Meet The Governors

  Emma Watts

Emma Watts

Chair of Governors

Member of Learning, Environment & Finance Committee

Community Governor

I have been on the Board of Governors at Rackheath since 2002 and became chair in March 2011. I am passionate about Rackheath School and I have enjoyed being part of the many changes and challenges the school has faced over the years. I will continue to work hard with my fellow governors and school staff to ensure our school provides the best possible education and opportunities for the children in our community.

 Jason Pilbrow

Jason Pilbrow

Vice Chair of Governors

Chair of Learning Committee and Member of Finance Committee

Community Governor

I have served as a parent governor since 2008 and have been a member of the Finance and Learning committees throughout that time, I am currently chair of the Learning committee. I have found being a school governor is a challenging and rewarding way that I can help to put something back into my community. I have one child, Charlie, still at the school who thoroughly enjoys the time he spends learning. I am passionate about sport, and my wife will testify that is all sports, and the positive contribution that they make to young peoples lives, not only from a health but also from a relationships and confidence perspective. I believe that healthy confident children will thrive in the learning environment that is provided by Rackheath Primary school.

 Stuart Brown

Stuart Brown

Chair of Finance Committee

Parent Governor

I became a Governor in September 2012, since then I have enjoyed contributing towards the on going evolution of the school. In recent years the school has become an even more integral part of the community. The opportunities the pupil have at the school are immense and to be part of that process is very challenging, satisfying and rewarding.


Angela St Hill

Member of Environment Committee

Safeguarding, Attendance and Link Governor

Parent Governor

My family and I have lived in Rackheath for ten years. Both my children attended Bombers playgroup and now are enjoying life at Rackheath Primary. Over the years we have taken part in lots of community events and I have helped support playgroup, the school and set up the Netball team. I have been a governor for nearly two years and whilst I have experienced many challenges in that time I have thoroughly enjoyed it and look forward to my next two years. I feel that my 14 years of children`s services experience gives me an understanding of the daily challenges that a school faces along with learning about many other topics I had not even thought about before. I am proud to be part of our hard working focussed governing body. Rackheath is a special village and I believe our school is at the heart of it.


Claire Dampier

Chair of Environment Committee

Parent Governor

I became a parent governor in 2014 as I wanted to be more involved in supporting the school my daughter attends. I have lived in Rackheath since 2006 and I feel the school is a very important part of our community. I have enjoyed working with the school so far and I look forward to continuing to do so to ensure we offer the best educational opportunities so all children can achieve their full potential (ok, I may sound cheesy but we all want the best for our children!).

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Andrea Spooner

Member of Learning Committee

Community Governor

I joined as a school governor in 2014 having meant to do so for a number of years following the excellent experience and start to school that my son had when attending Rackheath Primary School several years ago. My working role is as Fosters solicitors Practice Director.

 Mrs Maxine Wooltorton Pastoral Support Advisor

Mrs Maxine Wooltorton

Link Governor

To follow


Mr James Cavender

Staff Governor

I have been a teacher for 9 years and have worked in a variety of settings with children of all ages. In previous schools I have been PE coordinator, Geography coordinator and year 6 leader.

I started as Deputy at Rackheath in September 2014 and I have loved every minute of working at the school! I have found it to be a welcoming, caring and positive environment that puts the children at the forefront of everything that takes place. This is my first Deputy Head teacher position and I am enjoying being able to help improve and make positive changes to the school and this is the main reason I have become a governor. I quickly realised the important role they play in moving the school forward as it continuously strives to provide the best education possible for the children of our school.

 Mrs Helen Grogutt Class Teacher

Mrs Helen Grogutt


Staff Governor


 Brian Gardner

Brian Gardner

Associate Member

I was a governor at Rackheath for 4 years ending September 2010 but was asked to maintain links with the school in an advisory capacity by becoming an Associate Member of the governing body.  My area of expertise is in heating/cooling, ventilation, buildings health and safety and PA sound systems.