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

Governors Code of Conduct

Govs Code Of Conduct (NGA) Oct 2018

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.

Lauren Ellero Staff Governor    

I have always lived in Norfolk and I am passionate about education and opportunities for children and young people in our county. I had the privilege of joining the Ashleigh team in 2018 as an EYFS teacher and currently teach in Reception. With a keen interest in music and the arts, mental-health and wellbeing and outdoor learning, I am also the Music Lead and Wellbeing Lead across the school. Recently, I have trained as a Mental Health Champion and I am currently training as a Forest School Leader too. I joined the governing board at Ashleigh in 2020 as a staff representative to support the governing board from a staff perspective.

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.

Lis Jennings Co Opted Governor Wellbeing responsibility

I work at UEA as a Project Manager in the Department of Clinical Psychology; the programme I work on specifically trains therapists to work with children and young people in education settings, so the role of Governor will be interesting for me in respect of my job. Before I joined UEA, I worked for 18 years as a communications specialist in the cultural sector.  I moved to Wymondham in 2016 and really love it here.

I became a co-opted Governor in November 2020 and have a specific responsibility for Wellbeing.

David Woozley Co Opted Governor Curriculum and Website

My family and I moved to Wymondham this year from Sussex, to begin new jobs and a new chapter of our lives, and we have felt very welcomed into the community by everyone we have met. 

I have been a teacher for the last twenty years – I began my career teaching for the county Music Service, and until recently was Head of Music in a large secondary school on the south coast.

I now work for the ed-tech company GovernorHub, based in Norwich, whose online tools support schools and governor services across the country. I hope my skills and experience in education and governance will make a positive contribution to Ashleigh Primary School & Nursery.

Sharon Hill Co Opted Governor Health and Safety and Policies

My name is Sharon Hill and I have lived in Wymondham since 2003.  I have worked in the field of Human Resources for many years (to many to mention) and in the last 15 years have trained and undertaken formal Health & Safety Qualifications with IOSH and NEBOSH and ILM Level 5 in Coaching.  I also recently undertook the GDPR Practitioner level qualifications and Mental Health First Aid in order to support my employer further having taken up a new role in March of this year.

I live with my husband and we are both season ticket holders at Norwich City Football Club and enjoy cycling, both being active members of Wymondham Leisure Centre and whenever possible you will see us at local events in the town or just cycling for miles and miles taking in our beautiful City.


Register of Interests 2020 – Ashleigh Primary School and Nursery

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


Date Register of Interest Last Updated and Signed

Business Interest Declared

Personal Interest Declared

Lisa Bramford




Jo Satterley




Lucy Greenacre




Sam Greenhalgh





Danni Lacey




Hayley McRobbie



Works alongside all staff members. No relatives spouses in school.

Lauren Ellero




Gavin Tash


Puddle duck books

Bookselling – wife runs business

Wife is secretary to Ashleigh Friends and is a Scholastic Book Champion occasionally working with schools

Carolyn Ellis-Gage

(Vice Chair)




Jennie Reavey




David Woozley


Sharon Hill


Lis Jennings


Becs Dungay




Governors’ Attendance Record for 2019-20


Governors’ Attendance Record for 2018-19


Governors’ Attendance Record for 2017-18

Full Governor Board Minutes

Ashleigh Primary School & Nursery

Headteacher: Mr John McConnell

Sheffield Road, Wymondham, Norfolk NR18 0HL
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