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Responsibility for the academies that make up  West Norfolk Academies Trust and for providing education in those academies is entrusted to the Board of Trustees.

The Board of Trustees  have overall accountability for all the schools within the trust and manage all finances (including audits), premises and personnel areas, via sub committees

Some work of the Board of Trustees is delegated to the Local Governing Body of each individual school, whose work is greatly valued and supported by the Trustees.

Board of Trustees

Our Trustees 


Name   Appointment/Role Profile
Roger Livesey Chair of Trustee Committee
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Amanda Arterton Vice Chair of Trustees
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Andrew Johnson   View Profile
Tony Yates   View Profile 
Sue Lunnun Member View Profile
Lesley Bambridge Member View Profile 
Peter Harris   View Profile
Kevin Baldwin   View Profile
Paul Bland   View Profile
Nick Daubney   View Profile
Mark Ballman   View Profile 
Rob Lodge   View Profile
Pauline King   View Profile
Tracey Cornwell   View Profile
Mike Brannon Member View Profile
Roger Wood   View Profile


Trustee Documentation 

Below you will find the details of:

  • The structure and remit of the members of the Board of Trustees
  • Trustee  Overview of Membership - Including Responsibilities, Relevant Interests and Attendance
  • Trustee  Declarations of Interest - Including links and business interest within the school and trust.
  • Any other Documents relating to West Norfolk Academies Trust Board of Trustees

Click below to view up to date details of Governance Arrangements for the Trustees:

Other Documentation:


Contact Details

Mrs Sara Nolan is the Clerk to the Trustees.

Mrs Nolan can be contacted on the following for all matters relating to the Board of Trustees;

FAO Mrs S Nolan
Clerk To Trustees
West Norfolk Academies Trust
Kings Lynn,
PE30 4AW

Tel: (01553) 773393

Local Governing Bodies

The Role of the Local Governing Body 

Our Local Governing Bodies work in close partnership with the headteacher, staff and the Academy Trust. Whilst the headteacher is responsible for the day to day running of the school, the governors are involved with such things as staffing, curriculum, school buildings and finance.

It ensures the school functions well and maintains the proper range of academic and social objectives.

Governors’ meetings are held once a term, and they monitor and evaluate the standards of learning and teaching and the impact that the school has on the children’s achievement and attainment, ensuring they reach the national and locally set targets.

The Local Governing Bodies work closely with the Trustees to ensure that the trust objectives are met.

Our Local Governing Bodies 


School Chair  Headteacher
Springwood High School Mr Roger Livesey Mr Andrew Johnson
St Clements High School Mr Malcolm Woods Mr Nigel Willingham
Marshland High School Mr Steve Cozens Mr Craig Jansen
Smithdon High School Mr Andy Gee Mr John Hirst
Snettisham Primary School Mr Andy Gee Ms Louise Jackson
Clenchwarton Primary School Mr Ricki Wenn Ms Joanne Borley 
West Lynn Primary School Mr Ricki Wenn Ms Joanne Borley
Walpole Cross Keys Primary School Mr Ricki Wenn Ms Joanne Borley
Heacham Junior School Mr Andy Gee Ms Louise Jackson
Heacham Infant School Mr Andy Gee Ms Louise Jackson
Gaywood Primary School Mr David Crook  Mr Neil Mindham 

Additional information relating to our Chairs of Governing Bodies can be found by reading the
Overview of Chair of Governors

For further information on our Local Governing Bodies  please visit the school websites.

Governor Training  

The Trust greatly values and supports the work of our Local Governing Bodies and recognises the significant contribution that they can make towards raising standards within our schools. In order to assist them, the Trust provides training sessions to our governors.

These sessions are held at regular intervals over the school year and are as follows:

No Session Training Provider Date
01 Effective Questioning John Hirst/Rebecca Walker Monday 11th October 
02 Safeguarding Tom Duce Wednesday 10th November
03 Early Career Framework Neil Mindham Thursday 2nd December 
04 Knowledge Curriculum Primary Knowledge Curriculum Secondary Jo Borley
John Hirst/Rebecca Walker
Monday 10th January
Wednesday 19th January
05 Early Years New Framework Louise Jackson Thursday 3rd February
06 SEND Louise Jackson Monday 14th March 
07 Learning Walks to inc Live Marking Emma Hunt Wednesday 20th April
08  CPD/Pedagogy/Learning Scientist Craig Jansen Thursday 12th May
09 Behaviours for Learning/Mental Health Rebecca Walker
Clare Enters
Monday 20th June

Governors from across the trust are welcome to join any of the above sessions.

They will be presented virtually via zoom, but each session will be recorded.

If you are a governor at one of our schools and would like to gain access to the virtual presentation or a recorded training sessions then please contact your Clerk to Governors who will supply you with the login details.

Governor Recruitment 

The Trust greatly values and supports the work of our Local Governing Bodies and recognises the significant contribution that they can make towards raising standards within our schools.

 In order to assist them, the Trust provides support to local governing bodies with governor recruitment, selection and training.

If you are interested in becoming a Governor at one of our schools please click on the link below for further information: 

Governor Recruitment within West Norfolk Academies Trust