Pulham Primary School

Pulham Church of England V.C. Primary School

‘Shine as lights in the world’

Tel: 01379 676313   E-mail: office@pulham.norfolk.sch.uk

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.  Click here to view the Teaching and Learning Committee Terms of Reference

Resources Committee (Finance, Personnel and Premises)

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.   They oversee the appointment and performance management of all staff. Alongside the Headteacher, they also support the professional development and well-being of the Pulham staff team.  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.  Click here to view the Resources Committee Terms of Reference

Register of Business Interests

NameGovernor Category and
Term of Office
Committee membershipRolesDeclaration of interestAttendance record
Helen WardaleCo-opted Governor

Appointed by Governing Body

30/06/21 – 29/06/25
Chair of GovernorsNone2/2
Sue ArmstrongCo-opted Governor

Appointed by Governing Body

30/06/21 – 29/06/25
Awaiting confirmation2/2
Debbie LeahyCo-opted Governor

Appointed by Governing Body

30/06/21 – 29/06/25
SafeguardingEmployee of NCC Children’s Services, Governor at Sheringham Primary and Southtown Primary Academy2/2
Clare Crane
I am a CiLCA qualified Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to Pulham Market and Starston Parish Councils and the Administrator for the Pulhams Pre-School. I am also the treasurer for a local social club and a level 1 gymnastics coach.
Co-opted Governor

Appointed by Governing Body

20/09/20 – 19/09/24
Teaching and LearningChair of Teaching and Learning Committee

Pupil Premium

Curriculum Governor
NoneFGB 9/9
T&L 3/3
Simone Goddard
I have been Head Teacher at Pulham Primary for 5 years and before that was the Deputy Head Teacher. I have been in education for 16 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 with no ceiling placed upon their learning and with the chance to surprise themselves and their teachers every day.

Appointed by Governing Body

On-going with post
All committeesHeadteacherPulham Primary School StaffFGB 7/9
Res 2/2
T&L 2/2
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

17/10/20 – 16/10/24
ResourcesSchool Business Manager

Pulham Primary School staffFGB 9/9
Res. 2/2
John YoungLocal Authority Governor

Appointed by Norfolk County Council

17/09/19 –
ResourcesHealth and SafetyNoneFGB 7/8
Res. 1/2
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 15 years and have two children currently at the school.
Co-Opted Governor

Appointed by the Governing Board

10/05/21 – 09/05/25
Teaching and LearningEYFS

Governor Communication
NoneFGB 7/9
T&L 2/2
Stephen PlumeAssociate Member

Appointed by the governing body

17/09/19 –
Governor of Thetford Grammar School

Employed by St Benet’s Multi Academy Trust
FGB 8/9

Governors who have stepped down in the last 12 months

GovernorGovernor Category and
Term of Office
Sub CommitteeRolesDeclaration of interest
Alan ThorpFoundation Governor
Appointed by Diocesan Board of Education
03/01/19 – 17/09/20
ResourcesVice Chair

Chair of Resources

Ann BarthFoundation Governor

Appointed by Parochial Church Council

03/01/19 – 02/01/23
Teaching and LearningCommunity LinksNone
Diane Perry-YatesCo-opted Governor

Appointed by Governing Body

28/09/20 – 27/09/24
All committeesChair of Governors

Chair of Resources Committee
Husband is Clerk to Governors
Donna EatonCo-opted Governor

Appointed by Governing Body

05/11/18 – 04/11/22
ResourcesVice Chair

Safeguarding Governor

SEND Governor
Jonathan PowellParent Election
23/04/19 – 02/02/21
ResourcesPE & Sports Premium
Vicki ReadStaff Governor

Appointed by staff

04/02/19 – 03/02/23

Teaching & Learning

Pulham Primary School staff

Husband’s photography business has undertaken work for school.