Stradbroke Primary

Our Governors

Strategic Vision

Stradbroke Primary School’s motto is “Learning for Life”.

In keeping with that motto, the Governing Body’s vision is to provide our children with a safe, happy and healthy learning environment that gives them a passion for learning, the confidence to tackle challenges and the ability to be a part of their wider community. We do this by continuous investment in our staff, creating an environment they want to work in and by engaging not only with our children, but with parents and the wider community so that they work with us to ensure the success of the School and all its pupils.

Role of the Governing Body

The 3 main functions of the Stradbroke Primary School Governing Body are:

  • Setting the strategic direction of the school (i.e. where do we want to be and how will we get there);
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

More details of the Governing Body and the role it plays at our school can be found in the Governing Body Statement 2021/22.

Link Governors

Our Governors are also linked to various roles within the school. These are:

  • Training – Natalie Swallow
  • Child Protection & Safeguarding – Natalie Swallow and Joanne Huggins
  • Special Educational Needs – Lisa Cazzato and Natasha Huggins
  • Health and Safety – Scott Dyball
  • Data – Natalie Swallow

A full breakdown of roles and responsibilities for all our Governors is available to download in our List of Governor Committees and Responsibilities 2016/2017.

To view our Governors attendance register please click here.

Governors at Stradbroke Primary School

Chair of Governors Natalie Swallow
Vice-chair of Governors Scott Dyball
Headteacher: John Sitch
Deputy Headteacher: Stephen Nash
Parent Governor: Natasha Huggins
Parent Governor: Joanne Huggins
Co-opted Governor Lisa Cazzato
Co-opted Governor Philip Ireson
Co-opted Governor Amanda Smith
Staff Governor: Tom Mills

Meet Our Governors

Miss Natalie Swallow

Category: Chair of CSPC committee – Co-opted  

Date of appointment: 21/5/15

Term of office: 4 years – 20/5/19

Who appointed them: Governing body

Committee member:

  • Community, Staffing, Pupils and Community Committee;
  • Strategic Committee.

Eligible to vote: At Full Governing Body meetings and at all Committee meeting

Business and Pecuniary interests: Rainbows leader of group run in the school

Governance roles in other educational establishments: None

No material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives).

Mr Scott Dyball

Category: Co-opted

Date of appointment: 21/5/15

Term of office: 4 years – 20/5/19

Who appointed them: Governing body

Committee member:

  • Finance, Health, Safety and Planning Committee

Eligible to vote: At Full Governing Body meetings and at all Committee meeting

Business and Pecuniary interests: Child in School

Governance roles in other educational establishments: None

No material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives).

Lisa Cazzato

Category: Chair of CSPC committee – Co-opted  

Date of appointment: October 2017

Term of office: 4 years – October 2021

Who appointed them: Governing body

Committee member:

  • Finance, Health, Safety and Planning Committee

Eligible to vote: At Full Governing Body meetings and at all Committee meeting

Business and Pecuniary interests: Child in School

Governance roles in other educational establishments: None

No material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives).

Mr John Sitch

Category: Headteacher

Date of appointment: N/A

Term of office: N/A

Who appointed them: Governing body

Committee member:

  • Community, Staffing, Pupils and Community Committee;
  • Finance, Health, Safety and Planning Committee;
  • Strategic Committee.

Eligible to vote: Yes

Business and Pecuniary interests: None

Governance roles in other educational establishments: None

No material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives).

Mrs Natasha Huggins

Category: Parent Governor

Date of appointment: 14/06/2016

Term of office: 4 years – 14/06/2020

Who appointed them: Parent election

Committee member:

  • Finance, Health, Safety and Planning Committee

Eligible to vote: At Full Governing Body meetings and at all Committee meeting

Business and Pecuniary interests: Child in School

Governance roles in other educational establishments: None

No material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives).

Mr Stephen Nash

Category: Staff Governor

Date of appointment: N/A

Term of office: N/A

Who appointed them: Governing body

Committee member:

  • Community, Staffing, Pupils and Community Committee;
  • Finance, Health, Safety and Planning Committee;
  • Strategic Committee.

Eligible to vote: Yes

Business and Pecuniary interests: None

Governance roles in other educational establishments: None

No material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives).

Mrs Joanne Huggins

Category: Parent Governor

Date of appointment: May 2018

Term of office: 4 years – May 2022

Who appointed them: Parent election

Committee member:

  • Finance, Health, Safety and Planning Committee

Eligible to vote: At Full Governing Body meetings and at all Committee meeting

Business and Pecuniary interests: Child in School

Governance roles in other educational establishments: None

No material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives).

Mr Tom Mills

Category: Staff Governor

Date of appointment: October 2019

Term of office: 4 years – October 2023

Who appointed them: Staff election

Committee member:

  • Curriculum, Staffing, Pupils and Community Committee

Eligible to vote: At Full Governing Body meetings and at all Committee meeting

Business and Pecuniary interests: None

Governance roles in other educational establishments: None

No material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives).

Mr Philip Ireson

Category: Co-opted

Date of appointment: April 2020

Term of office: 4 years – April 2024

Who appointed them: Governing body

Committee member:

  • Finance, Health, Safety and Planning Committee

Eligible to vote: At Full Governing Body meetings and at all Committee meeting

Business and Pecuniary interests: Child in School

Governance roles in other educational establishments: None

No material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives).

Amanda Smith

Category: Co-opted

Date of appointment: February 2021

Term of office: 4 years – February 2025

Who appointed them: Governing body

Committee member:

  • Finance, Health, Safety and Planning Committee

Eligible to vote: At Full Governing Body meetings and at all Committee meeting

Business and Pecuniary interests: Child in School

Governance roles in other educational establishments: None

No material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives).

Previous Governors

Previous Governors of Stradbroke Primary School.

Percuniary Interests

Pecuniary interests are declared on each Governor Profile (as displayed above). A detailed list of Governor Business and Pecuniary Interests can also be downloaded separately.

Governor Attendance

We are very fortunate to have a governing body of dedicated individuals. All our governors are volunteers drawn from a variety of environments, many are professionals juggling busy work schedules, others are involved with local government and local community enterprise and most have busy family lives.

These commitments (and illness) can sometimes prevent individuals from attending all of their scheduled meetings however, they remain committed to their role within school and we are pleased to confirm that all governor meetings are well attended, while many governors also visit Stradbroke during our school hours to observe and support the learning and development of the school.

You may already have had the opportunity to catch up with 1 or 2 of them at our Open Evenings.

Governor Attendance Register 2015-16