Meet the Governors

 Foundation Governors (appointed by the Dioceses).

 
  • Mr Anthony Crawshaw

    Anthony Crawshaw – 01/02/2013 - 31/01/2020
    •Committees - Resources / Standards & Learning

    I initially became a parent governor when my daughter started at the school. I believe it is important for parents and members of the local community to actively monitor and support their local school. Primary (and secondary) education are a vital component to the growth of our children and something we must improve wherever possible for their best interests. This is not just the educational standards achieved, but also their involvement in sport, music, the arts and being aware of and contributing to their local community. Norton excels in the way it is inclusive of all aspects within our local community.

    Business interests - None
    Financial interests - None
    Governance roles in other school - I have also become a governor at a number of other schools. I am employed with Academies Enterprise Trust (large Academy Trust with schools in Gloucestershire and other counties).
    Relationships - None

  • Rev Suzanne Skepper

    Suzanne Skepper
    •Committee - Ethos & Compliance

    Hi, I’m Suzanne and I’m the ‘newish’ Rector of the Seven Towers Group of Churches. I’m married to Chris and we have three grown up children, Emma, Rachael and Joshua.

    I’ve never been a governor before but was a Teaching Assistant and thoroughly enjoyed my years working in a school environment.

    As well as never having been a governor before I have never worked in a Church of England school either!

    However I have been fortunate enough to have been involved in schools that have embraced Christian values and have sort to celebrate children both within the life of the school and the local church.

    My hope is to get to know you all and to be available to you, to have some fun along the way and in whatever way I can, help to work together with you, in providing a distinctive and effective education that reflects God’s love for us all and his desire to see us reach our potential.

    So far being a governor hasn’t been too scary!

    Business interests - None
    Financial interests - None
    Governance roles in other school - None
    Relationships - None

  • Mrs Carolyn Wright

    Carolyn Wright – 01/07/2017 – 30/06/2021
    •Committee - Ethos & Compliance

    I joined Norton School as a Foundation Governor in September 2017. I live in Sandhurst and have four grown-up children all of whom attended C of E schools. As a church warden and general administrator I am heavily involved in the churches across the Seven Towers benefice, one of which is at Norton. My passionate interest is in promoting Christian distinctiveness and core values across the whole curriculum that underpin the ethos of the school and encourage every child to be a ‘star’.

    In recent working life I have been involved with church school inspections and publishing materials to promote values education, initially through Jumping Fish Ltd. In 2012 a colleague and I set up Imaginor Ltd which publishes resources for collective worship, spiritual and moral development in primary schools.

    I look forward to serving as a governor and being part of the team that helps Norton school to continue in its excellent provision that is inclusive of all children in our community and strives to enable every child to achieve their potential.

    Business interests - None
    Financial interests - None
    Governance roles in other school - None
    Relationships - None

Co-Opted Governors (appointed by the governing body)
 
currently 1 position vacant
  • Mrs Elizabeth Humphris

    Elizabeth Humphris – 13/05/2015 – 12/05/2019
    •Committee – Standards & Learning


    I am a mum to 4 children, 2 of whom attended Norton Primary School and 1 (Fionn Humphris) who works here. I have been a Governor for a few years now, after I wanted to understand how decisions were made about running the school, what needed to be in the curriculum and how subjects were taught. I have a special interest in literacy and meet regularly with Miss Parker to ask questions about how literacy is taught and progress recorded. I come into school regularly to listen to children reading.I also have responsibilities as Safeguarding and Early Years Governor.

    Outside of school. I work in a Community Learning Disabilities Team as an Occupational Therapist, and as a secretary for my husband's groundworks business. When not working I enjoy many activities including baking, dining out, reading, watching quad biking, caravanning..........

    I would like the school to achieve the recognition they deserve for all the hard work and dedication the staff put in every day. They are a fantastic team.


    Business interests - None
    Financial interests - None
    Governance roles in other school - None
    Relationships - Daughter employed by the school

  • Mrs Chantelle Clarke

    Chantelle Clarke– 13/05/2015 – 12/05/2019
    •Committees – Ethos & Compliance / Standards & Learning


    I enjoy working at the school as a teaching assistant and I wanted to be more involved in the makings of the school, that is why I became a School Governor! I love being part of the Governing body (which is full of intelligent, passionate men and women) and contributing to the work that goes on in the background. I take pride in my role as the Equality Governor which links nicely to my staff role and responsibilities. Out of school I spend my free time with my family and friends, either being a film fanatic or relaxing with a delicious, hearty, home-made meal! I live by my favourite quote and try to bring the moral of it through to the children I work with, it was said by my childhood friend Christopher Robin (Winnie the Pooh), ‘You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think’.

    Business interests - None
    Financial interests - None
    Governance roles in other school - None
    Relationships - None

Parent Governors (appointed by the parents of the children attending Norton School)
  • Mr Barry Lea

    Barry Lea (Chair) – 01/12/2015 – 30/11/2019
    •Committee - Ethos & Compliance

    I joined Norton Primary as a parent governor in December 2015 because I have a passion for continually improving the education of our children. Being a governor at Norton will help me to ensure that the school continues to exceed the demands of its high reputation. My family recently moved from Manchester, bringing our two daughters (currently aged 4 and 3) into the school. The fantastic welcome they have both received has helped them both settle quickly and we already feel a part of the village and school community. My professional background of Corporate Information Technology and Business Systems, brings experience in the governance of systems and processes, administration and critical decision making. My various global roles have always had a focus on the individual and I find it most rewarding helping the next generation grow their IT and professional careers. I have a desire to continue to push Norton to excel whilst supporting Jane and her outstanding team to further strengthen the family-like ‘togetherness’ that is bringing success to the school. Personally, I enjoy spending time with my family, exploring our new surroundings and warmer southern climate! We live within Norton village and we continue to enjoy building our local connections with the area and the school. I look forward to serving as a Governor for at least the next four years. My focus is to support and challenge the school to achieve their vision, continuing to make the school an outstanding environment for our children, increasing their readiness for further education.

    Business interests - None
    Financial interests - None
    Governance roles in other school - None
    Relationships - None

  • Mrs Louisa Brooks

    Louisa Brooks (Vice Chair) – 01/12/2015 – 30/11/2019
    •Committee - Resources

    Norton is a good and successful school; both my sons’ are very happy here, they’ve benefited from the great facilities available and of course the dedicated staff led by Mrs Johnson. I want to put something back by helping to contribute to Norton’s continuing success – so I decided to seek election to the Governing Body.

    Since leaving university I’ve worked in the Finance Industry – and the last seven years for Lloyds Bank.

    My work involves the analysis of financial data, making decisions and reporting. I work as part of a team so effective team working is very important, something that I feel I’m good at.

    In between working and bringing up my family I enjoy reading and baking. Holidays away are spent in Cornwall and in France – I can’t really say which is best - both are much enjoyed by us all.

    I am very proud to be a Governor at Norton School and would love to see the school continue to build upon the success that it has already achieved. I hope to support the Governing Body in helping Mrs Johnson and her staff achieve Ofsted outstanding school status.


    Business interests - None
    Financial interests - None
    Governance roles in other school - None
    Relationships - None

  • Mrs Selina Bostock

    Selina Bostock – 01/01/2018 – 31/12/2022
    •Committee - Resources

    Business interests - None
    Financial interests - None
    Governance roles in other school - None
    Relationships - None

LA Governor (selected by the local authority and appointed by the Full Governing Body).
 
currently vacant
Staff Governor (appointed by the staff at Norton School)
  • Miss Fran Bussey

    Fran Bussey - 01/05/2016- 30/04/2020
    •Committee - Standards & Learning committee

    II have been teaching for four years, three of which have been at Norton. However, my love for our school began in 2010 when I completed placements, with Miss Parker and Mrs Woodland, as part of my teaching degree. Norton nurtured my love of teaching and learning just as it does for our pupils. It was under their expert guidance and support that I completed my teaching training, earned my degree and successfully gained a full time teaching post. After a year teaching in Kent, I was fortunate enough to join the Norton family in 2013 as class teacher in Years 5 and 6 (Class 4), to cover maternity for Mrs Cook. Upon Mrs Cook’s return I remained the main class teacher of Class 4 and we taught Class 4 together Monday to Wednesday, along with our talented Teaching Assistant, Mrs Clarke.

    In 2015, I undertook the role of the Year 6 teacher, a role I adore. During my time here I have become Maths and Assessment Co-ordinator, which has allowed me to oversee the changes to support the new curriculum. In 2016, I achieved my lifelong ambition to become Assistant Head Teacher alongside Jane at Norton.

    Business interests - None
    Financial interests - None
    Governance roles in other school - None
    Relationships - None

Head Teacher
  • Mrs Jane Farren

    Jane Farren
    •Committee - Ethos & Compliance, Standards & Learning and Resources committees

    I have been a HT at Norton for 8 years and I am proud to lead of such dedicated professionals. This year I have taken on Co-Chair of the Tewkesbury District Partnership which is large group of school who work together to ensure high quality educational provision in the area.

    Business interests - None
    Financial interests - None
    Governance roles in other school - None
    Relationships - None

Clerk
  • Mrs Kimberley Bluck

    Kimberley Bluck - April 2006 - present

The Instrument of Government comprises of the following:

  • 3 Parent governors
  • 1 LA governor
  • 1 Staff governors
  • 1 Head Teacher
  • 3 Foundation governor
  • 3 Co-Opted governors
Current Vacancies
  1. 1 x Co-opted
  2. 1 x LA
 All governors have voting rights unless indicated.