"The Partnership of Bildeston Primary and Whatfield CEVC Primary Schools"

Governor Information

Our governors help to monitor the school by working closely with our head teacher and spending a morning in school every term scrutinising work books, carrying out lesson observations and acting as a critical friend of the school. They meet twice a term as a whole governing body as well as holding termly committee meetings to look at specific aspects of school life.






Mr Phil Clark

Chair of Governors/LEA Governor

- Mr Clark is a parent.
- Mrs Clark is a supply teacher at both schools.

- Whatfield Village Hall Committee Member.

20 February 2020

4 Years

Mrs Heather Williams

Vice Chair of Governors

- Councillor at Ringshall Parish Council

20 March 2018

4 Years

Mrs Julia Shaw


- Headteacher at Bildeston and Whatfield Primary Schools

- Husband employee at Schools Choice

1 January 2021


Mrs Patricia WhittleFoundation Governor

- Whatfield Village Hall - Management Committee.
- Member of Parochial Church Council (St Margarets Church Whatfield).

25 March 2020

4 Years

Mrs Dawn Murton-Cadby

Co-Opted Governor

- Mrs Murton-Cadby is a parent at Bildeston.

20 March 2018

4 Years

Mrs Charlotte Clarke

Co-Opted Governor

- Head of School at Whatfield.

16 October 2019

4 Years

Miss Elise Ramsden

Co-Opted Governor

- Parent at Bildeston

 1 January 2021

4 Years

Mrs Louise Coll

Staff Governor

- Employed by Bildeston as School Business Manager.

20 March 2018

4 Years

Mrs Susan Fell

Parent Governor

- Parent at Bildeston.

- Partner at the King's Head pub Bildeston.

20 March 2018

4 Years

Rev. Elke Cattermole



- Church of England Parish Priest

25 March 2020

4 Years

Mrs Marilyn Payne

Associate Member

- Employed by Whatfield as Teaching Assistant.
- Committee member - Whatfield Village Hall, Charity Village Hall.
- Chair Person at Community Council

30 March 2017

4 Years

Mrs Carla  WardCo-Opted Governor- Member of staff at Ipswich School27 November 20194 Years
Mrs Lucinda BakerParent Governor- Parent at Whatfield1 November 20204 Years
Mr Oliver PrattCo-Opted Governor- Tye Farm Contracting Sibling1 January 20214 Years