Our Governing Body

Roger Margand, Chair of Governors
Chair: HT Performance Management Committee; Chair: Policy Committee; SEND/LAC/Nurture Lead Governor; Member: Student Disciplinary & Exclusions Committee
I qualified as a Solicitor in 1996 and became a partner in April 2003. I advise a range of businesses and not for profit organisations on aspects of commercial property and business law. I am currently the Chairman of the Boards of the Dereham Watton & Holt Citizens Advice Bureau, the Free School Norwich and a parent governor at Trowse Primary. I also volunteer as a Princes Youth Business Trust mentor and a mentor with the Employment Service. I am married with two children.

Trudy Musgrove, Vice Chair of Governors
Parent Governor; Student Progress: Non-Core Subjects Lead Governor; Safeguarding Lead Governor; Member: Student Disciplinary & Exclusions Committee
I joined the Governing Body at in 2014 after serving as a Governor at Stoke Holy Cross Primary School for eight years, latterly as the Chair. I have two sons, one of whom is currently attending, enjoying and doing well at Fram – the other left a couple of years ago. I live locally and have worked as a small animal veterinary surgeon for over 15 years. In my spare time I help run a local scout group and have also recently taken up beekeeping and have a couple of hives in my garden.

Nicola Furneaux, Headteacher
Member of Governing Body and all Committees
I have been Headteacher here since 2007. The first half of my career was spent at Crown Woods School in South London, before moving to Sprowston High School in 2000. I have a long-suffering partner, Patrick, who works at the UEA and the Sainsbury Centre, and two grown-up daughters.

John Gordon, Local Authority Governor
Progress and Outcomes: Maths & English shared Lead Governor; Pupil Premium and other groups Lead Governor
I am married with a son at Fram. I work as a Senior Lecturer in Education at UEA, conducting research and leading the teacher education programme (PGCE) for secondary phase English. I have published articles about the English curriculum, teachers’ expertise, literacy and students’ responses to literature. I qualified as a teacher in 1994, specialising in English and Media to A-level, and have worked in schools in Norfolk and Suffolk.

Helen Otter, Staff Governor
I have taught at Fram since May 2013, following short teaching spells at Norfolk schools. Before teaching I trained as an Accountant and worked at Aviva as a Project Manager. Motherhood gave me the opportunity to return to study before committing to teaching in Art and Design. I am married with two sons, Daniel and Jonny. I exhibit as an artist and run an allotment with my husband. It is a privilege to be both teacher and Head of Year 7 at Fram.

Peter Porter, Co-Opted Governor
Staff Development and Training Lead Governor; Behaviour, Safety & Wellbeing Lead Governor

Alison Randall, Co-Opted Governor
Partnership, Cluster and Transition Lead Governor; Chair: Finance & Resources Committee; Member: Student Disciplinary & Exclusions Committee
I am an LA Additional Governor, having served as a Governor in many schools in Norfolk for the past 23 years, including Poringland, Brooke, and previously as Chair at Fram. I am an LA Senior Finance Manager, leading the School’s Finance Support Team and the LA’s Commercial Hub, overseeing purchasing and contract management for services that trade with schools. I am a Trustee and Treasurer of five charities, including the Poringland Fuel Allotment Trust and the PCC of St Andrew’s, Framingham Earl. My son was educated at Poringland and Fram, and, now I am a doting grand-parent, I have even stronger drive in ensuring our schools attain the highest standards possible.

Raymond Sykes, Local Authority Governor
Member: Finance Committee; Member: Staff Pay Committee
I am married with children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. During my lifetime I have been involved in local government as an elected representative, the criminal justice system as a magistrate, school governance in three schools, a Norwich charity as Trustee and Treasurer. I am a committed member of my church in Poringland. I am retired after a working life spent in the UK and abroad.

Gareth Yassin, Deputy Headteacher
Associate Governor

James Edwards, Assistant Headteacher
Associate Governor

Julie Wilson, Assistant Headteacher
Associate Governor

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