The Governing Body of Recreation Road Infant School is formed from representatives of parents, staff, the community and the Local Authority.

Their role is to oversee the work of the school, to support and challenge it and to help the school to plan for the future.

Together governors:

  • Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Hold the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
  • Oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent.

Our Governors are currently:

  • Marion Flaxman (Chair, Local Authority Governor)
  • Matthew Hartley (Vice-Chair, Co-opted Governor)
  • Michael Bunting (Head Teacher Governor)
  • Sheree Brock (Staff Governor)
  • Florence Harrison (Co-opted Governor)
  • Jan Jinkerson (Co-opted Governor)
  • Gary McGuiness (Co-opted Governor)
  • Ulrike Theuerkauf (Co-opted Governor)
  • Kathryn Savva (Co-opted Governor)
  • Jen Carlin (Associate Governor)
  • Adrian Ramsay (Parent Governor)
  • Clemmie Williams (Parent Governor)

The school has two committees: Resources and Teaching & Learning.

The Resources Committee is chaired by Matthew Hartley and the Teaching and Learning Committee by Ulrike Theuerkauf.

Committees meet twice per term. The Full Governing Board meets 7 times a year.  Approved Full Governing Board minutes are available on the school website or from the school office.

Please contact the school office (01603 457120) or if you wish to contact one of our governors.

Membership 2019-2020

Name Governor Type Term From Term To Roles Business Interests
Miss Sheree Brock Staff governor 20 Mar 2019 20 Mar 2023 Assistant Head O J Thurston Plumbing and Heating
Michael Bunting Headteacher Headteacher None
Ms Jen Carlin Associate Member 01 Apr 2019 31 Mar 2023 None
Marion Flaxman Local Authority Governor 01 Sep 2018 31 Aug 2022 Chair
Safer Recruitment
Florence Harrison Co-opted governor 17 Mar 2016 16 Mar 2020 Pupil Premium
PE and Sports Premium
Dr Matthew Hartley Co-opted governor 10 Dec 2019 9 Dec 2023 Vice Chair
Safer Recruitment
Headteacher Performance Management
Chair - Resources
Miss Jan Jinkerson Co-opted governor 23 May 2018 22 May 2022 Health and Safety
RSEVice Chair Teaching and Learning Committee
Sheila Lewis-Smith Clerk Clerk None
Gary McGuinness Co-opted governor 21 Mar 2018 21 Mar 2022 GDPR Link Governor

Headteacher Performance Management

WEL Commissioning Support Unit
Dr Kathryn Savva Co-opted governor 06 Feb 2019 5 Feb 2023 Vice Chair of Resources Committee None
Dr Ulrike Theuerkauf Co-opted governor 21 Mar 2018 21 Mar 2022 Equality and Diversity

Chair Teaching and Learning Committee

Morgan Self Parent Governor 09 May 2018 08 May 2022 Resigned October 2019 None

Contact Us

Recreation Road Infant School, Recreation Road, Norwich NR2 3PA

Headteacher: Michael Bunting

Assistant Head Teachers: Sheree Brock and Susanna Manrique

Tel: 01603 457120


Zoe Smith and Jo Westgate are available in the school office to deal with your calls and queries.

If you would like a paper copy of anything on our website, please just ask.