Mr J Bainer - SEND Governor
I am a Halesworth resident and work at Britten Pears Arts as Head of Process & Change Management. I previously served as a school governor in London and am excited to now be able to serve in my local community. My area of responsibility as a Governor is the curriculum and I am also passionate about creativity and youth voice. I studied at Northwestern University in Chicago for my Bachelor's degree and have a Masters from the Royal Academy of Music as well as an MBA from the University of Cambridge. Originally from America, I have lived in the UK for over a decade and previously worked at the Royal Opera House and Wigmore Hall.
Mr R Emmerson - Vice Chair of Governors
I was born and have spent most of my life living in Halesworth. Four generations of my family have attended Edgar Sewter, including my two children and myself. For the last 16 years I have worked in Local Government and education roles, currently I am a Grants Officer at Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Council and previously as the Learning Support Manager at Lowestoft College. Having previously served a 6 year term as an Edgar Sewter School Governor, I am really pleased to be re-joining the very dedicated, motivated and professional team of staff and governors at the school.
Mrs N Siddall - Chair of Governors
I am a retired teacher with 10 years experience in Yorkshire and 15 in Suffolk. I am currently the Chair of Governors and it is a great privilege to hold this position. I strongly believe that our children deserve to be in one of the best schools in the country. All the governors and I will relentlessly drive towards improvement and excellence to achieve this ambition. My priority is for all the children to have strong Literacy skills, to be supported and challenged to achieve success.
Mrs C Slater - Parent Governor
I have worked with children and schools for over 15 years as a Speech and Language Therapist, a vocation I love.
Mrs D Stanborough - Safeguarding Governor
After working at Edgar Sewter for a number of years supporting children with their education and all round development I moved on to a local college to teach and assess childcare students. I strongly believe in the holistic approach to working with children. Their health and wellbeing is fundamental to the enjoyment of education and can inspire them to achieve their own personal goals. I like to keep up to date with current research and practice and recently undertook mental health first aid training.
Mrs C Theobald - Parent Governor
I work as a Development Manager with St James’s Place Wealth Management and have over 20 years’ experience in the Financial Services industry. I moved to Halesworth in 2014 and I now have a son and daughter at the school. I want the best education for every child at Edgar Sewter Primary, in a caring environment where every child can achieve their full potential. I believe that excellent communication between parents and the school is essential and key to keeping all parties engaged for the good of the children. I am an enthusiastic, motivated individual and I am excited to be working with the team of governors to help make a difference to the education of the children at Edgar Sewter Primary School.
Mrs J Wilson
I was born in Halesworth and attended Edgar Sewter as child. My own grown up sons also began their educational journey at the school and I now have a daughter in reception. My working life has been very varied from administration, hospitality through to working as a Family Support Practitioner for Children’s services. During my time as an FSP I developed a passion for working with children and families. I believe every child deserves to have the same opportunities and experiences wherever possible in life and especially in education. I feel it is the schools role to help children become well rounded not only academically but also socially and emotionally. I am excited to join the governing team at Edgar Sewter Primary and look forward to being part of its future.
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Audited accounts in full
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