The Governors

The governors include parents of children at our school, as well as local retired and interested parties, each sharing the common goal of making our school the best it can be for the children.

Nick Wellington

Chair of Governors

Appointed:
2024

Term of Office:
4 years

Committees:

Other Responsibilities:

Register of Interests:

About Nick

Nick is an experienced Transformation Director/Strategy Director and business leader, versed in building high-performing teams, increasing operational effectiveness and delivering robust strategies to drive revenue increases. A persuasive communicator with high-level negotiation skills, Nick has operated extensively in commercial environments, working with boards and CEOs on strategic issues ranging from transformation and technology to inclusion. He started his career in government, working at the most senior political levels. Nick has over 15 years of governance experience having been Chair of two primary schools and sitting on several other governing boards. Nick lives in Woodbridge and is also Chair of Trustees at Nova New Opportunities, a charity that supports disadvantaged adults and children.

Sally Connolly

Vice Chair of Governors

Appointed:
2024

Term of Office:
4 years

Committees:

Other Responsibilities:

Register of Interests:

About Sally

Sally has an impressive set of skills and experience in setting up and developing teams and organisations in the public and voluntary sectors. She currently runs Be a Trustee and works with companies to help their most ambitious and aspiring employees become trustees on the boards of charities. Sally has been a governor for over 16 years and until last year was chair of Boxford Primary School.

Sally’s early career was in the high-profile environment of National Lottery Distribution at the Millennium Commission, New Opportunities Fund and Big Lottery where she was Head of England Regions and Deputy Head of Communications. With her roots firmly in PR and communications, Sally enjoys working with schools across Suffolk and has recently passed her CELTA exam to teach English as a foreign language. She has three sons, two at university and one still at school.

Peppy Macdonald

LA Governor

Appointed:
2023

Term of Office:
4 years

Committees:
None as yet

Other Responsibilities:
None as yet

Register of Interests:
None

About Peppy

Peppy grew up in Essex and Suffolk but spent most of her working life in London. After a period of secretarial work, Peppy was part of a group setting up and running a community day nursery, and then became a member of a co-operative setting up and working in a community bookshop. On her return to Suffolk in 1995 Peppy took her first degree followed by a Masters and PhD in landscape history while working part time as manager of the Woodbridge Oxfam Bookshop.

Peppy loves nature and her allotment and is an active member of Transition Woodbridge. Peppy loves classical music, particularly opera, and sings with Woodbridge Choral Society.

Carolyn LeMay

Governor

Appointed:
2023

Term of Office:
4 years

Committees:
Behaviour, Wellbeing

Other Responsibilities:
Supporting the safeguarding role

Register of Interests:
None

About Carolyn

I am a qualified nurse and have a degree in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing. I worked as a health visitor and then as a health and children centre manager within the Coastal locality. I now work as a Clinical Quality and Assurance Lead Nurse in Children’s Services. I have a passion for the concept of improving outcomes for all children, and the promotion of children’s health and well-being as a key priority. I feel very privileged to be able to take on this role to support this wonderful school

Outside of work, I am a keen Ipswich Town season ticket holder (been so for 22 years so seen good and bad years). I dance with the Suffolk School of Samba and enjoy visiting places across Suffolk for many different gigs. I love the Suffolk countryside and enjoy walking my little dog with my partner. I always enjoy meeting up with my busy family whenever we can.

Jo
Ling

Staff Governor
(Music & MFL Specialist)

Appointed:
September 2022

Term of Office:
4 years

Committees:
Behaviour, Teaching & Learning

Other Responsibilities:
None

Register of Interests:
None

About Jo

Jo Ling attended Ipswich High School and undertook a BA Hons degree in Modern Foreign Languages at Bristol University.

Jo then spent ten years living in Paris and working for Banque Paribas (now BNP Paribas) in the Capital Markets back offices and she was part of the team responsible for altering the computer system to manage the new currency, the Euro. Returning to England in 1998, Jo trained as a teacher in Sheffield, working there for two and half years. After her marriage, she moved to Whitstable in Kent and continued teaching part-time while she had her two children. Jo and her family moved back to Suffolk in 2009 and Jo joined Woodbridge Primary School in 2011.

Jo enjoys music in all its forms, travelling, cooking, swimming and keeping up with the friends she has made in all the different places she has lived.
Jo is music and Modern Foreign Languages coordinator and currently teaches in Y3-Y6.

Governor Attendance Record

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