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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:

  • Mark Rose (Chair)
  • Ines Grote
  • Iain Mackintosh
  • John Crowley
  • 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 2019-2020

Name Position held Relevant interests Appointed Left
Ines Grote Trust governor None Dec 2013 -
Iain Mackintosh Trust governor Director of Inclusion, Inspiration Trust Oct 2018 -
Mark Rose

Chair of governors

(Sept 2019)

None Feb 2015

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John Crowley Trust governor Head of Eduction Achievement and Early Years Service, Norfolk County Council Sept 2019  
Dame Rachel de Souza     Trust governor

Chief Executive, Inspiration Trust

Trustee, Parents and Teachers for Excellence

Trustee, Ambition Institute

Dec 2013  

Academic year 2018-2019

Name Position held Relevant interests Appointed Left Attended
Ines Grote Trust governor None Dec 2013 - 3 of 4
Hywel Jones Trust governor

Primary director, Inspiration Trust

Board member, Ofqual

April 2018 Oct 2018 0 of 4
Jim Longfield Chair (from Nov 2017) None Nov 2017 August 2019 4 of 4
Ian Macdonald Trust governor None Dec 2013 Oct 2018 1 of 4
Iain Mackintosh Trust governor Vice principal, Great Yarmouth Charter Academy Oct 2018 - 2 of 4
John Mason Trust governor None Dec 2013

Aug 2019

3 of 4
Mark Rose Trust governor None Feb 2015

-

3 of 4
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 - 3 of 4