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Reydon Primary School

An Trust Academy

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An Trust Academy


Meet our Governors


Chair - Bridget Fosten

I am delighted to be the Chair of Governors at Reydon and Pakefield Primary Schools. Previously I have experience as a Parent Governor. In the past I served on the Finance Committee and am currently the link governor for Health and Safety and Pupil Premium.

I am passionate about seizing and creating opportunities for positive change in the community, and see the amazing work of staff and students at the school is a key part of that. It’s great to see the extent and thoroughness of the initiatives for school improvement, and a privilege to meet with pupils and hear about all the amazing learning opportunities they have. 


Vice Chair, Trust & Safeguarding Governor - Jill Adams

I have been involved in school governance since 2008 , firstly at the Junior School in Loddon and currently at Pakefield Primary School, Lowestoft. I am currently their safeguarding governor and will continue in this role at your school. I am also your vice chair. I spent my working life as a librarian in London, Norfolk and Suffolk. I have worked in a wide variety of library settings , many of which have had a responsibility for working with children and young people of all ages. Although my children are grown up and my grandchildren live many miles away, I am still interested in schools and the difference that a good school can make to a child’s life. All children need the chance to maximise their potential, whatever that may be.



Parent Governor - Jenny Knights

Jenny has lived and worked in the local area for over 20 years and now owns and runs The Randolph Hotel Reydon, with husband Gareth. Before taking over the Randolph in July 2017, Jenny worked as a Raising Achievement Mentor at Ormiston Denes Academy; working with year 11 students to achieve the best ever GCSE results in the history of the academy. Prior to this Jenny worked for Adnams at The Swan and Crown Hotels in Southwold. Jenny's mother is a current head-teacher in a Norfolk Primary School, as well as a qualified OFSTED inspector and so she stems from a strong academic background. Running The Randolph, which is at the heart of local life also puts Jenny in a good position to listen to and represent the local community in the governance of the school. Jenny currently has 2 children who attend Reydon Primary School- Daisy (Year 5) and Molly (Year 2) and with 3rd child Ralph due to start in Reception in September 2018 she has a vested interest in ensuring the school delivers the best possible education at all stages of the curriculum.



Trust Governor  - Susan Kember 

Sue has lived in Reydon for the past 4 and a half years. She has been involved in education all her working life in the Secondary sector until her recent retirement. Sue is trained as a teacher of Religious Studies and Sociology and has taught in 6 inner London secondary schools and also at Farlingaye High School in Woodbridge. Her last 16 years in London were as a Head of Year where Sue had the responsibility for a year group of 300 students and oversaw their personal and academic progress. Sue is passionate about all aspects of education and has a special interest in the Humanities and PSHE areas. This links in with Sue’s great love of travel which has informed her understanding of different cultures and world views and has always been central to her educational philosophy. Sue is very much involved in Reydon life and is married to the vicar, Alan, of St Margaret’s church and is well known for walking her two Golden Retrievers, who she would eventually like to see involved in the primary school community as ‘learning dogs’. Sue is passionate about art, travel, cooking - (speciality Indian food) photography and walking miles through the glorious Suffolk countryside in the company of Soleby and Woody. Sue is looking forward to working with staff, students and governors at Reydon Primary School.


Executive Headteacher - Martyn Payne

I've been teaching since 2003; I started in Richmond upon Thames before moving to Suffolk where I have taught in a variety of schools.  I'm delighted to have my first headship at Pakefield Primary School where the children are keen to learn, and where the staff and governors are committed to improving outcomes for the children.  My French Bulldog, Henry, is the school mascot and he loves coming in to hear the children read.  


Head of School - Sandra Foxwell 


Staff Representatives


Carly Grimmer

I have been working as a Year 1 Teacher at Reydon for 8 years- I joined as a NQT and have loved watching the children move through the school and seeing my first class in high school. I am the History and Geography lead for the school. 

In 2018 I became staff governor, so I am now in my 5th year as staff governor in which there has been numerous changes from staff to governing board to challenges such as COVID. 

Even during my 2 breaks on maternity I continued to come to governors meetings which also went virtual during COVID.


Louise Manning

I will be recognised from the school office. I started working at Reydon Primary School in September 2016 as an apprentice admin assistant. I enjoy working with such lovely staff and children. I wanted to join as a staff governor to be a part of the growth and development of the school.  I love seeing the children grow with the school, and watch them achieve their goals. My husband and I have two children and we all enjoy spending our spare time on the farm with our dogs and horses. 


Governance Professional - Rebecca Witt

Governor Minutes 


All minutes are held on Governor Hub.  If you wish to view the latest minutes, please contact Rebecca Witt, our Governance Professional via the school office. 

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