Governors

Welcome to The Coastal Federation Governing Body

As Chair, I have the privilege of leading a dedicated group of governors, all of whom contribute fully with their individual skill sets and knowledge. It is the governing body’s responsibility to hold the Executive Head and the Senior Leadership Team to account for providing the best possible outcomes for the children in our schools. We also oversee the federation’s finances, ensuring the money is well spent, as well as playing a lead role in the strategic vision of the federation.

We are very lucky to have an exceptionally strong team of staff at the Coastal Federation with everyone playing their part, no matter how small. This coupled with a clear vision from the Executive Head and Senior Leadership team, ensures the smooth and effective running of all three schools, creating an environment which grows resourceful, creative, reflective, curious, collaborative and resilient learners.
Governors have regular meetings with staff in order to carry out monitoring. This monitoring enables us to have an understanding of how the staff ensure the welfare and safety of all pupils as well as providing us with an in depth knowledge of the curriculum and assessment systems. Some governors have specific roles to monitor such as SEND, safeguarding or pupil premium.

Looking to the future, the governing body will continue to monitor and challenge as well as provide a strategic vision which ensures small village schools, such as ours, continue to be sustainable.

If you would like any further information or you are interested in becoming a governor, please contact me at chairofgovs@coastalfederation.com

Best Wishes
Annie Edwards

Please contact me if you would like to discuss any issues relating to the school, bearing in mind your first port of call regarding any school/child based issues should always be the heads of school.

David Hopkins, Bacton Primary School - headofschool-bacton@coastalfederation.com

Abi Howett, Mundesley Infant - headofschool-mis@coastalfederation.com

Emi Croft, Mundesley Junior School - headofschool-mjs@coastalfederation.com

Or alternatively please contact Simon Wakeman the Executive Head of the Federation - exechead@coastalfederation.com

My contact details are chairofgovs@coastalfederation.com 01263 720401 (School Number)

Annie Edwards

Annie Edwards
Chair
Safeguarding
The Arts

Steve Lunniss

Steve Lunniss
Vice Chair
Health & Safety
Physical Development, Health & Wellbeing
Sports / PE
SRB

Simon Wakeman

Simon Wakeman
Executive Head

Jennifer Rooke

Jennifer Rooke
Link Governor - Bacton
Looked After Children
Scientific and Technological Understanding
SEND

Rev Andrew Jones

Rev Andrew Jones
Religion, Philosophy and Ethics

Jeanette Tupper

Jeanette Tupper
Understanding English, Communication and Languages

Gov Vacancy

Jeremiah Williamson
Historical, Geographical & Social Understanding
Link Governor - Mundesley Infant
Pre-School

Kevin Cheetham

Kevin Cheetham
Behaviour & Attendance
Data Protection / GDPR
Greater Depth
Link Governor - Mundesley Junior
Mathematical Understanding
Safer Recruitment
SEND

Abi Howett

Abi Howett
Head of School - Mundesley Infants
Associate Governor

Helen Peck

Helen Peck

Emie Croft
Head of School - Mundesley Junior
Associate Governor

Will Farrow
Pupil Premium

Gov No Photo

Sarah Thomas
Looked After Children
SEND

Trish Webster

Trish Webster

Sophie

Sophie Bugg
EYFS

David Hopkins

David Hopkins
Deputy Executive Head
Associate Governor

Jenny Goodman

Jenny Wood
Federation Business Manager
Associate Governor

Gill Leah

Gill Leah
Clerk

Our Governing Board

Our Governing Board is made up of a range of people who bring different skills and experience to support the strategic running of the school.

Governing Boards organise themselves in a certain way to make sure they work properly.  We have a Code of Conduct, a Constitution and keep a log of governors and their interests, as well as our attendance at meetings.

We also attend governor training and keep our skills up to date.

What do Governors actually do?

Our job is to be a 'critical friend' to the Senior Leadership team, both supporting and challenging them (and each other!) to make sure we are all always doing our best for The Coastal Federation children and families.

A vital part of what we do is monitoring how our strategic plans (SIDP) are going in practice and that we are delivering our vision and ethos.

We oversee the financial performance of the schools (School Budget, Pupil Premium, Sports Grant) to ensure that we are getting value for money and that we are spending it where is best supports the children.

We also hold the Executive Head to account for the educational performance of the school.  This means we ask challenging questions to the Head and the Senior Leaders to ensure children are getting the best education available at our school.

How do we monitor the schools in Federation?

Monitoring can take many different forms.  It may mean visiting the school, joining lessons, as well as meeting teachers and other staff.  It can mean reading and asking questions about school information, such as children's progress and attainment or our staff teams.

We also talk to children about what they think about school, sometimes by attending school council meetings, asking them what they think in class or by having lunch with them.  We always learn a lot from their opinions and try to include these in our decision making.

Parent and carer views are vital and we try to attend important information evenings, parent forum and PTFA.  We use surveys to understand a range of different perspectives and are currently developing our use of working parties to support continuous school improvement.

Curriculum & Standards

Sophie Bugg
Kevin Cheetham
Emie Croft
David Hopkins
Abigail Howett
Gill Leah (Clerk)
Helen Peck
Jennifer Rooke
Sarah Thomas
Jeannette Tupper (Chair)
Simon Wakeman

Leadership and Finance

Annie Edwards
Will Farrow
David Hopkins
Abigail Howett
Andrew Jones
Gill Leah (Clerk)
Steven Lunniss (Chair)
Simon Wakeman
Jenny Wood

Premises and Health and Safety

Kevin Cheetham
Gill Leah (Clerk)
Steven Lunniss (Chair)
Jennifer Rooke
Simon Wakeman
Trish Webster
Jenny Wood

Information about the Federation Governing Body 2018-20

Name Governor Type Term From Term To Declarations of Interest Roles Attendance at Full Governing Body meetings Sep 2019 to Nov 2020 (total 5 + 2 Extraordinary meetings due to Covid) Attendance at Committee meetings Sep 2019 to Dec 2020
Sophie Bugg Co-opted governor 13 Nov 2020 12 Nov 2024 None N/A N/A
Kevin Cheetham Co-opted governor 09 Jun 2016 8 Jun 2024 Company Secretary, J Bourne Ltd Educational Services / occasional supply teacher / volunteer – Mundesley Junior Behaviour & Attendance
Safer Recruitment
Data Protection / GDPR
Mathematical Understanding
Link Governor - Mundesley Junior
5 (out of 7) 9 (out of 9)
Emie Croft Associate Member 13 Nov 2020 12 Nov 2024 None 6 (out of 6) 3 (out of 3)
Annie Edwards Local Authority Governor

( Norfolk County Council )

29 Jan 2020 28 Jan 2024 Chair
Safeguarding
The Arts
6 (out of 7) 4 (out of 5)
Will Farrow Co-opted governor 13 Nov 2020 12 Nov 2024 None N/A N/A
David Hopkins Associate Member Spouse provides occasional supply cover at Bacton School. Head of School 6 (out of 7) 9 (out of 9)
Abigail Howett Associate Member 13 Nov 2020 None 7 (out of 7) 8 (out of 8)
Rev Andrew Jones Co-opted governor 01 Sep 2015 1 Sep 2023 Religion, Philosophy and Ethics 5 (out of 7) 3 (out of 3)
Gill Leah Clerk
Steven Lunniss Co-opted governor 6 Jul 2024 None ViceChair
Pupil Premium
Health & Safety
Sports / PE
Physical Development, Health and Wellbeing
7 (out of 7) 6 (out of 6)
Will Farrow Co-opted governor 12 Nov 24 None N/A N/A
Helen Peck Co-opted governor 01 Sep 2015 1 Sep 2023 6 (out of 7) 2 (out of 3)
Jennifer Rooke Co-opted governor 01 Sep 2015 1 Sep 2023 Benjamin Foundation (charity) : husband bids for hours for his staff to deliver services within the schools. Looked After Children
SEND
Scientific and Technological Understanding
Link Governor - Bacton
7 (out of 7) 1 (out of 5)
Sarah Thomas Parent governor 18 Nov 2020 17 Nov 2024 None N/A N/A
Jeannette Tupper Co-opted governor 20 Sep 2016 6 Jul 2024 Understanding English, Communication and Languages 2 (out of 7) 2 (out of 3)
Mr Simon Wakeman Headteacher Executive Head 7 (out of 7) 9 (out of 9)
Mrs Trish Webster Staff governor 13 Nov 2020 12 Nov 2024 None N/A N/A
Jeremiah Williamson Parent governor 3 Dec 2023 Link Governor - Mundesley Infant 4 (out of 6) 1 (out of 2)
Jenny Wood Associate Member Business Manager 7 (out of 7) 5 (out of 5)

The following Governors have resigned during the period: Julie Watts, Katherine Kingswell, Alix Mann and Ed Maxfield.

The following Governors have become Associate Governors instead of Full Governors: Abi Howett and Emie Croft.

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