Governor Profiles

 Paul Thain
Paul Thain – Chair of Governors

Having moved into Corpusty following retirement from working in the local NHS I feel privileged to serve the school as a co-opted Governor. I have grandchildren at the school and I am keen to contribute to creating an environment in which every child is able to learn and reach their full potential and where they feel happy and secure.

Julian Trott – Vice Chair of Governors

I was privileged to be a parent Governor at Corpusty for eight years, since my eldest child started in the reception class in 2006. Both of my children are now at Reepham High School and I have become a co-opted governor. I have link responsibilities for Finance and ICT.

My children have been very fortunate to have had an excellent start to their education at Corpusty and it is a pleasure to help ensure that the school continues to provide a high quality experience for all students.

Jennie Reynolds – Clerk to the Governors

Jennie Reynolds is an experienced clerk working for the Clerking Service which is part of the Norfolk Governance and Leadership Services division of Norfolk County Council. She clerks for several schools across the county for the Clerking Service. Jennie has extensive experience of governance, having been a chair of governors in the past and is currently a serving co-opted governor at Firside Junior School in Norwich.

Diana Eatherley

I became a Governor four years ago after working in education, first as a teacher and then as an educational psychologist. I am the Link Governor for Special Educational Needs and for Literacy.

Darren Haynes
Darren Haynes

I was elected as a Parent Governor in late 2012. I have two children at the school. I have lived happily in Corpusty for many years now and am a qualified accountant with experience in all aspects of accountancy including management and information systems. I sit on the Resources committee and take an active role in setting and monitoring the schools budgets. I am the Link Governor Pupil Premium and Sports Grant.

Imogen Waterson
Imogen Waterson

I am now a co-opted Governor and have been on the Governing body since Autumn 2013. I am also Chairman of Corpusty and Saxthorpe Parish Council, and act as the liason between the school and the Parish Council. I have three children who all attended the Corpusty pre-school in the early 1980s. They are all now working and away from home. My husband and I have lived in the village for over 30 years, and Merlin is a Church Warden at St Andrew’s Church.

I have responsibility for Safeguarding and Head Teacher appraisal and sit on the PPC committee I was a Paediatrician in King’s Lynn before retirement with responsibilities for safeguarding, and children with disabilities. I am also a Governor of Gresham’s School, Holt.

Hayley Skinn
Hayley Skinn

I have lived in Corpusty for the last 10 years. My youngest child is at Corpusty, in Year 5, while my eldest has now left and is at Reepham High School. My husband and I made a conscious choice to move to Corpusty for the purpose of enrolling our children at Corpusty. I began volunteering at the school once my youngest started at Corpusty and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. This led me to enrol and pass my NVQ Level 2 Support Work in Schools certificate. I became employed at the school, as a teaching assistant, in 2014 and worked with years 1 and 2. I also worked as an MSA. I finished this position in 2016 as I also started with the breakfast club. In 2016 I also decided, through my working in the reception class, to continue to further my education and enrol on a degree course at Norwich college for Early Years and childhood studies. I am the Staff Governor on the Corpusty Governing Board.

Martin Smith
Martin Smith

Martin Smith is a former primary school teacher with 18 years of classroom based experience. His roles in school included Maths and IT Curriculum leadership, being school Senior Designated Professional with responsibility for safeguarding as well as a member of the senior leadership team. He continues his particular interest in maths teaching in his current role as a Lecturer in Primary Education on the PGCE course at University of East Anglia. He lives in the village and has two boys, his eldest has recently moved up to high school, and his youngest is currently in year 1.

Corpusty Primary School

Norwich Road, Corpusty, Norwich, Norfolk NR11 6QG

Head Teacher: Mr D. Buddle

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