Governors

Welcome to the section of our web site dedicated to the School’s Governing Body. Central to our work is the belief that children achieve best when parents and school work together.
We have three main functions: to set the ethos of the school, to monitor that pupils are achieving to the best of their abilities and to scrutinise financial management. In addition, all the governors are active in supporting and challenging various aspects of school life, as you can see below, as well as monitoring and developing policies that support our ethos and values.
Governing Body Job Descriptions
Chair of Governors: Glynis Tucker
Local Authority Governor
Term of Office10/07/17 to 09/07/21
I moved to Mulbarton 5 years ago to be near 2 of my grandchildren, one of whom attends our school with the other due to attend in a year or two. I am a science graduate and have a Master’s degree in Education. I taught in Suffolk Middle Schools for many years, latterly at a senior level. I then spent several years working in safeguarding in educational settings, firstly for the Department of Education and then for Norfolk County Council.  I am an experienced governor, having served on a variety of governing bodies from primary to a large Suffolk high School, where I was vice chair. I believe every child should enjoy an education that enables them to reach full potential in a nurturing environment and I’m proud to support the school in its work to achieve this.
Jane Barber
Co-opted Governor
Term of Office: 25/04/18 to 24/04/22
I have lived in Mulbarton with my husband since 2006. We have 2 daughters: the elder already at Mulbarton Primary School and the younger will attend in the future. I am a mathematics graduate and work in the General Insurance Actuarial Department at Aviva. I enjoy time with my family, theatre, indoor climbing and swimming. I became a governor to make a positive contribution to the school and to help support raising achievement.
Ben Goode
Co-opted Governor
Term of Office: 10/07/17 to 09/07/21
Mulbarton is a great place to bring up children and I have two boys who attend the primary school. I was born in Southwold in Suffolk, and after spending eleven years as the Financial Controller of Adnams PLC, I made the journey north to Norfolk 15 years ago. I currently work in construction running an architectural practice where I’m responsible for our business strategy, finance, HR, IT and company secretarial functions. Away from work and family life, I love to ski and play golf, but not at the same time! As a governor, my primary focus is to ensure that the school is on a sound financial footing by following an appropriate strategy and ensuring that the money is spent in the best interests of the children’s learning.
Suzanne Larke
Co-opted Governor
Term of Office: 25/04/18 to 24/04/22
I was co-opted to join the governing body in May 2018 and am keen to make an active contribution towards quality education for local children. Having grown up in the local area, I returned to live in Bracon Ash after a number of years in London and Kent post-university. I have a degree in Economics. My son attends the school, I also have a preschool age daughter. I work in the insurance industry, where I have spent a number of years in Corporate Strategy Roles, following a period in marketing and proposition development in the food industry. In between juggling work and home commitments I enjoy circuit training, Pilates and reading contemporary fiction.
Chris Rivett
Parent Governor
Term of office: 14/11/18 to 13/11/22
My family and I have lived in Mulbarton for 6 years, we love living here, and we have two daughters in the school. I am a company director in the automotive industry.  My main responsibilities and interests within the business are staff development, managing change, project management, third party relationship management and performance management. I believe these skills and interests will enable me to support the school effectively as a governor.  In my spare time I volunteer as a committee member of Mulbarton Wanderers Football Club, and enjoy playing golf, darts and spending time with my family and friends.
James Turner
Parent Governor
Term of office: 14/11/18 to 13/11/22
Kirsty Savory
Staff Governor
Term of Office: 10/07/17 to 09/07/21
I have worked at Mulbarton Primary School since 2001 and I’m one of two deputies.
Amanda Smith
Co-opted Governor
Term of Office: 10/07/17 to 09/07/21
I have taught in Key Stage 1 at the school for 5 years.
Bev Theobald
Headteacher Governor
Bev is the school’s Headteacher.