The Governors at Bungay Primary School are committed to ensuring that all pupils receive the best education in a rich learning environment. Our duty is to take a challenging and strategic role to drive the school forward to be the best it can be. We passionately believe that a good primary education is essential for preparing children for their future adult life and are committed to achieving this. With clear expectations and high standards, pupils are given the ambition to achieve their full potential becoming well rounded citizens for modern day Britain.

As Chair, I take pride in working with the Head Teacher to continue to work towards our strategic aims and feel privileged to be a part of this thriving school community.

Head Gov

Mrs J Howgate



The School Governors have oversight of the general effectiveness and running of the school. They are legally responsible for the school’s curriculum, the appointment of staff, discipline and many other aspects of school life.

Since 1991, under the new legislation covering the Local Management of Schools – The Governing Body has become responsible for the administration of the budget allocated to the school by the County.

The Governing Body meets regularly every term and the minutes of their meetings are available for the public to read in the School Office.



Name(Full/Associate) Appointing Body(LA, Parent,Staff etc) Date Appointed Date Appointment expires Committees Roles and Responsibilities
Hannah Booty(Full) Co-opted 01/09/15 31/08/19 Standards Single Central Record/Safeguarding/Attendance
Jacquie Evans(Full) Co-opted 09/12/15 31/08/19 Resources/Steering/Hearings/Pupil Discipline/HT review  Vice-Chair of GovernorsChair of Resources and safeguarding
Jade Howgate(Full) Co-opted 09/12/13 08/12/17 Standards Chair of Governors
Mike James(Full) Co-opted 04/02/12 03/02/16 Standards/Steering/Hearings/HT Review Chair of Standards
Iain Kimber Parent  24/11/16
Iain W Owens(Full) Head Resources/Standards
Amy Mayne(Full) Staff  20/2/16 Standards
Lesley Williams(Full)  Co-opted  05/02/16  03/02/20  Resources



Here you will find PDF files of Governor interests and the policy:


Governor Online Link: Click Here


Governor Statements:



I felt that I wanted to be able to do something community based after leaving Essex to live in the Suffolk area over 5 years ago, but wanted to do something where it would help support and help future generations, following my reading up details of a professional web site I belong to, I decided that this was a great opportunity, and have been accepted as a Governor at the Bungay Primary School. Over the years I have drawn experience from both a personal level, as well as having been raised in a family run business. I started out in a Property Management Department, for a family run Estate Agency Business, & previous experience of work has ranged from a detached Grapevine worker helping young people with drug/alcohol and varying issues for a department of a local Council, Property Management (Estate Agency), Financial sector (Mortgage), Marine Insurance, Portraiture/Commercial & Wedding Photography having started my own Business, Area Sales Manager (Avon), and finally and currently been in my present position for 8 years as PA & UK Commercial Co-ordinator for a Global Distribution Company.



Since December 2013 I have worked at Bungay High School where I am the Pastoral Systems Manager. My role means that I work with students who are in Year 7 who require support and guidance as they transition from Primary School, up to Year 11 students who are taking their GCSE examinations. My main responsibilities are focussed around attendance, behaviour and  mentoring as well as the general pastoral care of students during the school day. I am also trained as a Designated Safeguarding Lead.


I’ve been a governor at the school since 2013 and seen a lot of positive change over that time which I’m really keen to continue. Since 2014 I’ve been the Chair of the Standards committee looking at helping to improve performance across  the school, I’m also the SENCO link governor. My son attends the school here where he’s really happy and enjoys his learning. I’m also involved with junior football at Bungay Town helping coach and run my son’s team, so as well as working full time I’m kept pretty busy.




This is my third year as a teacher at Bungay Primary School. I started here as a Newly Qualified Teacher in September 2014, and have seen the school develop and improve in so many ways. Our latest Ofsted result was a proud moment for all staff, and so when the vacancy for staff governor became available, I was keen to be part of the governing team who are so dedicated to ensuring that our school is well-run. I hope to make a positive contribution to the school, not only through my teaching, but now also as staff governor.





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