Our Local Advisory Board is a fantastic group of volunteers who support the school by acting as critical friends, by challenging us and holding us to account and by supporting school improvement. They monitor learning and behaviour in school and closely analyse progress and attainment through the year.
Some governors hold additional responsibilities in overseeing areas such as SEN, safeguarding and Pupil Premium - information on each member of our LAB can be found in the list below:
Jason Tipple (co-opted governor)
Responsibility: Chair, Pupil Premium for Garrick Green and Sports Premium for Garrick Green and Lodge Lane
Pen Portrait: I have been involved with Garrick Green since 2009, when my oldest daughter started in Reception and have been a governor since 2012. I have lived in Old Catton for 13 years, have 2 daughters and run my own business.
Alice Ndiaye (parent governor)
Responsibility: Vice-Chair, SEND for Garrick Green and website compliance for both schools
Pen Portrait: I have been a Parent Governor at Lodge Lane since 2018. Previously, I have been a Governor at a Primary and an Infant school. I have worked in education for 20 years, as a teacher, senior leader, healthy schools advisor and currently work within CAMHS supporting mental health and emotional wellbeing in schools and other educational settings. I am Stonewall trained and keen to ensure that every child at Lodge Lane feels valued and their learning experiences prepare them well for all aspects of life in 21st century Britain.
Rebecca Dewing (shared Headtacher)
Rachel Ellis (staff governor)
Responsibility: Staff for Garrick Green
Pen Portrait: I have been a teacher at Garrick Green since 2014 and have taught in both Year 1 and Year 2. As a teacher, I am responsible for running after school clubs and organising sports across the whole school. I became a governor in 2019 and live locally with my son.
Laura Keatley (staff governor)
Responsibility: Staff for Lodge Lane
Pen Portrait: I have been teaching at Lodge Lane for 11 years and have been a Governor for 2. I am also Maths and Inquiry subject leader. I am passionate about learning through inquiry and love seeing the positive impact it has on developing our children as problem solvers and encouraging them to ask and answer big questions about the world around them. I believe that good communication between the school, parents, staff, Governors and pupils is essential and that Governors play an important part in the school community. With my teaching experience and knowledge of the school I believe I can provide this link and also be the voice of the school staff on the Local Advisory Board.
Liz Percival (co-opted governor)
Responsibility: Safeguarding for Garrick Green and Lodge Lane
Pen Portrait: I have worked in primary education for over forty years as a teacher, headteacher, and now part time as a trainer of new teachers doing their PGCE. I have a range of experience as a governor in other schools and am very pleased to be part of the LGB of Garrick Green. I enjoy working with the whole school team to enable the children to have the best possible experience and success in their learning journeys in the most enjoyable way.
Heidi Potter (parent governor)
Responsibility: SEND and Pupil Premium for Lodge Lane
James Rushton (co-opted governor)
Responsibility: Health & Safety for Garrick Green and Lodge Lane
Pen Portrait: I have lived in Old Catton with my wife for 14 years. We have two children and my eldest is a pupil at Garrick Green. I work for local government serving the community of Norfolk. Over the past year I have moved into the area of Safeguarding in order to protect the most vulnerable in our society. I believe the majority of the skills I have acquired through my career to date are directly transferable to the role of parent governor and I strive for a safe and productive school environment for the benefit of all concerned.
Clare Walton (parent governor)
Pen Portrait: I have lived in Old Catton since 2009 and became a parent governor in 2017. Having been involved in working for the LA, the police and now cyber security in my career, I wanted to use my skills to make a difference to my local community and ultimately to my sons’ and other children’s experience of school. I feel very privileged to work with such a great school and lovely children.
Sue Warnes (clerk)
Our Register of Interests indicates that there are no relationships between any of our current Governors and members of the school staff.