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.
If you would like to contact the Chair of Governors, please email: Chair@mulbartonprimary.norfolk.sch.uk
 Governing Body Job Descriptions
Chair of Governors: Kevin Holland
Term of Office: 18/12/2018 to 6/12/22

I have been a resident in Norfolk for 8 years after moving here from the South coast. I graduated from Winchester University in 1999 with a degree in Education Studies and Sports Studies always with the intention of going on to complete a PGCE in PE, which I did at Brighton University the next year. I had a 16-year teaching career working predominantly in the secondary school phase, as a PE specialist through to an assistant head teacher.  Since moving on from teaching, I have been an Education Advisor here in Norfolk for nearly 4 years.  Alongside this I have started my own life coaching venture and lecture at the University of East Anglia. I have a successful background in a range of sports but had some amazing opportunities through athletics and running for Great Britain, allowing me to travel and grow as a person. I currently hold a governor position at Chapel Break Infant School and am passionate about children receiving fantastic holistic opportunities through their education.

Glynis Tucker

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
My wife and I moved to Mulbarton in 2015 – we have two daughters at the school and really enjoy the community feel within the village, with the school at its heart.  I am a marketing graduate, who, after my degree and 5 years working in media marketing in London, decided to move back to Norfolk as its such a lovely place to live and bring up a family.  I now work in the financial services sector as Head of Marketing and am passionate about marketing, communications and people leadership. I have strong commercial awareness and a good mix of analytical and creative skills, which help me to drive business growth.  I do my best to keep fit and active through the triathlon of cycling, running and trying to keep up with my daughters! As a governor I aim to assess and contribute to, the continued success of the school and to ensure all is being done to give pupils a fun, challenging and fulfilling learning environment.
David Hall
Co-opted Governor
Term of office: 25/2/19 to 24/2/23
I have lived in Mulbarton for around 4 years and feel it is a great community with the school at its heart. I was born and grew up in Norfolk and returned in 2014 after many years living abroad and in the North East.  I have one daughter at the school, and another due to start in September. I am a Chartered Building Surveyor specialising in commercial property. This primarily involves designing and managing the construction of buildings and advising on the condition of existing property.  I have strong technical, legal and regulatory knowledge of the built environment.
Kay Aldous
Co-opted Governor
Term of Office: 21/01/19 to 20/01/23

I have a background in science teaching in secondary schools in Hertfordshire and London. My husband and I moved to Mulbarton in 2016 from South London and are very happy to be living here. Although we do not have any family attending the school I felt, after a recent visit to the school, that I would like to actively support the school in its continued success and to help it ensure that every individual achieves their best.

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.
Bev Theobald
Headteacher Governor
Bev is the school’s Headteacher.
Click here to view our latest annual Governors report 2019
Click here to view our current Governor roles 2018-9