee the appointment and performance management of all staff. Alongside the Headteacher they also support the professional development and wellbeing of the Pulham staff team.
  • Personnel Committee Terms of Reference

Register of Business Interests

Name Governor Category and

Term of Office

Committee Membership Roles Declaration

of Interest

Attendance Record
Nick Buxton

I am a chartered accountant and registered auditor. I advise clients across the commercial, not for profit and public sectors on a wide range of issues including strategy, governance and their control environments. I have lived in Pulham Market since 2011 and have two children at the school.

Co-opted Governor


Appointed by Governing Body


08/12/15 – 07/12/19

All Committees ·    Chair of Governors None FGB 5/5

Res. 6/6

T&L  3/3

Pers. 3/3

Donna Eaton

I live in Pulham Market and have three children, two currently attend Pulham School and one attends Archbishop Sancroft High School. I am an accountant and work locally part time.  I regularly attend St Marys Magdalen Church and local family services.


Foundation Governor


Appointed by Parochial Church Council


05/11/14 – 04/11/18

Resources ·    Vice Chair

·    Chair of Resources

·    Health and Safety Governor

·    Safeguarding Governor

·    SEND Governor

None FGB 4/5

Res  6/6

Simone Goddard

I have been Head Teacher at Pulham Primary for 3 years and before that was the Deputy Head Teacher. I have been in education for 13 years. Before qualifying as a teacher I worked at Norwich Theatre Royal as the Education Manager, running and organising education projects including the Norfolk Schools Project, introducing children to dance and opera. I have been married for 30 years and have two sons. I became a teacher and then a Head Teacher as I believe passionately in the right of every child to have an exciting, inspiring and quality educational experience.



Appointed by Governing Body


On-going with post

All Committees ·    Headteacher Pulham Primary School staff FGB 5/5

Res  4/6

T&L  3/3

Pers. 3/3


Ann Ford

I am the school’s longest serving Governor, having contributed for many years.  I am also Chair of Pulham Market Parish Council.

Associate Governor


Personnel ·    Chair of Personnel 1.  Chair of Pulham Market Parish council

2.  Trustee of Tenec Trust

3.  Holding trusting of Pulham Market Memorial Hall

FGB 0/5

Pers. 3/3

Clare Crane

I have a background in travel and tourism, with experience in operational processes, sales & marketing and staff training. I am also Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to Pulham Market and Tacolneston Parish Councils and as well as the Administrator for the Pulhams Pre-School. I am also a level 1 gymnastics coach.

Co-opted Governor


Appointed by parent election


21/09/16 – 20/09/20

Teaching and Learning ·    Chair of Teaching and Learning Committee

·    Pupil Premium Governor

None FGB 5/5

T&L 3/3

Mandy Reeve

I have been teaching for 15 years and have served as a staff governor during this time.  I have also served as a parent governor at my children’s school.  I am class teacher for Foxes and Subject Leader for RE which includes Collective Worship and the Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development of the school. I have three grown up sons and enjoy gardening, arts and crafts and walking with my dog. I represent the staff on the governing body.

Staff Governor


Appointed by Staff Election

03/02/16 – 03/02/20

Teaching and Learning Pulham Primary School staff FGB 1/5

T&L 1/3

Karen Rix

I have worked at Pulham School since 2008. As School Business Manager I manage the premises and finances as well as administrative functions ensuring the smooth day to day operation of the school.

I have worked in schools since 2003 and have previously served 4 years as a parent governor at my children’s school.

Co-Opted Governor


Appointed by Governing Body


17/10/16 – 16/10/20

Resources ·    School Business Manager Pulham Primary School staff FGB 4/5

Res. 6/6

Sarah Veness

I am a trained journalist and also run a local publishing company which produces a range of publications including an arts magazine, theatre programmes and council publications.  I have lived in Pulham on and off for 14 years and have two children currently at the school.

Parent Governor


Appointed by Parent Election


09/05/17 – 09/05/21

·    Community Link Governor

·    Governor Communications

None FGB 5/5



Governors who have stepped down in the last 12 months

Governor Governor Category and

Term of Office


Sub Committee Roles Declaration

of Interest

Dan Cornish Foundation Governor

Appointed by Diocesan Board of Education

23/09/14 – 22/09/18

Personnel Director – Country Garden Services Ltd.

Occasional services to the school