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Governors' Profiles

Clive Willetts

Chair of Governors - Awaiting re-appointment from LA

Clive was Borough Treasurer at Chelmsford Borough Council until his retirement in 2005. His 2 daughters attended the Old School in Grundisburgh where Clive was one of the first parent governors. He became a community governor in October 1988 but work commitments made meetings difficult. It was only when he retired that he took up a vacancy on the board at our present school. As well as being Chair he is on the Finance and Personnel Committee and the Safeguarding governor. He lives in Grundisburgh and is treasurer of St Mary’s Church, more recently Deanery Organiser for the Woodbridge Deanery and a Trustee of the Parish Rooms. His daughters live in Naples (Italy) and Nelson (New Zealand). He enjoys all sports, reading and travelling to meet family and particularly grandchildren.


Debbie Standring

Acting Chair of Governors

Debbie recently joined the governing body in September 2016. She is a member of the Finance and Personnel committee and the Health and Safety (Premises) committee.

Debbie lives in Clopton and has two daughters at the school. She is particularly interested in personnel and communication issues, and has experience as a school governor elsewhere in Suffolk.


Sue Marks


Mrs Marks has been a headteacher for a number of years and has just started with us at Grundisburgh Primary School.


Tim Goddard

Tim is married with 3 grown up children and has lived in the villages local to Grundisburgh for over 20 years.

The majority of Tim’s career has been spent in the Logistics sector, specialising in IT and HR. Tim works for Corbel Solutions an Ipswich based IT Services business where he is Technical Director.

In his spare time, he enjoys cycling and reading and is a supporter of the Arts.

Tim’s youngest daughter is a year 2 NQT in Eltham South London.



Gemma Oakley

Gemma joined Grundisburgh in 2010 and has had different responsibilities throughout her time here. She was SENCo until 2016 and is now Assistant Headteacher. She also has responsibility for PE and Safeguarding. She currently teaches Year 1. Previous to this she has taught Years 3 and 4.

Gemma became a Governor in 2013 and resides on the Curriculum Committee.

Outside of school she enjoys sailing, rowing, photography and walking her dog!


Peter Boughton

Peter is married with two grown up children.  He worked in sales and marketing with Sony and Gulf Oil in the early part of his career, before a 27 year stint as Bursar and Clerk to the Governors at Ipswich School.  A keen sportsman, Peter still plays cricket and Eton fives (a type of handball) and also coaches both games.


Naomi Hatchard 

I was appointed a parent governor in December 2017. I am currently a member of the Health & Safety Committee at the school.

I live in Ipswich with my husband and 2 daughters. We have 1 daughter at the school and another daughter who attends the adjoining nursery. I am a solicitor with over 15 years of experience specialising in personal injury and advising clients on health and safety issues. All aspects of health, safety and welfare on all different levels are of particular interest to me. Having the opportunity to assist the Health & Safety committee at the school is therefore a great fit.

In my spare time I enjoy running and competing at local events as well as walking my dog and cooking with my daughters.


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