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Governors

The Local Governing Body of Stoke by Nayland Church of England Primary School plays an important role in developing the strategic direction of our school. It promotes progress and achievement for all, within a family orientated and broadly Christian ethos. We are a diverse group of people, from a variety of backgrounds who come together as a whole group termly and regularly in sub-committees, to lend skills, enthusiasm and support to further improve our school. The Local Governing Body has delegated authority from the board of directors of the MAT for the running of the school. The MAT's Governance can be viewed by clicking the following link. MAT Governance.

To view a copy of our Supplemental Funding Agreement, please click here.

To view a copy of our Scheme of Delegation, please click here.

To view our Multi-Academy Trust's (St Edmundsbury & Ipswich Diocesan Multi-Academy Trust) latest Annual Report & Accounts, click here

Governors

 

     

 Karen Harman

Chair of Governors

Co-opted

Jane Addis

Vice-Chair of Governors

Co-opted

Adrian Hill

Co-opted 

 Reverend Stéphane Javelle

Ex-Officio 

 

   

 Fiona Malby

Parent 

 William Akast 

Co-opted 

Sally-Anne Fox 

Parent

 

 

     

Mr Andrew Frolish

Headteacher

 

Mrs Kelly McGrath-Wells

Staff

 

   

The Role of Governors

The Governors are a group of volunteers who have an interest in education and want to contribute their skills and experience to the benefit of our school.

Their role includes:

  • Appointing, supporting and being a 'critical friend' of the headteacher
  • Setting the strategic direction and policies for the school
  • Approving the school budget
  • Working with staff to ensure that the best outcomes are sought for the children of the school
  • Monitoring school development

 

As well as 2 full governing body meetings each term, there are various committees that meet to focus on particular aspects of school development.

These include committees for:

Finance, Health, Safety and Premises, and Personnel

From time to time working parties are convened to work on particular events that arise.

Karen Harman is the Chair of Governors and can be contacted c/o the school.

If you would like to know more about the role of the governors, please speak to the Headteacher or make contact with a governor via the School Office.

 

Becoming a Governor

Becoming a Governor

When there is a vacancy for a parent governor the Headteacher will make this known by letter and send home a nomination form. In order to become a governor you can nominate yourself or another parent, but you must seek their approval first and in both cases be seconded by two additional parents.  You are invited to write a 'pen portrait' which will be included on a voting paper should we need to hold an election.  You must also check that you meet the criteria for becoming a school governor.

Criteria for a parent governor

Responsibilities

Name

Governor Category

Term of Office Ends

Responsibilities

Special Areas of Interest

 

 

 

 

 

Karen Harman

Co-opted

31st August 2022

Chair of Governors

 

School Improvement, Christian distinctiveness and the Arts.

 

Jane Addis 

 Co-Opted

19th November 2021

Vice Chair

 

Reverend Stéphane Javelle

Ex-Officio

Ex-Officio

 

 

Mr Andrew Frolish

Executive Headteacher

Ex-Officio

 

All committees and working parties

School Improvement

Mrs Kelly McGrath-Wells

Head of School

10th September 2025

 

 

Adrian Hill

Co-opted

24th October 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fiona Malby

Parent

30th December 2023

  

 

Sally-Anne Fox

Parent

22nd October 2022

 

Health & Safety

William Akast

 

Co-opted

10th March 2022

 Named Safeguarding Governor

 

Attendance

Stoke by Nayland Church of England Primary School
Local Governing Body Attendance - 2021-2022 School Year
Meeting Dates

Governor’s Name

Category

Term End Date

13/09/2021

22/11/2021

17/01/2022

07/03/2022

Karen Harman

Chair

31/08/2025

P

P

P

 

Jane Addis

Vice-chair

20/11/2025

P

P

P

 

Ken Freeman

Co-opted

25/01/2022

N/A

A

A

 

Adrian Hill

Co-opted

24/10/2022

N/A

P

P

 

Rev. Stéphane Javelle

Ex-officio

N/A

N/A

P

P

 

Fiona Malby

Parent

30/12/2023

P

P

P

 

Will Akast

Parent

10/03/2022

P

P

P

 

Sally Fox

Parent

21/10/2025

N/A

P

P

 

Andrew Frolish

Headteacher

N/A

P

P

P

 

Kelly McGrath-Wells

Staff Governor

09/09/2025

P

P

P

 

 

Sally Fox welcomed as parent governor on 22nd October

Adrian Hill welcomed as co-opted governor on 25th October 

Reverend Stéphane Javelle welcomed as incumbent Rector

P = Present, A = Apologies for Absence. 

    Stoke by Nayland Church of England Primary School        
             
    Local Governing Body Attendance - 2020-2021 School Year        
        Meeting Dates            
  Governor's Name Category Term End Date 24/11/2020 17/12/2020 23/03/2021   15/07/2021      
  Vivienne Klimowicz Co-opted 31/08/2020 N/A  P P      
  Angela Colclough Co-opted 10/09/2021 P  P P      
  Sarah Smith Headteacher Ex-officio P A P P      
  Sarah Andrews Staff Governor 21/04/2020 N/A  P P      
  Jane Addis Co-opted 19/11/2024 N/A P P      
  Joe Walker Parent 31/05/2021 P P P Term ended      
  Fiona Malby Parent 30/12/2023 N/A P P      
  William Akast Co-opted 10/03/2021 P P      
                     
           
  Jane Addis replaced Robin Miller at the end of his term        
             
    P = Present, A = Apologies for Absence.        
    Stoke by Nayland Church of England Primary School        
             
    Local Governing Body Attendance - 2019-2020 School Year        
        Meeting Dates            
  Governor's Name Category Term End Date 15/10/2019 15/01/2020

29/04/2020
meeting postponed until 02/07/2020
(COVID-19) 

2/7/2020

(Virtual)

     
  Vivienne Klimowicz Co-opted 31/08/2020 P  P   P      
  Peter Drew Co-opted 31/08/2020 P  P  Term ends 31/8/2020  P      
  Sarah Smith Headteacher Ex-officio P  P    P      
  Kelly McGrath-Wells Senior Teacher 21/04/2020 P  P  Term ended 4/2020        
  Mary Ann Villar Parent 16/11/2020 P  Resigned 12/2019          
  Joe Walker Parent 17/05/2020 P  P    P      
  Revd. Mark Woodrow Foundation Ex-officio P  P    P      
  Angela Colclough Foundation 10/09/2021 P  P    P      
  Robin Miller Parent 31/05/2021 P  A    P    

 

  Fiona Malby Parent 30/12/2023 N/A P    P      
  Sarah Andrews Staff 21/04/2024 N/A N/A    P      
  William Akast Co-opted 10/03/2021 N/A N/A    P      
                     
           
  Sarah Andrews replaces Kelly McGrath-Wells at the end of her term. Mary Ann Villar resigned.        
             
    P = Present, A = Apologies for Absence.        

 

 

Business Interests

Karen Harman

Nature of Business Nature of interest Date of appointment/acquisition Cessation of interest Date of Declaration
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

 

  

 

Jane Addis

Nature of Business Nature of interest Date of appointment/acquisition Cessation of interest Date of Declaration
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

 

 

 

Reverend Stéphane Javelle

Nature of Business Nature of interest Date of appointment/acquisition Cessation of interest Date of Declaration
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

 

  

 

Mr Andrew Frolish

Nature of Business Nature of interest Date of appointment/acquisition Cessation of interest Date of Declaration
Spouse a SEND consultant N/A N/A Current 19/11/2021

 

 

  

 

Mrs Kelly McGrath-Wells

Nature of Business

Nature of interest

Date of appointment/acquisition

Cessation of interest

Date of Declaration

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

 

 

 Adrian Hill

Nature of Business Nature of interest Date of appointment/acquisition Cessation of interest Date of Declaration
Spouse a Headteacher at Bures Primary School N/A N/A Current 19/11/2021

 

 

 

  

 

Fiona Malby

Nature of Business Nature of interest Date of appointment/acquisition Cessation of interest Date of Declaration
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

 

  

 

Sally-Anne Fox

Nature of Business Nature of interest Date of appointment/acquisition Cessation of interest Date of Declaration
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

 

 

  

William Akast

Nature of Business Nature of interest Date of appointment/acquisition Cessation of interest Date of Declaration
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

 

 

 

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Chestnut - Miss Durrant & Miss Roots
Oak  - Mrs McGrath-Wells

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Stoke by Nayland C of E Primary School

School Street

Stoke-by-Nayland

Colchester CO6 4QY

Mr Andrew Frolish - Executive Headteacher

Mrs Kelly McGrath-Wells - Head of School

 

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