Meet The Governors


Anne Tandy

Chair of Governors

Member of Learning, Environment & Finance Committee

Community Governor

I have been a member of the Governing Body since 2016 after the second of my two children started at the school. I spent my first year getting to grips with the role and the ‘jargon’ (I’m still not sure I know all the acronyms!). In July 2018 I was voted in as Chair and I am really enjoying the challenges and tasks this presents. As a Governing Body, we will continue to work hard with school staff, to maintain and build on the excellent, high standards, already achieved and secure the future success of the school. For me, it is really important that children (and staff) are happy at school, in order to facilitate positive learning and reach their full potential – it also helps keep Mummy’s and Daddy’s happy too!



Keith Burrows

Vice Chair of Governors

Chair of Finance Committee

Parent Governor

My family and I have lived in Rackheath for 17 years with both my children previously attending Bombers playgroup and currently enjoying life at Rackheath Primary.  I became a Governor in November 2017, and as part of the governing body I look forward to contributing towards the continuous development of the school.  I recently retired from a role in corporate governance and I’m hopeful that my skills will prove useful as a school governor. Even at this early stage I have found being a school governor a challenging and rewarding opportunity for me to help put something back into our community.


Danny Sweatman

Member of Environment and Learning Committee

Mathematics and SEN Governor

Parent Governor

I joined the team as a Governor in October 2017. It is a real privilege to be a part of such a wonderful school and community. I taught in a primary school in Kent for 3 years before moving back to Norfolk to teach in a secondary school for the past 9 years. My work has given me the opportunity to experience the education system and I very much endeavour to use my experience to support the school for many years to come.


Angela St Hill

Member of Environment Committee

Safeguarding, Attendance and Pupil Premium Governor

Parent Governor

My family and I have lived in Rackheath for fourteen years. Both my children attended Bombers playgroup. My son attended Rackheath Primary and is now at Broadland. My daughter still attends Rackheath. Over the years we have taken part in lots of community events and I have helped support playgroup, Friends of Rackheath School and set up the village ladies netball teams. I have been a governor for six years and whilst I have experienced many challenges in that time I have thoroughly enjoyed working to support the school. I have worked for children`s services for 17 years which has given me lots of experience to help understand the daily challenges a school faces. 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.

Darren Murley

Chair of Environment Committee

Parent Governor

I became a parent governor in 2017 when my son started at Rackheath Primary school as I wanted to be involved in school life.  I believe education in the early years is critical for a child’s future developments.
I am a member of the Finance and learning committees and chair of the environment committee.
I believe Rackheath Primary school is a fantastic village school and like everyone, would like to see our school continue to thrive for our future generation.
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Andrea Spooner

Chair 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.

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.


Mr Stuart Edwards

Staff Governor

I have been a teacher at Rackheath Primary for the last seven years. I chose to be a governor because I wanted to have further insight into the running of a school and to help shape the vision and ethos to ensure every child receives an excellent education.

 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.