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  • The Willows Primary School
  • Downing Close,
  • Ipswich,
  • Suffolk,
  • IP2 9ER

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School Governors

Meet our Governors

Name: Paul Arch

Category of governor: Headteacher

Appointed by: Local Governing Body

Terms of Office: 01/09/2018

Positions of responsibilities: Headteacher

Governance roles in other schools: None

Name: Paul Carter - Chair of Governors

Category of governor:  Co-Opted

Appointed by: The Trust Board

Terms of Office: 12/06/2017-11/06/2021

Governance roles in other schools: Vice Chair - Orwell Multi Academy Trust


Name: Matthew Crane - Vice Chair

Category of governor: Co-Opted

Appointed by: Full Governing Body 

Terms of Office: 12/01/2017- 12/01/2021

Positions of responsibilities: Finance and Maths

Governance roles in other schools: None


Name: Jane Clough

Category of governor: Co-Opted Governor 

Appointed by: Local Governing Body 

Terms of Office:05/06/2018- 04/06/2022

Positions of responsibilities: Safeguarding/SEND

Governance roles in other schools: None 


Name: Ian Dickson

Category of governor: Co-Opted Governor

Appointed by: Local Governing Body

Terms of Office: 30/10/2018 - 29/10/2022

Positions of responsibilities:

Governance roles in other schools: None

Name: Umesh Patel

Category of governor: Local Governing Body

Appointed by: The Trust Board 

Terms of Office: 04/12/2018 to 03/12/2022

Positions of responsibilities: tbc



Name: Shelly Rudland 

Category of governor: Parent Governor 

Appointed by: Parents

Terms of Office: 14/09/2017 - 13/09/2021

Positions of responsibilities: Health and Safety, Pupil Premium

Governance roles in other schools: None


Name: Barry Broom 

Category of governor: Parent Governor 

Appointed by: Parents

Terms of Office: 09/07/2019 - 08/07/2023

Positions of responsibilities: 

Governance roles in other schools: The Oaks Primary School

Number of vacancies : 1 current vacancy

Category of governor: 5 Co-opted, 2 Parent, 1 Staff


The register of business and pecuniary interests of all our Governors is kept in electronic form on Governor Hub and in hard format in the school's main office.

Local Governing Body Constitution and Governance Agreement including Code of Conduct

Orwell Multi-Academy Trust Board