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Local governing body

Norwich Primary Academy and Charles Darwin Primary have a joint governing body, reflecting the close working between the institutions. The governors are helped by an advisory board of staff and parents.

  • Chris Sunley (chair)
  • Rachel Millar
  • Andy Skeggs
  • Dame Rachel de Souza
  • Louise Jackson

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 Relevant interests Appointed Left
Chris Sunley  Chair Director, Chris Sunley September 2018 -
Debbie Mann Governor - September 2018 Feb 2019
Rachel Millar Governor Employee, Framingham Earl High School September 2018 -
Andy Skeggs

Governor

Trustee, Free School Norwich September 2018 -
Dame Rachel de Souza

Governor

Chief executive, Inspiration Trust

Member, Education Honours Committee

Director, Parents and Teachers for Excellence

Trustee, Ambition Institute

September 2018 -
Louise Jackson Governor Principal, The Hewett Academy May 2019  

Academic year 2017-2018

The local governing body was previously a joint body for Charles Darwin Primary, Jane Austen College, Norwich Primary Academy, and Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form.

Name Position Relevant interests Appointed Left Attended
Dame Rachel de Souza

Trust governor

Chair from Sept 2015

Chief executive, Inspiration Trust

Trustee, Shakespeare's Globe Trust (resigned June 2018)

Member, Education Honours Committee

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

Director, Parents and Teachers for Excellence

Sept 2013 LGB reconstituted August 2018 2 of 3
Anthony Denny

Trust governor

JAC parent

None Mar 2015 LGB reconstituted August 2018 3 of 3
Hywel Jones Trust governor

Primary director, Inspiration Trust

Board member, Ofqual

April 2018 LGB reconstituted August 2018 2 of 2
Antony Little Trust governor Headteacher, Cromer Academy Nov 2015 LGB reconstituted August 2018 3 of 3
Camilla Prior Trust governor Director, Hill House Investments Sept 2013 Sept 2017 0 of 0
Gareth Stevens

Trust governor

JAC parent

Principal, Hethersett Academy Dec 2015 LGB reconstituted August 2018 2 of 3
Xenia Horne Trust governor None Sept 2017 LGB reconstituted August 2018 0 of 3