Meet the Governors

Governors

Tom Boswell web2

Mr Tom Boswell

Co Chair

I joined as a parent Governor shortly after my first child joined the school and she is due to leave this year. I work for BT based at Martlesham where I started as an apprentice. I’ve held a variety of roles over the years mainly within networks and IT. I now lead on network strategy looking at how we bring Fibre networks to UK homes and businesses. I’m a STEM ambassador promoting the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths subjects in school and how important they are to the workplace. I’m also involved in the leadership of Connections church which meets in the school on a Sunday. I enjoy spending time with my family on bike rides and watching films!

Ed Pearson Shaul web

Mr Edward Pearson-Shaul

Headteacher

Ed Pearson-Shaul has been the headteacher at Saxmundham Primary School since September 2014; previously he was a headteacher in Norfolk for 5 ½ years. Ed initially trained to teach secondary PE and taught in West Suffolk for 5 years before moving over to primary education in 1999. He is a firm believer that all primary aged children should receive a well-balanced, rounded education that prepares them for Secondary school academically, emotionally, culturally and socially. He has a particular interest in the development of emotional intelligence and well-being; two areas that can all too easily be undervalued in children’s development. He retains his love for, and promotion of, physical activity having been an avid player of team sports since his own school days. In his spare time, Ed enjoys keeping fit, watching films and he has just embarked on completing his MA in Education at the University of East Anglia.

Angela Skinner web

Mrs Angela Skinner

Angela enjoyed her teaching career, working in five Suffolk schools for a total of 37 years. This included 15 years as headteacher of Snape Primary School. She is passionate about the importance of an excellent primary education in developing caring and effective citizens. Now retired, Angela loves having more time to spend with family and friends, and also DIY, gardening, UK holidays, family tree research and cryptic crosswords.

Mrs Sarah Bird

Details to follow.

Mrs Judy Barber

Details to follow

Mr Donald Hawkley

Details to follow.

Alison Fox web

Mrs Alison Fox

Ali is a freelance graphic designer and also works part-time as an assistant in the school office. She is currently chair of the Friends of Saxmundham Primary School (FOSPS) which organises fundraising events throughout the year in order to provide the children with facilities and equipment that the school might not otherwise be able to afford. Ali lives in Saxmundham with her husband and two children, both of whom currently attend the school. In her spare time Ali is a keen runner.

Lorna Denham web2

Ms Lorna Denham

Lorna has taught at the school since 2006 and is currently phase leader for Key Stage 2, a member of the Friends of Saxmundham Primary School and a staff governor. Whilst her strongest interests are science and maths, she loves primary teaching because of the wide range of subjects covered. She enjoys reading crime novels and popular science books, watching nature programmes, following the England cricket team, listening to classical music (and Michael Buble), theatre and cinema trips, Pilates, nail art, walking by the sea and eating out with friends. She has been a teacher since 1994 and before that worked in market research and advertising.

Mrs Susan Hembling

Details to follow.

Vacancy

Our School Needs You!



Make a difference and put your skills into Saxmundham Primary School!
A governor makes a really important contribution to a child’s life, whilst developing personal and professional skills at the same time. Being passionate about improving outcomes and opportunities for children and young people is essential. You can really make a difference to our school.
If you, or someone you know, would like to learn more about becoming a governor at our school please contact Tom Boswell : t.boswell@saxprimary.co.uk. You do not need to have experience of education just a passion to make a difference and willingness to contribute to the future of young people.

Role of Governors

Saxmundham Primary School Governors are a team of people made up of parents, school staff, local community and councillors.

The Governors are responsible for the safe and proper management of the school. They work voluntarily to ensure high standards of education within the school and to support the interests of children.

The Governors determine the spending programme of the school budget, oversee maintenance of the building and grounds, approve staffing and curriculum arrangements, keep aware of current initiatives and ensure that the school meets its legal requirements.

To find out more about the role of a governor, please take a look at the following document: What Are Governors Expected to Do? (pdf file)

If you are interested in becoming a Governor, please speak to the Headteacher.

Please note that only one of our governors, Rob Bamford (Suffolk One Staff Governor), currently has a governance roles in another school.

Chair of Governors: Mr Tom Boswell, who can be contacted via the school office (01728 602205).

Vice- Chair of Governors: Mrs Angela Skinner, who can be contacted via the school office (01728 602205).

Our School Governors 

Name Status Committees Responsibility Current Office Term Pecuniary Interests Business Interests Relationship to Employee
Mr Tom
Boswell
(Chair)

Parent Governor
Appointed by Parent Election

Personnel (Chair), Curriculum (Chair), Finance English & Data/Assessment 18/10/2018
Elected 18/10/2014

None

None

None

Mrs Angela
Skinner(Vice-Chair)

Co-opted Governor
Appointed by Governing Body
Curriculum, Personnel     None None

None

Mrs Alison
Fox
Co-opted Governor
Appointed by Governing Body
Curriculum English 10/11/2020
Appointed 10/11/2016

None

Owner: Newell Fox Graphic Design

None

Mrs Sarah Bird Parent Governor
Appointed by Parent Election
 

 

       
Ms Lorna Denham Staff Governor
Appointed by Staff Election
Curriculum

ICT

01/09/2019

None

None

None

 Mrs Judy Barber Co-Opted Governor             
Mr Donald Hawkley Co-Opted Governor             
Mrs Susan Hembling Staff Governor             
Mr Edward
Pearson-Shaul

Headteacher
Ex Officio

Finance, Curriculum, Premises, Personnel    

None

None

None

               
Mrs Lisa
Hadley
Parent Governor
Appointed by Parent Election
Curriculum   Term ended
30/11/2017

None

None

None

Mrs Carol
Cotton

Local Authority Governor
Appointed by the Local Authority

Curriculum Early Years Resigned April 2017

None

None

None

Mr Russell
Wood
Parent Governor
Appointed by Parent Election
Curriculum, Premises

Literacy

Term ended 31/10/2015 Employee of Pearson

None

None

Mr Paul Whitelock LA Governor
Appointed by the Local Authority
Finance, Curriculum, Premises

ICT

Resigned Jan 2016

None

None

Yes

Mrs Charlie
Hill

Co-opted Governor
Appointed by Governing Body

Finance   Resigned Jan 2016

None

None

None

Mr Rob
Bamford
 

(Co-Chair) Co-opted Governor Appointed by Governing Body  

Personnel, Curriculum, Finance   Special Educational Needs/Pupil Premium/Gifted & Talented   Resigned August 2018   None  None None 
Mr Keith
Cartwright
-Jones 
Co-opted Governor
Appointed by Governing Body 
Premises Special Educational Needs/Pupil Premium/Gifted & Talented 01/09/2019
Appointed 01/09/2015
None None Yes
Mr Robin
Potter 
Co-opted Governor
Appointed by Governing Body
Finance (Chair) Curriculum, Personnel, Appeals (Chair) Safeguarding & Numeracy 01/09/2019
Appointed 01/09/2015
None None None
Mr Matthew Dawkins  Parent Governor
Appointed by Parent Election
Curriculum, Premises    24/03/2019
Elected 24/03/2015
None Owner: A&M Events None
Miss Racheal McNair  Co-opted Governor
Appointed by Governing Body 
Curriculum
Early Years
  23/03/2020
Appointed 23/03/2016
 Manager of Meadow Brook Play Care None None
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