I am writing to inform you that Kevin Cheetham has stepped down from his role of Chair of Governors, due to personal circumstances. After an election process conducted by our clerk, Gill, I have been re-elected to chair of governors.
I would firstly like to say thank you to Kevin for the good job he has done as chair since October. I am also glad that he would like to remain as a governor, as he is a true asset to the governing body.
It seems that in a year we have come full circle. I stepped down due to my workload increasing as I took on extra fitness classes. Now a year on, after lockdown, with my husband working from home and me not currently working, we have both re-assessed our work/life balance and I have decided to reduce my working hours even when gyms eventually open. This will give us as a family, a lot more quality time together and the time I need to be Chair of Governors.
The governing body has been meeting regularly, albeit via Google Meet and just to let you know there are some exciting things in the pipeline for The Coastal Federation, so watch this space!!
I hope you and your families are staying safe and indeed sane. We are hoping that come September, school life will hopefully start to be a bit more 'normal' as all children return to school.
If you have any concerns or indeed would like to know more about the work of the governing body, please feel free to contact me.
Wishing everyone a good and warm summer
Chair of Governors
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 - email@example.com
- Abi Howett, Mundesley Infant - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Simon Wakeman, Mundesley Junior School email@example.com
Or alternatively please contact Simon Wakeman the Executive Head of the Federation
My contact details are firstname.lastname@example.org 01263 720401 (School Number)
Rev Andrew Jones
Head of School - Bacton
Federation Business Manager
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.
Achievement & Standards
Miss Abigail Howett
Gill Leah (Clerk)
Jeannette Tupper (Chair)
Leadership and Finance
Miss Abigail Howett
Rev Andrew Jones (Chair)
Gill Leah (Clerk)
Premises and Health and Safety
Steven Lunniss (Chair)
School Effectiveness Committee
Gill Leah (Clerk)
Information about the Federation Governing Body 2018-20
|Governor Name||Type of Governor||Position currently held||Term of office||Relevant business and pecuniary interests||Governance roles in other schools||Relationships between other Governors or school staff||Attendance record at Governing Body meetings
|Attendance record at Committee meetings
|Kevin Cheetham||Co-opted||Chair of Governing Body||9.6.16 - 8.6.20||Company Secretary
J. Bourne Ltd.
Educational Services /
Infrequent supply teacher / volunteer - Mundesley Junior.
|Emie Croft||Co-opted||3.12.19 - 3.12.23||None||None||None||1/1|
|Annie Edwards (no voting rights)||Associate
(Chair until Oct 19)
|Oct 19 -||None||None||None||6/6||9/10|
|Jenny Wood (no voting rights)||Associate (Business Manager)||None||None||None||7/7||8/8|
(no voting rights)
|Associate (Head of School - Bacton)||None||None||Wife is a supply teacher||6/7||8/8|
|Abi Howett||Staff||18.7.18 - 18.7.22||None||None||None||6/7||4/4|
|Rev Andrew Jones||Co-opted||Chair of Leadership & Finance Committee||1.9.15-1.9.23||None||None||None||2/7||4/5|
|Katherine Kingswell||Parent||3.12.19 - 3.12.23||None||None||None||1/1|
|Steve Lunniss||Co-opted||Vice-Chair of Governing Body
Chair of Premises and Health & Safety Committee
|7.7.16 - 6.7.20||None||None||None||6/7||9/9|
|Alix Mann||Co-opted||3.12.19 - 3.12.23||None||None||None||0/1|
|Edward Maxfield||Co-opted||1.9.15 - 1.9.23
|Helen Peck||Co-opted||1.9.15 - 1.9.23||None||None||None||3/7||1/2|
|Jennifer Rooke||Co-opted||1.9.15 – 1.9.23||Husband works for Benjamin Foundation||None||None||7/7||4/6|
|Jeanette Tupper||Co-opted||Chair of Achievement & Standards Committee||1.9.15 – 6.7.20||None||None||None||4/7||1/2|
|Simon Wakeman||Headteacher||1.9.15 -||None||None||None||7/7||11/12|
|Julie Watts||Co-opted||1.9.15 - 1.9.2023||None||None||None||4/7||2/3|
|Jeremiah Williamson||Parent||3.12.19 - 3.12.23||None||None||None||1/1|
|Bonnie Duffield||Resigned July 2019||3/4||1/1|