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Academy Committee

The Academy Committee supports and challenges the principal in raising standards, behaviour, and day-to-day running of the school. was reconstituted in October 2019. Jane Austen College, Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form and Norwich Primary Academy have a joint governing body. The governors are helped by an advisory board of staff and parents.

Our governors are:

  • Anthony Denny (chair)
  • Richard Bowater
  • Paul Hammerton
  • Dame Rachel de Souza
  • Gareth Stevens
  • Dan Mobbs
  • Joanna Ward
  • Rob Udy 

The Academy Committee is part of a wider governance structure within the Inspiration Trust. Further details of roles and responsibilities can be found in the Governance section of the Trust website.

Academic year 2019-2020

Name Position Relevant interests Appointed Left
Anthony Denny

Chair of governors

None September 2018 -
Richard Bowater Trust governor

Reader, School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia

External examiner, Lancaster University

September 2018 -
Paul Hammerton Trust governor Senior Lecturer, School of Mathematics, University of East Anglia September 2018 -
Dame Rachel de Souza Trust governor

Chief Executive, Inspiration Trust

Director, Parents and Teachers for Excellence

Trustee, Ambition Institute

September 2018 -
Gareth Stevens

Trust governor

JAC parent

Principal, Hethersett Academy September 2018 -
Pete Seadon Trust governor Employee, Inspiration Trust January 2019 Jan 2020
Dan Mobbs Trust governor   September 2019  
Joanna Ward Trust governor   Oct 2019  
Rob Udy  Trust governor   Oct 2019  

Academic year 2018-2019

Name Position Relevant interests Appointed Left Attended
Anthony Denny

Chair of governors

None September 2018 - 3 of 3
Richard Bowater Trust governor

Reader, School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia

External examiner, Lancaster University

September 2018 - 0 of 3
Paul Hammerton Trust governor Senior Lecturer, School of Mathematics, University of East Anglia September 2018 - 3 of 3
Dame Rachel de Souza Trust governor

Chief Executive, Inspiration Trust

Member, Education Honours Committee

Director, Parents and Teachers for Excellence

Trustee, Ambition Institute

September 2018 - 2 of 3
Gareth Stevens

Trust governor

JAC parent

Principal, Hethersett Academy September 2018 - 2 of 3
Pete Seadon Trust governor Employee, Inspiration Trust January 2019 - 2 of 3