The Free School Norwich enjoys the support of a strong board of trustees who are drawn from businesses and organisations in the local community. The Board of Trustees works with the senior leadership team to provide oversight and strategic direction for the school. It formally meets each term and trustees are regular visitors to the school.

Trustee Information

Updated March 2023

Name Nature of Appointment Date of First Appointment Date of Resignation Role Responsibility Attendance % FY2020/21 Attendance % FY2022/23 YTD 28.4.23 Other Interests
Darren Webster Staff 27/01/2021 Principal and Accounting Officer 100% 100% Director of Sitemove Property Management from 2014
Andy Skeggs Member 17/5/2017 School Effectiveness, Data, IT, Risk & Audit 100% 83%
Jaime Rix Co-opted 29/1/2020 SEN 100% 83%
Carole James Member 03/06/2020 Curriculum, SEN, Pupil Premium 100% 83%
Julia Virgoe Member 03/06/2020 Chair Finance 100% 100%
Ben Mancini Parent 15/03/2023 Health and Safety, Premises, Risk and Audit N/A 67%
Rebecca Toye Co-opted 29/03/2023 Safeguarding & Staff Wellbeing N/A 100%
Kasha Cowles Parent 27/04/2023 N/A 0%
Past Trustees
Tristan Searle Member 24/05/2023 17/09/2023 N/A 100%
Faye Bunn Staff 29/1/2020 SENDCo 83% 100%
Jenny Burrett Co-opted 03/06/2020 Safeguarding and Behaviour 67% 83% Own coaching and mentoring business: The Educational Coaching Company from September 2021. Governor role at Maldon Court Preparatory School since 2016. Daughter (Emma Collier) is a teacher at the school.

Associated Parties Disclosure

September 2023

Member Name
Name of Appointment
Date of First Appointment
Date of Resignation
Business and Pecuniary Interests
Roger Margand Member 10/11/2010 Partner and member at Spire Solicitors LLP since October 2013. Trustee at Sapientia Education Trust since January 2018. Chair of Governors at Seething and Mundham Primary since October 2018, Chair of Local Governing Body at White House Farm Primary School since 2019. Member of Corvus Education Trust and Unity Education Trust.
Markella Papageorgiou Member 13/07/2016 Employed by Norfolk County Council as Head of Strategy and Policy since January 2009. Trustee and Link Governor for Pupil Premium and History curriculum at Taverham High School since 2018.
Corinne Lawrie Member 23/06/2020
Julia Virgoe Member 27/01/2021

The Free School Norwich
Kings House, Surrey Street,
Norwich NR1 3NX

The Free School Norwich
Kings House, Surrey Street,
Norwich NR1 3NX