St. John's Community Primary School & Nursery

Governor Profiles

Sarah Suckling

  • Parent Governor

I am delighted to have been appointed as a Parent Governor at St Johns Community Primary School, and am looking forward to working with the School and Governors in ensuring that each child is given the opportunity to reach their full potential whilst being happy and enjoying their schooling here.

I have lived in Horning with my Husband for 10 years now,  and have a son in Year 3, nearly Year 4,  who has been attending St Johns CP School since Nursery.

Having worked in the Banking industry for 23 years, I made the decision last Summer to focus on a new challenge, and am now working for myself doing Bookkeeping and Accounting work. This allows me to be more flexible and work around the school timetable, spending more time with my family.

Pauline Mantle

  • Co-opted Governor

After working in the Early Years sector my business partner and myself opened our own nursery  in 1987. After her retirement in 2001 we sold the business and I worked as a TA at Northgate Primary in Bishop’s Stortford Hertfordshire until my retirement in 2009.I worked in the Nursery, Reception and Year one.

Whilst there I was staff governor for 4 years and served on the Teaching and Learning committee.

From 2012 until our move here in 2016 I served on the Governing Body of St.Mary’s C.of E Primary in Stansted Essex.  I was Linked to Early Years and Literacy and served on Finance, Teaching and Learning, and Literacy.

I have attended many courses and hope to help the school in any way I can.

I am involved in the community – with Tangent (Round table family) locally and am on the P.C.C as secretary.

Karen Lynch

  • Parent Governor

I am a newly appointed parent-governor at St Johns Community Primary School.

I moved to Neatishead in June 2012 with my husband and our two children, our son is now in Year 7 at Broadland High School and our daughter is in Year 4 at St Johns.  I was a Parent Governor at Neatishead Primary School, but when our daughter started at St Johns I was keen to become part of this Governing Body.

I have worked for Local Government, Housing Associations and in Education for almost 30 years as a Building Surveyor and for that reason I sit in the Premises/Health & Safety Committee.

We have a 2 year old cocker spaniel and a boat on the broads which is a fantastic way to enjoy quality family time together.  I am passionate about children’s education and look forward to working with the School and Governors to help the School strive to become outstanding.

Paula Whipp

  • Co-opted Governor
  • Chair Teaching & Learning Committee

I joined the governing body  as a co-opted  governor in  2014 and I am currently the chair of the Teaching and Learning committee.

I live in Wroxham and have five children. The oldest three have now left St Johns and moved onto High school, the youngest two are still at St Johns. My eldest is 17, so I have had a long association with the school and seen many changes in the school during that time.

I am committed to supporting  the school in its pursuit of excellence for all children. I want all children to leave St Johns as happy, well rounded, kind, hard working young people ready to confidently take their next steps at High school.

AnnAnn Roberts

  • Staff Governor

Having been appointed as a staff governor, I consider one of my key roles is to provide a link between staff and governors as well as giving a staff perspective on issues raised. I am passionate about St John’s School and have enjoyed being part of the many changes and challenges the school has faced over the past 25 years. I throughly enjoy my time at St. John’s and being part of the thriving school community. When not at work I enjoy spending time with my family and  three grand children. Reducing my hours has enabled me to pursue my personal interest of history. I like to spend time researching into my genealogy which has taken me far and wide.  I am very pleased to have this opportunity to be able to take an active role in the support, development and the ongoing challenges of raising standards of achievement for all pupils, whatever their background or ability.

JanJan Evans

  • Joint Chair of Governors
  • Co-Opted Governor

I became a governor at St John’s in 2010 and have chaired the Teaching and Learning committee and the  Staffing and pay,  I am joint chair of the Governing Body. I am a  qualified PE teacher and help with various sporting activities at the school which has helped me to know the children and the staff. I care about the school and I want to be sure that every child has the opportunity to reach their full potential  from a well qualified and committed staff.

Ann(1)Ann Zamorski

  • Parent Governor

Hello my name is Ann Zamorski, I am a newly appointed parent-governor at St Johns Community Primary School.

My husband and I moved to Norfolk 7 years ago after spending 8 years living in France. We became foster Mum and Dad to 3 delightful sisters. As a result of excellent support and commitment from all at St Johns and the continual communication between myself and all the staff the girls have thrived both educationally and as confident individuals. It is for this reason I decided to get more involved with the school.

Throughout my career I have been involved with supporting children/young people whether through my role as Therapeutic Counsellor, Researcher or as Social Inclusion Coordinator.

I feel very passionate that all children at St Johns get the most from their education and feel good open communication and active parental involvement can help ensure positive and beneficial support to both pupils and staff.

Kevin WebsterKevin Webster

  • Community Governor
  • Chair of Health & Safety
  • Member Staffing & Pay Committee

I am a manager at oyster yachts (previously Landamores) based in Hoveton.

I have served as a Community governor since 2012 and have been a member of the Staffing & Pay Committee throughout that time; I am currently chair of the Health& Safety. I have found being a school governor is a challenging and rewarding way that I can help to put something back into my community.

Liz Jump

I am the local Vicar and a co-opted member of the governing body. I come into school on a regular basis to take assemblies and love spending time with the children. I have two sons, both grown up now, and used to teach in the Medical School at Liverpool University so I’m glad to still be involved in education.