Rev’d Sue Auckland

Foundation Governor

My husband, Peter, and I have lived in Scole since 1976; our two children were pupils at the school in the 1980’s.  . I was a high school science teacher for 31 years

Charlie Hillman

Parent Governor

I joined the governing body in January 2017. I am a serving member in HM Forces, currently stationed at Wattisham Airfield as the senior helicopter instructor at 4

Helen Taylor


I was elected onto the governing body in June 2018. I have 2 children in the school and am passionate about having an active part in their education

Judith Phillip

Community Governor

I am a community governor and a volunteer at Scole Primary School.   I have lived in Scole for the last ten years

Jo Jones


I have lived in Scole for nearly 30 years with my husband Peter. The village has changed a lot in that time and the opening of the two bypasses gave the village the opportunity to become a closer community; having been divided for decades by two busy roads.

I have two children, my son lives in Dickleburgh and my daughter in Diss, and three grandchildren. Now retired, I had a career in the civil service which included time spent organising and delivering Youth Training Schemes, and twenty one years teaching in primary schools in Norfolk and Suffolk. My time is now spent with my grandchildren and working with the Palgrave Rainbows and Brownies. When I have spare time I like to read, cook and make craft objects such as home made Christmas cards. I have recently bought an electric bicycle so I can explore the countryside but you will only see me on it when the sun is shining!

Nothing is more important than the early years of a child’s education. Establishing a sound foundation of basic skills and knowledge will mean that the child is prepared to meet the challenges that secondary, further education and life will bring. Children must enjoy learning and understand that it is a lifelong process, not one that will end when they reach sixteen or eighteen years of age. This is vital so that they can be successful in a world where technology is developing at an alarming rate.

I believe I have the background to enable me to support Scole school, both it’s staff and children, and help it continue to be very successful in the future.

The current Governors of our school are:-


Foundation Governors –

Rev S Auckland (Term of office : 10/02/18 – 09/02/22)- Chair, Personnel & Community Links (chair), Curriculum, Safeguarding & Child Protection, Looked after children, RE &  Performance Management

Mrs J Phillip (23/03/17 -22/07/23) – Finance,Buildings, Health & Safety

Local Authority Governor –

Mrs J Jones (14/11/18 – 14/11/22) – Curriculum & Anti-racism


Parent Governors –

Mr C Hillman (20/01/17 – 19/01/25) – Personnel & Community Links, Pupil Premium & Appeals Officer

Mrs H Farrer (03/10/21 – 03/10/25)

Mrs A Fullerton (03/10/21 – 03/10/25)


Co-opted Governors –

Mrs K Murray (Staff) (01/09/18 – 30/08/22) – PCL & Finance, Buildings, Health & Safety

Mrs H Taylor (23/05/18 – 22/05/21) – Vice-Chair, Curriculum (Chair) & PE

Mr Alan Thorp (07/10/21 – 07/10/25) – Finance, Buildings, Health & Safety

Staff Governors –

Mrs J Bennett (08/09/21 – 07/09/25)

Headteacher Governor – Mr M White (Interim Headteacher)

There were no business or pecuniary interests to declare by the governing body for 2021-22. This register is available from the school office on request. 

Clerk – Kirstyn Middlemiss


The work of the governing body of Scole Primary School is divided into 3 main subcommittees; Ethos, Personnel & Community Links (EPCL), Finance, Buildings, Health & Safety (FBHS) and Curriculum. These committees meet every half term and feed into the full governing body, which again meets every half term.

The purpose of these meetings is to scrutinise, challenge and support the work of the school, led by the Headteacher. Their role is to be a ‘critical friend’ and to ensure that the school is achieving the highest possible outcomes for learners in the school.

The different committees are rigorous and robust in their attention to detail; they help set the budget, they input into the school development plan, they are involved in the appointment process of staff and they hold the Headteacher to account. Through the different meetings that take place, the governing body ensures that policies are reviewed, the performance data of year groups is analysed and staff are given every opportunity to excel.

The expectation placed upon the governing body by Ofsted is that the governors know the school, know its priorities for improvement and support the Headteacher and staff in meeting these aims and ambitions.

The governing body of Scole Primary School works extremely hard to fulfil these duties. The on-going success of the school is due in part to the diligence and expertise that exists within the group and the governors are committed to developing the school to achieve outstanding outcomes for all.


Summary of work undertaken in the Autumn Term 2019 ( 2nd Half)

Curriculum Committee

This half term the committee reviewed four sections of the school’s self-evaluation document (SEF). The group also reviewed the Special Educational Needs and Relationship and Sex Education policies.

Personnel & Community Links

The committee scrutinised the following policies: Publication, Pay, Performance Management and Fundamental British Values.  The group also looked at two sections of the SEF.

Finance, Buildings, Health & Safety

At every FBHS meeting, one of the key areas that the group focuses on is budget monitoring.  The responsibility of the governing body is to ensure value for money and this is achieved through the scrutiny of the budget at all levels. The group reviewed the Bad Debt and redundant Equipment policies. They also discussed the proposed project to refurbish the boys and girls cloakrooms, giving approval for this to proceed.

Full Governing Body

At the full governing body meeting the chairs of the subcommittees fed back to the group and policies were approved.  It was agreed that the latest version of our School Development and Improvement Plan (SDIP) would be split into committees for monitoring. The Headteacher’s report read and discussed. The Parent Governor vacancy on the board was also discussed.