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Welcome to the section of our web site dedicated to the School’s Governing Body. Central to our work is the belief that children achieve best when parents and school work together.

We have three main functions: to set the ethos of the school, to monitor that pupils are achieving to the best of their abilities and to scrutinise financial management. In addition, all the governors are active in supporting and challenging various aspects of school life, as you can see below, as well as monitoring and developing policies that support our ethos and values.

If you would like to contact the Chair of Governors, please email: [email protected]

Governing Body Job Descriptions

David Hall

Chair of Governors
Term of office: 06/3/19 to 31/1/27

I have lived in Mulbarton for around 4 years and feel it is a great community with the school at its heart. I was born and grew up in Norfolk and returned in 2014 after many years living abroad and in the Northeast.  I have one daughter at the school, and another due to start in September. I am a Chartered Building Surveyor specialising in commercial property. This primarily involves designing and managing the construction of buildings and advising on the condition of existing property.  I have strong technical, legal and regulatory knowledge of the built environment.


Kevin Holland

Vice Chair of Governors
Term of Office: 10/12/2018 to 29/11/26

I have been a resident in Norfolk for 8 years after moving here from the South coast. I graduated from Winchester University in 1999 with a degree in Education Studies and Sports Studies always with the intention of going on to complete a PGCE in PE, which I did at Brighton University the next year. I had a 16-year teaching career working predominantly in the secondary school phase, as a PE specialist through to an assistant head teacher.  Since moving on from teaching, I have been an Education Advisor here in Norfolk for nearly 4 years.  Alongside this I have started my own life coaching venture and lecture at the University of East Anglia. I have a successful background in a range of sports but had some amazing opportunities through athletics and running for Great Britain, allowing me to travel and grow as a person. I currently hold a governor position at Chapel Break Infant School and am passionate about children receiving fantastic holistic opportunities through their education.


James Turner

Parent Governor
Term of office: 1/11/18 to 29/11/26

My wife and I moved to Mulbarton in 2015 – we have two daughters at the school and really enjoy the community feel within the village, with the school at its heart.  I am a marketing graduate, who, after my degree and 5 years working in media marketing in London, decided to move back to Norfolk as its such a lovely place to live and bring up a family.  I now work in the financial services sector as Head of Marketing and am passionate about marketing, communications and people leadership. I have strong commercial awareness and a good mix of analytical and creative skills, which help me to drive business growth.  I do my best to keep fit and active through the triathlon of cycling, running and trying to keep up with my daughters! As a governor I aim to assess and contribute to, the continued success of the school and to ensure all is being done to give pupils a fun, challenging and fulfilling learning environment.


Sam Bartram

Co-opted Governor
Term of Office: 22/9/21 to 3/11/25

My husband and I have lived in Mulbarton since 1994. We have two grown up daughters, both of whom went to school in the village. I have been involved, in one way or another, in supporting both the village schools and early years settings for many years. Most recently, prior to the creation of Mulbarton Primary School, I was Chair of Governors of the Junior School for 8 years. I stepped away due to work and family commitments around 6 years ago but having now taken early retirement I have more time to dedicate to becoming a governor again. I feel passionate about ensuring that as a village school we provide a sound and nurturing environment in which our children can grow and thrive. Before retiring I worked for Aviva for 32 years in various roles as both a commercial lawyer and procurement manager and have many skills that I can bring to my role as governor.


Matt Bull

Co-opted Governor
Term of Office: 6/7/22 to 5/7/26 

I have been a secondary school maths teacher in Norfolk for 12 years now and have taken on numerous other roles such as Head of Department. I am currently the Diversity and Inclusion lead at my current school, and I will use this to inform my role as governor. I have worked with primary schools in the past, creating numeracy policies with a local cluster, and have volunteered at Mulbarton, taking out groups for maths support. I value learning through fun, creativity, nature and discussion. I look forward to helping in any way I can.


Michael Mills

Parent Governor
Term of Office: 8/11/22 to 7/11/26


Adam Masterson

Parent Governor
Term of Office: 8/11/22 to 7/11/26 

I have lived in Mulbarton for 13 years and have 2 children at the Primary school. I am keen runner and love to be active. I am a Deputy Headteacher for a SEN school in Norfolk and have a passion for helping all pupils reach their full potential regardless of their starting point in life and wish to support the pupils at Mulbarton to do the same


Claire Gothard

Co-opted Governor
Term of Office: 12/7/23 to 11/7/27

My husband and I moved to Mulbarton four years ago and absolutely love this area and its community. We have two young sons, and very much hope that they will soon be joining the school, with which I feel so lucky to now be affiliated. I initially trained and worked as a Primary teacher, subsequently moving to my school’s Senior Leadership Team, and moved 5 years ago into my current role in Initial Teacher Training. I now manage a team of experienced teacher educators who work to train Primary and Early Years teachers in schools across the country, and absolutely love my role and the opportunity to work with and learn from so many different schools, leaders and teachers as they serve their own pupils and communities. I am passionate about supporting schools to ensure that every child fulfills their potential, and intend to use all I have learnt from my professional roles in my role as Governor.


Miss K. Savory

Staff Governor
Term of Office: 1/9/17 to 1/9/25

I have worked at Mulbarton Primary School since 2001 and I’m one of two deputies.


Mrs N. Hall 

Headteacher Governor


Click here to view our current Governor Roles 2022 – 2023

Click here to view our current Governing Board Structure and Declarations of Interest 2023 – 2024

Click here to view Governor meeting attendance 22-23