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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 6th November 2018, it was confirmed that there are no pecuniary or business interests.

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  
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 23.6.23
FG Rev' Mark Haworth Ex-Officio
FG Canon Pastor Philip Banks  Ex-Officio
FG Valerie Wilde  (Chair of Governors) 31.08.21
SG Sarah Clayton No limit
FG Caroline Baker TBC
FG Sarah Cooledge TBC