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Our governing body

The local governing body provides support and challenge to our principals, and has an important role in ensuring the smooth running of our schools.

The Great Yarmouth LGB is a joint body that covers Cobholm Primary Academy, Great Yarmouth Primary Academy, and Stradbroke Primary Academy.

The current members are:

  • Jim Longfield (chair)
  • Ines Grote
  • Iain Mackintosh
  • John Mason
  • Mark Rose
  • Dame Rachel de Souza

The local governing body 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 2018-2019

Name Position held Relevant interests Appointed Left
Ines Grote Trust governor None Dec 2013 -
Hywel Jones Trust governor

Primary director, Inspiration Trust

Board member, Ofqual

April 2018 Oct 2018
Jim Longfield Chair (from Nov 2017) None Nov 2017 -
Ian Macdonald Trust governor None Dec 2013 Oct 2018
Iain Mackintosh Trust governor Vice principal, Great Yarmouth Charter Academy Oct 2018 -
John Mason Trust governor None Dec 2013 -
Mark Rose Trust governor None Feb 2015

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Dame Rachel de Souza     Trust governor

Member of the Education Honours Committee

Trustee, Parents and Teachers for Excellence

Trustee, Ambition Institute (from November 2018)

Dec 2013 -

Academic year 2017-2018

Name Position held Relevant interests Appointed Left Attendance
Adrian Ball Trust governor

Chief operating officer, Inspiration Trust

Trustee, Villiers Park Educational Trust

May 2017 Mar 2018 0 of 2
Ines Grote Trust governor None Dec 2013 - 3 of 4
Hywel Jones Trust governor

Primary director, Inspiration Trust

Board member, Ofqual

April 2018 - 3 of 3
Jim Longfield Chair (from Nov 2017) None Nov 2017 - 4 of 4
Iain Macdonald Trust governor None Dec 2013 - 3 of 4
John Mason Trust governor None Dec 2013 - 4 of 4
Mark Rose Trust governor None Feb 2015

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3 of 4
Dame Rachel de Souza     Chair (til Nov 2017)

Trustee & member of Education Advisory Group, The Globe

Member of the Education Honours Committee

Member, Headteacher Board, East of England & NE London (resigned Sep 2017)

Trustee, Parents and Teachers for Excellence

Dec 2013 - 2 of 4