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Meet the Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section.

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.


Following a meeting of the Governing Body on 18th November 2019, the following pecuniary or business interests were declared.

Instrument of Government:


This Instrument came into effect 01/09/2015 and was made by order of Suffolk Local Authority on 22nd July 2015


The Governing Body of St Edmundsbury CEVA Primary School shall consist of:


  • Two Parent Governors
  • One LA Governor
  • The Headteacher
  • One staff Governor
  • Eight Foundation Governors
  • One co-opted Governor





Key: FG - Foundation Governor          SG - Staff Governor    AM - Associate Member

         PG Parent Governor          LA  Local Authority Governor       C-O- Co-Opted


Status Name Term of Office End
PG Rachel Boast 22.10.2024
PG Julia Johnston 22.10.2024
LA Grahame Starling    04.01.2023
Head Shaun Valentine No Limit
FG Vacancy for Foundation Governor  
FG Fiona Knapp 13.12.2022
FG Katie Orchard 23.06.2023
FG Ruth Parsons 7.06.2024
FG Rev Sarah Geileskey  31.8.2024
FG Valerie Wilde  (Chair of Governors) 31.08.2021
SG Victoria Cooper (Deputy Headteacher) No limit
FG Caroline Baker TBC
FG Sarah Cooledge 31.10.2023