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Chair of Governors : Mrs N Johnson 

Nicky has recently joined our Governing Body and currently works as a 

Cost Accountant for a small engineering company based in Leicestershire.

Nicky has spent 9 years as a Trust Appointed Governor in the Reach2 Multi

Academy Trust family, where Nicky was also Chair of Governors for a number

of years.


Mr D Powell :Vice Chair (Co-opted Governor)

Having qualified as a Chartered Accountant Don spent much of his career working for National

and International Corporations, holding several senior Finance and Commercial roles.

Don was actively involved in youth football in the Derby area for over 20 years and is a qualified

FA coach and referee.

Don is involved with various projects in the Midlands to restore and safeguard significant

Inland Waterway sites, including the historic Dudley canal and tunnel network.

Don was appointed as a co-opted governor in November 2020.



Mrs K Knight (Parent Governor)

Kim was appointed as a Parent Governor at Sudbury Primary School in July 2018. Kim has a

BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy and started her working career at the Royal Free Hospital in

London, evolving her career into more managerial roles. As a CQC Registered Manager Kim has

had several years experience in clinical governance. Presently she is a Co Director with her

husband with their own events company and manages all of the financial administration that this


Kim has been  the Chair of Friends of Sudbury School (FOSS) which she and other parents have

created to fund-raise and involve the school within the local community. FOSS has successfully held

various events throughout 2018 such as discos, bingo, a summer fair and an art show and both her ilooking to many more. Her two daughters attend Sudbury Primary School.

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


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Mrs S Oakley (Staff Governor)

Mrs Oakley was appointed as a Class 2 Teacher at Sudbury Primary School in April 2016.

She is the subject leader for English, History and Geography and joint leader of Music, Art and DT.

Mrs Oakley has a BA with hons in Humanities, gained at The Open University, and a

Post Graduate Certificate of Education achieved at University of Derby.




Mrs I Hall (Parent Governor)

Izzy was appointed parent governor in June 2021. From a young age she wanted to be a

sheep farmer and went to college to study ND Hill farming, HND Agriculture and then a

Bsc inAgricultural Studies.

Once her studies were complete she returned home to the family farm.

She now manages and shares the business with her parents and has experience of being a

farm manager on an organic beef and sheep farm and has also worked on Dairy farms,

calf rearing and relief milking.

She is married to a Dairy farmer and they have twins that attend Sudbury Primary School.

As well as farming Izzy likes making things on her sewing machine, enjoying the great

outdoors and doing lots of craft activities with her children.



Ms J White (Co-opted Governor)

Julie is the Creative Director for Growing Rural Enterprise Ltd and the WELLIES Project providing

therapeutic learning activities with animals, plants, creativity and the countryside for people

recovering from mental ill health. 

She is an accredited business and social enterprise advisor passionate about rural business and
womens enterprise.
Julie is also a mentor for The Princes Trust and a trustee of Sudbury Gasworks Restoration Trust.
Julie enjoys walking her Jack Russell Spike, being outdoors and growing flowers for cutting. 


     Governors area of responsibility

       Nicky Johnson - Safeguarding, website audit, geography

       Don Powell - SEND,Health and Safety, Premises, Finance, Maths

       Kim Knight -  Assessment and Tracking, English

       Isabel Hall - Outdoor Learning/Eco, EYFS, science, GDPR

       Julie White - PSHE/RE, history, community links


       Sudbury Governors attendance 2020-21

        Sudbury Governor attendance 2019-2020

        Governor Term of office dates

        Declarations of Interests for Governors 2021-22

        Privacy Notice - Governors

If you wish to see any minutes from Governor meetings please contact the Clerk to Governors, Mrs L McCall through the school office.