Our Governing Body

Nicola Furneaux

Head teacher

I have been Head teacher here at FEHS 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. Member – Governing Body and all Committees



John Gordon

Local Authority

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 worked in schools in Norfolk and Suffolk. Member – Policy Committee,

SIDP Aim 2 Lead Governor,

SIDP Aim 3 Lead Governor




Elizabeth Humphrey

Co-Opted Governor


I am an ex Head of Department at Norwich High School, having taught for nearly forty years.  I retired three years ago.  I was very involved in the wider life of the school, as well as being an active member of a professional association of teachers in Norfolk.  Two of my children attended Fram and were successful and happy in their time at the school.  I am fully and happily retired but miss the interesting challenges and variety of students, colleagues and school life.  I would like to think I have the knowledge and understanding of education, as well as common sense and a balanced approach to relevant issues to make a useful contribution to a Governing Body. Member F&R Committee,

SIDP Aim 7 Lead Governor.



Roger Margand

Co-Opted Governor

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, regulatory and property law. I am currently the Chairman of the Boards of the Dereham Watton & Holt Citizens Advice Bureau, a member of the Free School Norwich and a non-exec director at the James Paget University Hospital Trust. I also volunteer as a Princes Youth Business Trust mentor and a mentor with NWES. I have just been appointed as a Trustee of Sapientia Education Trust and am married with two children. Chair of Governors,

Chair  – HT Performance Management Committee,

SEND / LAC/ Nurture Lead Governor,

SIDP Aim 1 Lead Governor,

Member – Policy Committee



Trudy Musgrove


I joined the governors at Framingham Earl in 2014 after serving as a governor at Stoke Holy Cross Primary School for eight years, latterly as the chair. I have two sons, both of whom have been successful and happy at Fram. 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. Member – HT Performance Management Committee,

Vice Chair,

SIDP Aim 2 Lead Governor,

SIDP Aim 3 Lead Governor


Alison Randall

Co-Opted Governor

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 FEHS.  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 5 charities, including the Poringland Fuel Allottment Trust and the PCC of St Andrew’s, Framingham Earl.  My son was educated at Poringland and FEHS, and, now I am a doting grand-parent, I have even stronger drive in ensuring our schools attain the highest standards possible. Member F&R Committee,

Member – HT Performance Management Committee,

Member – Pay Committee

Raymond Sykes

Local Authority

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 and 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. Member –  F&R Committee,


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

I am a Chartered Electrical Engineer and have worked in public and private companies within the electricity supply industry for over 30 years.  My interest in education began 26 years ago when my two sons were at Fram. and this led to me becoming a school governor, governor trainer, governance reviewer and performance management adviser.  More recently I retrained as a teacher and taught science in two Norfolk high schools.  Before joining Fram. for the second time as a governor, I served on the Governing Bodies of five Norfolk Primary schools.  In all walks of my life I strive to support individuals to succeed and aim to use my knowledge and experience for the benefit of students and staff at Fram. SIDP Aim 4 Lead Governor


Jamie Parslow –Williams

Co-opted Governor

I am a married father of three children, a son and two daughters, two of whom are currently enjoying the Fram experience. I am a lecturer at City College Norwich and I am also a part time PhD student studying management at the newly formed University of Suffolk. I have lived within the village since 2001 and have held other governing roles at City College Norwich and at Stoke Holy Cross Primary school. Within my spare time I like to spend time with my family, read science fiction and fantasy literature and to play online games. Member – Pay Committee,

Member F&R Committee,

SIDP Aim 5 Lead Governor.



Jamie Mather

Co-opted Governor

I have only joined the governing body fairly recently having moved back to Norfolk after completing my paediatric nurse training at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals and King’s College in London. I am now working at the NNUH in paediatric A&E, which I was first inspired to do, when at FEHS as a pupil between 2006-2011. When I am not at work, I volunteer for St John Ambulance and look after 25 groups of St John badgers and cadets (like cubs and scouts) in Norfolk as the District’s Youth Lead, attend large events in my nursing capacity and train and assess first aid for SJA members and members of the public/local community. What little time I have left, I spend with my other half, Lucy, cycling and walking around Norfolk’s beautiful countryside! We live locally with our lovely cat Managanui (named after a mountain in New Zealand). I’m looking forward to getting to grips with being a governor and particularly keen to be in school, when I can, meeting staff and students to understand the application of our strategic decisions to everyday school life! SIDP Aim 6 Lead Governor


Sheila Hoyle   Clerk to Governors
Gareth Yassin   Deputy Headteacher

Associate Governor

James Edwards   Assistant Headteacher

Associate Governor

Julie Wilson   Assistant Headteacher

Associate Governor

Terry Roberts   School Business Director

Associate Governor


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