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Governors Pen Portraits


Governors Pen Portraits

                            Emma Scarisbrick, Headteacher

I have been Head teacher at St. Michael’s Academy since September 2015. I am passionate about education for all and want to ensure all our children feel happy and safe in school and grow to reach their potential.  As part of the Governing Body, I provide key information to Governors and am accountable to them for the effectiveness of the school.  I am a member of the Resources, Standards and Curriculum and the Ethos committee. I have responsibilities for safeguarding, evaluating the effectiveness of the school and developing the single change plan (improvement plan).  I feedback to the Governing body termly by way of a Headteacher’s report. I am lucky to work with a supportive Governing Body who are keen to help the school improve and grow.


                           Rebekah Smithee, Deputy Head/Staff Governor

I have been a teacher for 11 years and Deputy Head for 5 years. I am proud to be part of this team here at St Michael’s as all staff are hardworking & dedicated in continuing to move the school forward. As staff governor, I am ambitious in supporting staff with their continuous efforts to provide the children with the best learning opportunities.  As a parent myself, I understand the importance of a positive and happy start to children’s education.

I have been Staff governor for 2 years now. I am part of the Standards and Curriculum Committee with our 2 parent Governors and Chair.         

                                 Bruce Gordon, Chair of Governors  

I am an experienced school governor and spent ten years supporting the primary school my children attended. I now work for the Diocese of Norwich education support company to support local governing boards within their academies. In my working life, I spent over thirty years working on and supporting, the restorations of vintage aircraft. I am married with three children.


                                   Jeanette Nowrung, Appointed Governor                              

I have lived and worked in West Norfolk for a number of years during which time I have always sort to be actively involved in supporting the wider community using the skills and knowledge that I have acquired during my professional life in the NHS and Early Education. I have almost 30 years’ experience of leading and managing community run Early Years settings whereby the needs and requirements of the children and families has been at the core of the ethos and service provided. Indeed my personal philosophy is that every child is unique and as such they deserve to be valued as such and offered high quality learning experiences with an appropriate emphasis on holistic development and well-being.   


                            Phillip Berry, Parent Governor 

I live and work in King’s Lynn and I have a daughter who attends St. Michael's Academy.

I am an Engineer and my day to day role involves using data to identify and make improvements. This is a skill that I believe I can use to help to decide the priorities for improving the school.

As a parent I am happy to offer a parental view point and work in partnership with the Head teacher, the senior leadership team and co-operatively with other governors to raise standards, improve outcomes for all children while promoting positive ethos and good values.

Within the governing body I am a member of the Resources committee who oversee the financial performance of the school, making sure that its money is well spent.


                        Father Adrian Ling - Appointed Governor

Father Adrian Ling is the Rector of All Saints’ South Lynn and St Peter’s West Lynn. He is an Honorary Canon of Norwich Cathedral and Chaplain to the Mayor. He has been involved with St Michael’s for 10 years, leads collective worship and School Mass and is Chair of the Ethos and Community Committee. He is keen to encourage community events, such as the popular ‘South Lynn Big Bash’ held at the school.