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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 - Headteacher Governor

Libby became Headteacher at Kyson in 2000. Previously she was Head at East Bergholt VCP. She has worked in a wide variety of schools across Suffolk.

She was until very recently a Challenge Partner for the Local Authoirty and Chair of the Suffolk Primary Heads Association.

  • Date appointed - 01/09/00
  • Term of office - no end date
  • Register of interests - Employee of Kyson Primary School
Libby
  • Finance, Site and Health & Safety
  • Personnel, Performance Management and Safeguarding (Chair)
  • Steering Group

Mrs June Cowles - LA Governor

June became a Governor at Kyson in 2012 where she is Chair of the Personnel, Performance Management and Safeguarding  Committee. She has four children who have all attended the school.

June is also a Governor at Farlingaye High School and is a student mentor there.

June works at Otley College supporting students with special needs. She is committed to helping all students fulfil their potential.

June is very involved in her local community enjoying fundraising for charity, singing in a choir, cinema and walking.

  • Date appointed - 01/09/15
  • Term of office - 03/03/20
  • Register of interests - None
June
  • Personnel, Performance Management and Safeguarding (Chair)
  • Hearings Group
  • Steering Group

Mrs Fiona Fossett - Staff Governor

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
  • Learning and Attainment

Mr Tom Gunson - Associate Governor

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 - 01/09/15
  • Term of office - 31/08/19
  • Register of Interests - Employee of Kyson Primary School
Tom
  • Learning and Attainment (Chair)
  • Finance, Site and Health & Safety
  • Steering Group

Mrs Karen Moodie - Chair, Co-Opted Governor

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, Site 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 - Trustee Hasketon Village Hall
Karen
  • Finance, Site and Health & Safety (Chair)
  • Steering Group
  • Appeals Group

Mrs Kara Murphy - Parent Governor

Kara joined the Governing Body in 2015 and is a Parent Governor.

Kara lives in Hasketon with her husband and three childen 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 - Spouse painter/decorator
Kara Murphy
  • Personnel, Performance Management and Safeguarding
  • Discipline Group
  • Safeguarding Governor

Mr Derek Rothwell - Co-Opted Governor

Derek joined the Governing Body in 2012 and is a Co-opted Governor.  He is a member of the Finance, Site 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
  • Finance, Site and Health & Safety
  • Hearings Group
  • Discipline Group

Mrs Sarah Wainer - Vice Chair, Co-Opted Governor

Sarah was elected as a Parent 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 9 and daughter in Year 7 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 - 27/11/13
  • Term of office - 26/11/17
  • Register of interests - None
Sarah
  • Learning and Attainment
  • Appeals Group
  • Discipline Group
  • Modern Foreign Languages

Mrs Jane Willis - Governor

Jane Willis has recently been appointed as a new governor. More details to follow soon!

Mr Alan Krailing - Governor

Alan Krailing has recently been appointed as a new governor. More details to follow soon!

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.

Meeting Dates

October 16th - Governors Day followed by Full Governing Body Meeting