Academy Governance

Who are we, and what do we do?

Concentrating in particular on the outcomes for pupils the Academy Governors, operating through the Terms of Reference, assist in holding the school to account. The Academy Governing Board comprises staff members, parent members and community members and each is appointed by the Trust Directors for the skills they will bring to the Academy.  Eaton’s Governing Board is made up of up to 9 volunteers to ensure efficient working practices.

Contact us

Governors can always be contacted via the school.  We would love to hear your views on what the school is doing well, and what it could do better.

You can contact Craig Avieson (Chair of Governors) at

Who we are

The membership of the Governing Board for the school as at  1 September 2018  was;


Chair of Governors – Dr Craig Avieson – appointed 1 3 21

Mrs S Batley (community), – appointed 01 03 18

‘I served in education all my working life variously as a classroom teacher, Headteacher and School Improvement Partner .I am now retired. I was keen to maintain my links to education and was delighted to accept the invitation to join the newly formed Eaton SAIG in October 2016.’

Mr Phil Rodd (community) – appointed 01 03 18

Mrs Elli Mitchelson (parent) – appointed 04 10 21

Ms Sarah Gardiner (parent) – appointed 04 10 21


Mr A Lowe            Headteacher (staff)

`I have been a primary school teacher for over 20 years working across a range of educational settings including the London Borough of Camden and Hertfordshire. Prior to my Headship at Eaton, I spent 4 years as Headteacher in Dacorum, including time spent as Executive Head for the local authority. During my time in Hertfordshire, I also worked as a School Improvement Partner for the local authority.`

Ms K Estlea           Deputy Headteacher (staff)

Ms L Goodson      Assistant Headteacher (staff)



Governors are all required to complete business interest forms on an annual basis and disclose any interests at the commencement or appropriate point in any meeting.

What is the role of the Evolution Academy Trust?

Academy Governors are accountable to the Directors of the Evolution Academy Trust. The Directors are accountable to the Department of Education for all aspects of all schools in the Trust.

As of 1 September 2020 the schools in the Trust are:

Angel Road Infant School
Angel Road Junior School
Bignold Primary School
Coldfair Green Primary School
Costessey Primary School
Eaton Primary School
Filby Primary School
Wensum Primary School
Dell Primary School
Elm Tree Primary School
Poplars Primary School
Nelson Infant School

The Directors are;

Mr Jeffries – appointed 1.1.18

Mr D Whitehead – appointed 1.1.18

Mr K Philpot – appointed 1.4.19

Mr A Matthews – appointed 1.9.19

Mrs A Randall – appointed 1.9.19

Mr R Jarvis – appointed 1.9.19

Mr S Bramble – resigned 1.9.19

Mr T Bishop – resigned 29.11.17

Mr C Paul – resigned 1.4.18

Mr J Lawson – resigned 12.12.18

Mrs S Greenacre – resigned 31.8.19

Mrs V Newrick – resigned 31.8.19

Mr D Rich – resigned 21.7.20

Mr T Hull – resigned 12.7.18           

Mr M Adamson – resigned 6.2.19

Mr N Watson  – resigned 18.1.18

Under the Articles of Association, Evolution Academy Trust has the following Members;


Mrs S Mitchell – appointed 6.12.16

Mr T Bishop – appointed 29.11.17

Mr M Jeffries – appointed 18.1.18

Mr S Bramble – appointed 1.9.18

Mr N Watson – resigned 16.7.20

Mr T Wise – resigned 12.7.18


The Members have approved their Scheme of Delegation which empowers and organises the actions they, the Directors and the Academy Governors take with regard to school finances.

Governance Arrangements for Eaton Primary School 

Scheme of Delegation for Eaton Primary School