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.

Link Governors

Leadership & Management

CoveringGovernorWorking With
FinanceLisa CazzatoJohn Sitch

Quality of Education

CoveringGovernorWorking With
CurriculumLisa Cazzato and Amanda SmithStephen Nash
Pupil PremiumLisa CazzatoStephen Nash
Sports PremiumLisa CazzatoStephen Nash
SENDLisa CazzatoLauren Ambler

Health & Safety

CoveringGovernorWorking With
Health & SafetyBecky HowardJohn Sitch

Behaviours & Attitudes

CoveringGovernorWorking With
SafeguardingJoanne HugginsPaul Grainger

Personal Development

CoveringGovernorWorking With
Personal DevelopmentPhilip IresonTom Mills
WellbeingPhilip IresonCharlotte Glaves
AttendancePhilip IresonPaul Grainger

Early Years

CoveringGovernorWorking With
Early YearsHollie FoxBecca Gabbitas

Governors at Stradbroke Primary School

Chair of Governors: Lisa Cazzato
Vice-chair of Governors: Joanne Huggins
Headteacher: John Sitch
Deputy Headteacher: Stephen Nash
Parent Governor: Hollie Fox
Parent Governor: Becky Howard
Co-opted Governor: Philip Ireson
Co-opted Governor: Amanda Smith
Staff Governor: Charlotte Glaves
Staff Governor: Dillon Stones

Meet Our Governors

Mrs Lisa Cazzato

Category: Chair of Governors 

Date of appointment: October 2021

Term of office: 4 years – October 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).

Mrs Joanne Huggins

Category: Vice Chair of Governors

Date of appointment: May 2022

Term of office: 4 years – May 2026

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: 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 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).

Mr Stephen Nash

Category: Deputy Head Teacher

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 Hollie Fox

Category: Parent Governor

Date of appointment: 03/02/2022

Term of office: 4 years – 02/02/2026

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).

Mrs Becky Howard

Category: Parent Governor

Date of appointment: 2/2/23

Term of office: 4 years – February 2027

Who appointed them: Parent Election

Committee member:

  • Parent Governor

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 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).

Mrs 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).

Miss Charlotte Glaves

Category: Staff Governor

Date of appointment: February 2022

Term of office: 4 years – February 2026

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).

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.