The Willows Primary School

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

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School Governors

Local Governing Body Constitution and Governance Agreement including Code of Conduct

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: 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: 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: 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: 

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


Number of vacancies : 5 current vacancies

Category of governor: 3 Co-opted, 1 Parent, 1 Staff