Huntstanton Primary


The role of a school governor at Hunstanton Primary School

Overview of Governors


Governors' Annual Statement 2021


Hunstanton Primary School Governing Body

In accordance with the Government's requirement for all governing bodies, the 3 core strategic functions of Hunstanton Primary School Governing Body are:

1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

2. Holding the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils;

3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Governance Arrangements

The governing Body of Hunstanton Primary School was reconstituted in 2016 and is now made up of 1 Staff governor (plus the headteacher), 3 elected Parent governors, 1 Local Authority governor, 4 Co-opted governors, 2 Partnership Governors and 1 Associate governor.

Co-opted governors are appointed by the Governing Body and are people who, in the opinion of the Governing Body, have the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school.

The Full Governing Body meets every four weeks and we also, if needed, form working parties to consider different aspects of the school in detail. We also have committees that meet if required to consider pupil discipline and staffing matters.

Our School Governors:

Chair of Governors - Janet Copeland (Co-opted governor)

Headteacher - Di Mapplebeck

Parent Governors -  Jenny McGee Butler, Susan Madden

Local Authority Governor - Maureen Stacey (Vice Chair)

Staff Governor - Megan Ashton

Partnership Governors - James Monro, Susan Masters

Associate Governor  - TBA

Co-opted Governors - Chris Hutchinson and Melanie Rymer

Clerk to the Governors - Jane Hill

Roles & Responsibilities 2020/2021:

Janet Copeland - Safeguarding, Looked after children, Young carers and Behaviour, Data Protection

TBC - Website, Art, Dance Drama and Music.

Chris Hutchinson - Health & Safety, Maths and Humanities

Susan Madden - tbc

Susan Masters- Sports Premium and PE

Jenny McGee Butler - Pupil Premium and ICT

James Monro - British Values, RE, PHSE (inc RSHE)

Tbc -Mental Health & Wellbeing, Design & Technology, Science

Melanie Rymer - Data Analysis, PiXL, Policies

Maureen Stacey - Finance, SEND and Literacy

Contact The Governors

The governors always welcome suggestions, feedback and ideas from parents - please contact the Chair of Governors via the school office.

Governor Attendance at Meetings

Governors have very good attendance at meetings and  have only ever cancelled one meeting because it was not "quorate".

Please refer to the Governors' Annual Statement at the top of the page for information about governor attendance at meetings and the table below for attendance at this year's meetings.

Governor attendance for 2020-2021


Governor Business Interests

Janet Copeland


Jane Fawkes

(Resigned as governor September 2021)

Chris Hutchinson


Susan Madden


Susan Masters


Jenny McGee-Butler


James Monro


Megan Nichols


Claire Quinn

(Resigned as a governor February 2022)

Melanie Rymer


Maureen Stacey