Governors’ Profiles

Becky Arnold - Headteacher 

Peter Porter – Chair of Governors

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 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. Now retired I have witnessed so many examples of where a good education opens up wide ranging opportunities. 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.

Jamie Parslow-Williams, Vice-Chair – Parent

I am currently the Vice-Chair and a parent governor with two children who are currently attending the school.  Having worked in education for the last 10 years, which has consisted of lecturing at the local College and University within East Anglia. Before being a governor at Fram, I have also been a governor at a primary school as well as a staff governor at a college, both within the local area. Outside of my work and Fram, I am currently undertaking a PhD through the University of Suffolk in how storytelling influences culture and identity in the formation of the University of Suffolk.

John Gordon – Co-opted

I am married with a son at Fram. I work as Reader in English Education at the University of East Anglia, where I hold lead responsibility for research excellence in the School of Education and Lifelong Learning. I have twenty years of experience as a teacher educator, and of teaching in secondary schools and higher education at undergraduate, Master’s and doctoral levels. My research spans primary and secondary education. I have published three books and several articles on teaching and learning. My roles have involved working with many secondary schools across Norfolk and Suffolk, and collaboration with regional and national arts and cultural organisations in support of secondary phase education.

Roger Margand, Immediate Past Chair – Parent

I qualified as a solicitor in 1996 and co-lead the commercial team at Spire Solicitors LLP. I advise a range of businesses and not for profit organisations on all aspects of Business Law with a focus on regulatory, healthcare and education. I have been a Governor since the late 90’s previously at Neatherd High School, the Free School Norwich and Trowse Primary school. I am currently a Trustee at Sapientia Education Trust, Citizens Advice Mid Norfolk, the Spire Charitable Trust and Citizens Advice Norfolk. I am also a governor at Seething & Mundham Primary School and White House Fram Primary School. I am also a non-executive director at James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. I am also a member of the Fee School Norwich, Corvus Education Trust and the Engage Multi Academy Trust. I also work with the Princes Trust as a mentor helping young people set up their own businesses. I live in Norwich and am married with 2 children. In my spare time(!) I enjoy reading, football and music.

Jamie Mather – Co-opted

I joined the local governing body about 2 years ago, having moved back to Norfolk after completing my paediatric nurse training at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals and King’s College in London. After a year of working at the NNUH in A&E (which I was first inspired to do, when at FEHS as a pupil between 2006-2011) I am now doing further study to train to be a doctor, which I undertake at UEA, NNUH & in various GP practices across Norfolk.

When I am not studying: I volunteer for St John Ambulance attending events in my nursing capacity and teach first aid for SJA volunteers and members of the public/local community and of course spend my time governing at FEHS. What time I have left, I enjoy spending walking (with my Miniature Daschund ‘Dolly’) or cycling around Norfolk’s beautiful countryside and rowing, mainly on machines, but occasionally on rivers! This year (2019-20) I have taken on responsibility for safeguarding, which also formed a large part of my day job in A&E, alongside this I am always particularly keen to be in school, when I can, meeting staff and students to understand the application of our strategic decisions & monitoring to everyday school life! Also given my professional experience I am really keen to understand what we as a school community can better to do support positive mental health and wellbeing amongst our students and staff.

Alison Randall – Co-opted

I have served as a governor in many schools in Norfolk for the past 28 years, including Poringland, Brooke, Seething and also a previous Chair of FEHS. I am an accountant and Chartered Manager employed by Norfolk County Council as a Senior Manager leading the School’s Finance, Leadership & Governance Services Team. I am a Trustee and Treasurer of 8 charities, including the Poringland Fuel Allottment Charity 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.

Ray Sykes – Co-opted

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 retired after a life spent in the U.K. and abroad.


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