Meet the Governors
Kate Clements- Chair of Governors
I have been a co-opted governor at a small village primary school in Suffolk since 2012. More importantly I am a mum of three girls aged 12, 11 and 9, who bring a great deal of fun into my life along with some challenges as they develop and grow.
I also work part time as a Finance Director supporting our business which my husband set up back in January 1997. I previously worked as a full time Finance manager for a large manufacturing company where I learnt a great deal about communication and managing people. I am now also extremely lucky to be able to volunteer some of my spare time in supporting children at the local village school.
Whilst being a school governor, I have learnt to appreciate the pressures in education whilst staff endeavour to nurture every individual child’s needs and aspirations.
Thetford is a town that has supported my family and my grandparents who used to live here back in the 1970’s/80’s and I have made some very special friends. I hope I will be able to give back to Bishops my experience, enthusiasm and positivity for meeting the challenges that the school will face moving forwards.
Gillian Holland- Trust Governor
I have recently retired from the University of East Anglia where I was the Course Director for the Primary PGCE course which focusses on training people who want to teach. I have taught throughout the whole primary age range although most of my teaching experience is with EYFS and Key Stage 1. I believe that all children should be supported to achieve their full potential which means that positive experiences of education at nursery through to the end of primary school are essential.
Tony Heywood- Trust Governor
I have been a vicar in the Thetford Team Ministry since July 2011. The focus of my job has been the Abbey Estate and from the start of my time here, I have really enjoyed the assemblies at Bishop's School, visiting classes to talk about various RE topics and hosting school tours of St. Cuthbert's church building. In 2013 we set up Grace Church that has met at the school on Sundays and in 2017 we started a Toddler Group. I was a governor from 2013-2016and am excited to be taking on this role again. I'm married to Helen and we have two children at primary school. I love all sport, try to keep vaguely fit and my interests include: history, literature, polar exploration and the novels of Patrick O'Brian.
Toni Glennon- Staff Governor
I thoroughly enjoy working in a school that is committed to engaging and inspiring children to develop and foster a life-long love of reading and writing.
Our children are beginning to see reading as a pleasurable and enjoyable experience. Children are now inspired to put pen to paper, even those who in the past were often reluctant to do so.
Governor Attendance 2023-2024 Year to Date
Governors Attendance 2022-2023
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