The Governing Body at Ashleigh Primary School and Nursery

The Governors are responsible for policy and strategy and the Headteacher is responsible for the day-to-day running of the school and ensuring that the policy and strategy agreed by the Governors is implemented. The Governing Body has a large number of legal responsibilities and amongst these are ensuring that the National Curriculum is properly delivered, arranging for religious education to be carried out, deciding how to spend the delegated budget and approving the many different school policies, such as those referring to discipline and behaviour and health and safety.

In this section of the website you can find out who the governors of our school are.

If you would like to contact the governors, please do so by phoning the school at the number on this website’s front page or by emailing the school.

Governance Statement

Ashleigh Governance Statement 2019-20

Terms of Reference

Governing Body Structure and Terms of Reference

Governing Body

Governor Name Category of Governor Key Responsibilities/ Monitoring roles Term of Office Expires
Jo Satterley Parent Governor

Safe Guarding

Premise & Safety Committee Chair


I live in Wymondham with my husband Chris and two daughters who are in Year 5 and Year 2 at Ashleigh.  I have been a Parent Governor since October 2013 and have recently been re-elected for a second term of office.

I joined the Governing Board because I care about my local community and want to give something back.

I am the Governor responsible for Safeguarding, an area that is very important to me.

Hayley Dowling Staff Governor 24-07-22

I have worked in primary education for the past 15 years and joined Ashleigh in 2014 as a Year 1 teacher. In addition to this, I lead English across the school. In 2018 I was elected as staff governor and my role involves providing a staff perspective to any discussions and decisions regarding the strategic leadership of the school.

Danni Lacey Acting Head SENDCO 10-11-19

It has been my privilege to have worked at Ashleigh Primary School for 17 wonderful years.  During this time I have taught across several years groups, managed our maintained Nursery, led the EYFS and furthermore, have held the roles of Assistant Headteacher (Inclusion Manager), and Deputy Headteacher.  From April 2020 I have shared the role of Acting Headteacher with Mrs. Greenacre.

I am a co-opted Governor and have worked as part of the governing body for many years.  My specialist areas being SEN, LAAC and mental health and well-being.  I provide strategic direction, support and challenge to the governing body.

Lucy Greenacre Acting Head
I studied my PGCE at the Institute of Education, UCL and began my teaching career at a large Junior School in Edgware, North London. When I first moved to Norfolk, I worked as a Deputy Headteacher for a Partnership of small primary schools. I then joined Ashleigh as Deputy Headteacher in April 2015, just as it was about to begin its transition to become a primary school.
Lisa Bramford Co-opted Governor Curriculum and Website 25-02-2021

I have lived in Wymondham for 9 years and have a 3 year old daughter at Ashleigh Nursery.

I joined the Governing body in January 2016 and look after Curriculum and the Ashleigh Governor website pages.

Gavin Tash Co-opted Governor

Finance & Personnel Committee Chair

Finance Responsibility


I am one of the co-opted governors and chair the Premise sub-committee which covers Safeguarding, Site and Equalities. I have worked in education since 2008 and have experience of supporting students and teaching staff as well as developing polices and regulations. I currently work for UEA supporting institutions the University jointly runs courses with. This role has given me substantial experience of education governance and quality assurance.

Carolyn Ellis-Gage Co-Opted Governor

Vice Chair of Governors

Vulnerable Groups Responsibility


I live in Wymondham and have three children at Ashleigh Primary and Nursery. I joined the Governors in 2018 as I wanted the opportunity to give back to the community I lived in. I have worked in Primary Education for 15 years and I am a Deputy Head Teacher at a local Complex Needs School. I enjoy being a champion for vulnerable groups of pupils within the school.

Sam Greenhalgh Co-Opted Governor Chair of Governors, Health & Safety Responsibility 17-01-23

I have two children at Ashleigh and became a co-opted governor in 2019 and then Chair of Governors in 2020. My role as the Chair of Governors is to lead a fantastic group of governors who provide strategic direction and act as a ‘critical friend’ to the senior leadership team and wider school.

I have lived in Wymondham for the past 6 years and I am a solicitor specialising in employment law based in Norwich. I enjoy being part of the community, attending community events and giving something back.

Rosemary Phillips Co-Opted Governor Supporting Finance and Health & Safety Responsibility

I have lived in Norfolk for 5 years and have 7 grandchildren, one of whom attends Ashleigh Primary School.

I am a co-opted Governor who has recently retired after a long career in Information Technology with experience in Service Delivery, Project, Contract & Finance Management.

Jennie Reavey Co-Opted Governor Sports Premium and Wellbeing Responsibility

In September 2019 I joined the Governing body as a co-opted governor. I have four grandchildren, one of whom is in year 1 at the school. I have worked in Education since 1987 and retired from secondary teaching five years ago.

I have a keen interest in education and look forward to being actively involved in the learning of the young children at the school.

My specific governor responsibilities are the Sports Premium and Wellbeing.

Register of Business and Pecuniary Interests for School Governors

The following summarises the current register of interests held by Ashleigh Primary School and Nursery.

Governor Date Register of Interest Last Updated and Signed Business Interest Declared Personal Interest Declared
Lisa Bramford 15.10.18 None None
Jo Satterley 15.10.18 None None
Danni Lacey 15.10.18 None None
Hayley McRobbie 15.10.18 None None
Gavin Tash 15.10.18 None Wife is secretary to Ashleigh Friends and is a Scholastic Book Champion occasionally working with schools
Carolyn Ellis-Gage
(Vice Chair)
15.10.18 None None

Governors’ Attendance Record for 2018-19

Governors’ Attendance Record for 2017-18

Full Governor Board Minutes

Ashleigh Primary School & Nursery

Acting Headteachers: Miss Danni Lacey and Mrs Lucy Greenacre

Sheffield Road, Wymondham, Norfolk NR18 0HL
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