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Heacham Junior School


Chairs of Governors Welcome

On behalf of the Governors, I am very pleased to welcome you and your child to Heacham Junior School.  I hope that your child will be very happy here and that you will take advantage of the many occasions to visit the school for special days and activities. The school has good links with the community and a very effective Friends committee.

Governors have a responsibility to ensure that the school is well managed but the responsibility for the day-to-day running of the school rests with the Executive Headteacher.  Specific questions about your child’s education should be taken up with their class teacher or the Executive Headteacher but, should the need arise, you can contact the Governors via the school.

We look forward to meeting at future school events.

Barbara Herring
Chairs of Governors

Below you will find information regarding Heacham Junior School Local Governing Body. Please click on a drop down menu to view:

The Role of the Governing Body

All schools in England have a Governing Body which is responsible for overseeing many of the strategic decisions of the school. A key role is to act as a ‘critical friend’: to support, to challenge, to ask questions, and ultimately, to represent the school community.

The Governing Body works in close partnership with the headteacher, staff and the Academy Trust. Whilst the headteacher is responsible for the day to day running of the school, the governors are involved with teaching and learning.

Governors’ meetings are held once a term where governors monitor and evaluate the standards of teaching and learning and the impact that the school makes on children’s achievement and attainment.  The Governing Body monitors how the school ensures that we achieve our national and locally set targets and the targets that we set ourselves.

Our Governing Body 

Barbara Herring

Vice Chair:
Rachel Richardson 

Louise Jackson


Paul Bland

Amanda Gibbins

Vicky Proctor

Kate Watson 

Alic Taylor

Emma Hall

Emma Hunt

Miss Nicki Gay

Contact Details

The Clerk to the Governors is Miss N Gay

If you wish to contact the Governing Body, please address any correspondence to her or the Chair of Governors via the following:

FAO Miss N Gay
Clerk to the Governors
Heacham Junior School
College Drive,
King's Lynn PE31 7EJ
Email Address:

Governor Documentation 

Please click on the links below to view the up to date Governor Documentation:

Overview of Governor Membership 
Responsibilities within the governing body
Relevant links and business interests within the school and trust
Meeting Attendance

WNAT Board of Trustees 

Responsibility for all the academies that make up  West Norfolk Academies Trust and for providing education in those academies is entrusted to the Board of Trustees.

The Board of Trustees have overall accountability for all the schools within the trust and manage all finances (including audits), premises and personnel areas, via subcommittees. Work is also delegated to our local governing body, whose assistance  is  greatly valued and supported by the Trustees.

For further information on our Board of Trustees, visit the West Norfolk Academies Trust website,  Governance Page. 

Become a Governor

Information on becoming a Governor at this school, or any other school within West Norfolk Academies Trust can be found in the  Become a Governor at WNAT leaflet. 

To register your interest in this school, or any of the other schools within the trust, please fill in the 'Become a Governor' form here