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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.

SO Govs

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.