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Kyson Governing Body Profile

The Governors have an overall responsibility for the running of the school and for determining its aims, objectives and policies.

If you wish to contact the Chair of Governors you should do so through the school. If you wish to become a Governor, please speak directly to Libby Brown.

A copy of Govrning Body minutes can be found in the school foyer.

Libby Brown

Libby became Headteacher at Kyson in 2000. Previously she was Head at East Bergholt VCP and St Matthews CEVAP. She has worked in a wide variety of schools across Suffolk and in a variety of senior roles within the Local Authority.

She is very pleased to lead the school which is rich in diversity and delights in the everyday successes and challenges.

  • Date appointed - 01/09/00
  • Term of office - no end date
  • Register of interests - None
Libby
  • Headteacher Governor
  • Finance, Premises and Health & Safety Committee
  • Personnel, Performance Management and Safeguarding Committee

Mrs Fiona Fossett

Fiona is a committed member of the teaching team at Kyson, working at the school since September 2007.

Fiona currently teaches in Year 6 and enjoys the challenge of teaching and nurturing older children.

In her free time, Fiona enjoys spending time with her husband and two teenage children.

Fiona is passionate about nature and the natural world. She particularly enjoys gardening, walking and ready.

  • Date appointed - 01/09/15
  • Term of office - 31/08/19
  • Register of Interests - None
Fional Fossett
  • Staff Governor
  • Learning and Attainment Committee

Mr Tom Gunson

Tom was appointed Deputy Headteacher of Kyson after joining the school from Cedarwood Primary in February 2014.

Tom is Chair of the Learning and Teaching Committee. Although passionate about English and History, Tom thoroughly enjoys teaching all subjects and the opportunity to learn something new.

Outside of school, Tom is married with two young daughters and enjoys various sports and reading.

  • Date appointed - 22/11/16
  • Term of office - 21/11/20
  • Register of Interests - Spouse, Mrs Laura Gunson, Teacher at Kyson.
Tom
  • Governor
  • Learning and Attainment Committee (Chair)
  • Finance, Premises and Health & Safety Committee

Mr Alan Krailing

Alan joined the Governing Body in 2017 as a parent governor and has a son and a daughter at Kyson.  He has a professional background in Health, Safety and the Environment and is using this experience to help the school in these areas.

 

Outside of work Alan enjoys sailing with his family on the Deben. 

 

  • Date appointed - 16/10/17
  • Term of office - 15/10/21
  • Register of Interests - None

  • Parent Governor
  • Health and Safety Governor
  • Finance, Premises and Health & Safety Committee
  • Hearings Committee

Mrs Karen Moodie - Chair

Karen was appointed as a Parent Governor in 2008 and then as a Co-Opted Govener in 2016. Karen is the Chair.

As Chair of the Finance, Premises and Health & Safety Committee, Karen tries to help the school make the best use of funds available.

Karen has an interest in environmental issues and is a member of the school Eco Team.

Karen lives in Hasketon and has two sons, who attended Kyson but are now at Farlingaye. Her interests include cooking, swimming, gardening and walking.

  • Date appointed - 22/11/16
  • Term of office - 21/11/20
  • Register of Interests - Employee Nutcotts Garden Centre. Trustee Hasketon Village Hall.
Karen
  • Co-Opted Governor
  • Eco-Action Team Governor
  • Finance, Premises and Health & Safety (Chair)
  • Personnel, Performance Management & Safeguarding Committee
  • Appeals Committee
  • Head's Performance Management Committee (Chair)

Mrs Kara Murphy

Kara joined the Governing Body in 2015 and is a Co-Opted Governor.

Kara lives in Hasketon with her husband and three childen, two of whom attend Kyson, and dog. Kara also has two stepsons.

Family is very important to Kara and she loves getting together for nice country and beach walks.

  • Date appointed - 24/11/15
  • Term of office - 23/11/19
  • Register of Interests - Employee Tesco. Spouse painter/decorator. 
Kara Murphy
  • Co-Opted Governor
  • Safeguarding Governor
  • Nursery Admissions Panel
  • Personnel, Performance Management & Safeguarding Committee (Chair)
  • Hearings Committee (Chair)
  • Pupil Discipline Committee
  • Head's Performance Management Committee

Mr Derek Rothwell

Derek joined the Governing Body in 2012 and is a Co-opted Governor.  He is a member of the Finance, Premises and Health & Safety Committee and also serves as a Link Governor to help keep our Governors up to date.

Derek is a chartered engineer retired from BT. His children were both pupils at Kyson, although it is sometime since they left! Derek’s wife was a teacher at Kyson for several years.

  • Date appointed - 01/09/15
  • Term of office - 31/08/19
  • Register of interests - None
Derek
  • Co-Opted Governor
  • Finance, Premises and Health & Safety Committee
  • Pupil Discipline Committee (Chair)
  • Hearings Committee

Mrs Sarah Wainer - Vice Chair

Sarah was elected as a Governor in January 2014, having previously served 12 years as a Staff Governor at Birchwood Primary School in Martlesham where she works as a Teacher.

Sarah lives in Woodbridge and has a son in Year 10 and daughter in Year 8 at Farlingaye. Both Sarah's children attended Kyson.

Sarah is on the Learning and Attainment Committee and is keen that the Kyson staff and pupils continue to be passionate about their learning, enjoying a rigorous and enriched curriculum.

  • Date appointed - 23/11/17
  • Term of office - 22/11/21
  • Register of interests - None
Sarah
  • Co-Opted Governor
  • Data Governor
  • Modern Foreign Languages Governor
  • Learning and Attainment Committee
  • Appeals Committe (Chair)
  • Head's Performance Management Committee

Mrs Jane Willis

Jane Willis has two children at Kyson. She is a member of the School Council and a regular helper at Kyson Nursery. 

Jane has a professional background and interest in health and science. She is an active member of a local community farm, and also enjoys swimming, theatre and live music. 

  • Date appointed - 16/10/2017
  • Term of office - 15/10/2021
  • Register of interests - None
Jane Willis
  • Parent Governor
  • School Council Governor
  • Personnel, Performance Management & Safeguarding Committee
  • Appeals Committee 
  • Pupil Discipline Committee

 

Instrument of Government

The name of the school is KYSON. The school is a COMMUNITY school The name of the governing body is “THE GOVERNING BODY OF KYSON PRIMARY SCHOOL”

The governing body shall consist of:

  • 2 parent governors
  • 1 staff governor
  • 1 Headteacher
  • 1 LA governor
  • 7 co-opted governors

Total number of Governors 12 and 1 Associate Governor.

The term of office for all governors is 4 YEARS. This instrument of government comes into effect on SEPTEMBER 1ST 2015. This instrument was made by order of SUFFOLK Local Authority on NOVEMBER 26th 2015.

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