The Governing Body

Welcome from the governors here at Southwold Primary & Nursery School. The Local Board of Governors has 11 members, varying from parents, members of the local community and teachers. We work as a team with the Principle for the benefit of all the pupils and staff here at Southwold. The term of office of each governor is 4 years.

We’re all volunteers and have a diverse background from education, Banking, manufacturing, I.T and HR.  We act as ‘a critical friend’ – helping to guide the school to improving the standard of education for all our children. We don’t get involved in the day-to-day operation of the school, but set the criteria by which the school is managed.

We ensure that national government legislation and targets are met, the safety of everyone is paramount, and that the curriculum is delivered to benefit all children.

Governors take an active role in the school not only attending meetings but also school functions and undertaking visits to classrooms

Governor Newsletters


  • LBG Minutes Term 25 January 2017 Download
  • LBG Minutes Term 21 September 2016 Download
  • LBG Minutes Term 6 July 2016 Download


Gavin Bray

I have been chair of Governors since September 2014.

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Chris Williams

I have been a local authority governor of Southwold School since June 2015.

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Wiebke Macrae

I have been a co-opted Governor at Southwold Primary School since March 2016.

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Mark Leaman

I am a parent governor and work as a Global I.T. Manager for Save the Children.

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Jo Stanley

I recently became the non-teaching Governor representative in July 2016.

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Gemma Penny

I have been the Deputy Head teacher at Southwold School since January 2009

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Graeme Parrott

I became a Governor in June 2017.

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Lorna Nichol

I am a governor for Southwold Primary School

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Darren Townsend

I have been a governor of Southwold School since May 2017.

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LBG Registers of Attendance & Interests

LBG Attendance Registers of Attendance and Interests 2017-18


LBG Attendance Registers of Attendance and Interests 2016-17


LBG Attendance Register 2014-15 & 2015-16

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WHF Registers Trustees, Members & SLT

LBG Attendance Register 2016-17

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