Local Governing Body

The role of the Local Governing Body is to

  • implement the Wensum Trust strategic aims / vision alongside Firside Junior School (academy) vision and values
  • to question and challenge leadership and to hold them to account for the educational performance of students, ensuring value for money
  • overseeing school budget ensuring compliance with the financial handbook and the supplementary funding agreement
  • to ensure compliance with statutory regulations and acts of parliament
  • provide regular reports on governance & compliance and quality assurance of the trust provision

Chair of Governors

Mr Edwin Pearson - chairofgov@firside.norfolk.sch.uk


Mr Anthony Goodson

Clerk to the Governors

Mrs Marie Wilkinson - clerk@firside.norfolk.sch.uk

Parent Governors

Mrs Amy Hanton Term of office to May 2021
Mrs Julie Thurling Term of office to May 2021

Co-opted Governors

Mr Anthony Goodson Term of office to August 2020
Mr Edwin Pearson Term of office to August 2020
Mrs Rosalind Robinson Head of School

Staff Governor

Ms Una Haugh Term of office to February 2022


Minutes of meetings of the Local Governing Board are available on request