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St Margaret's CEVA Primary School

Transforming lives by living and learning together in God's love


Welcome to the Governors' section.


The Governing Body of St Margaret's


The governors are volunteers from all walks of life who want to make a positive contribution to children’s education by supporting the school. The governors work together as a body to ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction and that the school delivers a good quality education by holding the Head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school. They ensure and oversee the financial procedures of the school, making sure money is well spent.


At St Margaret’s Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School there are 14 members of the governing body made up of representatives from St Margaret’s Church, the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, the Local Authority, the parent body and the staff body. The majority of the governors are foundation governors, they must also ensure that the school is led and managed in accordance with its Trust Deed and its ethos statement. PCC elected Governors ensure there is a link between the school and St Margaret's Church.


Governor Details 2022/23



Governor Category

Appointing Body

Term of office is 4 years and ends on

Committee Membership

Position of responsibility/ lead roles

Interests to declare

 Gill Jackson  


 Diocesan Board   of Education

 Appointed on   01.09.2020

 Ends on   31.08.2024

 Learning &   Standards

 Chair of Learning and   Standards


 Revd Charlotte   Cook

 Incumbent (fulfilling   the role during   interregnum at St   Margaret's Church)


   Spiritual oversight of   the school

 Vicar  of   Westerfield,   Witnesham and   Tuddenham

 Julie Temple


 Parochial Church   Council

 Appointed on 15.6.2022

 Ends on 14.6.2026

 Finance,   Personnel,   Admissions

 Chair of personnel


 Mental Health Link   Governor

 Parent of   pupils   at the   school

 Nick Jacob


 Diocesan Board   of Education

 Appointed on   01.09.2022

 Ends on   31.08.2026

 Buildings &  Premises


 Chair of Buildings &   Premises

 IT Link Governor

 Mr Jacob’s   company

 'Nicholas   Jacobs   Architects'   provides   building advice

 Canon Jo Gunn


 Ex - officio






 Partner   Painting  and   Decorating

 Inga Lockington

   Local Authority

 County Council

 Appointed on   31.01.2021

 Ends on



 Learning &   Standards


 Community liaison


 Julie Febvre


 Elected by Staff

 Appointed on   21.01.2019

 Ends on   31.01.2023

 Learning &   Standards


 Equalities staff link

 Member of staff

 David Matthews


 Diocesan Board   of Education

 Appointed on 17.01.2022

Ends on 


 Learning &   Standards




 Shamaila Waddle


 Parochial Church   Council

 Appointed on 16.06.2022   Ends on 15.06.2026 Learning & Standards 


 Tim Underwood


 Elected by   parents

 Appointed on   21.6.2022

 Ends on   30.06.2026

 Buildings &   Premises


 Health & Safety Link   Governor

 Parent of a   pupil at the   school

 Chair of   Trustees - St   Mary's Pre-


 David Wilson


 Parochial Church   Council

 Appointed on   01.09. 2015

 Ends on



 Learning &   Standards

 Chair of Governors

 Assessment Link   Governor

 Parent of a   pupil at the   school


 Helen Woodfine


 Parochial Church   Council

 Appointed on   01.05.2016   Ends on   30.04.2024




 Chair of Finance

 Parent of

 a pupil at the   school







 Sarah Hayward-   Cox   Parent Elected by       Parents

 Appointed on   16.10.2019

 Ends on   17.10.2023

 Learning &   Standards,   Personnel SEND Parent of   pupils   at the   school



To contact the chair of governors: Please write via the school labelled 'For the Attention of the Chair of Governors' or email directly to chair.governors@stmargaretsipswich.org 



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