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 subcommittees
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
|Roger Livesey||Chair of Trustee Committee
|Amanda Arterton||Vice Chair of Trustees
|Andrew Johnson||View Profile|
|Tony Yates||View Profile|
|Lesley Bambridge||Member||View Profile|
|Peter Harris||View Profile|
|Kevin Baldwin||View Profile|
|Paul Bland||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|
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:
- Trustee Overview of Membership and Responsibilities 2021-2022
- Trustee Declaration of Business and Pecuniary Interests 2021-2022
- Trustee Overview of Membership and Responsibilities 2020-2021
- Trustee Declaration of Business and Pecuniary Interests 2020-2021
- Trustee Overview of Membership and Responsibilities 2019-2020
- Trustee Overview of Membership and Responsibilities 2018-2019
- Trustee Declaration of Business and Pecuniary Interests - 2019-2020
Mrs Samantha Simms is the Clerk to the Trustees.
Mrs Simms can be contacted on the following for all matters relating to the Board of Trustees;
FAO Mrs S Simms
Clerk To Trustees
West Norfolk Academies Trust
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
|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 John Crofts||Mrs Amanda Gibbins|
|Snettisham Primary School||Barbara Herring||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||Barbara Herring||Ms Louise Jackson|
|Heacham Infant School||Barbara Herring||Ms Louise Jackson|
|Gaywood Primary School||Carly West-Burnham||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 individual school websites.
Training and Recruiting
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 for our governors.
These sessions are held at regular intervals over the school year.
Below are a couple of example videos of the training provided to our governors:
Effective Questioning for Governors
Governors from across the trust are welcome to attend any of the training sessions. They will be presented virtually via zoom, but each session will be recorded and will be available in the secure governor area.
If you are one of our governors and would like to gain access to a virtual presentation or the governor secure area then please contact your Clerk to Governors/Trustees who will supply you with the login details.
Becoming a Governor
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.
Information on becoming a Governor within West Norfolk Academies Trust can be found in the Become a Governor at WNAT leaflet.
To register your interest in Springwood High School, or any of the other schools within the trust,
please fill in the 'Become a Governor' form here.