Welcome to our Governors' section.
Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.
Our school financial performance is published annually by the Government and you can view this information by clicking here.
We have also provided a Register of Governor Interests and an Annual Statement of Issues for your information.
If you are interested in understanding more about the role of school governors or are interested in joining our Governors then please email the school using email@example.com or contact Govern Suffolk by clicking here.
Message from the Chair of Governors
Mrs Debbie McArthur
The Governors recognise that the school must constantly strive to improve and innovate to ensure the best possible outcomes for its pupils. The Governing Body is heavily involved in the creation of the School’s Improvement Plan and acts as a ‘critical friend’ in all matters. The Governors are part of the leadership of the school and are integral to strategic planning. Governors both support and challenge the Headteacher and senior staff to ensure that the school performs as well as it should and that all pupils have the very best opportunity to learn & grow.
Working very closely with the Headteacher, the Governing Body is ultimately responsible for the curriculum delivery, the school’s finances, personnel matters and also maintaining the school premises. The Headteacher and staff are responsible for the planning, teaching and monitoring of the National Curriculum and the day-to-day running of the school. The Governors, Headteacher and staff work in partnership to promote the aims of the school.
In short, the Governing Body’s aim is to ensure Acton CEVC Primary School provides its pupils the best educational start in life helping them to become happy, confident individuals who are given every opportunity to reach their potential.
If you have any questions, comments, feedback or general observations concerning our Governing Body and would like to talk to me, then please contact me through the School Office.
Be kind, take pride and enjoy!
I have been a Foundation Governor since August 2019 with responsibility for monitoring and reporting on Attainment.
I have been involved with youth work for many years including running a Church youth Club; Cub Assistant; Guide Leader; and finally an Air Scout Leader.
I enjoy seeing young lives transformed by learning and new experiences.
In my working life I worked in several Laboratories (Analytical, Physical Testing and Research) ending the last 15 years of my career heading up a Global team of Quality and Regulatory Auditors in the Medical Device field. I was also a qualified Environmental and Health & Safety Auditor.
I am now retired but keep busy with School Governor duties; Parochial Church Council (All Saints: Acton); Acton Parish Council and the Acton Good Neighbour Scheme.
Governor with responsibility for the Health and Safety Policy.
A graduate in Psychology from Edinburgh University I taught in Secondary schools for over two years before an appointment as an Educational Psychologist in Northumberland. I subsequently worked for the city of Leicester and then as Senior Educational Psychologist in Oxford for 25 years. In retirement I was a Chair of Governors for a Special School in Oxford and then for a Primary school in Milton Keynes. I was also a volunteer there with the parental support service for several years.
Mr Jonathan Gray - Acting Headteacher
I have been a governor since November 2016 and have worked at the school since September 2014.
Prior to being appointed Acting Heateacher my role was Deputy Headteacher and assessment coordinator, having worked in primary schools of various sizes and differing locations over my career.
As a member of staff at the school, I have a keen interest in the ensuring the school is governed in the best possible way to ensure the children are given every opportunity to develop and make progress.
Being the assessment coordinator, my role on the Governing Body was concerned with the attainment and progress of the children. This will become more important in my wider role as Acting Headteacher as I prepare reports which explain the latest assessment information to my fellow governors and answer any questions that may arise.
Category of Governor
Term of Office
Roles and Responsibilities
Register of Interests
Mr Jonathan Gray
Ends 18 Mar 2024
Mrs Dorne Warner
Ends 25 Nov 2024
Mrs Kate Hart
Co- opted Governor
Ends Oct 2025
Miss Jo Bradshaw
Ends 7 Jul 2025
Mr Roger Boulton
Ends 28 Nov 2023
Health and Safety Named Governor
Health and Safety
|Mrs Carol Dyer||Foundation|
Ends 31 Aug 2023
|Attainment Named Governor||Attainment||None|
|Mr Barry Moult||Co-opted Governor|
Ends 13 July 2024
Named Governor for Finance
Grace Baptist Assoc.
BJM IG Privacy
|Mrs Debbie MacArthur||Co-opted Governor|
Ends 28 Nov 2023
Chair of Governors
|Chair of Governors||None|
Rev Caroline Hallett
ends 1 Aug 2025
Safeguarding Named Governor
Personnel Named Governor
Statutory Funding Named Governor
Headteacher’s Performance Review
RE, Collective Worship,
Review, Educational Visits
Until such time as she
relinquishes the office
which entitled them
to their appointment.
-Full Governing Body Meeting Register 2021 - 2022
|Governor||Autumn 1||Autumn 2||Spring 1||Spring 2||Summer 1||Summer 2|
|Mrs K Hart|
|Miss J Bradshaw|
|Mrs C. Dyer||Yes|
|Mr J. Gray||Yes|
|Rev C. Hallett||Yes|
|Mr B. Moult||Yes|
|Mrs D. McArthur||Yes||end of term|
|Mr. R. Boulton||Yes|
|Mrs D. Warner|