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.
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Trustee Information

Revised October 2021

Name Nature of Appointment Date of First Appointment Date of Resignation Role Responsibility Attendance % FY2019/20 Attendance % FY2020/21 Other Interests
Darren Webster Staff 27/01/2021 Principal and Accounting Officer N/A 100% Director of Sitemove Property Management from 2014
Andy Skeggs Member 17/5/2017 School Effectiveness, Data, IT, Risk & Audit 100% 100% On Local Governing Board for Charles Darwin Primary from 2017
Jaime Rix Parent 29/1/2020 Safeguarding & Staff Wellbeing 100% 100%
Faye Bunn Staff 29/1/2020 SENDCo 100% 100%
Jenny Burrett Co-opted 03/06/2020 Safeguarding and Behaviour 100% 100% Own coaching and mentoring business, Ginio - services provided to FSN free of charge to support head and Deputy and any staff as part of governance role. Governor role at: The Wishford Schools since 2014, Maldon Court Preparatory School since 2016 and Soaring High Montessori School since 2016. Daughter (Emma Collier) is a teacher at the school.
Carole James Member 03/06/2020 Curriculum, SEN, Pupil Premium 0% 100%
Julia Virgoe Member 03/06/2020 Chair Finance 100% 100%
Ben Dack Member 05/02/2021 Finance N/A 100% Sidney Williams Property Ltd from 7/7/2020.
Past Trustees
Luke Miles Parent 16/5/2018 Health and Safety, Premises 100% 83%
Mike Sands Co-opted 27/11/2019 21/09/2021 Learning, Pupil Personal Development 100% 50% Elected member of Norwich City Council (also covers Childrens Services) and Norfolk County Council. Trustee of Bowthorpe Community Workshops. Wife (Sue Sands) was a school employee.

Associated Parties Disclosure – September 2018

Name of Member or Governor
Organisation Associated To
Position in Organisation
Roger Margand Spire Solicitors LLP Trustee / Director
Roger Margand Mid Norfolk CAB Trustee / Director
No other Member or Governor declarations

To be reviewed annually in September at the first Governing Body meeting of the academic year

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

Telephone: 01603 761044

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