The Governors of the school are a group of unpaid people who are responsible for seeing that the who’s of the school stated in the mission statement is carried out. In the case of Priory they are asked to serve as governors by either Great Yarmouth Minster (who own the land and the buildings), the school staff, the parents , the county council or are co-opted by the Governors. The governing board meets several times each term and is responsible for balancing the school budget, safeguarding arrangements and other policies and ensuring the children of Priory have a full curriculum, taught in an engaging manner, which allows them to make rapid progress in their learning, enabling them to be citizens of a rapidly changing world. Governors are not responsible for the teaching and management of individual children or staff members but do act as a critical friend to the Head Teacher and her Deputies.

This term the Governors have been looking at the standard of work in children’s books. They have compared our children’s work with an outstanding school on the outskirts of Bedford and have listened to children explaining how they have progressed this term. The Governors will look again next term at the progress made.

Name Appointing Body Expiry of Term of Office Roles/Responsibilities FGB Attendance 2017/18 Pecuniary/Business Interests
Simon Ward Foundation 17.7.22 TBC 0 of 0 Pending
Harry Taylor Foundation 22.05.22 Chair of Governors; governor link for Reception and year 4; Sports Premium 5 of 5 Foundation Governor – Great Yarmouth High School
Sue Miller Co-opted 06.11.20 4 of 5 None
Beverlee Bolton-Debbage Foundation 24.11.22 Governor link for year 1 3 of 5 None
Alex Clarke Staff 30.01.22 3 of 3 None
Maria Grimmer Headteacher Ex officio 5 of 5

Owner of the Kensington Hotel;

Uses Peninsula HR at Hotel

Andrew Hudson Parent 12.10.20 TBC 2 of 5 None
Sharon Mramba Parent 04.10.20 Vice Chair of School Improvement Committee, governor link for year 3; Community engagement 5 of 5 None
Arthur Hollis Foundation 13.09.20 Pupil Premium 5 of 5

Deputy Chair of Great Yarmouth Grammar School Foundation;

Director of the Burlington Hotel

James Wright Foundation 31.08.20 Chair of Establishment Committee; Vice Chair of Governors; governor link for year 6 3 of 5 4th Millennium Systems Ltd – provides IT services to the school
Mike Ward Co-opted Governor 22.01.21 Safeguarding; LAC; Attendance 4 of 5 Associate governor at Paston 6th Form College, Norwich; Owner MJTW Consultancy Ltd – contracted in school as an education consultant
Vacant Foundation
Vacant Foundation
Vacant Foundation
Justine Petersen Clerk N/A 5 of 5 Educator Solutions Clerking Service; Clerk to the Norfolk Governance Network


Governors no longer serving:

Dee Kirk, Co-opted, resigned 31.07.17

Jim Little, Staff, resigned 15.11.17

Carolyn Cliff, Foundation, resigned 05.02.18

Alan Zhang, Foundation, resigned 23.03.18

Jemma Sander-Heys, Foundation, resigned 31.07.18