Sudbury Primary School

Dedication, Aspiration, Co-operation, Inspiration


(01283) 585251

School Lane, Sudbury, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 5HZ


Governor Attendance

Date Holly Shann Margaret Hall Emma Harry Jane Latham Barbara Richardson Teresa Waterfall Freya Finn James Stringer
16/09/15 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes n/a n/a
04/11/15 Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes n/a n/a
03/02/16 Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
08/03/16 Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
04/05/16 Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
18/11/15 Yes Yes Yes n/a n/a Yes n/a n/a
16/03/16 Yes Yes Yes n/a Yes/n/a Yes No No
22/06/16 Yes No Yes n/a Yes/n/a Yes n/a No
08/12/15 Yes n/a n/a Yes Yes n/a n/a n/a
08/03/16 Yes n/a n/a Yes Yes Yes/n/a No No
27/06/16 Yes n/a n/a No Yes n/a Yes N/a
100% 63% 88% 75% 100% 100% 60% 40%
100% 63% 88% 75% 100% 100% 60% 40%

Chair of Governors: Mrs B Richardson

Barbara was appointed as Chairman of the Governors of Sudbury Primary School in May 2016 and works closely with colleague governors and the Headteacher to ensure that the school delivers its strategic objectives.

Barbara is a qualified teacher of science and for 16 years worked as a Deputy Headteacher in a large outstanding secondary comprehensive school. Latterly she has experience of working with a local authority in a school improvement capacity and is a former accredited School Improvement Partner. She also has experience of delivering to adult learners in the role of Associate Lecturer in Governance at the University of Derby.

Barbara was appointed as a co-opted Governor at John Taylor School in September 2013 and a director of the John Taylor Multi Academy Trust in 2015. She has been the charity secretary of Burton Albion Community Trust since 2015 and within the community serves as a magistrate in the Family and Criminal Court.

Vice Chair of Governors: Mrs T Waterfall

Teresa was appointed as a Parent Governor at Sudbury Primary School in May 2013. Teresa has a professional background in Marketing, with experience in various industries, and has also worked in finance.

During her time at Sudbury Primary School Teresa has spent time offering additional classroom support , which has given her valuable understanding of the schools needs from both an educational and managerial perspective.

Mrs J Latham

Jane is serving her seventh year as a Governor at Sudbury Primary School and was also a Governor when her three children attended the school in the 1980s. It is important for the pupils to feel they belong in their community, as well as in their families and school, and Jane has encouraged Sudbury WI members to volunteer in the school, helping in craft sessions, mainly knitting and needlework. Along with volunteers from All Saints Church, she visits the school monthly to give Open the Book assemblies. For a number of years Jane has liaised with the Headteachers of the school to enable the pupils to exhibit their handwriting at the village fete, which is always a popular display, with prizes awarded.

Jane is married to a beef farmer and has undertaken all farm records and accounts required for Government and accountant scrutiny. As an Independent Financial Examiner, she checks other WI accounts and she enjoys being able to help with the care of their young grandchildren.

Mrs M Hall

Margaret has lived in the Sudbury area for 45 years where she has a dairy farming business. She is on the Parochial Church Council as well as being a governor of Sudbury School. Margaret has had a lifetime interest in music and is a member of Sudbury Church choir and Uttoxeter Choral Society. She continues to struggle with her cello. Margaret's other major interests include sport and she maintains a very respectable golf handicap.


Mrs E Harry (Staff Governor)

Mrs Harry was appointed as the Class 1 Teacher at Sudbury Primary School in September 2014. As the Class 1 Teacher Mrs Harry is responsible for the Early Years Foundation Stage and the Key Stage 1 Curriculum teaching.

She is also a Teacher Governor at the school and a subject leader for Religious Education, Physical Education and Science.

Mrs Harry has a Qualifying Law Degree and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education, gained at Canterbury Christ Church University. She has been a primary school teacher for eight years and has taught in both state and independent schools. Her specialism is in Early Years and Key Stage 1, however she has experience of teaching across the entire primary age range.


Mrs B (Parent Governor)

Claire was appointed as a Parent Governor at Sudbury Primary School in July 2018. With a BA (Hons) Degree in Multi-Media Journalism, Claire started her career at BBC Newsround and now works as an NUJ accredited journalist for a range of national and regional magazines.  

A firm believer in the power of education Claire qualified as a primary school teacher, (GTP, QTS, NQT) and has worked on successful national projects for The Children's (School) Food Trust. Claire now writes for The Good Schools Guide and was recently invited to the House of Lords to discuss education. 

Passionate about outdoor learning, Claire volunteers at forest school on a weekly basis. Crafting elderflower bracelets and mud cake competitions are highlights to date. As an avid bookworm she hears readers at school. Proud Mum of two beautiful and inspiring children.


Mrs K Knight (Parent Governor)

My family and I moved to the area in 2016 and both my daughters attend Sudbury Primary School.

Kim has a BSc degree in Physiotherapy and has many year’s experience working as a Clinical Manager. Kim and her husband have their own events business and Kim currently does all the financial administration for this. 

 Kim enjoys going to the gym and trying to do some gardening when she has the time.