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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.

We have also provided a Register of Governor Interests and an Annual Statement of Issues for your information.

Mistley Norman Church of England Primary School is part of the Diocese of Chelmsford Vine Schools Trust. The trust contains a mixture of both Voluntary Aided and Voluntary Controlled Schools, each of which is run by their own Local Governing Body with powers delegated to them by the Multi Academy Trust boards through what is termed 'Earned Autonomy'. In other words the more successful the school the more autonomy the governing body has.

The Local Governing Body works with the Head Teacher, School Leaders and the MAT board to ensure pupils get the best education the school can provide.


Responsibilities of the Local Governing Body

The Governing Body of a school is responsible for ensuring that it is run to promote pupil achievement. Its duties include:

Setting the school’s strategic direction, objectives and policies.

Approving the school budget and ensuring the school spends its funds taking regard of the MAT financial regulations and procedures.

Reviewing progress against the school's strategic direction, objectives, and budget.

Providing challenge and support to the Head Teacher


Parents are welcome to read the non-confidential minutes of Local Governing Body Meetings, they are available from the School Office.

The Local Governing Body meets every six weeks.  The Governors are also expected to visit the school in order to monitor school improvement between meetings.


 Local Governing Body September 2017

Mrs C Epsom

Chair of Governors

Mrs Diane Reed

Vice Chair

Mr Mark Carter-Tufnell


Mr Nick Kricka

Staff Governor

Mrs Carole Adams

Diocesan Appointee

Mrs Brenda Westwood

PCC/Diocesan Appointee

Mrs Karen Jones Headteacher
Mr Karl Fisher Parent Governor
Revd. Dom Turner Diocesan Appointee



The governing body is currently working in partnership with St Osyth Church of England Primary School LGB. Please check back for updates on our members, 


 The Clerk to the Local Governing Body is Mrs Jill Haines


If you wish to contact the Chair of Governors please do so via the school office.

Register of Attendance MN LGB 2016-17

Governors Declaration of Business Interests 2017-18

Old Declaration of Business Interests 2016-17

Staff Declaration of Business Interests 2017-18