Our Governors

Our Local Governing Body is a fantastic group of volunteers who support the school by acting as critical friends, by challenging us and holding us to account and by supporting school improvement. They monitor learning and behaviour in school and closely analyse progress and attainment through the year.

Some Governors hold additional responsibilities such as SEN, safeguarding and Pupil Premium.

Jason Tipple



Pupil Premium

I have been involved with Garrick Green since 2009 when my oldest daughter started in Reception and have been a Governor since 2012.  I have lived in Old Catton for 13 years, have 2 daughters and run my own business.
Alice Hewitt (parent) Vice Chair


I am a parent Governor and have responsibility for safeguarding.

My daughter attended Garrick Green and I wanted to get involved in the Governing Body as a way to understand and play a part in the way the education of children at the school is driven.

I live locally and love the community feel of Old Catton, something which I feel is very strongly mirrored in school.

Rebecca Dewing

(Head Teacher)

Rachel Ellis (staff) I have been a teacher at Garrick Green since 2014  and have taught in both year 1 and 2. As a teacher I am responsible for running after school clubs and organising sports across the whole school. I became governor in 2019.

I live locally with my son.

Shirley Long



Head Teacher Performance Management

I am retired but spent my working life in finance, administration and teaching in the public and private sector.

It is rewarding belonging to the LGB and responding to the responsibilities and challenges at the school and to work towards enabling the pupils to fulfil their potential whilst enjoying their learning experiences.

Clare Walton


James Rushton


I have lived in Old Catton with my wife for 14 years.  We have two children and my eldest is a pupil at Garrick Green.

I work for local government serving the community of Norfolk.  Over the past year I have moved into the area of Safeguarding in order to protect the most vulnerable in our society.

I believe the majority of the skills I have acquired through my career to date are directly transferable to the role of parent governor and I strive for a safe and productive school environment for the benefit of all concerned.

Liz Percival


I have worked in primary education for over forty years as a teacher, headteacher, and now part time as a trainer of new teachers doing their PGCE.
I have a range of experience as a governor in other schools and am very pleased to be part of the LGB of GG . I enjoy  working with the whole school team to
enable the children to have the best possible experience and success in their learning journeys in the most enjoyable way.
Karen Miller Clerk

There are no relationships between any of our current Governors and members of the school staff.

Register Of Interests Oct 2018-19

Name Business Interest Date
Rebecca Dewing - Oct 2018
Jason Tipple Wensum Trust Board Member Oct 2018
Alice Hewitt - Oct 2018
Rachel Ellis - Feb 2019
Shirley Long - Oct 2018
Clare Walton - Oct 2018
James Rushton - Oct 2018
Liz Percival - Feb 2019
Karen Miller - Oct 2018