Governors

As part of the Evolution Academy Trust, Wensum Junior School has its own Governors.  Concentrating in particular on the outcomes for pupils, the governors, , operating through the Terms of Reference, hold the school to account. The Governors comprises of staff members, parent members and community members, and each is appointed by the Directors for the skills they possess.  The Governors are accountable to the Directors of the Evolution Academy Trust. The Directors are accountable to the Department of Education for all aspects of all schools in the Trust.

Our governors can be contacted via this email address:  governors@wensum.norfolk.sch.uk

Our Governors

Chair of Governors, Neil Godfrey, Parent Governor

I have been a parent governor since July 2019. My daughter attends Nelson Infant School and absolutely loves it! I am proud to be part of a such a diverse and welcoming school community which places children’s happiness and wellbeing at the heart of everything it does.

I am training to be a teacher of Modern Foreign Languages, and am currently working as a cover supervisor in a Norfolk secondary school. My previous professional background is in the charity sector in various roles including development worker, volunteer coordinator and events organiser. I have also been a trustee and Chair of Student Action for Refugees. My leisure interests include football, reading and exploring the beautiful county of Norfolk which has been my home for over 30 years.

Fiona Kepton, Community Governor

Hi, I’m Fee and I’m a community governor. I am a Consultant Teacher for the nationwide Educational Trust in which I work, with a focus upon Digital Strategy in schools (never so important as right now!) I have 22 years of experience in education both in the UK and in international schools.

Outside of school I am a mum to a teenager (never a dull moment!), I love walking our dog in the local area and enjoying all that Norwich has to offer. I first got involved with Wensum Junior when bringing students from my school to perform pantomimes at Wensum and I have also enjoyed supporting the Science fair, bringing VR experiences for all to participate in.

Jacqui Mackay, Parent Governor

I have sons in Year 3 and Year 6, and my two older children were also lucky enough to attend Nelson Infant and Wensum Junior. I am the General Manager of Frozen Light who create theatre for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities. I enjoy being part of the governor team which supports our leadership and staff who provide such valued child centred and creative education at both schools. I am the governor with responsibility for safeguarding.  

Anna Varley, Parent Governor

Hi I’m Anna and my son goes to Wensum Junior. I have a background in health and social care and became a governor to support Nelson and Wensum to be the best possible learning environment for our children.  I love reading, baking, running with friends and have just started a course in construction so have added bricklaying and tiling to the list!

Natasha Wilby, Staff Governor

My name is Tash, I am a mother, wife, dog lover and teacher. I have worked at Wensum Junior for three years and before I trained as a teacher, I was a Forest School leader. I am passionate about education and I love my job. I recognise the importance of providing a safe, caring, supportive and effective environment that brings opportunities for each child to make those essential steps in life.  

I have one son, Isaac, who is 10 years old and a dog, Albus Dumbledog, who is three. We spend our weekends exploring the outdoors, reading and having movie nights under the duvet with pizza.  I joined the governing body to give me the opportunity to be involved in the strategic decisions and future direction of the school. Working as part of team helping our school to grow and develop is very rewarding. We all bring different skills and life experiences to the table which is exciting!

Liam Calvert, Parent Governor

My name is Liam Calvert. I’m a parent governor with two children at Nelson Infant School. I work as a teacher in a high school and have a range of interests such as cycling, volunteering as an Explorer Scout leader and working to help our community through Wensum Residents Association and Community Centre. I can be contacted via liamcalvert@gmail.com  in relation to our work as governors as well as via the governor email address.

Liz Ferguson, Parent Governor

I’m Liz and I’m a parent governor, with a son currently in Year 4 at Wensum and a daughter in Year 2 at Nelson. I made Norwich my home in 2002 and have worked at UEA since 2008. In my spare time I enjoy camping, BBQs, and podcasts, and at work I organise activities for teenagers who are interested in going to university but might need some encouragement or a confidence-boost first. I typically work with Norfolk’s colleges and sixth forms, so I’m really pleased to be learning so much about key stages 1 and 2 through my governor role.

Jenny Wenn, Staff Governor

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Victoria McConnell, Headteacher

I passionately believe I have one of the best jobs in the world! As school staff, we are lucky enough to spend our days investigating and finding answers to amazing questions alongside your brilliant children.  

As a teacher, I know that children are more than just the score they can achieve in a test but wonderful individuals who we work alongside to help guide them into a happy, healthy and safe future as honest kind and respectful individuals. These young people are our future and already have a strong voice which should be listened to! 

I have been teaching for ages in both London and Norfolk. 

Out of work I am a wife and mother of three. I have a degree in music, I absolutely love to travel (especially to hot locations serving delicious spicy food) and have a passion for gardening. (I think) I have a good sense of humour and I am an absolutely terrible dancer (although it pains me to admit it). 

I am incredibly proud to be the head teacher of both Wensum Junior and Nelson Infant schools and I am committed to serve this community to the best of my ability.  

Alison Biddle, Clerk to the Governors