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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 in December 2020, 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


StatusNameTerm of Office End
PGRachel Boast22.10.2024
PGJulia Johnston22.10.2024
LAGrahame Starling   04.01.2023
HeadShaun ValentineNo Limit
FGFrances Parr31.3.2025
FGFiona Knapp13.12.2022
FGKatie Orchard23.06.2023
FGRuth Parsons7.06.2024
FGRev Sarah Geileskey 31.8.2024
FGValerie Wilde  (Chair of Governors)31.08.2021
SGVictoria Cooper (Deputy Headteacher)No limit
C-OVacancy for Co-opted governor 
FGSarah Cooledge31.10.2023