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Marshland High School


Our Governing Body
  • Chair of Governors:
    Steve Cozens 
  • Vice Chair of Governors:
    Gemma Standen



  • Lydia Beatty
  • Jenny Horsley
  • Lorraine Hodgson
  • Craig Jansen - Headteacher
  • Richard Smyth
  • Claire Symons
  • Emma Hunt

Clerk to Governors:

  • Hayley Roberts 

What Our Governors Do

The Governors of Marshland High School work in partnership with the Trustees of the West Norfolk Academies Trust.  The Trustees have overall accountability for all schools in the trust and monitor the work of each school’s Governing Body. The Trustees manage finance, audit, premises and personnel issues.

The main tasks of the school’s Governing Body are:

  • To provide strategic direction for the work of the school.
  • To support the work of the school as a critical friend.
  • To hold the school to account for the standards and quality of education it achieves.

The Full Governing Body meets three times a year, focussing on the school’s strategic plan as well as monitoring policies and legal compliance.  In addition, the Achievement and Curriculum committee meets three times a year, focussing on student performance data, the curriculum and staffing.

The governors at Marshland are very proactive and take a great interest in the detail of school life. They support the school but also challenge it. Governors invite regular feedback from parents and students on how the school is run.

Governor Documentation 

Please click on the links below to view the up to date Governor Documentation:

Governor Overview of Membership - Including Responsibilities, Relevant Interests and Attendance:

Governor Overview 2021/2022
Governor Overview 2020/2021
Governor Overview 2019/2020
Governor Overview -2018/2019

Contact Details 

The Clerk to the Governors is Miss Hayley Roberts.

If you wish to contact the Governing Body, please address any correspondence to her via the following:

FAO Miss H Roberts 
The Clerk of Governors
Marshland High School,
School Road,
West Walton,
PE14 7HA.

Tel: 01945 584146

Parent Governor Vacancies 

The school highly values the contribution that our parents can make to our community. We
would be interested in receiving expressions of interest from any parents wishing to become
a governor at the school. We have parent governor vacancies that we would like to fill.
Please email your expressions of interest to by Monday 11th
October 2021.

Governor Recruitment

If you are interested in being a Governor at this school or any other school within West Norfolk Academies Trust, ple ase click on the link below for further information:

WNAT Governor Recruitment Information 

WNAT Trustees

Responsibility for all the academies that make up  West Norfolk Academies Trust and for providing education in those academies is entrusted to the Board of Trustees.

The Board of Trustees  have overall accountability for all the schools within the trust and manage all finances (including audits), premises and personnel areas,  via sub committees. Work is also delegated to our local governing body whose assistance  is  greatly valued and supported by the Trustees.

For further information on our Board of Trustees visit the West Norfolk Academies Trust website Governance Page.