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Trust Governance

All Schools in the Seckford family are governed by a board of trustees. The Secretary of State for Education have the ability to nominate individuals or charities to become members. Trustees on the board are appointed by the members. The current members of the Trust are Mr P Rout (Chair of the Trust Board), Mr P Norton, Professor J Last and Ms S Dinneen. The Trustees meet at least four times per year.

You can read more about our trustees by visiting the Seckford Education Trust website. This also includes details of the dates of appointment, term of office, attendance records and relevant business and pecuniary interests of members, trustees and local governors.

Sub-committees feed into the Trust Board, namely the Finance Audit and Resources Committee (FAR), and the School Improvement Boards (SIB). In addition there are Local Advisory Bodies for each of the Trust’s Schools (Beccles, Ixworth, Felix Primary, and Saxmundham).  Click here for the terms of reference of these committees and Local Advisory Bodies.

The Chairs of the Trust Board and its Committees are as follows:

  • Chair of Trust Board – Mr P Rout
  • Chair of Finance Audit and Resources Committee – Mr I Baker

If you wish to contact the trustees please call 01953 609000, email or write to Chair of Trustees, Seckford Education Trust, Walsham Road, Ixworth, Bury St Edmunds, IP31 2HS.

Local Advisory Body

Seckford Education Trust has Local Advisory Bodies for all its schools. The Local Advisory Body for Felix Primary School has two parents/carers, the Headteacher, a trustee with special interest in the school and a Local Authority representative. In addition, other members are nominated from a variety of fields and walks of life to bring their experience and skills to the school.

A full list of all current members of our Local Advisory Body (in alphabetical order) can be found below:

  • Jenn Buttery
  • Richard Lane
  • David Myers – Chair
  • Faith Myers – Chair of PTFA
  • Liz Pettman
  • Mel Summers – Safeguarding
  • Lucy Thompson
  • Bill Mayne
  • Jill Gibbs

Parent members of the Local Advisory Body have to be a parent/carer of a student at the school at the time they are elected. An election is required if the number of applicants is greater than the number of vacancies. Details will be published on this website and in a letter home should this happen.