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School Governors

The school governors are responsible as a body for determining the aims and overall conduct of the School.  This includes deciding with the Headteacher how the School should develop in order to sustain and improve its provision. The Governing Body is also responsible for approving the policies, plans and procedures which support the School’s development. The governors meet formally once a term, in working parties and in briefings with members of staff to monitor the school’s practice. Minutes of Governors' meetings are available in school. 

The governing body consists of two parent governors, one local authority governor, one staff governor, one headteacher, two foundation governors, four co-opted governors and one associate governors.  The total number of governors is thirteen.

The term of office for all governors is four years.  The ex-officio governor will continue to serve as a governor until such time as he/she relinquishes the office of The Principal Officiating Minister of the Ecclesiastical Parish of St Peter, Moulton.

To find out more about becoming a governor please follow this link

Our Governing body is made up of:

Mrs Bernie Spiller (CHAIR OF GOVERNORS) 

Local Authority Governor 14.10.2016

Appointed by the Local Authority

Bernie  lives in Suffolk with her husband Keir. She has two children currently attending  Moulton

She has had a long career as a paediatric nurse, training and working at Great Ormond Street and then moving to Addenbrookes where she spent  almost 10 years working in Paediatric Intensive Care.  In 2014, Bernie returned to London to become a safeguarding advisor for Barts Health. In 2018 she completed a masters course in Safeguarding and Child Protection.  She is now working in Suffolk for the CCG in a new team supporting bereaved parents and families.

Bernie was appointed the Safeguarding and SEN governor for our school in 2016 and as Chair of Governors in December 2018.  She is a member of the  Human Resources and Communications Committee and Steering Committee.

Pecuniary Interests - none

Bernie is not a governor at any other school.

Mrs Jessica Townsend (VICE CHAIR of Governors)

Parent Governor

Appointed by the governing body following a parent election following a parent election 11 May 2017.

Jessica grew up in Moulton and attended Moulton CEVC Primary when her parents returned to take over the family farm in the village; her grandfather Hugh Clark was Chair of Governors for over 20 years. Jessica returned to Moulton in 2011 after an absence of 15 years because she was keen that her son could have a similar up bringing to herself on the family farm. Her son currently attends our school.
 
She has had a long career in agriculture after studying Agriculture and Crop Management at university. Having worked for a large agrochemical company for 12 years she now undertakes agricultural consultancy work for various companies specialising in agronomy and technical data from development work. She also helps to run the family farm with her parents.
 
Jessica is our Health and Safety governor and a member of the Finance and Premises Committee, Appeals Committee, Learning and Achievement Committee and Steering Committee.  Jessica was appointed Vice Chair of Governors in December 2018.

Pecuniary Interests - none
Jessica is not a governor at any other school.

Mrs Deborah Shipp (Headteacher) 

Headteacher of Moulton CEVC Primary School

Deborah Shipp is Headteacher of Moulton CEVC Primary School and is automatically on the School’s Governing Body.

Deborah completed her degree in maths and music in 2003 and the following year she earned a PGCE.  She began her career in Leicestershire before moving to Suffolk after meeting her husband in a brass band.  She taught in Cambridge for four years and then moved to Moulton CEVC Primary School in 2011.  In 2013, Deborah became the deputy headteacher of the school and in 2016, the headteacher.  Deborah is a Specialist Leader of Education (SLE) which enables her to support colleagues from other schools, which she enjoys.  She is also a Maths Specialist Teacher - she definitely enjoys championing maths across the school! 

Deborah lives in Moulton.  She is married and has three children: one son and two step daughters.

Pecuniary Interests - none

Deborah is not a governor at any other school.

VACANCY
 

Foundation Governor (Ex-officio)

Appointed by the diocese

Dr Lynn Pilsworth  

Foundation Governor

Appointed by the diocese 02.12.2019

Dr Pilsworth is a member of the Learning and Achievement committee

Pecuniary Interests - none

Dr Pilsworth is not a governor at any other school.

 MRS nicola Sheail

Parent Governor.

Appointed by the governing body following a parent nomination 13.11.2019

Nicola is a Chair of the Human Resources committee.

Pecuniary Interests - none

Nicola is not a governor at any other school.

Mrs Nuala Gilmore 

Staff Governor

Appointed by the governing body following a staff election 21.11.2016

Nuala joined the school as a class teacher in 2014 and was appointed at the deputy head 01.09.2016. Nuala currently teaches in Y6. In 2017, Nuala became a specialist leader of education (SLE) for English.

Nuala is a member of the Learning and Achievement committee.

Pecuniary Interests - none

Nuala is not a governor at any other school.

DR AMY Alexander  

CO-OPTED GOVERNOR

Appointed by the governing body 04.03.2019

Amy is a member of the Learning and Achievement committee.

Pecuniary Interests - none

Amy is not a governor at any other school.

 Mr Carl Logan

CO-OPTED Governor

Appointed by the governing body 09.11.2020

Carl is a member of the Finance and Premises committee and the Human Resources committee.

Pecuniary Interests - none.

Carl is not a governor at any other school.

 Co-OPTED Governor Vacancy

Co-opted Governor

miss Amanda Gotobed  

CO-OPTED GOVERNOR

 Appointed by the governing body 04.03.2019

Amanda is a member of the Finance and Premises committee and Headteacher's    Performance Review Group

 Pecuniary Interests - none

 Amanda is not a governor at any other school.

Mr Nick Seletto 

CO-OPted Governor

Appointed by the governing body 01.01.2017

Nick lives in Suffolk with his wife Lucy.  Originally from Melbourne (Australia), Nick moved to the UK to work with the Industrial Bank of Japan before moving to HSBC where he worked in a number of Senior Finance positions in the UK, Hong Kong and the United States.  After 16 years at HSBC, Nick took a year off and now works for Oracle Corporation where he is a Strategic Relationship Director for Major Banks.

Nick is Chair of the Premises and Finance committee, Hearings Committee and a member of the Steering Committee.

Pecuniary Interests - none

Nick is not a governor at any other school.
 

Mrs Susan Dutton 

Associate Governor

Appointed by the governing body 29.02.2016

Susan is the School Business Manager and has been employed at Moulton CEVC Primary School since September 2003. 

Susan has completed the Certificate of School Business Management (CSBM) and also has an Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) qualification.

Susan is a member of the Finance and Premises Committee.

Pecuniary Interests - none

Susan is not a governor at any other school.