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Governors

Iceni Academy Governors 2019-2020

As an all-through Academy Iceni Academy Methwold shares a LAC (Local Academy Committee) with Iceni Academy Hockwold.  There are six full LAC meetings a year which provide additional accountability.  There are no sub-committees. 

Below are details of the Governors, click on any Governor for attendance and training information.

Alexandra Frusher
Alexandra Frusher
Community Governor
SEND Governor

Alex has worked in Higher Education (HE) for over 4 years and has experience in developing policies and procedures, supporting students and academic staff, and implementing quality assurance processes. Alex is currently a Partnerships Manager at UEA and acts a relationship manager for partner institutions whereby the University validates HE provision. She is keen to draw on her experiences of HE and make a positive contribution to young people’s educational journey. Alex enjoys spinning, running and baking in her spare time.
Bob Muir
Bob Muir
Chair of Governors (ATT Appointed Member)
Pupil Premium Governor
Daniel Hewitt
Daniel Hewitt
Parent Governor
Dan has been a Parent Governor since September 2018. He has previously been a trustee for a number of charities focussing on debt management and relieving financial hardship. Dan works as a Manager for a Business Bank where he provides advice and finance to support company growth and acquisitions across Norfolk and Suffolk. In his spare time he likes to see live music and is a keen cyclist.
Emma Owner
Emma Owner
Principal (Hockwold) – Ex Officio Governor
Laura Rourke
Laura Rourke
Clerk to the Governors
Paul Plumridge
Paul Plumridge
Community Governor
Seth Charlesworth
Seth Charlesworth
Vice Chair (ATT Appointed Member)
Safeguarding Governor

Seth has been a governor since before the formation of the Academy and previously to this at two other schools. At present he has two children at the academy and a further two that have left and gone onto University. Seth is in the School regularly in his roles as Senior Staff Instructor for the Iceni Combined Cadet Force, Duke of Edinburgh's Award Manger and Safeguarding Governor. Seth is a director of a business that provides adventure activities. In his spare time he enjoys climbing, archery, kayaking and coaching rugby.
Stephen Plume
Stephen Plume
Principal (Methwold) – Ex Officio Governor
Tracy Doughty
Tracy Doughty
Parent Governor
Equalities & LAC Governor

Tracy has three children, one is a former pupil and two are current pupils at Iceni. Being a full time youth worker and running Methwold Youth Centre, she is passionate about nurturing and encouraging young people to be the best they can be, listening to what they have to say and supporting them through their journey to adulthood. Tracy enjoys baking, volunteering and spending time with her family
Victoria Slade
Victoria Slade
Staff Governor (Hockwold)
Vicki is the teacher for Beech Class at Hockwold (Years 3 and 4) and has worked for the academy since 2015. She is the deputy designated safeguarding lead and coordinates maths, science and RE for the primary site. She lives with her husband, two cats, six chickens and an ever increasing number of house plants. She is very proud of her three grown up daughters who between them have completed a number of degrees and travelled the world. In her spare time, when Vicki isn’t catching up with news from her daughters, she likes to grow things in her greenhouse, go to an occasional spin class and has a passion for household gadgets.

Historic Governor and Clerk training information will be added as soon as possible.

Training (2018-2019 so far):
Name of GovernorTraining received or seminars attendedTrainingOrganisationDate ReceievedLocation
Bob MuirSafeguardingIntroduction to SafeguardingVia Norfolk County Council delivered by DSL03/09/2018Iceni (Methwold)
Seth CharlesworthSafeguardingIntroduction to SafeguardingVia Norfolk County Council delivered by DSL03/09/2018Iceni (Methwold)
Paul PlumridgeSafeguardingIntroduction to SafeguardingVia Norfolk County Council delivered by DSL15/05/2019Iceni (Methwold)
Ken WatersSafeguardingIntroduction to SafeguardingVia Norfolk County Council delivered by DSL02/05/2019Iceni (Methwold)
Tracy DoughtySafeguardingIntroduction to SafeguardingVia Norfolk County Council delivered by DSL10/05/2019Iceni (Methwold)
Daniel HewittSafeguardingIntroduction to SafeguardingVia Norfolk County Council delivered by DSL03/09/2018Iceni (Methwold)
Emma OwnerSafeguardingIntroduction to SafeguardingVia Norfolk County Council delivered by DSL04/09/2018Iceni (Hockwold)
Stephen PlumeSafeguardingIntroduction to SafeguardingVia Norfolk County Council delivered by DSL02/09/2019Iceni (Methwold)

If you wish to contact the Governors you can do so via email (care of the Clerk to the Governors) at office@iceniacademy.org.uk.  You can also contact the Governors by post at the usual Iceni Academy address, please mark your letter “Private & Confidential FAO The Chair of Governors”.

If you are interested in becoming a governor at Iceni Academy please contact the Clerk to the Governors via our contact page.

Trust contact information:

  • Academy Transformation Trust, Unit 4, Second Floor, Emmanuel Court, Reddicroft, Sutton Coldfield, B73 6AZ.
  • Telephone: 0121 354 4000
  • Email: office@academytransformation.co.uk