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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 Jonathon Carroll (Chair of Governors) at

Who we are

The membership of the Governing Board for the school as at  1 June 2022 was:


Chair of Governors        Jonathon Carroll – appointed 23 05 2022

Headteacher (staff)       Kate Estlea

Parent Governor            Sarah Gardiner – appointed 04 10 21

Community Governor   Tim Rayner - appointed

Trust Governor               Hayley Sonnex


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 2021 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/Trustees are;

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.