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


The White Horse Federation LBG

Each school has its own Local Governing Body (LGB). The Chair of each LGB will also sit on a collective group of similar Chairs from which one representative will be elected and then co-opted onto the Executive Board; this process will be repeated every two years thus affording new Chairs the opportunity to be similarly elected.

TWHF Executive Board has clearly identified the areas of responsibility that they delegate to the LGBs. Although not in any way legally responsible and not itself accountable for the statutory functions, the LGB has an important role to play in assisting the school to operate effectively in line with the wishes of TWHF Executive Board as communicated to the LGB. Read more…


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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WHF Accounts

LBG Accounts

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