The governing body is responsible for the overall management of the school and consists of two elected parent governors, one local authority governor, one staff governor and 7 co-opted governors. Parent and staff governors are elected every four years. All parents of children who are pupils at the school are eligible for election. The Headteacher is also a governor.

The governing body meets at least once a term with sub-committee meetings inbetween.

All governors make regular visits to the school and have a formal walk around the school as a unit at least once a year. This enables them to develop closer working links with both staff and children.

The governing body fully supports the Headteacher and staff of the school in the delivery of the curriculum, according to Local Authority and national guidelines.

Governor News

Sprowston Infant School Governance Statement 2020-2021

Governors – March 2023

GovernorRoleCategoryDate of appointmentTerm of OfficeInterests
Rob EdwardsHeadn/an/an/aHead
Chris GriffinChair, Finance, Health & Safety, PE Premium, Pupil PremiumLA governor28/10/202528/10/2025None
James WrightSafeguarding, Safer recruitment, Performance managementCo-opted governor4/10/20214/10/2025IT provider to school, on another school’s governing body
Michelle De OudeVice chair, Performance managementCo-opted governor26/04/202126/04/2025None
Victoria LangleyStaff governorStaff governor17/01/202317/01/2027Member of staff

Governor attendance 2021-22

The governing body holds one full governing body meeting each term and one committee meeting each term. There are two committees: ‘Building, finance and grounds’ and ‘Teaching, learning and curriculum’, which meet together.

28.9.21 Full23.11.21 Committees18.1.22 Full22.3.22 Committees26.4.22 Full8.6.22 EGM28.6.22 Committees
James Wright   
Michelle deOude