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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 Vacancy for Parent Governor  
PG Mark Etherton 30.08.20
LA Grahame Starling    04.01.23
Head Shaun Valentine No Limit
FG Lesley Barlow 30.07.21
FG Fiona Knapp 13.12.22
FG Katie Orchard 23.06.23
FG Ruth Parsons 7.06.24
FG Canon Pastor Philip Banks  Ex-Officio
FG Valerie Wilde  (Chair of Governors) 31.08.21
SG Victoria Cooper (Deputy Headteacher) No limit
FG Caroline Baker TBC
FG Sarah Cooledge 31.10.23